Los Angeles Hosts Inaugural Fleet Week

Story Number: NNS160831-11Release Date: 8/31/2016 12:29:00 PM
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From Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs

LOS ANGELES (NNS) -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), with 170 embarked Marines from I Marine Expeditionary Force, arrived at Port of Los Angeles to kick-off the inaugural Los Angeles Fleet Week, which runs Aug. 30 to Sept. 5.

Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC 618), which arrives Sept. 1, will participate alongside members of Coast Guard units from throughout the U.S. as well.

Los Angeles Fleet Week celebrates and honors the nation's sea services, facilitates annual disaster preparedness training between the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and local first responders, and offers the public an opportunity to tour ships and interact with service members to gain a better understanding of how maritime forces support national defense and freedom of the seas.

Throughout the week, service members will also participate in a number of community service and community engagement projects and a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) exposition.

U.S. 3rd Fleet leads naval forces in the Eastern Pacific from the West Coast of North America to the international date line and provides the realistic, relevant training necessary for an effective global Navy.

For more information, visit http://www.navy.mil, http://www.facebook.com/usnavy, or http://www.twitter.com/usnavy.

For more news on Los Angeles Fleet Week, visit http://www.dvidshub.net/feature/losangelesfleetweek.

For more news from Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/c3f/ or http://www.facebook.com/ThirdFleet/.

USS Wayne E. Meyer arrives in Los Angeles for Fleet Week 2016
USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) arrives into the Port of Los Angeles for Fleet Week 2016 on August 30, 2016. The inaugural Los Angeles Fleet Week offers the public an opportunity to tour ships, meet Sailors, Marines, and members of the Coast Guard and gain a better understanding of how the sea services support the national defense of the United States and freedom of the seas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrea Anderson)
August 30, 2016
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