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  • LIVE VIDEO: Fleet Week Air Show S.F. Blue Angels

    10/11/2015 3:10:49 PM PDT · by bugseye · 4 replies
    abc7news ^ | 10-11-15 |
    The Fleet Week Air Show featuring the Blue Angels takes to the sky beginning at 3 p.m.
  • [San Francisco] Aerobatic Blue Angels Delight Hundreds Of Thousands – But Not SF Supervisor Avalos

    10/11/2015 2:30:01 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 34 replies
    KPIX (CBS San Francisco) ^ | October 10, 2015
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — If you were anywhere in San Francisco Saturday and didn’t see the Blue Angels, you likely heard them. The U.S. Navy flight squadron dazzled spectators as part of the city’s annual Fleet Week festivities. --SNIP-- Not everyone was thrilled. Representing some of the unimpressed, San Francisco supervisor John Avalos took to Twitter. “Maybe the rain and the fog means no Blue Angels! … #WishfulThinking,” Avalos tweeted. In response to a constituent, Avalos tweeted this: “U expect me to LIKE war planes buzzing SF w/feel good jingoism? Just the THOUGHT of a crash over the city should...
  • Incredible photo of an F-18 zooming through the Golden Gate bridge

    10/22/2014 5:27:47 AM PDT · by do the dhue · 81 replies
    sploid ^ | 10/13/14 | Rick Shelton
    Rich Shelton loves airplanes and San Francisco, which shows in all his beautiful photos. He was able to take this incredible image of a Blue Angels' F/A-18 zooming through the Golden Gate bridge at Fleet Week in San Francisco.
  • Traitor in the White House Cancels Fleet Week

    05/26/2013 7:55:49 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 25 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | May 26, 2013 | Pam Geller et al
    I look forward to Fleet Week on Memorial Day Weekend every year. The city is transformed by our heroes in the armed forces. But thanks to Obama, the 2013 Fleet Week has been cancelled. 2012 Fleet Week Event Schedule | Parade of Ships USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Visitors Guide His pigs feed at trough (the unions, SEIU, "green companies," etc.) -- while decent, hard working Americans, along with our troops and assorted targets of the enemy administration, continue to be punished by the traitor in the White House. Obama and his entourage feast on Kobe steaks, holding...
  • BizPac Review sails into Port Everglades on USS Dallas submarine

    04/28/2012 9:23:02 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 7 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | April 27, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    The USS Dallas rolled out the red carpet for BizPac Review in a special prelude to the upcoming Fleet Week events taking place in Fort Lauderdale, April 25-May 1. More than 1,000 men and women of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard are in town to celebrate and educate the community on the talents and duties of our maritime soldiers.
  • US Military 1 — Occupy Movement 0

    10/10/2011 10:49:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 9, 2011 | Zombie
    The “Occupy” movement claims to represent 99% of the people (hence their motto, “We Are the 99%”). The US military stands for everything the Occupiers oppose; it is after all the force which imposes the evils of capitalism on the nation and the world.Wouldn’t it be interesting if, as an experiment, we arranged to have the Occupy movement and the US military each hold events in the same city on the same day — and then see which one drew more visitors? If the Occupiers truly represented the 99%, and if the military really were the musclemen for the corporations,...
  • Fleet Week should be on the ballet in SF

    10/07/2011 10:35:15 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 55 replies ^ | 10/7/11 | Rich Hill
    I have strong feelings about the Blue Angels' annual visit. I do not like it. I find it to be a loud, violating display of military power that goes against what I stand for. During last year's Fleet Week, my students charged to our classroom's rattling windows at the first omniscient roar. With mouths gaping and eyes wide, they gazed out in hopes of seeing "The Angels" shoot overhead. We happened to be talking in class about our society's epidemic of violence and its many mediums of proliferation.
  • Marine Killed Crossing Street

    05/27/2011 8:36:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 27, 2011 | SOPHIA HOLLANDER And SEAN GARDINER
    A Marine in New York for Fleet Week was struck by a car and killed early Thursday as he tried to return to his ship docked at a Hudson River pier just 200 yards away. The 22-year-old corporal was hit about 1 a.m. after a taxi dropped him and several other Marines near their ship, the USS Iwo Jima, berthed on Pier 88. His name was withheld pending notification of his family by the Marines. Earlier in the day, the "Parade of Ships" traveled grandly up the Hudson River to inaugurate the city's 24th annual Fleet Week, which draws more...
  • CIDKauf has cool pics of JETS

