What is fleet week? Fleet Week is a United States Navy, United States Coast Guard, and United States Marine Corp tradition where active military ships dock for one week where civilians get to tour the boats and participate in a variety of events. This week is meant to honor those men and women who put their lives on the line for us.
The first Fleet Week occurred on May 29th, 1935 in San Diego, California. However, for about 20 years now, the Fort Lauderdale Port Everglades has been apart of this tradition as a part of Broward Navy Days.
This year, Deerfield Beach High School’s ROTC Students will be part of 12,000 south Florida students in the event. They plan to tour the boats and see the sights. Some of the events include Boat tours, Deck Welcoming Party, Damage Control Olympics, Community Relations Projects, Ship Dinners, Take a Hero Fishing, Golf Tournament and the Air & Sea show.
Ships will arrive Monday, May 1st between 7a.m – 10:30a.m then the events will continue during the week. If anyone would like to join the crew, talk to Sargent Tomas or Sargent Gomez.