LA Fleet Week Aug 31 – Sept 1st

//LA Fleet Week Aug 31 – Sept 1st

About LA Fleet Week®

Southern California’s newest end-of-summer tradition, LA Fleet Week is an annual, multi-day celebration of our nation’s Sea Services over the Labor Day Weekend.  Free to the public, the multi-day event attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the LA Waterfront in San Pedro.  Visitors enjoy public ship tours, military displays and equipment demonstrations, a kids’ STEM Expo, aircraft flyovers, live entertainment, the 10th Annual Conquer the Bridge Labor Day morning 5.3-mile walk/run over the iconic Vincent Thomas Bridge, the Galley Wars culinary competition between military branches, and all-around fun for the entire family.

LA Fleet Week is organized by the LA Fleet Week Foundation, in partnership with the Port of Los Angeles and City of Los Angeles.  Other LA Fleet Week 2018 sponsors to date include the Annenberg Foundation, Outfront Media, Delta Airlines, Bob Hope USO, Battleship IOWA, The Ahmanson Foundation, Andeavor, UPS, Clyde & Co., Los Angeles Chargers, Phillips 66, Sam’s Club and South Coast Plaza.  For sponsorship information and opportunities, contact the LA Fleet Week Foundation at sponsorship@lafleetweek.org or call 310-971-4461.

THE BEACH BOYS WILL HEADLINE AN EXCITING ROSTER OF MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT AT
LA FLEET WEEK® 2018 PRESENTED BY TOM CLANCY’S JACK RYAN ON AMAZON PRIME VIDEO

Annual Labor Day Weekend Celebration on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles
Will Feature Live Entertainment Daily; Free to the Public

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The LA Fleet Week® Foundation today announced that The Beach Boys will headline the Saturday night (Sept. 1) concert during LA Fleet Week® 2018 presented by Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime Video.

The quintessential Southern California band leads an exciting line-up of music acts performing over the multi-day event, Aug. 31-Sept. 3. Opening with Steve Morris, The Beach Boys will perform on the Delta Air Lines main stage on Saturday night, followed by a spectacular laser light show set against the backdrop of the iconic Battleship IOWA.  Once again, the Annenberg Foundation presents the free Saturday evening concert. Tickets are required and will be distributed electronically during the weeks leading up to Labor Day weekend.  To receive important LA Fleet Week updates and event information sign up at LAFleetWeek.com.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate LA Fleet Week and treat our military guests and the visiting public to a signature Southern California experience then to have The Beach Boys play on the LA Waterfront on Labor Day weekend,” said Jonathan Williams, president of the LA Fleet Week Foundation. “Thanks in large part to the Annenberg Foundation and other LA Fleet Week sponsors, we’ve signed a number of other terrific acts this year, adding to a great roster of LA Fleet Week entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.”

“We are excited to visit the Port of Los Angeles, play for the men and women of our United States Sea Services and be a part of LA Fleet Week 2018,” added co-founder and chief lyricist of The Beach Boys, Mike Love. “We are looking forward to returning to Southern California for concerts at Fleet Week, the LA County Fair and other popular venues!”

The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher, Scott Totten and Christian Love continue the legacy of America’s iconic band. For this special LA Fleet Week performance, honorary Beach Boy John Stamos will join the band on drums.

With the Battleship IOWA as the backdrop, the evening entertainment during LA Fleet Week will play on the Delta Air Lines main stage, thanks to their partnership with the Bob Hope USO, the local nonprofit organization charged with providing support to our service members while they are in port for LA Fleet Week.

Great Music All Weekend!

On Friday afternoon (Aug. 31), American Idol finalist Jo Kross will perform, followed by The Voice show runner-up Michaela Paige.  Sunday evening (Sept. 2) entertainment will feature popular cover bands Rich Girl and Soul Sacrifice (playing music from Hall & Oats and Santana, respectively), followed by an encore laser show.  On Labor Day afternoon (Sept. 3), Faultlines featuring The Voice winner Ashley Morgan will perform, followed by award-winning country music artist Brent Payne.  Other acts include San Pedro favorites 110- South and a reunion of The Wingtips. The USO Show Troupe will also join the Labor Day music lineup.

