Updated: Oct 11, 2018
The annual Fleet Week celebration once again graced the skies and waters of the San Francisco Bay Area.
For a week, about 2000 military personnel "invaded" the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area to help highlight the importance of the military in protecting our national security and providing assistance during national emergencies (think earthquakes and hurricanes).
As usual, the highlight of the weeklong event was the thunderous appearance of the Untied States Blue Angels and other aerial daredevils who took to the Bay Area skies.
Not to be outdone, the United States Navy warship Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) led the annual parade ships under the Golden Gate Bridge the Friday morning of the festivities.
Fleet Week first began in the 1980s and has had a strong support from Bay Area residents for years, attracting millions of spectators.
Be sure to look at our Fine Print Art section to see some of our photos from previous Fleet Weeks.
Credit: Oakland Photo Vault 2018
For our part, we have been taking photos and videos of Fleet Week fun for over 20 years and plan to post our photos of the earlier fleet weeks on our website in the near future.