Mayor Welcomes Biggest Fleet Week Celebration in 20 years
Mayor Gavin Newsom today welcomed the arrival of the USS Makin Island, the U.S. Navy’s Hybrid Ship, into San Francisco Bay and announced the lineup for San Francisco Fleet Week 2010 kicking off October 7 – 12, 2010. Fleet Week 2010 will be the largest Fleet Week celebration in more than twenty years based on the number of ships and servicemen and women participating and the extensive lineup of events.
“Fleet Week is a San Francisco tradition where we celebrate our City’s rich naval history and maritime traditions and salute the men and women of our Armed Forces for their devotion and service to the defense of our country,” said Mayor Newsom. “This year, we are looking forward to welcoming the USS Makin Island, representing the next generation of environmentally friendly ships, and the skilled naval aviators of The Blue Angels, with their extraordinary airborne maneuvers.”