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This year New York city's fleet week is celebrating the Centennial of naval aviation.
In honoring naval aviation we honor our country and assure America that their security is guaranteed by a strong Marine Corps navy and Coast Guard team.
One of the many activities provided for the public during fleet week our tours of the massive naval ships.
Aboard the USS Iwo jima I was able to learn what it's like to be a part of -- crew that wins wars protects homefront and enables peace.
The USS Iwo jima is home to historic artillery and during fleet week the public can be up close and personal with these massive machines.
I'm sitting I mean -- 181 Abrams tank.
One of -- -- -- on the USC -- family and friends can come and see what on this tape -- the city's fleet week.
On the main deck Marines -- information before being dismissed who enjoyed their weekend in the city.
I caught up with naval rescue swimmer Casey Gonzales who told me about his responsibilities aboard the ship.
And anybody that's.
That's in need of help I'm here for them.
Involves a lot of training a lot of maintenance got to keep it up water -- we run a lot of drills.
While exceed the USS Iwo jima carries a squadron of 24 marine helicopters including the world's first tilt rotor aircraft known asked the -- -- Captain Ryan and its pilots the -- spray and gave me some insight on what the fleet week Centennial means to him.
If world's changing.
All the aircraft built so much over time you look at the development of aircraft.
Mine for example the -- this the transformation of going from the CH 46.
The -- now in the way things have changed.
It's just a great time to see that the technologies that we have available to us.
After observing the crew aboard the USS Iwo jima.
It was clear that these men have truly formed a brotherhood that will stands the test of time.
-- seen -- we've seen the airplanes and the Max Pollock and the feeling.
You get aboard the USS Iwo jima is absolutely unexplainable but the feeling of bringing the troops home to celebrate New York City is incredible.
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