New York City Fleet Week 2009

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    May 20, 2009: The USS Vella Gulf moves up the Hudson River passing the skyline of lower Manhattan during Fleet Week in New York. Fleet Week events will include a military aircraft flyover, free tours of the ships moored at docks in Manhattan and Staten Island, military band performances and tactical demonstrations by troops.

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    May 19, 2009: Singer Joan Jett, fourth from left, poses with unidentified service men and women prior to boarding a Navy helicopter en route to USS Iwo Jima for a tour of the ship during Fleet Week New York.

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    April 30, 2009: Mackenzie Gonzalez, 4, salutes after trying on the dress uniform hat of U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Timothy Brady of the USS Ashland (not pictured), alongside Navy sailor, Fireman Paul Dekeizer.

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    May 19, 2009: In this photo released by the United States Navy, comedian Jimmy Kimmel, center right, poses with sailors after a taping of 'Live with Regis and Kelly' during Fleet Week. Approximately 3,000 sailors, marines and coast guardsmen will participate in the 22nd commemoration of Fleet Week New York.

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    May 22, 2002: In this file photo, sailors line the railings and a fireboat sprays water in welcome as the USS Iwo Jima passes the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor during Fleet Week. A scaled-down version of Fleet Week begins May 20, 2009, in New York.