San Fransico Fleet Week kicks off with ship arrivals

October 2, 2018 – More than 1,800 Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen assigned to units within the region, as well as Sailors from the Royal Canadian Navy recently moored in the Bay area in support of the 38th annual San Francisco Fleet Week. Fleet Week is a tradition in several cities across the U.S. that helps to raise public awareness of the role that sea services play in national prosperity and security as well as an opportunity to engage with local communities. The week-long tribute to the sea services is…

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Fleet Week San Francisco Comes to a Close

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Champion (MCM 4), and Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338) departed San Francisco today, bringing the 37th annual Fleet Week San Francisco to a close. Throughout the week, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members volunteered at multiple community service projects, including a VA hospital, a food bank, a St. Anthony’s Foundation Kitchen, and a children’s hospital. Marine Cpl. Alex Sieck, attached to Combat Logistics Battalion 11, said he was thankful for the opportunity…

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San Francisco Fleet Week Kicks Off

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) arrived at pier 30/32 in San Francisco today, kicking off the 37th annual San Francisco Fleet Week, which runs Oct. 1 through 10. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Champion (MCM 4), U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WHEC 726), and Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338) will also be in San Francisco for this year’s celebration. More than 2,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members will participate in San…

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HMCS Winnipeg in Fleet Week San Francisco 2017

Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), mine countermeasures ship USS Champion (MCM 4), U.S. Coast Guard cutter Midgett (WHEC 726), and Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338) will be in San Francisco for Fleet Week, Oct. 1-10. In addition, forces from 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), Naval Beach Group (NBG) 1, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) 1, Navy Region Southwest, and U.S. Coast Guard District 11 will also be participating in Fleet Week. San Francisco Fleet Week…

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