Philly festivities for Army - Navy game

U.S.S. Oscar Austin
WEBSITE: http://www.oscar-austin.navy.mil/default.aspx Public Tours Offered 12-4 p.m.
Friday December 5
Saturday December 6
Sunday December 7

No backpacks, no strollers, no weapons, no open bottles, no video cameras/

Please bring photo ID and children must be accompanied by an adult

USS OSCAR AUSTIN is the lead ship of the OSCAR AUSTIN - class, a sub-class of the ARLEIGH BURKE - class, making her the Navy's first FLIGHT IIA ARLEIGH BURKE - class guided missile destroyer. The OSCAR AUSTIN is the first ship in the Navy to bear the name. More than 508 ft. long with a crew of 380, Bath Iron Work's first FLIGHT II ARLEIGH BURKE Class AEGIS Destroyer proudly bears the name of Private First Class Oscar P. Austin, United States Marine Corps. Displaying indomitable courage and selfless devotion to duty, PFC Austin was killed near DaNang, Vietnam in February 1969 when he sacrificed his own life to save an injured companion. He has been recognized with numerous medals and decorations, including the Medal of Honor, the Purple Hart, the National Defense Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze stars, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.



Saturday 12:00-4:00
WEBSITE: http://www.phillylovesarmynavy.com
LOCATION: Blue Cross RiverRink
Columbus Blvd. at Market Street
Philadelphia PA 19106

Enjoy tours of visiting ships, music, food, face painting, interactive games with prizes, and ice-skating at the Blue Cross RiverRink. Fans without an Army/Navy Game ticket can watch the big game live on the giant video wall at the RiverRink.

Philadelphia gets a special opportunity for an up-close look at two of the U.S. Navy's most impressive ships, a Naval Service Ship, and smaller Naval Academy vessels. The Ships will be open for FREE public tours Saturday December 6 from 12 Noon-4pm and Sunday December 7 from 12 Noon-4pm.

For information about the ships, please visit http://www.bulkeley.navy.mil/default.aspx or http://www.oscar-austin.navy.mil/default.aspx

For up-to-date information about all the Army / Navy events happening this weekend, logon to www.PhillyLovesArmyNavy.com. Following a national bid process to host the Army/Navy Game, the United States Naval Academy (USNA) and the United States Military Academy (USMA) awarded five of six Army/Navy Games to Philadelphia in April 2003, maintaining the city's position as the home of the Army/Navy Game. The Army/Navy Game will be held in Philadelphia in 2009, in addition to this year's game.



U.S.S. Bulkeley
Saturday 12:00-4:00 p.m.
WEBSITE: http://www.bulkeley.navy.mil/default.aspx
LOCATION: Columbus Blvd. at Market Street
Philadelphia PA 19106

Public Tours 12-4pm
No backpacks
No strollers
No weapons
No open bottles
No video cameras
Bring photo i.d., Children musdt be accompanied by adult.

ARRIVING DECEMBER 4: The USS BULKELEY is an Arleigh Burke destroyer and the first ship ever named afterVice Admiral John Duncan Bulkeley. She was christened on June 24, 2000 at Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The USS Bulkeley is 519 ft. long and has a crew of 357. Severalcrew members are from the Philadelphia area, including the commanding officer. Vice Admiral John Bulkeley fought under severe conditions in Southeast Asia during the early stages of WWII. As a Commanding Officer in WWII, or Commanding Officer of the base at Guantanamo Bay, Admiral Bulkeley was about high standards. His knowledge of his people, his boats, and tactics were instrumental in survival of the war and he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his leadership, courage and accomplishments.



Sunday 12:00-4:00 p.m.
WEBSITE: www.phillylovesarmynavy.com
LOCATION: Blue Cross RiverRink
Columbus Blvd. at Market Street
Philadelphia PA 19106

Enjoy tours of visiting ships, music, food, face painting, interactive games with prizes, and ice-skating at the Blue Cross RiverRink. Fans without an Army/Navy Game ticket can watch the big game live on the giant video wall at the RiverRink.

Philadelphia gets a special opportunity for an up-close look at two of the U.S. Navy's most impressive ships, a Naval Service Ship, and smaller Naval Academy vessels. The Ships will be open for FREE public tours Saturday December 6 from 12 Noon-4pm and Sunday December 7 from 12 Noon-4pm.

For information about the ships, please visit http://www.bulkeley.navy.mil/default.aspx or http://www.oscar-austin.navy.mil/default.aspx

For up-to-date information about all the Army / Navy events happening this weekend, logon to http://www.PhillyLovesArmyNavy.com . Following a national bid process to host the Army/Navy Game, the United States Naval Academy (USNA) and the United States Military Academy (USMA) awarded five of six Army/Navy Games to Philadelphia in April 2003, maintaining the city's position as the home of the Army/Navy Game. The Army/Navy Game will be held in Philadelphia in 2009, in addition to this year's game.

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