Annual Fleet Week kicks off in NYC


The 25th Annual Fleet Week kicked off in New York City today.



Chopper 12 was overhead as thousands of military personnel from the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard arrived in a parade of 21 ships on the Hudson River.



Hundreds of people gathered at Fort Hamilton Army Base to salute the ships as they passed by Brooklyn.



The event will include festivities throughout the tristate area to celebrate the sea services. The warships will also be open to the public for free tours.



To watch Chopper 12 footage of the Fleet Week ships, tune to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."