BAP Unión Returned to Callao From VIEX 2019

July 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Union BAP, our Traveling Embassy, ​​arrived on July 27 at the port of Callao, after 4 months of navigation, and successfully completed the VIEX Foreign Instruction Trip 2019. The event took place in the presence of high-ranking naval and excited authorities family members of the crew. Prior to his arrival at the Antedique Pier of the Naval Base of Callao, the Sailing School Ship was accompanied by the nautical community in a parade that included the participation of yachts, sailing boats and smaller…

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San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show Presented by United Announces 2019 Performer Lineup

May 6, 2019 – The San Francisco Fleet Week Association is pleased to announce the performer lineup for The 2019 San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show Presented By United. The show, produced by The Air Show Network, will take place over three days on October 11th, 12th and 13th with the world-famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels as the headline act. In its inaugural year, F-35 Demonstration Team will be making its Bay Area debut, showcasing the most advanced air power of the U.S. Air Force. “Being one of only 16…

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Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward Arrives in San Francisco Ahead of Commissioning

February 22, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward, the second California-based 154-foot Fast Response Cutter, arrived in the San Francisco Bay, Friday. The Robert Ward is the second of four FRCs to be homeported at Base Los Angeles-Long Beach. While these ships will be based in Southern California, they will operate throughout the 11th Coast Guard District, which includes all of California and international waters off of Mexico and Central America. “We are thrilled to welcome the Robert Ward and her crew to the Bay Area,” said Capt. Tony…

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USS Tulsa commissioned as Navy’s newest surface combatant

February 16, 2019 – The littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) was commissioned as the Navy’s newest surface combatant in a ceremony in San Francisco Feb. 16. The Independence-variant LCS is the Navy’s second ship to be named for the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. “She truly is an amazing ship and an amazing addition to the fleet, but as impressive as she is, she would be nothing without the Sailors you see lining her deck this morning,” said Cmdr. Drew Borovies, Tulsa’s commanding officer. “And as much as they…

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Future USS Tulsa set for San Francisco Commissioning

February 13, 2019 – The Navy will commission its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Tulsa (LCS 16), during a 10 a.m. (PST) ceremony Saturday, Feb. 16, at San Francisco’s Embarcadero Pier 30/32. U.S. Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma will deliver the commissioning ceremony’s principal address. Kathy Taylor, former mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma is the ship’s sponsor. The ceremony will be highlighted by a time-honored Navy tradition when Taylor gives the first order to “man our ship and bring her to life!” “This ship is named in honor…

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San Fransico Fleet Week kicks off with ship arrivals

October 2, 2018 – More than 1,800 Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen assigned to units within the region, as well as Sailors from the Royal Canadian Navy recently moored in the Bay area in support of the 38th annual San Francisco Fleet Week. Fleet Week is a tradition in several cities across the U.S. that helps to raise public awareness of the role that sea services play in national prosperity and security as well as an opportunity to engage with local communities. The week-long tribute to the sea services is…

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Coast Guard Establishes Safety Zone for San Francisco Fleet Week 2018

September 28, 2018 – San Francisco Fleet Week is scheduled to kick off Monday with a series of public events, including the arrival of military vessels to the Port of San Francisco. In addition to maintaining the Coast Guard’s homeland security missions in the Bay Area, Coast Guard personnel and assets are scheduled to participate in and provide maritime security for the Fleet Week events. A variety of ship tours and static displays from several branches of the Armed Services are scheduled, as well as that of our Canadian partners.…

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Coast Guard ramps up security, safety patrols during San Francisco Fleet Week

The Coast Guard has ramped up safety and security patrols for this year’s San Francisco Fleet Week to ensure the events are safe and fun. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Teams from San Francisco, Los Angeles/Long Beach and Seattle, in addition to Maritime Security Response Team West, based in San Diego, have deployed alongside Bay Area based Coast Guard and partner agency crews to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the water and shore. [smartslider3 slider=24] Other Coast Guard personnel participating in this year’s fleet week events…

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Coast Guard participates in San Francisco Fleet Week

San Francisco Fleet Week kicked off October 2nd with a series of public events, including the arrival of military vessels to the Port of San Francisco. In addition to maintaining the Coast Guard’s homeland security missions in the Bay Area, Coast Guard personnel and assets are scheduled to participate in and provide maritime security for the fleet week events. A variety of ship tours and static displays from all five branches of the Armed Services are scheduled to be at the Pier 80 Village. The Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps,…

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San Francisco hosts Defense Support of Civil Authorities exercise for Fleet Week

Armored trucks, military canvas tents, and dozens of medical and emergency response personnel stand in the shadow cast by Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center in San Francisco. Such an array of personnel and equipment would normally only be assembled in response to a catastrophic disaster. Today, however, the theme is education. Medical and emergency response personnel from the San Francisco Department of Public Health, California Emergency Medical Services Authority, and Department of the Navy (DoN) demonstrated their capability to work jointly in response to a local disaster,…

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San Francisco Fleet Week Kicks Off

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) arrived at pier 30/32 in San Francisco today, kicking off the 37th annual San Francisco Fleet Week, which runs Oct. 1 through 10. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Champion (MCM 4), U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WHEC 726), and Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338) will also be in San Francisco for this year’s celebration. More than 2,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members will participate in San…

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Ships set for 37th annual San Francisco Fleet Week

Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), mine countermeasures ship USS Champion (MCM 4), U.S. Coast Guard cutter Midgett (WHEC 726), and Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338) will be in San Francisco for Fleet Week, Oct. 1-10. In addition, forces from 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), Naval Beach Group (NBG) 1, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) 1, Navy Region Southwest, and U.S. Coast Guard District 11 will also be participating in Fleet Week. San Francisco Fleet Week…

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