    03/03/2009 7:30:33 PM PST · by CIDKauf · 23 replies · 752+ views
    Ameican Heroes!!! ^ | 03/03/09 | CIDKauf
    Check this out:

    09/16/2008 6:35:58 PM PDT · by WSGilcrest · 30 replies · 7,481+ views
    Fleet Week 2008 Press Releases FLEET WEEK HAS A STELLAR LINE UP The Blue Angels Return along with the Canadian Snowbirds SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Sept. 2, 2008 -- Fleet week is proud to announce that the Navy’s Blue Angels will be returning to the skies of San Francisco. Fleet week makes its 28th annual appearance, October 9-14, 2008 -- attracting an estimated one million spectators along the San Francisco waterfront. The show will be bigger and better this year with the Canadian Snowbirds joining the Blue Angels. The Snowbirds’ performance features nine jets showcasing remarkable tactical aviation. Their show...
  • San Francisco Peaceniks in a Panic Over Fleet Week

    10/05/2007 7:33:24 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 258+ views
    Cinnamon Stillwell's Blog ^ | 10/5/7 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    It's that time of year again and Fleet Week has descended upon the city of San Francisco. For those who, like myself, appreciate the unabashed demonstration of military prowess, not to mention the spectacular air shows of the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, it is a time to relish. And, of course, an occasion for gloating about the matter at one's blog. It helps that self-proclaimed socialist supervisor Chris Daly's third attempt to ban the Blue Angels, due, he claims, to safety concerns (never mind that there's a higher chance of being hit by a car in San Francisco than an...
  • Get Ready for Fleet Week in New York City

    05/22/2007 9:48:41 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 19 replies · 644+ views
    1010wins ^ | Tuesday, 22 May 2007
    USS Enterprise Ships, aircraft and personnel from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard arrive in New York City on Wednesday for the start of Fleet Week. will provide streaming video of the Parade of ships. The annual Fleet Week event gives citizens the opportunity to meet the crews and tour some of the ships. There will also be several military demonstrations and displays throughout the week. Norfolk Naval Base USS Nassau USS Wasp L-CAC USNS Laramie Fast Attack Sub On Wednesday morning, some of the ships expected to participate in the Parade of Ships up the...
  • [San Francisco] FLEET WEEK 2006: Many ships ahoy and many mates ashore

    10/07/2006 9:42:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 272+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/7/6 | John Coté
    Thousands of onlookers, from toddlers to seniors, gathered along San Francisco's waterfront Saturday under brilliant skies to watch aerial stunts and precision flying as part of Fleet Week. "We've come every year for four years," said Erron Garibay, 32, of Antioch as he sat with his wife, Dawn, and their three children, ages 5 through 12. "It's just togetherness, bringing our kids out here to let them see all the jets and everything our military has," Garibay said. The events continue today with an Italian Heritage Parade from Fisherman's Wharf to North Beach beginning at 12:30 p.m., followed by an...
  • Navy planes flip over Bay Area's scenic sites

    10/06/2006 7:51:28 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 288+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 10/6/6 | Kelly Rayburn
    SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornets tumbled and swooped over downtown San Francisco on Thursday afternoon, flying in tight formation and leaving tails of billowing white smoke. The Blue Angels are back for the 26th annual Fleet Week. Promoters of the event are talking up an extravaganza that will be "bigger than ever this year" — a weekend replete with a U.S. A-10 jet demonstration, the U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter, the Red Bull Air Race World Series and air demonstrations by Sean Tucker, one of the top aerobatic civilians. Blue Angels, though, are surely the top draw for many...
  • "R.I.P Abu Z! One More Mission Accomplished!"

