Robert Hungate (left), Petty Officer First Class
“He’s a fire controlman FCA1, and I’m just a fire controlman, so FC1. We both deal with weapons systems and radars for weapons. I think it’s pretty impressive, but I’m really easy to impress.”
Also pictured: Tulloch McKinley, Petty Officer First Class
Cody Trybus (right), Rising Officer Third Class
“We’re doing summer training at the Naval Academy, so we took four yard patrol boats up from Annapolis. Now we’re on liberty for Fleet Week. I want to see the World Trade Center.”
Kyle Trybus, Rising Officer Third Class
“I want to go to a Yankees baseball game.”
Michael Nowak, Undesignated Airman
“It’s my first time in the City. I arrived Sunday. I felt like I was at home again, honestly, being from Chicago. I find it very similar being here, just being in the groove of a city. Everyone’s been very friendly. New Yorkers are great; great people. I mean, Chicagoans are better, but it’s all right.”
Gene Douglas, Senior Chief Petty Officer
“I was here in 2000 for Fleet Week, but it’s been 17 years. I’m in awe of this city. I’m from a small town and I’m in awe of how big it is here, how big up it is and how big down below, for crying out loud. I was in the subway this morning and it’s just amazing.”
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Faces of NYC Fleet Week
New York City’s annual Fleet Week is marked by the arrival of massive military vessels on the City’s shoreline and a flood of sailors and service members on its streets. In between ship tours, rugby matches and diving demonstrations, these men and women on shore leave have a chance to explore NYC with fresh eyes and freshly laundered uniforms. We spoke with several Navy sailors and officers to learn more about their Fleet Week experiences and New York City plans before their ships set sail.