SF Fleet Week – A Look Back…

San Francisco Fleet Week
San Francisco Fleet Week
Sailors of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) stand in formation at the Italian heritage Parade during San Francisco Fleet Week. San Francisco Fleet Week is a five-day event which highlights the equipment, technology and operational capabilities of the military's sea services and their history in the San Francisco area. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee)
San Francisco Fleet Week
San Francisco Fleet Week
Commander, U.S. Third Fleet, Vice Admiral Gerald Beaman, and his wife Yvonne Beaman, wave to crowds at the Italian Heritage Parade during San Francisco Fleet Week. San Francisco Fleet Week is a five-day event which highlights the equipment, technology and operational capabilities of the military's sea services and their history in the San Francisco area. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee)
San Francisco Fleet Week
San Francisco Fleet Week
Commander, U.S. Third Fleet, Vice Admiral Gerald Beaman presents the official Third Fleet pin to Allie Munier, the drum major of San Mateo High School, at the Italian Heritage Parade during San Francisco Fleet Week. San Francisco Fleet Week is a five-day event which highlights the equipment, technology and operational capabilities of the military's sea services and their history in the San Francisco area. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee)
San Francisco Fleet Week
San Francisco Fleet Week
Master Chief Hospital Corpsman Jeff Dell, the Senior Enlisted Leader of Commander, U.S. Third Fleet, introduces the sailors of USS Makin Island (LHD 8) at the Italian Heritage Parade during San Francisco Fleet Week. San Francisco Fleet Week is a five-day event which highlights the equipment, technology and operational capabilities of the military's sea services and their history in the San Francisco area. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee)
San Francisco Fleet Week
San Francisco Fleet Week
Sailors of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) prepare to participate in the Italian Heritage Parade during San Francisco Fleet Week. San Francisco Fleet Week is a five-day event which highlights the equipment, technology and operational capabilities of the military's sea services and their history in the San Francisco area. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee)
San Francisco Fleet Week
San Francisco Fleet Week
Sailors of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) stand in formation at the Italian heritage Parade during San Francisco Fleet Week. San Francisco Fleet Week is a five-day event which highlights the equipment, technology and operational capabilities of the military's sea services and their history in the San Francisco area. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee)
San Francisco Fleet Week
San Francisco Fleet Week
Commander, U.S. Third Fleet, Vice Adm. Gerald Beaman, and his wife Yvonne Beaman, wave to crowds at the Italian Heritage Parade during San Francisco Fleet Week. San Francisco Fleet Week is a five-day event which highlights the equipment, technology and operational capabilities of the military's sea services and their history in the San Francisco area. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee)
San Francisco Fleet Week
San Francisco Fleet Week
Sailors assigned to Navy Band Region Southwest perform for the Italian Heritage Parade during San Francisco Fleet Week. San Francisco Fleet Week is a five-day event which highlights the equipment, technology and operational capabilities of the military's sea services and their history in the San Francisco area. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee)
San Francisco Fleet Week
San Francisco Fleet Week
24 Hour Fitness President and CEO Carl Liebert and TRX CEO and inventor Randy Hetrick, pose in front of TRX Suspension Trainers at Marina Green, during The TRX Challenge, Oct. 6, 2012. Liebert and Hetrick joined forces for the 2012 San Francisco Fleet Week to honor service members for their selfless devotion in safeguarding our country. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and sailors of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstrations, park restoration projects and hospital visits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Catie D. Edwards/Released)
San Francisco Fleet Week
San Francisco Fleet Week
