Fleet Week New York

From Commander, Military Sealift Command

Fleet Week New York

Over the Memorial Day weekend Military Sealift Command mariners and ships participated in Fleet Week New York (FWNY), hosting tours and engaging with the public. FWNY provided an opportunity for the citizens of New York City and the surrounding tristate area to meet Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and DoD and commercial mariners, as well as see firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services.

MSC ships participating in fleet week events included Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF 9) and Pathfinder-class oceanographic survey ship USNS Maury (T-AGS 66).

Our presence at this event highlighted two of our strategic pillars: our people and our platforms.

 

During the parade of ships, USNS Maury (T-AGS 66) passes Lady Liberty on the way into port as part of Fleet Week New York, May 23, 2018. Marines, Sailors, and Coast Guardsmen are in New York to interact with the public, demonstrate capabilities and teach the people of New York about America’s sea services. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Annika Moody)

 

Community relations events such as these provide an opportunity for the public to meet our mariners and learn about the vital role they play in providing on-time logistics, strategic sealift, and specialized mission support anywhere in the world. The crews of City of Bismarck and Maury represented the thousands of professional and dedicated mariners working at or under contract for MSC.

Hosting public tours also enabled guests to see and experience two of our newest ships and learn how these ships operate and the variety of missions they support around the world.

I’m proud that we took advantage of this great opportunity to educate and inform the public about our mariners and the unique capabilities of our ships, and how we support fleet and DoD agencies.

I’ll close by extending my profound gratitude to MSCLANT staff, ship masters and chief engineers, and mariners who participated in Fleet Week New York events. Thank you for proudly representing Military Sealift Command.

United We Sail,

Rear Adm. Dee L. Mewbourne, USN

Commander, Military Sealift Command

 

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