Marines, Navy to Kick Off ‘Green Fleet Week' Initiative

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will be in Coronado Jan. 20 as the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps kick off their ‘Great Green Fleet’ initiative.

At the center of the project is an aircraft carrier strike group using alternative fuel as well as energy conservation measures. Several San Diego-based ships will support the Washington-based aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis.

The Great Green Fleet will be a yearlong initiative. The name is a play on the Great White Fleet of battleships and escort ships that steamed around the world 100 years ago.

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