(Right) Capt. Esteban Vickers, Public Affairs officer with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and native of Fruita, Colo., participates in The TRX Challenge sponsored by TRX and 24 Hour Fitness during the 2012 San Francisco Fleet Week at Marina Green, Oct. 6, 2012. His team of Marines would later seize First Place in the Challenge. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and sailors of the 13th MEU, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstrations, park restoration projects and hospital visits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Catie D. Edwards/Released)
San Francisco Fleet Week
San Francisco Fleet Week
Marines and sailors with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and I Marine Expeditionary Brigade compete in The TRX Challenge sponsored by TRX and 24 Hour Fitness during the 2012 San Francisco Fleet Week at Marina Green, Oct. 6, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and sailors of the 13th MEU, I MEB, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstrations, park restoration projects and hospital visits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Catie D. Edwards/Released)
San Francisco Fleet Week
San Francisco Fleet Week
Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, pose to celebrate their First Place win in The TRX Challenge, sponsored by TRX and 24 Hour Fitness, during the 2012 San Francisco Fleet Week at Marina Green, Oct. 6, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and sailors of the 13th MEU, I MEB, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstrations, park restoration projects and hospital visits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Catie D. Edwards/Released)
Marines at San Francisco Fleet Week
Marines at San Francisco Fleet Week
Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit compete with TRX Suspension Trainers during The TRX Challenge in Marina Green as a part of the 2012 San Francisco Fleet Week Oct. 6, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and sailors from the 13th MEU, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate in numerous community outreach events, including the Italian Heritage Day Parade, urban search and rescue demonstration, park restoration projects and hospital visits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Gonzalez/ Released)
Marines at San Francisco Fleet Week
Marines at San Francisco Fleet Week
Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit use TRX Suspension Trainers to compete during The TRX Challenge at Marina Green as a part of the 2012 San Francisco Fleet Week Oct. 6, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and sailors of the 13th MEU, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate in numerous community outreach events, including the Italian Heritage Day Parade, urban search and rescue demonstration, park restoration projects and hospital visits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Gonzalez/Released)
Marines at San Francisco Fleet Week
Marines at San Francisco Fleet Week
Citizens of San Francisco and the Bay area tour aircraft belonging to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, aboard the USS Makin Island (LHD-8) as part of static display tours, during the 2102 Fleet Week, Oct. 6, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and sailors of the 13th MEU, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstration, park restoration projects and hospital visits.
Marines at San Francisco Fleet Week
Marines at San Francisco Fleet Week
Citizens of San Francisco and the Bay area tour aircraft belonging to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, aboard the USS Makin Island (LHD-8) as part of static display tours, during the 2102 Fleet Week, Oct. 6, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and sailors of the 13th MEU, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstration, park restoration projects and hospital visits.
Marines at San Francisco Fleet Week
Marines at San Francisco Fleet Week
Citizens of San Francisco and the Bay area tour a UH-1Y “Venom” belonging to the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, aboard the USS Makin Island (LHD-8) as part of static display tours, during the 2102 Fleet Week, Oct. 6, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and sailors of the 13th MEU, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstration, park restoration projects and hospital visits.
Marines at San Francisco Fleet Week
Marines at San Francisco Fleet Week
A San Francisco native gets a hands-on tour of a Amphibious Assault Vehicle 7 belonging to the Charlie Company, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, aboard the USS Makin Island (LHD-8) as part of static display tours, during the 2102 Fleet Week, Oct. 6, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and sailors of the 13th MEU, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstration, park restoration projects and hospital visits.
