Thursday, September 15, 2011

Third Fleet Participating in San Diego Fleet Week

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From U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Several U.S. 3rd Fleet ships will be participating in San Diego Fleet Week. USS Princeton (CG 59) and USS Rushmore (LSD 47) will be available for tours Sept. 17 and 18 at Broadway Pier and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) will be available for public tours at Naval Station North Island Sept. 24 and 25.

San Diego Fleet Week 2011 is a great opportunity for the American public to meet their Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard team and to experience the best of the sea services. This event will showcase naval personnel, equipment, technology and capabilities.

Naval aviation is celebrating its 100th anniversary of flight. From its inception, Naval aviation has been a "global force for good," as a symbol of power, and a force for stability in an increasingly unstable and interconnected world. Naval aviation involves everything from engaging in combat and warfare support, to keeping waterways safe and open for global commerce, to deterring sea piracy and drug trafficking. And when called upon, it provides humanitarian assistance and disaster relief anywhere, anytime.

U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility includes 50 million square miles of the Eastern and Northern Pacific ocean areas including the Bering Sea, Alaska, the Aleutian Islands and sectors of the arctic. U.s. 3rd Fleet measures its success by the readiness and combat efficiency of the Fleet and the extent to which it is connected and interoperable with domestic partners, international partners and allies.

50th Anniversary of Wisconsin Army National Guard's Berlin Crisis mobilization

In September 1961 about 10,000 32nd Infantry Division Soldiers from the Wisconsin Army National Guard were alerted to an impending call-up and then ordered to report to active duty at Fort Lewis, Washington on October 15, 1961.

Berlin Crisis Veterans are invited to join us Saturday, October 15, 2011, in Camp Douglas, Wis., at the 32nd Infantry Brigade's headquarters for a special day to commemorate the selflessness, dedication and duty of these Wisconsin citizen-Soldiers 50 years ago. This event is NOT open to the general public.

October 15, 2011 at Volk Field, 12:00 - 16:00
Open House Museum & Equipment Displays, Brief Ceremony
Burgers Brats & Soft Drinks will be available
Veterans are encouraged to bring scrapbooks & memorabilia

If you are a Berlin Crisis Veteran and plan to attend this commemoration, please RSVP by September 21, 2011 to:


WI Army National Guard
JFHQ Public Affairs Office
Attn: Maj. Kurt Geifuss
2400 Wright St.
Madison, WI 53704-2572

Please send the following information:
Mobilized Unit
Contact Phone
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