For Immediate Release:Media Contact: J.W. Arnold, PRDC, 954-848-1894,
SHIPS, SAILORS COME TO PORT IN SOUTH FLORIDA:FLEET WEEK 2016 SET FOR MAY 2 – 9
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Broward Navy Days, Inc. will host the 26th annual Humana FLEET WEEK PORT EVERGLADES, May 2 - 9, 2016. Hundreds of Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen coming in on five visiting ships will participate in a week of recreational activities, professional demonstrations and community service projects at locations across South Florida.
Among the activities planned:
Ships scheduled to participate include the U.S.S. Bataan, an amphibious assault craft; two destroyers and a submarine to be announced; and a U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutter. Ships are expected to arrive at Port Everglades between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Monday, May 2.
Many events are free and open to the public. A complete schedule of events and links to register for ship tours can be found on BrowardNavyDaysInc.org beginning in mid-March. Public ship tour registration will also be announced around that time.
"These great young Americans felt a call to serve their country and are routinely sent to represent our nation and defend our strategic interests at great personal risk. Hours are long, pay is low, and physical hardships and family separations are part of the job," explained Mary Anne Gray, chair of Broward Navy Days, Inc. "Fleet Week provides an opportunity for the citizens of South Florida to meet and thank these heroes while witnessing first-hand the latest capabilities of today's modern Navy and maritime services."
BROWARD NAVY DAYS, INC. (BND) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization with a mission to support the morale, welfare, & recreation of our nation's maritime services. Fleet Week Port Everglades 2016 – supported by title sponsor Humana – is South Florida's occasion to honor and celebrate our Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen for their services to our country.
Fleet Week 2015 Was Made Possible by These Sponsors and Partners
Sponsorship opportunities are now available for Fleet Week 2016. Contact us for more information.
Broward Navy Days, Inc.5300 North Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308T: 954-649-4777