San Francisco Fleet Week 2012
San Francisco Fleet Week 2012
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Drew Eisenman, an intelligence specialist from 1st Intelligence Battalion, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade and native of Houston, stands in formation for the pre-game show at the San Francisco 49ers game at Candlestick Park for San Francisco Fleet Week 2012 in San Francisco, Oct. 7, 2012. Oct. 3-8, Marines and sailors of the 13th MEU, I MEB, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstrations, park restoration projects and hospital visits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Catie D. Edwards/Released)
San Francisco Fleet Week 2012
San Francisco Fleet Week 2012
(Left) Gunnery Sgt. Jason Dow, the administrative chief of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade and native of Fairfield, Calif., and Capt. Gregory Moynihan, the adjutant of 13th MEU, I MEB, native of Springfield, Va., prepare for the pre-game show at the San Francisco 49er's game at Candlestick Park for San Francisco Fleet Week 2012, Oct. 7, 2012. Oct. 3-8, Marines and sailors of the 13th MEU, I MEB, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstrations, park restoration projects and hospital visits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Catie D. Edwards/Released)
San Francisco Fleet Week 2012
San Francisco Fleet Week 2012
Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Unit, stand in formation for the pre-game show at the San Francisco 49er's game at Candlestick Park for San Francisco Fleet Week 2012, Oct. 7, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and Sailors of the 13th MEU, I MEB, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstrations, park restoration projects and hospital visits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Catie D. Edwards)
San Francisco Fleet Week 2012
San Francisco Fleet Week 2012
U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), I Marine Expeditionary Brigade stand in formation prior to the pre-game show at the San Francisco 49er's game at Candlestick Park for San Francisco Fleet Week 2012, Oct. 7, 2012. Oct. 3-8, Marines and Sailors of the 13th MEU, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstrations, park restoration projects and hospital visits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Catie D. Edwards)
San Francisco Fleet Week 2012
San Francisco Fleet Week 2012
U.S. Marine Corps (left) Staff Sgt. Brandon Hefner, a platoon sergeant from 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, native of Sacramento, CA., shakes hands with Kyle Moore, the Defensive End of Buffalo Bills at the pre-game show at the San Francisco 49er's game at Candlestick Park for the San Francisco Fleet Week 2012, Oct. 7, 2012. Oct. 3-8, Marines and Sailors of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstrations, park restoration projects and hospital visits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Catie D. Edwards)
San Francisco Fleet Week 2012
San Francisco Fleet Week 2012
U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), I Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) stand in formation for the pre-game show at the San Francisco 49er's game at Candlestick Park for San Francisco Fleet Week 2012, Oct. 7, 2012. Oct. 3-8, Marines and Sailors of the 13th MEU, I MEB, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstrations, park restoration projects and hospital visits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Catie D. Edwards)
San Francisco Fleet Week 2012
San Francisco Fleet Week 2012
U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), I Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) stand in formation for the pre-game show at the San Francisco 49er's game at Candlestick Park for San Francisco Fleet Week 2012, Oct. 7, 2012. Oct. 3-8, Marines and Sailors of the 13th MEU, I MEB, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstrations, park restoration projects and hospital visits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Catie D. Edwards)
San Francisco Fleet Week 2012
San Francisco Fleet Week 2012
U.S. Marines with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), I Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) march on the field during the pre-game show at the San Francisco 49er's game at Candlestick Park for San Francisco Fleet Week 2012, Oct. 7, 2012. Oct. 3-8, Marines and Sailors of the 13th MEU, I MEB, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstrations, park restoration projects and hospital visits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Catie D. Edwards)
Marines take iconic photo
Marines take iconic photo
Sgt. Maj. Juan Hidalgo, sergeant major of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, assembles United States and Canadian service members for a group photograph during the 2012 San Francisco Fleet Week at City Hall, Oct. 07, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and Sailors of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate in numerous community outreach events, including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstration, park restoration projects and hospital visits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Gonzalez)
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Gonzalez)
Marines at Italian Heritage Parade
Marines of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Color Guard rehearse their drill movements prior to marching in the Italian Heritage Day parade, during the 2012 San Francisco Fleet Week Oct. 07, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and Sailors of the 13th MEU, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate in numerous community outreach events, including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstration, park restoration projects and hospital visits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Gonzalez)
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Gonzalez)
Marines at Italian Heritage Parade
Marines at Italian Heritage Parade
Marines of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Color Guard march in the Italian Heritage Day parade during the 2012 San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 7, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and Sailors of the 13th MEU, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate in numerous community outreach events, including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstration, park restoration projects and hospital visits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Gonzalez)
Marines at Italian Heritage Parade
Marines at Italian Heritage Parade
(Right) Maj. Gen. Melvin Spiese, commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Brigade and his wife Mrs. Filomena Spiese wave to the crowd during the Italian Heritage Day parade as part of the 2012 San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 7, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and Sailors of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I MEB, will participate in numerous community outreach events, including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstration, park restoration projects and hospital visits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Gonzalez)
Marines at Italian Heritage Parade
Marines at Italian Heritage Parade
Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit march in the Italian Heritage Day parade during the 2012 San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 7, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and Sailors of the 13th MEU, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate in numerous community outreach events, including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstration, park restoration projects and hospital visits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Gonzalez)
Marines at Italian Heritage Parade
Marines at Italian Heritage Parade
Maj. Gen. Melvin Spiese, commanding general of the I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, and his wife Mrs. Filomena Spiese, greet the crowd during the Italian Heritage Day parade as part of the 2012 San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 7, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and Sailors of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate in numerous community outreach events, including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstration, park restoration projects and hospital visits.
