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Fleet Week San Diego 2018: Honoring San Diego's Military Community

From golf tournaments in El Cajon to luncheons at SeaWorld, San Diego is honoring its military community with a weeks-worth of activities to support and celebrate those who serve. 

Fleet Week San Diego 2018 runs from Oct. 20 to Oct. 28 with a myriad of events for active duty military, veterans and the general public.

The military tradition honors and celebrates the men and women who serve through events that entertain and alliances that support San Diego's heroes.

The first Fleet Week was celebrated in San Diego, California, during the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition.

This year's Fleet Week kicked off Saturday with a military family tailgate at Qualcomm Stadium ahead of San Diego State's matchup against San Jose State. 

Events are open to the public and include:

Fleet Week Enlisted Golf Tournament 
Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sycuan Resort 
Teams of four will compete head-to-head for the annual Fleet Week Inter-Service Trophy. The event is exclusively for enlisted servicemembers. After the golf tournament, guests can enjoy dinner, prizes and giveaways at Sycuan Resort. 

Enlisted Recognition Luncheon
Oct. 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., SeaWorld San Diego
More than 250 enlisted service members and their guests will be treated to lunch at SeaWorld San Diego. The military members were chosen because of their distinguished service within their respective commands. Then, they will enjoy a day at the park. 

Fleet Week / SDMAC Breakfast
Oct. 25, 7:30 a.m., Admiral Kidd Club San Diego
Each month, the San Diego Military Advisory Council hosts a breakfast featuring prominent civilian and military speakers. This month's breakfast coincides with Fleet Week and features Vice Admiral John D. Alexander with the U.S. Navy's Third Fleet. 

Innovation Zone
Oct. 26-28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Broadway Pier
The Fleet Week Innovation Zone is opening up its doors to students to learn about the STEM and high-tech jobs in the military. Students can explore high-tech displays focused on new and emerging technologies. The goal is to encourage students' participation in STEM education programs. 

Military Ship Tours
Oct. 26-28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Broadway Pier
Next to the Innovation Zone, guests can tour U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships, which will be on display to visitors 5 years old and over. The Navy ship that will be on display has not yet been announced but the coast guard will have USCGC Mellon open for tours. 

Navy Midshipmen v. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Oct. 27, 4:30 to 10 p.m., Broadway Pier
Cheer on U.S. Navy as they take on Notre Dame at a viewing party on Broadway Pier. The night will be filled with barbecue, beverages and more as the game is screened on a large screen.  During halftime, enjoy special performances. 

Military Family Day
Oct 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Broadway Pier
To close out Fleet Week San Diego 2018, a special event for military families will be held at Broadway Pier. The event will feature an array of activities for kids, raffles, lunch and other surprises. 

The San Diego Fleet Week Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that produces Fleet Week San Diego.

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