The U.S. Navy (USN), Marine Corps (USMC) and Coast Guard (USCG) are hosting Fleet Week after all — virtually, of course. Virtual Fleet Week New York 2020, May 20-26 will premier on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Viewers are encouraged to check back each day as new content is added to the line-up, including live question-and-answer sessions, never-before-seen video tours of the guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) and three Coast Guard cutters, as well as an aerial tour of the Coast Guard Barque Eagle, a tall ship that is used to train Coast Guard cadets.
The events highlighting the men and women of the sea services will also include: performances by Navy Band Northeast, the USMC Battle Color Detachment and the USCG Silent Drill Team; 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.
For up-to-date information on all Fleet Week events, go to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #VirtualFleetWeekNYC.