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Fleet Week

The Women of the USS San Antonio

Rob Taub | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
Rob Taub

Bertha Favela-Xiong is 23 years old and recently made her first trip to New York City during Fleet Week. It was not by plane, car or bus but instead on the Navy's USS San Antonio where she holds the rank of Ensign.

For Single Girls, NYC Fleet Week Is Like 'Christmas In May'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 05.22.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

"Whatever happens in New York City during Fleet Week stays with the sailors on their journeys." That was the adage that Paola Hernandez, the blogger b...

Admiring Our Current Heroes

Rob Taub | Posted 07.26.2014 | New York
Rob Taub

My family and I had the privilege of touring the USS Cole, a guided missile Destroyer that was docked in Staten Island for Fleet Week. I was born in Staten Island, and my father lived there when he joined the Navy, so it was a good homecoming for us.

Fleet Week Returns After A Year's Absence

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 05.21.2014 | Travel

NEW YORK (AP) — Well, hello, sailor! Fleet Week is returning to New York City after a year's absence....


Posted 04.24.2013 | New York

The U.S. military has officially canceled New York City Fleet Week this year, due to budget cuts brought on by sequestration. "Unfortunately, ther...

Fading Photos From Fleet Week

Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts

In 2010, Paul Solberg looped a Polaroid camera around his neck and headed to the west side of Manhattan for Fleet Week. The photographer, who is one h...

Where Are The Best Public Places in San Francisco To Watch the Blue Angels During Fleet Week?

Quora | Posted 12.05.2012 | Travel

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Tim Trueman, Senior Software Engineer at Twitter, @timtrueman I feel like this is the question I wa...

It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's FLEET WEEK!

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.04.2012 | San Francisco

Uniforms in the streets, boats in the Bay and fighter jets in the sky--it's Fleet Week! Starting on Thursday afternoon, San Franciscans can catch ...

What 13 Sailors Have To Say About Sex And Relationships

BuzzFeed | Posted 05.29.2012 | Women

Every year, thousands of servicemen and women from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard dock in New York City for Fleet Week. In Times Square, ...

Tim McGraw To Give Away 25 Homes To Wounded Military Members

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tim McGraw will be saluting veterans in a big way while on tour this summer. The country music superstar is giving away 25 m...

LGBT Sailors Urged To Come Out For Fleet Week

DNAinfo | Posted 05.23.2012 | New York

HELL'S KITCHEN — For the first Fleet Week since Don't Ask, Don't Tell was repealed, New York's gay nightlife scene is encouraging men and women in u...

PHOTOS: Thousands Come Out For SF Fleet Week

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.10.2011 | San Francisco

This weekend, thousands flocked to the Marina in San Francisco to catch a glimpse of the famed Blue Angels at for the 31st annual Fleet Week San Franc...

PHOTOS: Six Fleet Week Events You Don't Want To Miss

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.06.2011 | San Francisco

Every fall, the skies over San Francisco have resounded with the sonic booms of Navy jets soaring overhead, announcing to everyone in the Bay Area tha...

Our To-Do List For LA's Very First Navy Week

Posted 09.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles' first-ever Navy Week has just started, offering Angelenos a chance to mix and mingle with some of our nation's finest. CBS LA tells u...

Marine Killed During Fleet Week

AP | Posted 07.26.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A Marine in New York City for Fleet Week was hit by a car and killed Thursday as he was returning to his ship, the USS Iwo Jima, bert...

Free Museum Entry For Active Service Members

Posted 07.24.2011 | Arts

The Big Apple and other cities are about to get a lot sweeter for active service members and their families. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, museums a...

Fleet Week Begins

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 07.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — As the 24th annual Fleet Week festivities got under way Wednesday with a parade of military vessels sailing up the Hudson River, the ...

Fleet Week Missed Connection: New York City Bus Driver Yvonne Farrington Seeks Mystery Sailor

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A New York City bus driver has missed her connection, and she's hoping to learn his name before he sails away. MTA bus driver Yvonne...

Larry Chester Identified As Missed Connection Sailor

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A New York City bus driver has found her mystery sailor. She's also found out that he's married. Yvonne Farrington was on her way to...

Small Town Parade Has Big Place in Local Hearts

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Each year Larchmont--a suburban community in Westchester, New York, measuring only one square mile--celebrates Memorial Day with a parade on the Thurs...

Paris Celebrates Fleet Week With Seamen

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Paris Hilton has enlisted for Fleet Week duty. As part of her new "celebrity ambassadorship" for the USO, Hilton appeared at Wednesday night's Swin...

Best Nautical-Themed Bars In New York (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It's Fleet Week in New York and that can mean only one thing: lots of drunken sailors! But with New York's plethora of drinking establishments, it ma...

Fleet Week Has Military Ships Sailing Up Hudson River

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Battleship gray contrasted with brilliant blue skies as a dozen military vessels sailed up the Hudson River on Wednesday to open Flee...

Fleet Week In New York: Share Your Best Pictures

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Ladies and Gentlemen, it's Fleet Week! Every Memorial Day Weekend, while droves of city dwellers hit the road to enjoy some fresh air, men and wome...

FLEET WEEK 2009: NYC reminds residents of military flyover plans

AP | RICHARD PYLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — The U.S. Navy marked the opening of Fleet Week 2009 on Wednesday with a flyover by six military aircraft, and the city warned residen...