Marines at Alameda
Marines at Alameda
Maj. Gen. Melvin G. Spiese, commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, receives a gift from Rob Bonta, vice mayor of Alameda, during a tour of the vehicles and equipment 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Marines brought for display as part of the 2012 San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 07, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and Sailors of the 13th MEU, I MEB, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstration, park restoration projects and hospital visits.
Marines at Alameda
Marines at Alameda
Cpl. Sloane A. Toll, a vehicle commander for Charlie Company, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, explains the inner workings of an Amphibious Assault Vehicle 7, to Rob Bonta, vice mayor of Alameda, during a tour of the vehicles and equipment they brought for display as part of the 2012 San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 07, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and Sailors of the 13th MEU, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstration, park restoration projects and hospital visits.
Marines at Alameda
Marines at Alameda
(Left) Lance Cpl. Dionte McClain, a motor transport mechanic with Maintenance Detachment, Combat Logistics Battalion, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Tampa Bay Fla. native, shows Paul, age 11, the different gauges to an AMK-36 7-Ton vehicle at the Alameda static display as part of the 2012 San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 07, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and Sailors of the 13th MEU, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstration, park restoration projects and hospital visits.
Marines at Alameda
Marines at Alameda
(Center) Paul, age five, collects a lanyard and water bottle he earned from the Bay Area Marine Corps Recruiters after performing several pull-ups on a pull up bar at the Alameda static display as part of the 2012 San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 07, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and Sailors of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstration, park restoration projects and hospital visits.
Marines at Alameda
Marines at Alameda
Lance Cpl. William Capra, a rifleman with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Overbrook Kan. native, shows a visitor a M240B medium machinegun, atop a Light Armored Vehicle at the Alameda static display during the 2012 San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 07, 2012. From Oct. 3-8, Marines and Sailors of the 13th MEU, I Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will participate in numerous community outreach events including the Italian Heritage Day parade, urban search and rescue demonstration, park restoration projects and hospital visits.
San Francisco Fleet Week
San Francisco Fleet Week
A tour group member watches as a Sailor performs maintenance aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111), during San Francisco Fleet Week 2012. SFFW is scheduled from Oct. 3-8 and brings more than 2,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from four ships to the city of San Francisco in order to highlight the personnel, technology and capabilities of the sea services. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey Lee/RELEASED)
San Francisco Fleet Week
San Francisco Fleet Week
Ensign John Horne, of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111), gives a tour of the ship's forecastle during San Francisco Fleet Week 2012. SFFW is scheduled from Oct. 3-8 and brings more than 2,500 sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from four ships to the city of San Francisco in order to highlight the personnel, technology and capabilities of the sea services. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey Lee/RELEASED)
San Francisco Fleet Week
San Francisco Fleet Week
A tour group member takes a closer look at the flightdeck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111), during a tour of the ship as part of San Francisco Fleet Week 2012. SFFW is scheduled from Oct. 3-8 and brings more than 2,500 sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from four ships to the city of San Francisco in order to highlight the personnel, technology and capabilities of the sea services. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey Lee/RELEASED)
San Francisco Fleet Week
San Francisco Fleet Week
A guest looks upon the wall of Spruance aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111), during San Francisco Fleet Week 2012. SFFW is scheduled from Oct. 3-8 and brings more than 2,500 sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from four ships to the city of San Francisco in order to highlight the personnel, technology and capabilities of the sea services. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey Lee/RELEASED)
