Los Angeles to Host Navy Fleet Week Starting Next Year

In this Sept. 26, 2015 photo, the USS Iowa, a retired World War II-era battleship, is docked in the Port of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John Antczak)
In this Sept. 26, 2015 photo, the USS Iowa, a retired World War II-era battleship, is docked in the Port of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John Antczak)

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles will begin hosting U.S. Navy vessels in an annual Fleet Week starting next year.

Mayor Eric Garcetti and Navy officials announced the plan Monday aboard the USS Iowa, a retired World War II-era battleship that is now on display in the Port of Los Angeles.

Officials intend to make LA Fleet Week an end-of-summer tradition featuring active military ships in the days leading up to and through each Labor Day.

Los Angeles is making efforts to promote its waterfront as a visitor destination.

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