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Premiere
As the timing of this Labor Day weekend event coincides with the launch of the much-anticipated CIA thriller, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Prime Video will host the new series’ North American premiere event with talent and creators in attendance on Friday evening, Aug. 31, the opening night of LA Fleet Week’s Labor Day Weekend public event. The LA Fleet Week Foundation will distribute a limited number of tickets to the August 31 premiere of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and The Beach Boys performance on September 1.

To receive important LA Fleet Week updates and event information sign up at LAFleetWeek.com.

About LA Fleet Week® 2018 presented by Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime Video
Fleet Week is an annual, multi-day celebration of our nation’s Sea Services held on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles. Held over Labor Day Weekend and free to the public, the event features public ship tours, military displays and equipment demonstrations, live entertainment, a kids’ STEM Expo, aircraft flyovers, a 100 Years of Navy in Hollywood Film Festival, the 10th Annual Conquer the Bridge Labor Day morning 5.3-mile walk/run over the Vincent Thomas Bridge, the LA Fleet Week 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament, and a Galley Wars culinary cook-off competition between Sailor, Marine & Coast Guard teams.

LA Fleet Week is organized by the LA Fleet Week Foundation, in partnership with the Port of Los Angeles and City of Los Angeles. LA Fleet Week 2018 sponsors to date include Amazon Prime Video Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Princess Cruises, The Annenberg Foundation, Outfront Media, Delta Air Lines, Bob Hope USO, Battleship IOWA, The Ahmanson Foundation, Andeavor, UPS, Clyde & Co., Los Angeles Chargers, Phillips 66, Sam’s Club and South Coast Plaza. More information at www.LAFleetWeek.com.

For the latest updates on LA Fleet Week 2018, sign up to receive news announcements at LAFleetWeek.com and follow the event on:

Facebook: @LAFleetWeek
Instagram: @LA FleetWeek
Twitter: @LAFleetWeek
Official Hashtag: #LAFleetWeek2018

For sponsorship information and opportunities, contact the LA Fleet Week Foundation at  or call 310-971-4461.

PRINCESS CRUISES IS 2018 PRESENTING SPONSOR OF “GALLEY WARS”
LABOR DAY COOKING COMPETITION DURING LA FLEET WEEK®

Culinary Teams from US Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy Compete in Third-Annual Rivalry Cook-Off; Princess Chefs to Coach Each Military Team

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – July 24, 2018 – Princess Cruises, the leading international premium cruise line,  is the presenting sponsor of the “Galley Wars” cooking competition at LA Fleet Week® 2018 presented by Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime Video.  The three-years-running rivalry pits four teams – three from the U.S Sea Services plus one team from the Royal Canadian Navy – against one another to see which team can deliver the tastiest meal.

“Galley Wars presented by Princess Cruises” will be one of the signature events held on Monday, Labor Day, the final day of the Fleet Week celebration.  During LA Fleet Week, free military ship tours, exhibits, entertainment and much more take place Friday through Monday, Aug. 31 through Sept. 3, on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles.

The host of this year’s Galley Wars competition is Jill Whelan, Princess Cruises Celebrations Ambassador, best known for her role as Vicki Stubing, the Captain’s daughter on the hit television series, “The Love Boat.”

“Princess Cruises is all about creating memorable vacation experiences for our guests — including exceptional dining,” said Brian O’Connor, Princess Cruises vice president of communications. “Supporting this culinary competition at the popular home port of the original ‘Love Boat’ offers a wonderful opportunity for us to celebrate one of the most important aspects of our business with the enthusiastic, ready-to-win Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen.”

“The excitement around the Galley Wars competition is raised a few notches each year,” said Jonathan Williams, president of the LA Fleet Week Foundation.  “With Princess Cruises on board, this year’s competition will be a ‘must-see’ lunchtime event on Labor Day.”

For the Galley Wars competition, teams will be challenged to create their best grilled main dish, complemented by two side dishes and a dessert.  They will have a limited amount of time to prepare their meal in front of the panel of four Galley Wars judges and a live audience.

The high-profile judging panel to be announced in the coming weeks will be comprised of culinary experts who will observe the live competition, taste the meals prepared by each team, and determine which of the teams will walk away with bragging rights as this year’s Galley Wars champions.  This year, a chef from Princess Cruises will be assigned to each cooking team to help advise on menu decisions and winning strategies.  Participating teams will be selected by the Navy shortly before the competition.

