LA Fleet Week is here, don’t miss all the fun – NBC Los Angeles
LA celebrates Memorial Day by hosting its annual multi-day Fleet Week celebration honoring the nation’s maritime services at the Port of LA Waterfront and around the city.
The free celebration will last all weekend and will feature live entertainment, aircraft flyovers, live military band performances across Los Angeles and tours of active duty ships.
The celebration was moved from Labor Day weekend to Memorial Day weekend last year to align with New York’s Fleet Week.
Around town there will be several live entertainment shows featuring the First Marine Division Band.
The group comprises around 50 musicians who play a wide variety of instruments. They fill a plethora of musical requirements in live performances like a wind ensemble, a jazz combo, and a military band.
There will be recurring visits from military ships and battleships.
USS Essex (DG-2) and USS Portland (LPD 27) will be open to attendees for a tour. USS Essex was first commissioned in 1992 and has had more than 30 deployments, including to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf.
It is capable of transporting more than 1,000 military personnel and US Navy and Marine helicopters.
The USS Portland was first commissioned in 2018 and was built to operate with state-of-the-art technology.
It can carry more than 800 service members and is equipped with a “Fiber Optic Onboard Wide Area Network (SWAN)”, which allows its parts to be updated and replaced much more easily as new technologies become available. become available.
There will be flyovers from different agencies including the LAPD, US Navy, US Coast Guard and LAFD.
LA Fleet Week will conclude with a Memorial Day Evening Service at the Main Expo Footprint at Battleship IOWA in San Pedro from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
The service will be dedicated to honoring fallen heroes who have died in service.