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Ships set for 37th annual San Francisco Fleet Week

27 September 2017

From U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs

Sailors and Marines from three U.S. Navy ships will join U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy counterparts for San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 1-10.

SAN DIEGO - 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 2017 is an opportunity for the American public to meet their Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard team and experience America's sea services. More than 2,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members are scheduled to take part in San Francisco Fleet Week 2017 to celebrate the rich history of America's naval forces and the Bay Area. This engagement will highlight military personnel, equipment, technology and capabilities with an emphasis on humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HA/DR).

Throughout the week, service members will have an opportunity to engage with the local community in a series of service projects and enjoy premier events including the Blue Angels air show and parade of ships. The Navy Blue Angels are scheduled to perform at the air show on Oct. 6-8.

Additionally, San Francisco citizens will have opportunities to tour the ships and meet service members. Tour dates and times are available on the San Francisco Fleet Week website.

The public is encouraged to attend tours and interact with Sailors, Marines, and Coastguardsmen.

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