About Princess Cruises
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global premium cruise line and tour company operating a fleet of 17 modern cruise ships, carrying two million guests each year to more than 360 destinations around the globe, including the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera, Europe, South America, Australia/New Zealand, the South Pacific, Hawaii, Asia, Canada/New England and World Cruises. A team of professional destination experts has created more than 150 award-winning itineraries, ranging in length from three to 111 days and Princess Cruises has been continuously recognized as “Best Cruise Line for Itineraries.”

Princess Cruises continues its multi-year, “Come Back New Promise” – a $450 million-dollar product innovation and cruise ship renovation campaign that will continue to enhance the line’s onboard guest experience. These enhancements result in more moments of awe, lifetime memories and meaningful stories for guests to share from their cruise vacation. The product innovations include partnerships with award-winning Chef Curtis Stone; engaging entertainment inspired shows with Broadway-legend Stephen Schwartz; immersive activities for the whole family from Discovery and Animal Planet that include exclusive shore excursion to onboard activities; the ultimate sleep at sea with the award-winning Princess Luxury Bed and much more.

Three new Royal-class ships are currently on order with the next new ship, Sky Princess, under construction scheduled for delivery in October 2019. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).

For more information on Princess Cruises:Facebook: @princesscruisesInstagram: @princesscruisesTwitter: @princesscruises Official Hashtag: #Comebacknew

About LA Fleet Week 2018® Presented by Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime Video
Southern California’s newest end-of-summer tradition, LA Fleet Week is an annual, multi-day celebration of our nation’s Sea Services over the Labor Day Weekend.  Free to the public, the multi-day event attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the LA Waterfront in San Pedro.  Visitors enjoy public ship tours, military displays and equipment demonstrations, a kids’ STEM Expo, aircraft flyovers, live entertainment, the 10th Annual Conquer the Bridge Labor Day morning 5.3-mile walk/run over the iconic Vincent Thomas Bridge, the Galley Wars culinary competition between military branches, and all-around fun for the entire family.

LA Fleet Week is organized by the LA Fleet Week Foundation, in partnership with the Port of Los Angeles and City of Los Angeles.  Other LA Fleet Week 2018 sponsors include Amazon Prime Video, the Annenberg Foundation, Outfront Media, Delta Air Lines, Bob Hope USO, American Legion Post #283, Battleship IOWA, The Ahmanson Foundation, Andeavor, UPS, Clyde & Co., Los Angeles Chargers, Phillips 66, Sam’s Club and South Coast Plaza.

For the latest updates on LA Fleet Week 2018, sign up for news announcements at LAFleetWeek.com and follow the event on:

Facebook:  @LAFleetWeek
Instagram:  @LA FleetWeek
Twitter:  @LAFleetWeek
Official Hashtag: #LAFleetWeek2018

For sponsorship information and opportunities, contact the LA Fleet Week Foundation at sponsorship@lafleetweek.org or call 310-971-4461.

LA FLEET WEEK® 2018 NAVY FILM FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF NAVY IN HOLLYWOOD

San Pedro’s Historic Warner Grand Theatre to Screen Classic Military-Themed Films Throughout Labor Day Weekend + First Episode of ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’
by LA Fleet Week® Presenting Sponsor Amazon Prime Video

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – Aug. 8, 2018 – Featuring black-and-white to modern-era films, LA Fleet Week® 2018 presented by Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime Video will include a Labor Day Weekend Navy Film Festival at the iconic Warner Grand Theatre in downtown San Pedro.  The Festival will celebrate the century-long relationship between the US Navy and the world-renowned film industry that has brought military life, storylines and battle realities to the big screen since 1918.

“This Festival marks a milestone for the US Navy and Hollywood, highlighting the ways that movies have—and will continue to—shape what we think about the military, as well as the men and women who serve,” said US Navy retired Rear Admiral Mike Shatynski, co-founder and board member of the LA Fleet Week Foundation. “As a kid growing up in LA, military-themed movies definitely were something that influenced my decision to serve my country and see the world.”

The festival will also commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Fleet Combat Camera units, groups of service personnel assigned to filming and documenting the history and activities of the US Navy and other branches.  Since World War II, Combat Camera footage has been featured in Hollywood movies and Navy documentaries, and used for military training and educational purposes. The Festival will honor the Navy’s Combat Camera unit, which is slated to be decommissioned this year.

