San Francisco Fleet Week is an annual public event that honors the contributions of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces while advancing cooperation and knowledge among civilian- and military-based Humanitarian Assistance personnel.
– from Fleetweeksf.org
Fleet Week in San Francisco is one of the most exciting times of the year in the Bay Area. Since 1981, San Francisco has set a magnificent example for other Fleet Weeks across the nation.
This year, Fleet Week takes place from October 3rd to October 10th on the Marina Green. City residents and visitors witness spectacular views as military jets perform over the bay, and ships make their way under famous bridges. Those standing on the Golden Gate have some of the best seats for viewing.
If you plan on partaking in Fleet Week events, we urge you to keep in mind all of the asbestos that was used to manufacture military ships and aircraft. Veterans are some of those most at risk for asbestos-related diseases, like mesothelioma, due to exposure on board these vessels during their time of service.
Military.com states that nearly every ship commissioned between 1930 and 1970 was built with asbestos materials, “from bow to stern.” Those that worked and lived on ships were likely to inhale or ingest dangerous asbestos fibers.
If you are a military veteran who has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease due to exposure during your time of service, you have legal rights and might be entitled to compensation for your condition.