Fleet Week kicks off around the city

BROOKLYN - Fleet Week, an event held to honor the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, kicked off around the city Wednesday.

This year, the largest vessel that'll be on display along the Hudson River is the USS Iwo Jima. Brooklyn residents will be able to tour the ship, which sailors say feels like a city unto itself.

The military has cut back on the number of ships partaking in Fleet Week to save money this year, but it doesn't plan to scale back on the festivities.

To watch News 12's Fleet Week special, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Aziz Chirkeev, 20, was last seen April 3 1 Brighton Beach man missing for nearly two weeks
News 12 talks to viewers about how dating 2 Word on the Street: Dating apps and self-esteem
3 VIDEO: News conference from Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office
News 12 Long Island's Doug Geed takes a 4 Tasty Tuesday: Fresh spring ingredients
Video: Survivors reflect on Holocaust Remembrance Day 5 Video: Survivors reflect on Holocaust Remembrance Day

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.