The film festival will screen six different classic films from Sept. 1-3 at the historic Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, with each night featuring a different theme. The first film each night will be shown at 5:00 p.m. and the second at 8:15 p.m. The first episode of the new series “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” will be shown between each feature film, compliments of Amazon Prime Video.

FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Saturday, Sept. 1 – Marine Corps Night

“Sands of Iwo Jima” – John Wayne WWII classic, 1949

“Battle: Los Angeles” – Marine Corps versus aliens in Los Angeles, 2011

Sunday, Sept. 2 – Navy Air Night

“Hell Divers” – Classic fighter pilot film starring Clark Gable and Wallace Beery, filmed aboard first aircraft carriers, 1931

“Top Gun” – Modern-day fighter pilot classic starring Tom Cruise, filmed aboard carriers with full Navy cooperation, 1986

Monday, Sept. 3 – Navy Ships & Subs

“Mister Roberts” – Classic comedy starring Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon and James Cagney about a Navy cargo ship serving in the South Pacific in the waning days of WWII, 1955

“Hunt for Red October” – American espionage thriller adapted from the Tom Clancy best-selling novel, 1990

Ticket sales start each day at 4:00 p.m., with doors opening at 4:30 p.m.  Admission is free for all active military, veterans and children under three years, and $5.00 (cash only) for all others. For theater location, details and most up-to-date information, visit lafleetweek.com.

Since its first venture into Hollywood more than a century ago, the US Navy has been recognized with three Academy awards for films it has produced, including Best Documentary Feature (“The Battle of Midway”) and Best Documentary Short Subject (“December 7th”) in 1943, and Best Documentary Feature (“The Fighting Lady”) in 1945.

About LA Fleet Week® 2018 presented by “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” on Amazon Prime Video

LA Fleet Week is an annual, multi-day celebration of our nation’s Sea Services held on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles.  Free to the public, the Labor Day Weekend event features public ship tours, military displays, equipment demonstrations, live entertainment, a kids’ STEM Expo, aerial demonstrations, the LA Fleet Week® 2018 Navy Film Festival, the 10th Annual Conquer the Bridge Labor Day morning 5.3-mile walk/run over the Vincent Thomas Bridge, the LA Fleet Week 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament, and a Galley Wars presented by Princess Cruises culinary cook-off competition between Sailor, Marine, Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy teams.

LA Fleet Week is organized by the LA Fleet Week Foundation, in partnership with the Port of Los Angeles and City of Los Angeles.  Other LA Fleet Week 2018 sponsors include Amazon Prime Video, the Annenberg Foundation, Outfront Media, Delta Air Lines, Bob Hope USO, American Legion Post, Battleship IOWA, Princess Cruises, Andeavor, Clyde & Co., Providence Little Company of Mary, Sam’s Club and South Coast Plaza.

FAA: “No Drone Zone” During Fleet Week in SF

The FAA and the SFPD have declared San Francisco’s 35th annual Fleet Week a “No Drone Zone,” and threaten hefty fines for violators of the ban.

The SFPD issued the following statement:

Fleet Week is a No Drone Zone. To ensure the safety of airshow participants and spectators, there will be a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR), also known as a “no fly zone” in effect within a 5 nautical mile radius around the center point of the airshow, from the surface to 15,000 feet, 1:00-6:00 p.m. on Thursday October 8th, and from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday October 9th through Sunday, October 11th. A fine of up to $10,000 can be levied by the federal government to anyone flying an aircraft, or operating a drone, in the TFR during those hours.

Fleet Week, a celebration of all things military, is a tradition of the US Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard in which recently deployed active ships tour the harbors of major cities.  The celebration includes the traditional parade of ships and ship tours.  A highlight of Fleet Week is the demonstration by the Blue Angels, the US Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, featuring aviators from the Navy and Marines.

It’s these aerial demonstrations that have prompted institution of the No Drone Zone, as the Blue Angels will practice several days before performing their airshow twice during the week.  The center point of the airshow as noted above is just north of San Francisco’s Crissy Field.

As 1,000,000 visitors descend upon San Francisco for Fleet Week, aerial photos of their favorite tourist attractions are out this time around.  “Drones and Fleet Week do not mix,” said Ian Gregor, FAA spokesperson.  The ban follows CA Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent veto of laws criminalizing the flying of drones over emergency areas, schools and prisons.

 

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