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Overview

Fleet Week San Diego honors and celebrates the men and women of the military through public events that entertain and alliances that thank and support these heroes.

Fleet Week San Diego 2014 is September 9–October 5. Join us in thanking our Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen for their services to our country by participating in 2014 Fleet Week San Diego events.

Mission

The mission of Fleet Week San Diego is to honor and celebrate the men and women of the military through public events that entertain and alliances that support and thank these heroes.

History

Fleet Week San Diego was created by community and business leaders who understood the great depth of public support for our Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. This group sought to provide a means for San Diego to express its support in a way that would establish San Diego as a patriotic, pro-military city. They shared a vision to recognize the contributions made by the naval services to the many communities of the greater San Diego region.

In 1997, after extensive planning and team building, Fleet Week San Diego was born. Nurtured by the Chamber of Commerce, the annual series of events grew quickly into a recognized feature of the region’s annual calendar. By 2001, Fleet Week San Diego had outgrown its home in the Chamber and was incorporated as The San Diego Fleet Week Foundation, a California Public Benefit Corporation and non-profit under the provisions of section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.

As a Public Benefit Corporation, the San Diego Fleet Week Foundation donates proceeds in excess of operating expenses from Fleet Week San Diego to charities that provide critical support to military families.

 

 

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A Sailor assigned to the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) greets his children during a homecoming celebration after the ship's maiden deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)