June 30, 2013

Seattle Fleet Week 2011

Seattle Fleet Week is right around the corner, as part of the Seafair celebrations, and there are tons of awesome events planned for Seattle as the U.S. Navy docks into port and Sailors disembark for a week of shore leave.


Seattle Fleet Week is huge part of the Seafair festivities, and an incredible event in its own right, and is a Seattle tradition.  Sailors from the Navy ships, USS Bonhomme Richard, USS Chafee, and USS Sampson, as well as US Coast Guard and Canadian Navy ships that dock for Fleet Week will fan out across the city to take advantage of all the excitement that Seattle has to offer, and Seattle residents get to go on ship tours, see great demonstrations, air shows, performances and other fun activities.

Seattle Fleet Week 2011

Seattle Fleet Week 2011

Photo Credit:  US Navy Flickr Page

Seattle Fleet Week 2011 Dates

Seattle Fleet Week lasts from Sunday July 31, 2011 to Monday August 8, 2011.

As always, Seattle Fleet Week coincides with the Seattle Seafair, and includes the Seafair Fleet Week Parade of Ships.

Ships and Ship Tours

The ships that will be here for Seattle Fleet Week, and open for ship tours, include:

US Navy

US Coast Guard

  • USCGC Mellon (WHEC 717)

Canadian Navy

  • HMCS Whitehorse (NCSM 705)
  • HMCS Nanaimo (NCSM 702)

Seattle Fleet Week Ship Tour Schedule

Ship Tours – Thursday, August 4 – Sunday, August 7
  • Thursday, August 4 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Friday, August 5 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Saturday, August 6 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Sunday, August 7 – Noon to 3:30 pm
Ship tours are free.

Seattle Fleet Week Seafair Parade of Ships

  • Date:  Wednesday August 3, 2011
  • Time:  1:45PM
  • Location:  Seattle Waterfront

Demonstrations and other activities include:

  • Blue Angels Airshow
  • Ship Tours
  • Navy Band performances
  • Leap Frog Parachute Demonstration
  • Navy Suburban Tour
  • Navy Simulator

Boeing Air Show With US Navy Blue Angels

Seattle Fleet Week, Seafair, and Boeing are celebrating the Centennial of Naval Aviation with an air show including the US Navy Blue Angels.

For the air show schedule, visit:  Boeing Airshow at Seafair

Leap Frog Parachute Demonstration

The Leap Frogs are the US Navy parachute demonstration team, and is made up of members of the elite Navy SEALs and includes both Navy SEAL and SWCC special ops members.  The Navy SEALs are the elite forces that are responsible for killing Osama bin Laden.  While these aren’t the same SEALs in SEAL Team Six – you can still come out and meet a real-life Navy SEAL and give them props for what they’re doing.

Seattle Fleet Week 2011 Location

All of the ships will be docked at the Port of Seattle facilities Terminal 25, Terminal 46N and Pier 66.

Seattle Fleet Week 2011 Map and Directions

Directions to Terminal 25

Directions Terminal 46N

Directions to Pier 66

For more information about Seattle Fleet Week 2011:

Seattle Fleet Week Official Site

Seattle Seafair Site

US Navy Blue Angels

LA Navy Week 2011

LA Navy Week is here, and there are lots of great activities in store for everyone as the U.S. Navy rolls into port and Sailors disembark for a week of shore leave.


Called Fleet Week in other cities, LA Navy Week is when some of the Navy fleet comes home for some well deserved R&R, and is a chance for the Sailors to relax after a long deployment – but for Los Angeles area residents this is a great time to tour some of the Navy’s great warships, learn about what the Navy has been up to, and see demonstrations of our Navy in action.

Los Angeles Navy Week 2011

USS Abraham Lincoln arrives in Los Angeles for LA Navy Week 2011. (Nav.mil file photo)

LA Navy Week 2011 Dates

LA Navy Week lasts from Monday July 25, 2011 to Sunday July 31, 2011.

This year’s LA Navy Week coincides with the exciting ESPN Summer X-Games 2011, like in years past.

Ships and Ship Tours

The Navy ships that will be here for LA Navy Week, and open for ship tours, include:

  • USS Abraham Lincoln, CVN-72, Aircraft Carrier
  • USS Princeton, CG 59, Cruiser
  • USS Chafee, DDG 90, Destroyer
  • USS Champion, MCM 4, Mine Counter Measures

Demonstrations and other activities include:

  • Ship Tours
  • Navy Band performances
  • Leap Frog Parachute Demonstration
  • Navy Suburban Tour
  • Navy Simulator

Leap Frog Parachute Demonstration

The Leap Frogs are the US Navy parachute demonstration team, and is made up of members of the elite Navy SEALs and includes both Navy SEAL and SWCC special ops members.  The Navy SEALs are the elite forces that are responsible for killing Osama bin Laden.  While these aren’t the same SEALs in SEAL Team Six – you can still come out and meet a real-life Navy SEAL and give them props for what they’re doing.

LA Navy Week 2011 Location

All of the ships will be docked at the Los Angeles World Cruise Center, located at Harbor Blvd. and 1st Street in San Pedro.

LA Navy Week 2011 Map and Directions


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For More Information:

LA Navy Week Official Site

LA Navy Week Activities

USS Abraham Lincoln Arrives in Los Angeles for LA Navy Week

Los Angeles Navy Week 2011 Ship Tour Schedule

Navy SEAL Change of Command

The Navy SEALS, the U.S. military Special Forces responsible for killing Osama Bin Laden, have a new leader. Rear Adm. Edward Winters III transferred command of the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Command to Rear Adm. Sean A. Pybus in a June 30th ceremony in Coronado, California. Rear Adm. Winters, who led the SEALS since 2008, will now serve as the deputy chief of the Office of Security Cooperation – Iraq.


Navy SEAL Change of Command

While commanding the SEALs over the last three years, Rear Adm. Winters oversaw a variety of organizational and operational changes. He developed four pillars that guided the SEALs through the last few years of conflict abroad: win the fight in Iraq and Afghanistan; prevent and deter future conflict; prepare for future conflict; and evolve and sustain the Force. Rear Adm. Winters viewed taking care of NSW families an important element of evolving and sustaining the Force. He made taking care of NSW families a priority, and he expanded many program designed to support these families while a member served. Winters explained that he believes that a Navy SEAL serves his or her best when, “foundation of information, accessibility, networking and empowerment is available to the entire NSW family.”

In order to support NSW families, Rear Adm. Winters elevated his Force Family Support Team director to the special assistant level. He also strengthened his Family Support staff and encouraged NSW families to use the NSW Family Support website, a site where NSW service members and their families can connect and get information about available resources, events and programs. When assuming command, Rear Adm. Pybus told Rear Adm. Winters, “I’m very proud to follow you here. I’m proud to follow the legacy you have built here and on the battlefield.”

Rear Adm. Pybus most recently served as the commander of Special Operations Command – Pacific. He has participated in or commanded Special Operations in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Rear Adm. Pybus is a career SEAL officer – he received his commission in 1979 through the University of Rochester’s ROTC program and completed the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training shortly after with class 105. As the leader of the Navy’s Special Warfare division, Rear Adm. Pybus will oversee over 8,300 servicemen and civilians including 2,300 active duty SEALs, 600 special combatant craft crewmen, 900 reservists, 3,650 support personnel, and 880 civilian workers.