Fleet Week NYC, Memorial Day

Fleet Week in NYC brings thousands of US Navy and Marine personnel to New York, allowing civilians like me, who are far removed from the dangers our servicemen and women, to tour their ships and thank them for their service. The USS Wasp, an amphibious assault ship was docked at Pier 90, along with the USS Roosevelt, a guided missile destroyer, where there was an extensive guided tour throughout the ship.

Aboard the USS Wasp, Craftmaster Andy Sutter explained the operation of the Navy’s LCAC Hovercraft, an amphibious assault landing craft, which can carry some 75 tons of military equipment to shore. It’s an elite crew of professionals that operate these craft and we should honor and celebrate his and all our servicemen and women’s service for our country.


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