Aviation Demonstrations To Showcase Sea Service Capabilities

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Coast Guard Sector, New York, Search and Rescue Team performs a search and rescue demonstration on the Hudson River as a part of Fleet Week New York (FWNY). FWNY, now in its 27th year, is the city’s time honored celebration of sea service. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as whitness first hand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime service. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gina Danals/Released)
Coast Guard Sector, New York, Search and Rescue Team performs search and rescue aviation demonstrations on the Hudson River as a part of Fleet Week New York (FWNY). FWNY, now in its 27th year, is the city’s time honored celebration of sea service. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as whitness first hand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime service. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gina Danals/Released)
Coast Guard Sector, New York, Search and Rescue Team performs a search and rescue demonstration on the Hudson River as a part of Fleet Week New York (FWNY). (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gina Danals/Released)

In addition to showcasing the world’s largest maritime force, the sea services are scheduled to host a variety of air demonstrations, May 26-30, in celebration of the 2016 Fleet Week New York (FWNY).

Events, free and open to the public, include:

Saturday, May 28

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Eisenhower Park, East Meadow

Event will include USN and USMC aviation static displays (10 a.m. to noon, including a USN EOD demonstration), personnel, equipment, and vehicles and equipment carried by a Marine Corps infantry platoon (small arms, small artillery and individual combat load), and more.

• Noon to 12:30 p.m., U.S.S. The Sullivans Pier, Staten Island

A U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) helicopter will conduct a search and rescue demonstration over open water near the pier. During the demonstration, the helicopter crew will drop a mannequin into the water to simulate a person in distress. A rescue swimmer will then jump into the water to secure the mannequin. Both the rescue swimmer and the mannequin are then lifted securely back into the helicopter and the helicopter departs the area.

Sunday, May 29

• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Liberty State Park, Jersey City

Event will include the USN Parachute Team “The Leap Frogs,” USN helicopter demonstration with EOD fast rope, U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue demonstration, USN dive tank, military tactical vehicles and more.

• 2 to 4 p.m., Rye Playland

Event will include a ceremony in honor of Memorial Day for veterans, USMC aviation static displays, and vehicles and equipment carried by a Marine Corps infantry platoon (small arms, small artillery and individual combat load).

Monday, May 30

• 2 to 5 p.m., Glen Island Park, New Rochelle

Event will feature USMC aviation static displays, and vehicles and equipment carried by a Marine Corps infantry platoon (small arms, small artillery and individual combat load) for students.

• 1:10 p.m., Citi Field, Flushing

Four FA-18 Super Hornets based out of Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach will fly over the annual New York Mets/USO Military Appreciation Day at Citi Field, signifying the start of the game. The Mets will take on the Chicago White Sox. The USN Parachute Team “The Leap Frogs will jump into the stadium and military personnel from all five branches will be represented on the field. The Joint Service Color Guard will present colors, and a member of Navy Band Northeast will sing
the national anthem.

• 1:30 to 2 p.m., Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86N, Manhattan

A USCG helicopter will conduct a search and rescue demonstration over open water near the pier. During the demonstration, the helicopter crew will drop a mannequin into the water to simulate a person in distress. A rescue swimmer will then jump into the water to secure the mannequin. Both the rescue swimmer and the mannequin are then lifted securely back into the helicopter, and the helicopter departs the area.

Visit www.longislandweekly.com/2016-fleet-week-ships-announced for the list of port visits and public visitation schedules.

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