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Dates announced for 2015 Fleet Week in New York City

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fleet week will be may 20 to the 26th (WABC)

The U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard announced dates for the 2015 Fleet Week New York Wednesday.

Fleet Week New York, now in its 27th year, is scheduled to take place May 20-26. The event returned in 2014 after a one-year absence.

The weeklong celebration is the city's time-honored celebration of the sea services, and a chance for citizens to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen.

It is estimated that nearly 1,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate this year.

In addition to public visitation of participating ships and military band concerts, there will be numerous exhibits and aviation demonstrations throughout the week showcasing the latest technology of the maritime services.

The usually annual celebration of America's sea services wasn't held in 2013 because of the government shutdown and federal budget sequester that hampered spending.

The event costs the Navy several million dollars spent on docking fees, fuel costs, security, hotel rooms and transporting large ships and aircraft to New York.

Fleet Week events include ship tours, parades and aerial demonstrations.

For up-to-date information on all Fleet Week events, visit the official Fleet Week New York website at http://www.fleetweeknewyork.com.


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