20th Anniversary Fleet Week Port Everglades Begins April 26
Nearly 2,500 men and women of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, along with the Royal Canadian Navy and German Navy (Deutsche Marine) will participate in South Florida’s 20th annual celebration of the maritime services, Fleet Week Port Everglades, April 26-May 3. This event provides an opportunity for the citizens of South Florida to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness first-hand the latest
capabilities of today’s maritime services.
This year’s participating ships and units are:
• Littoral Combat Ship USS Independence (LCS 2) from San Diego, Ca.
• Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault Ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) from Norfolk, Va.
• Guided Missile Frigate USS Halyburton (FFG 40) from Mayport, Fla.
• Guided Missile Destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) from Norfolk, Va.
• Fast Attack Submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750) from Norfolk, Va.
• Coast Guard cutter (yet to be named)
• Multi-Role Patrol Frigate HMCS Montreal (FFH 336) from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
• Multi-Purpose Frigate FGS Hessen (F 221) from Wilhelmshaven, Germany
• U.S. Marines from 2nd Marine Division from Camp Lejeune, N.C.
SECURITY NOTE: There are very strict security requirements to obtain access to Port Everglades. Media members wishing to visit the port MUST have a valid, state-issued, photo identification card, such as a driver’s license, as well as an organizational identification card that clearly identifies the holder as media. Those two forms of identification are required for every person in the media party visiting the port. If you encounter difficulty at one of the check points, please contact the Fleet Week Public Affairs Office at one of the numbers above.