San Francisco Fleet Week Draws to a Close
The 35th annual San Francisco Fleet Week wrapped up Oct. 12, with more than 2,000 Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen from six ships experiencing the hospitality of “The City by the Bay.”
More than 25,000 guests from the Bay Area toured the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25), guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71), guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) and littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4), along with U.S. Coast Guard cutter Boutwell (WHEC 719) and Canadian ship HMCS Calgary (FFH335) during the eight-day long event.
During the first day of San Francisco Fleet Week 2015 (SFFW 15), the City of San Francisco Department of Emergency Management along with Sailors and Marines from Expeditionary Strike Group Three and Amphibious Craft Unit One participated in a Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) exercise. The exercise was designed to provide familiarization and training for amphibious landing operations and to show how they can be used to support DSCA efforts.
SFFW 15 included performances by the Navy Blue Angels, multiple performances by the Navy Band Southwest, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief displays at The Marina Green Park and the traditional Italian Heritage day parade.
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