    06/08/2006 11:09:38 AM PDT · by Mr.Atos · 5 replies · 316+ views
    06.06.06 | Mr.Atos
    The Fleet has arrived today in Portland. We need to get a banner and take it down to the Concourse today that reads, "R.I.P Abu Z! One More Mission Accomplished!" Welcome Back, USS Cole!
  • New York City Bids Fair Winds, Following Sea to Fleet Week Ships

    05/31/2006 5:47:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 485+ views
    NEW YORK (NNS) -- The 19th New York City Fleet Week came to a close May 31, as Sailors and Marines left New York City in their wake, headed for their next destination. While visiting the ‘Big Apple,’ Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen participated in community service events, sports competitions, military demonstrations and Memorial Day remembrances in all five boroughs. “I’m just impressed by the good, positive attitudes and willingness to work that the young Sailors express,” commented Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Paul Ablaza, a Reservist with Naval Security Forces, Naval Weapons Station Earle, Colts Neck, N.J. “Seeing the dedication of...

    05/29/2006 8:59:59 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 503+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/29/6 | Bob McManus
    ABOARD USS KEARSARGEIT'S been 56 months since the onset of the Long War. Time for a break. So this most modern of the Navy's warships - recently back from the Mideast and in training for a return trip - turns her bow toward New York City and Fleet Week liberty for her 1,800 sailors and Marines. What sort of a ship is she? "Forty-thousand tons of twisted steel and sex-appeal," says Rear Adm. Garry Hall, with a broad smile. "There's no beach beyond our reach." It's a time-tested trope, no doubt about that, but no less true for the re-telling...
  • Kearsarge Visits New York for Fleet Week (LHD 3)

    05/25/2006 9:08:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 667+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Journalist 1st Class (SW) Robert Keilman
    MANHATTAN, N.Y. (NNS) -- More than 1,000 Sailors and 600 Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) arrived in New York May 24 for Fleet Week 2006. Kearsarge, along with seven other U.S. naval ships will visit Manhattan and Staten Island for the annual celebration from May 24-31. “Fleet Week allows us to show the character of our Sailors and Marines and the quality of the Kearsarge’s, equipment, technology and capabilities,” said Capt. Joseph Sensi, Kearsarge’s commanding officer. “We thank New York for showing such appreciation and support for those of us who serve.” During their visit,...
  • Fleet Week New York 2006 (AAARRR!)

    05/24/2006 12:13:51 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 42 replies · 4,006+ views ^ | unknown | none
    The following ships are scheduled to participate in Fleet Week, and are berthed at the following piers.       Pier 88 Manhattan           USS Kearsarge (LHD 3)Amphibious Assault Ship - Wasp Class USS Kearsarge returns to New York City, having served as the primary Navy unit participating in the 1995 New York City Veteran’s Day activities, which marked America’s tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the end of World War II. Kearsarge is the fourth ship in the history of the U.S. Navy named for Kearsarge Mountain in New Hampshire. The name is one...
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Angels we can hear on high - Navy's magicians of the air swoop and dive above city

    10/07/2005 12:29:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 72 replies · 1,543+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/7/5 | Steve Rubenstein, Henry K. Lee
    The dogs howled, the pigeons flapped, the babies cried, and the tourists trained their cameras on the heavens as the Blue Angels paid another of their discreet social calls Thursday on San Francisco. The noise was louder than the sound of fire engines, Jamba Juice blenders and even last weekend's bluegrass festival. At Justin Herman Plaza, there were more than a few fingers stuck into more than a few ears during the jet planes' practice fly-overs, which seemed to last all day but in fact started around noon and ended around 4 p.m. "They're the products of the devil,'' said...
  • Pak sailor held in NY for sexually assaulting teenage girl

    05/29/2005 9:18:01 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 75 replies · 1,737+ views
    We India ^ | May 29, 2005
    New York | May 29, 2005 1:22:37 PM IST A Pakistan Navy sailor was arrested in New York on Thursday after he allegedly sexually assaulted a US teenage girl in a public park. "They were talking in the park, he grabbed her, and he kissed her on the mouth. She struggled away and got help," The Nation quoted a New York Post report as saying. The Pakistan Embassy confirmed the sailor's arrest, the paper said adding that currently he is being held at a precinct station. "We have been informed of the arrest, and we are looking into the matter,"...
  • Coyotes and Foxes and 'Big Eyes' ... Oh My! (New Navy Technology - on display for Fleet Week, NYC)

