04/29/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/29/2019 13:37
U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
Coast Guard Cutter Spencer crew arrives at Port Everglades for 29th Annual Fleet Week
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MIAMI - The Coast Guard Guard Cutter Spencer (WMEC-905) crew arrived at Port Everglades, Sunday, after an 80-day patrol to participate in the 29th Annual Fleet Week.
The Fleet Week is scheduled to start Monday, April 29 and continue to Sunday, May 5.
Fleet Week has been hosted by Broward Navy Days and other military support organizations since 1990. Fleet Week Port Everglades provides an opportunity for the citizens of South Florida to witness first-hand the latest capabilities of today's maritime services, and gain a better understanding of how the sea services support the Maritime Strategy and national defense of the United States. The Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard are our nation's first line of defense, providing presence around the world to ensure stability, build on our relationships with allies and partners, prevent wars, and provide America's leaders with options in times of crisis.
Other units participating in this year's Fleet Week events include Navy amphibious assault ship USS New York (LPD-21) from Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Navy guided missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG-66) from Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Navy guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG-99) from Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Coast Guard Cutter William Flores (WPC-1103) from Miami, Florida, Coast Guard Sector Miami, Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale, Coast Guard 7th District, District Navy Operational Support Center Miami, Navy Operational Support Center West Palm Beach, Navy Recruiting District Miami Expeditionary Strike Group 2 from Norfolk, Virginia and Navy Region Southeast from Jacksonville, Florida.
For more information on this year's events, visit http://www.browardnavydaysinc.org/.
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