U.S. and Canadian ships to participate in Los Angeles Fleet Week
LOS ANGELES - Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), the mine countermeasures ship USS Scout (MCM 8), U.S. Coast Guard cutter Active (WMEC 618), and Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Ottawa (FFH 341), will be in Los Angeles for the second annual Los Angeles Fleet Week, Aug. 29 - Sept. 4.
In addition, forces from 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) 1, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) 1, Navy Region Southwest, and U.S. Coast Guard District 11 will also be participating in Fleet Week.
Los Angeles Fleet Week offers the public an opportunity to take a tour of the ships and meet service members as they showcase the ships' capabilities. It also gives the public a chance to gain a better understanding of how the sea services support the national defense of the United States and freedom of the seas.
Throughout the week, service members will have an opportunity to interact with the local community, while participating in a number of community relations projects and a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) exposition.
The fleet will arrive in Los Angeles between Aug. 29 and Sept. 1. The public will have the opportunity to tour the ships and meet Sailors in the Port of Los Angeles, next to the USS Iowa Museum, Sept. 1-4 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend tours and interact with Sailors, though visitors are asked to secure a reservation for a tour through the Los Angeles Fleet Week website, www.lafleetweek.com.