    05/29/2005 9:28:18 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 2 replies · 739+ views
    FNC ^ | 5-29-05 | Catherine Donaldson-Evans
    NEW YORK — The seafaring boat houses a coyote, a silver fox and a creature dubbed "Big Eyes" — but it isn't a modern-day Noah's Ark. Called the Star Fish, this little ship carries the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Afloat Lab onboard to show off all the latest technological wizardry the U.S. military can use — in the Iraq war, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the world. The Coyote, Silver Fox and "Big Eyes" are the names of two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) (search) and a giant set of long-range binoculars, respectively. They're in New York Harbor for the Navy's...
  • SHIPS IN 'FLEET MEET' SCRAPE (French ship scrapes moored Pakistani ship)

    05/29/2005 8:34:01 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 51 replies · 1,331+ views
    May 29, 2005 -- Two foreign naval ships arriving in the city for Fleet Week collided off Staten Island yesterday, causing minor damage to both, according to organizers. No injuries were reported. The Jean Bart, a French ship, collided with the Moawin, a Pakistani vessel, off Stapleton Pier, Fleet Week officials said in a news release. The French frigate struck the port side of the Pakistani support ship, which was already moored, the organizers said. There was visible damage across 30 feet of the French vessel's hull, the organizers said. The Pakistani ship was only superficially damaged.
  • Marines in NYC for Fleet Week visit WTC

    05/27/2005 8:42:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 892+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/27/05 | Jenny Holland - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - Hundreds of troops here for Fleet Week took time off Friday to attend two events to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks - one a very public show of strength, the other quiet and private. Almost 300 members of the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard took part in the first event, a three-mile run around lower Manhattan followed by a wreath-laying ceremony beside the former World Trade Center site. As they stood under a cloudless sky at the site of the terrorist strikes, the group let out a shout that reverberated across the 16-acre...

    05/28/2004 12:02:46 AM PDT · by kattracks · 20 replies · 247+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/28/04 | ANDREA PEYSER
    ALTHOUGH just 19, Alexia Regner has vowed to serve her country to the death, if needed. As thanks, the baby-faced young lady with the quick intelligence and military bearing has had verbal bombs thrown in her face by her fellow college students. Even faculty members have subjected her to abuse. "I've been called a baby killer," said Alexia, who's enrolled in the Reserve Officers Training Corps. With her crisp, white uniform and sad eyes, Alexia was one of thousands of sailors and soon-to-be soldiers who descended upon the city for Fleet Week. And although she didn't sign up for this...
  • Memorial Day

    05/28/2004 6:24:38 AM PDT · by OESY · 12 replies · 151+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 28, 2004 | Editorial
    This is Fleet Week in New York City, with thousands of sailors and Marines touring the sites and sampling other, er, attractions on shore leave. So it was no surprise that a small company of Marines ran and chanted in formation in front of our downtown Manhattan offices yesterday morning. They were applauded everywhere as they passed. Opponents of the war in Iraq often complain that the military "sacrifice" isn't equally shared. Volunteer soldiers risk death abroad, while the rest of us go about our lives as we always do. In the most cynical formulation, it is said that the...
  • More Notes from 'Washingtonienne' (Tabs Offer 20K to Name Names)

    05/27/2004 8:13:09 AM PDT · by sathers · 58 replies · 333+ views
    Wonkette ^ | 5/26/04 | Jessica Culter email to Ana Marie Cox
    Imagine if you dropped your diary on the sidewalk somewhere and the next thing you know it's national news. (ed. note-all her life tales were available publicly on a weblog, put there by her!) The National Enquirer offered me $20,000.00 for an interview today. But I said no. I have nothing to say that has not already been said, so they started low balling me down to $5,000.00! Took a long lunch at The Palm Steakhouse with a lovely woman from the Washington Post Magazine. Not talking to the 'Reliable Source' column anymore. Leiby implied I had the AIDS bug...
  • A Fleet Week sans Blue Angels? - Navy leaves S.F. off 2004 schedule

    12/12/2003 7:51:20 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 896+ views ^ | 12/12/03 | Carl Nolte - SF Chronicle
    <p>The Navy Blue Angels precision flying team announced its schedule for 2004 Thursday -- and San Francisco's huge Fleet Week celebration is not on it.</p> <p>The daring flights of the six F/A-18 Hornet jets have been the centerpiece of the city's Fleet Week event for more than 20 years, and without the Blue Angels, the whole event could be in difficulty.</p>
  • Pilots get in a nice 'workout'<br> Blue Angels' moves nothing to sneeze at [SF Fleetweek]