San Francisco Fleet Week
San Francisco Fleet Week
Ensign John Horne, of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111), gives a tour of the ship's forecastle during San Francisco Fleet Week 2012. SFFW is scheduled from Oct. 3-8 and brings more than 2,500 sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from four ships to the city of San Francisco in order to highlight the personnel, technology and capabilities of the sea services. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey Lee/RELEASED)
San Francisco Fleet Week
San Francisco Fleet Week
Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 24 comes ashore at Ocean Beach in San Francisco during a humanitarian assistance and disaster response exhibition to start San Francisco Fleet Week 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)
San Francisco Fleet Week
San Francisco Fleet Week
Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 24 comes ashore at Ocean Beach in San Francisco during a humanitarian assistance and disaster response exhibition to start San Francisco Fleet Week 2012. San Francisco Fleet Week is scheduled from Oct. 3-8 and brings more than 2,500 sailors, Marines and Coast Guard personnel from four ships to the city in order to highlight the personnel, technology and capabilities of the sea services. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)
San Francisco Fleet Week
San Francisco Fleet Week
Guided missile destroyer, USS Preble (DDG 88) passes under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco for San Francisco Fleet Week 2012. San Francisco Fleet Week is a five-day event which highlights the equipment, technology and operational capabilities of the military's sea services and their history in the San Francisco area. U.S.
San Francisco Fleet Week
San Francisco Fleet Week
San Francisco locals gather for the arrival of a landing craft air cushion hovercraft for a humanitarian assistance/disaster response exhibit. LCAC-24's arrival at San Francisco's Ocean Beach allowed community members an up close experience with U.S. Navy and Marine Corps equipment. San Francisco Fleet Week is a five-day event which highlights the equipment, technology and operational capabilities of the military's sea services and their history in the San Francisco area. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee)
USS Detroit
USS Detroit
Secretary of the Navy the Honorable Ray Mabus, U.S. Sen. Carl Levin and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, celebrate the naming of the seventh littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) during a press conference at the port of Detroit. Detroit is one of 20 ships to be built in the next five years. (Photo by: Chief Petty Officer Sam Shavers)
Catholic Mass service aboard USS George Washington
Catholic Mass service aboard USS George Washington
Lt. Cmdr. Jose Pimentel, Roman Catholic chaplain aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) leads sailors in prayer during a Catholic Mass service aboard the ship. George Washington departed her forward-operating port of Yokosuka, Japan, Sept. 19 to continue her 2011 patrol. (Photo by: Petty Officer 2nd Class William Pittman)
The San Francisco Fleet Week 2011 Parade of Ships
The San Francisco Fleet Week 2011 Parade of Ships
The Nimitz-class aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) participates the San Francisco Fleet Week 2011 Parade of Ships. San Francisco Fleet Week is a five-day event which highlights the equipment, technology and operational capabilities of the military's sea services and their history in the San Francisco area.
Naval Air Station Sigonella
Naval Air Station Sigonella
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta is briefed by Capt. Butler, commanding officer of Naval Air Station Sigonella, and Italian Air Force Col. Dario Missaglia, commanding officer of the 41st Stormo, during a visit to NAS Sigonella. NAS Sigonella provides logistical support for U.S. 5th and 6th Fleets and NATO forces in the Mediterranean area.
General quarters drill aboard USS Truxtun
General quarters drill aboard USS Truxtun
Seaman Anthane C. Richie, a personnel specialist, patches a simulated ruptured pipe during a general quarters drill aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103). Truxtun is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.
Battleship New Jersey
Battleship New Jersey
Constructionman Jesse Anders, assigned to Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 1 from Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group, Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Cheatham Annex, guides Petty Officer 2nd Class Troy Hircsh, a forklift driver, as he unloads one of 30 inert 16-inch ammunition shells next to the Battleship Wisconsin at the Nauticus Museum. Sailors transported the shells from the Battleship New Jersey, on display in Camden, N.J., to Norfolk.
