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Fleet Week begins at Port Everglades

Arrival of sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen marks start of 25th annual event

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The 25th annual Fleet Week at Port Everglades began Monday morning, with the arrival of several ships from various branches of the U.S. military.

More than 2,000 sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen are expected to participate in events running through Sunday. 

The USS Cole, USCGC Richard Etheridge, USS James E Williams, USS Wasp and attack submarine USS New Hampshire are all due in port by noon Monday. 

Fleet Week Port Everglades has been held annually since 1990. According to organizers, its goal is to allow South Floridians to see the latest capabilities of today's maritime services and gain a better understanding of how sea service support the national defense of the United States. 

A golf tournament and a culinary competition are among the many planned events for Fleet Week. To find out more information about the events, click here.