Sailors, Coast Guard, Marines Arrive For Fleet Week

Sailors, Coast Guard, Marines Arrive For Fleet Week


BLAST, NINE JOURNALISTS ARE AMONG THE DEAD. AUTHORITIES SAY THE SECOND ATTACKER WAS AMONG REPORTERS WHO HAD GATHERED TO COVER THE FIRST BOMBING. HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, FLEET WEEK IS GETTING UNDERWAY TODAY IN FORT LAUDERDALE. THE PUBLIC WILL GET THE CHANCE TO CHECK OUT SOME OF THESE SHIPS ARRIVING TODAY. AND THOSE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVE OUR COUNTRY WILL ENJOY SOME WELL DESERVED R&R HERE IN SOUTH FLORIDA. THEY LOOK FORWARD TO IT, WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING THEM. CBS4’S JOAN MURRAY IS JOINING US FROM PORT EVERGLADES WITH MORE. Reporter: ELIOTT, GOOD AFTERNOON. 28 YEARS, AND STILL GOING STRONG. NOW, IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES TO SIGN UP IN ADVANCE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE BIG SHIPS INCLUDING THIS ONE THAT YOU SEE BEHIND ME. BUT IF YOU DO NOT GET A CHANCE TO GO ON THE SHIPS, YOU WILL GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET THE MEN AND WOMEN IN TOWN. TWO SHIPS AND THREE COAST GUARD CUTTERS SAILED INTO SOUTH FLORIDA EARLY MONDAY, DROPPING ANCHOR AT PORT EVERGLADES. KICKING OFF THE MUCH- ANTICIPATED FLEET WEEK. FOR US, IT’S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW WHAT WE DO FOR THE COMMUNITY. WE WANT TO STRENGTHEN THOSE TIES THAT WE HAVE WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BY BRINGING THE SHIPS TO A PORT LIKE THIS. Reporter: THE USS KEARSARGE AND THE MUCH SMALLER USS DETROIT IS A COASTAL SHIP. SHE IS DESIGNED TO BE MODULAR. SO SHE CAN DO SURFACE WARFARE. A VERY SMALL CREW, 80 PEOPLE INCLUDING THE HELICOPTER ATTACHMENTS. A VERY FAST SHIP. SMALL, CAN GO INTO A LOT OF TIGHT PLACES AROUND THE WORLD, AND REALLY SUPPORTS US FROM THE SMALL SHIP CATEGORY ON WARSHIPS. AND YOU KNOW, WHAT WE HAVE BEHIND ME ON USS KEARSARGE WHICH IS A LARGE SHIP. Reporter: WHILE HERE, 1500 SAILORS, MARINES AND COAST GUARD MEN WILL ENJOY THE SIGHTS AND PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY PROJECTS. ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS WILL BE THE LEGION OF HONOR CEREMONY ON SATURDAY. WE WILL HAVE FIVE SURVIVORS WHO FOUGHT IN NORMANDY. THEY WILL GET THE HIGHEST AWARD FROM THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT WHICH IS NOW THE LEGION OF HONOR AWARD. IT ALL BEGINS TONIGHT WITH A BASH AT ESPLANADE PARK IN FORT LAUDERDALE AND EVERYONE IS WELCOME. IT IS A WONDERFUL WAY TO OPEN UP OUR ARMS AND SAY THANK YOU. THIS IS OUR 28th YEAR OF STAYING THANK YOU TO THE MILITARY. Reporter: ONCE AGAIN, PASSES WERE GIVEN OUT IN ADVANCE. IF YOU DON’T HAVE ONE, YOU ARE OUT OF LUCK UNTIL NEXT YEAR WHEN THERE IS LIKELY TO BE ANOTHER FLEET WEEK. AND OVER THE WEEKEND, WE HAVE THE AIR PORTION. A NUMBER OF AEROBATIC ACTS, AND HIGH-POWERED JETS WILL BE

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