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Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard hosts Fleet Week virtually for the first time

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Posted at 12:09 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 12:12:58-04

NEW YORK – The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard will host for the first time ever, Fleet Week virtually.

Virtual Fleet Week New York 2020 will take place on May 20 through May 26, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The week long event will include content, such as live Q&A sessions, video tours of the guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) and three Coast Guard cutters.

There will also be an aerial tour of the Coast Guard Barque Eagle, which is a tall ship that is used to train Coast Guard cadets.

“We are very pleased to present Fleet Week New York in this exciting new format,” said Rear Adm. Charles W. Rock, Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic. “Allowing New Yorkers to participate from the comfort of their homes means we can focus on health and safety as our nation continues to heal and fight this invisible enemy.”

The events highlighting both men and women who serve on sea will include performances by Navy Band Northeast, the USMC Battle Color Detachment and the USCG Silent Drill Team.

Other events include: USN parachute team the Leap Frogs, informational presentations by USN Explosive Ordnance Disposal team members, military working dog handlers and USN divers; photo contests; military helicopters, including a USCG search and rescue demonstration and a USN pilot; USMC workouts at home; Memorial Day featurettes, and much more.

Join the conversation on social media by using #VirtualFleetWeekNYC.