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Los Angeles to host Navy Fleet Week starting next year

File: The USS Iowa berthed at its permanent home in the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro.
File: The USS Iowa berthed at its permanent home in the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro.
Pacific Battleship Center

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 L.A. 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.