Naval Air Station Sigonella
Naval Air Station Sigonella
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta speaks to U.S. and coalition service members on the flight line at Naval Air Station Sigonella. Panetta visited NAS Sigonella to thank U.S. and coalition service members for their support in the operations in Libya. (Photo by: Seaman Apprentice Brian Glunt)
San Francisco Fleet Week
San Francisco Fleet Week
Musicians assigned to the 1st Marine Division Band perform at the Counselor Corporate Reception during San Francisco Fleet Week. San Francisco Fleet Week is a five-day event that highlights the equipment, technology and operational capabilities of the military's sea services and their history with the San Francisco area.
San Francisco Fleet Week 2011
San Francisco Fleet Week 2011
Marines serving with I Marine Expeditionary Force and sailors serving aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard man the rails aboard the ship, Oct. 5, 2011, while the vessel pulls in to the San Francisco Bay for Fleet Week. The focus for San Francisco Fleet Week is to showcase the Navy and Marine Corps' amphibious nature, readiness and ability to respond to disasters worldwide.
San Francisco Fleet Week 2011
San Francisco Fleet Week 2011
Marines serving with I Marine Expeditionary Force and sailors serving aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard man the rails aboard the ship, Oct. 5, 2011, while the vessel pulls in to the San Francisco Bay for Fleet Week.
San Francisco Fleet Week 2011
San Francisco Fleet Week 2011
Marines serving with I Marine Expeditionary Force and sailors serving aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard man the rails aboard the ship, Oct. 5, 2011, while the vessel passes Alcatraz in the San Francisco Bay. The service members aboard USS Bonhomme Richard ported in San Francisco for Fleet Week, an annual event for the city and nearby communities, to demonstrate the Navy and Marine Corps as an asset for the Bay Area in response to a sudden crisis.
San Francisco Fleet Week 2011
San Francisco Fleet Week 2011
Marines serving with I Marine Expeditionary Force and sailors serving aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard man the rails aboard the ship, Oct. 5, 2011, while the vessel pulls in to the San Francisco Bay for Fleet Week. One of the goals for San Francisco Fleet Week is to reinforce the Marine Corps tradition as a maritime force-in-readiness, inextricably linked to the Navy in support of the Corps' unique amphibious and expeditionary capabilities.
San Francisco Fleet Week 2011
San Francisco Fleet Week 2011
Marines serving with I Marine Expeditionary Force and sailors serving aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard man the rails aboard the ship, Oct. 5, 2011, while the vessel pulls in to the San Francisco Bay for Fleet Week. The focus for San Francisco Fleet Week is to showcase the Navy and Marine Corps' amphibious nature, readiness and ability to respond to disasters worldwide.
San Francisco Fleet Week 2011
San Francisco Fleet Week 2011
Pfc. Adrian Pansza, a Marine serving with I Marine Expeditionary Force, and sailors serving aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard man the rails aboard the ship, Oct. 5, 2011, while the vessel pulls in to the San Francisco Bay for Fleet Week. One of the goals for San Francisco Fleet week is to highlight the role the Navy and Marine Corps team can play in assisting locals in medical surge capabilities.
San Francisco Fleet Week 2011
San Francisco Fleet Week 2011
Marines serving with I Marine Expeditionary Force and sailors serving aboard USS Bonhomme Richard march down the flight deck of the Bonhomme Richard to man the rails, Oct. 5, 2011, while the vessel pulls in to the San Francisco Bay for Fleet Week. One of the goals for San Francisco Fleet Week is to reinforce the Marine Corps tradition as a maritime force-in-readiness, inextricability linked to the Navy in support of the Corps’ unique amphibious and expeditionary capabilities as the country’s expeditionary fighting force.
San Francisco Fleet Week 2011
San Francisco Fleet Week 2011
Marines serving with I Marine Expeditionary Force and sailors serving aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard march down the flight deck of the ship to man the rails, Oct. 5, 2011, while the vessel pulls in to the San Francisco Bay for Fleet Week. The focus for San Francisco Fleet Week is to showcase the Navy and Marine Corps’ amphibious nature, readiness and ability to respond to disasters worldwide.
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