Fleet Week 2007

For the past 23 years, New York City has hosted an annual event called Fleet Week, when attention is focused on the troops who serve at sea: the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

Part tribute, part celebration and part recruiting extravaganza, the week begins when a flotilla of ships enters New York Harbor, some docking at Staten Island’s Stapleton Pier, others going to Pier 90 in Manhattan. Official, scheduled activities include military concerts and demonstrations, public tours of ships and aircraft, and participation in Memorial Day events around the city.

The aspect of the week that most New Yorkers most enjoy, however, is the sight of thousands of uniformed sailors and marines scrambling around town, trying to cram in every last sight (and drink, and sqeeze) before their ships depart.


On the town
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Passing the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor
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Helicopter on the deck of the USS Wasp
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Tourists viewing helicopter
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Kid in the cockpit
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Sitting in helicopter
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Signal flags
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Former Miss Liberia, Patrice Juah, on board
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Flag hung inside the USS Wasp
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Marine and friend
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Sailor and family
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Walking away from the ship
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Navy Band Rhode Island Sound
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Navy Band Rhode Island Sound in Times Square
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Navy Band Guitarist
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Lead singer of Rhode Island Sound
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At the Armed Forces Recruiting Station
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Taking photos with a cell phone
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Grabbing a snack in Times Square
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Posing for a sketch artist
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Walking up Broadway
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At Columbus Circle
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Navy Band Northeast Performs at Times Square

The Navy’s Official Fleet Week Web site
20th Annual Fleet Week New York Ends
Commander Navy Region Midatlantic: Navy Band Northeast
Navy Band Northeast
Fort Hamilton Salutes USS Wasp During Fleet Week 2007

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3 Responses to Fleet Week 2007

  1. Awesome photos, Annulla. I didn’t know much about the Fleet Week celebrations until it was profiled on an episode of Sex & the City many years ago.

    Love your photos.

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  2. moi says:

    great pics…….and the marines are a delight to eyes in their uniforms ;)

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  3. photowannabe says:

    I’ve been there during Fleet Week. Its an amazing town and so many people. Great shots and human interest. Excellent photojournalism.

    Like

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