Fleet Week kicks off in New York City

Thousands of sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships are participating in the 25th annual Fleet Week in New

JERSEY CITY - Thousands of sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships are participating in the 25th annual Fleet Week in New York City.

The U.S. Navy's lineup includes guided-missile destroyers and the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp. Military flyovers also are part of the festivities, with the Blue Angels performing one today.

This year's event marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

Military ships from Japan, Canada, Finland and the United Kingdom will also be docked around the city. The organization Operation Sail says 17 tall ships from around the world also will be in the city. The large vessels are rigged with traditional sails.

To watch extended footage from Fleet Week 2012, click on iO Extra on Channel 612.

To watch the Blue Angels take off from a Long Island airport, click on iO Extra on Channel 612.

Fleet Week New York 2012

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