presented by the Port of San Diego and the USS MIDWAY
This event is soaring back to San Diego with great fanfare as we prepare to experience the best of the U.S. military on display and in action with cruisers, amphibious ships, destroyers, frigates, submarines, and landing craft in addition to a demonstration of SEAL capabilities, Coast Guard Search and Rescue, a fly-over of contemporary Navy and World War II aircraft, and much more.
View the action all along the San Diego region waterfront, from the South Bay to Coronado, the Embarcadero, Harbor and Shelter Islands.
Ship tours, a STEM fair and many more static displays will be available and FREE to the public.
B Street Pier
Friday, September 9, 2016
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
San Diego Bay
Saturday, September 10, 2016
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday, September 10-11, 2016
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
September 10-14, 2016
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Note: No backpacks, large bags/purses, parcels/packages or strollers shall be left unattended at anytime or allowed aboard USN ships. All personnel and items are subject to search with metal detector and baggage x-ray machines.
VIP viewing aboard the USS Midway is available on Saturday, September 10, 2016, 11:00am-2:00pm
$150 per person includes luxury chalet with food, beverage, seating and unrivaled viewing
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Parking will be limited. Take an Uber ride to/from the event. First ride is free up to $15 with promo code FLEETWEEKSD (new users only).
Vendor space is available to promote your goods and services to the thousands expected to attend this event. For information please contact Maggie Young at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fleet Week Sea & Air Parade STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Fair showcases the latest technology that is both fascinating and fun for all ages. Lockheed Martin, SAIC, NASA, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SSC PAC), the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the U.S. Naval Academy bring this technology for the public to experience hands-on.
This event will feature interactive demonstrations and dynamic speakers to engage kids and families in all that encompasses STEM in order to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.
An exciting addition to the event will be a demonstration of Virtual and Augmented reality featuring technologies from ONR’s Battlespace Exploitation of Mixed Reality (BEMR) Lab. BEMR is designed to showcase and demonstrate cutting edge, low-cost commercial mixed reality, virtual reality and augmented reality technologies used in training, operations, repair and maintenance for the warfighter by collaborating with engineers and human factors scientists.
Kids and adults can drive an underwater robot called SeaPerch in a 1000-gallon tank at the Fleet Week STEM Fair. Visitors can operate a Sea Perch—a small and simple Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV)—and learn about how underwater vehicles are made and deployed to solve problems within the field of Ocean Engineering.
The ONR’s SeaPerch is part of an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater ROV in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme.)
SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific’s mission is to enable information warfare superiority for our Naval, Joint, National and Coalition warfighters through research, development, delivery and support of integrated capabilities. Some of those on display at the STEM Fair include Laser Communication Sets with modulating video and sound using camera and microphone, Straw Rocket Launchers featuring physics concepts including force and motion, mass, thrust, and center of gravity while making predictions and measurements, and the Lego Robot with graphical programming which manipulates and controls these robots via tablets and computers.
The U.S. Naval Academy STEM Center booth will have engineering and science hands-on Navy related activities. The activities are appropriate for kids of all ages and will be facilitated by midshipmen from the Naval Academy.
Navy Divers at Birch Aquarium
Navy divers will be live at Birch Aquarium in La Jolla on Sunday, September 11, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. EOD technicians and Navy salvage divers will demonstrate scuba and surface supply diving with interactive questions and answers for viewers!