    10/10/2003 5:02:20 PM PDT · by My2Cents · 9 replies · 287+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/10/03 | Henry K. Lee
    <p>San Francisco -- The Blue Angels are back in town as part of Fleet Week, and the ear- splitting, jaw-dropping maneuvers thousands of feet up are nothing short of miraculous to some observers.</p> <p>But for the elite Navy flying team, which can be seen practicing today and performing Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m., behind all the twisting and turning is plenty of discipline, training and lots of concentration.</p>
  • Fleet Week San Francisco 2003

    10/03/2003 5:18:10 PM PDT · by WSGilcrest · 13 replies · 720+ views ^ |
    Fleet Week San Francisco 2003 Navy Ships sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and other military and civilian aerobatic aircraft performers provide over four hours of aerial entertainment in the world's most breathtaking venue during Fleet Week when the Bay Area pays tribute to the men and women of our nation's Navy and Marine services. A Gavin Fleet Week design© 1998 Gavin Fine Art & DesignAll Rights Reserved Come to Fisherman's Wharf and celebrate Fleet Week and the US Navy's birthday with an assortment of exciting family oriented activities...
  • Fleet Week In New York City

    05/26/2003 7:19:35 PM PDT · by LaserLock · 18 replies · 497+ views
    May 26, 2003 | LaserLock
    I woke up this morning with the intention of participating in the Memorial Day Parade in New York City. The heavy down pour of rain would not deter me. Well, because of the rain there was no parade. As I was walking along 42nd Street, from Sixth Avenue to Fifth Avenue, I met a Navy Officer who was walking with his wife and daughter in the opposite direction. I asked him has the parade started yet. He said that he hadn't seen any of the barriers set up. I told him according to there's supposed to be a parade...

    05/22/2003 2:20:45 AM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 208+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/21/03
    <p>May 22, 2003 -- A flag comes home today, courtesy of the United States Marines.</p> <p>This is Fleet Week, an annual New York event. Last year, the New York/New Jersey Port Authority Police Department, which lost 37 officers in the 9/11 attacks, "adopted" the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit - and presented it with the department's World Trade Center memorial flag.</p>
  • Pretty Blue Angels of Death [Anti-Military/Anti-USA BARF ALERT!]

    10/16/2002 1:54:33 PM PDT · by MikalM · 157 replies · 1,209+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/16/02 | Mark Morford
    <p>Let us now happily observe the Navy's shiny and world-renowned Blue Angels precision flying team roaring over S.F. Bay, shaking the office windows and triggering a million car alarms and inducing coronaries in the elderly and panicking the easily panickable into thinking Armageddon is at hand at last, take me Jesus I am ready, oh wait, damn, it's just Fleet Week.</p>
  • Official 2002 San Francisco Fleetweek page

    10/01/2002 3:58:08 AM PDT · by WSGilcrest · 13 replies · 408+ views
    Calendar of Events October 10-13, 2002 *All dates and times are tentative Blue Angels Circle and Arrival Maneuvers Thursday, October 10, Noon-5:00 p.m. Practice Air Show Friday, October 11, 12 a.nn.-5 p.m., Muni Pier/San Francisco waterfront Parade of Ships (For information, call 510-263-1821) Saturday, October 12, 11 a.m.-Noon, Muni Pier/San Francisco waterfront (best view, Marina Green) Arrival of eight ships, including three amphibious ships and embarked Marines, two destroyers, one Coast Guard Cutter, and the experimental platform "Sea Slice" Fleet Week Air Show (For information, call 415-487-6453) Saturday & Sunday, October 12-13, Noon-5 p.m., Muni Pier/San Francisco waterfront (Blue Angels...
  • With Extra Security, (New York)City Welcomes Navy For Fleet Week

    05/22/2002 12:44:40 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 10 replies · 512+ views
    NY1 ^ | 5/22/02 | unknown
    With Extra Security, City Welcomes Navy For Fleet Week MAY 22ND, 2002 In light of recent warnings about more terrorist attacks, the city and the Coast Guard are fortifying security measures for "Fleet Week.” After sailing in a parade under the Verrazano Bridge and around the tip of Manhattan, saluting the World Trade Center site as they pass, 20 warships, including one from Canada and one from Denmark, and 6,000 sailors will dock on the West Side of Manhattan Wednesday for the annual celebration of Naval services, now in its 15th year. The public will be invited onboard the ships...