MARINES TAKE NYC BEACH

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US Marines landed and quickly took over Orchard Beach this afternoon is an overwhelming show of military force.

Local area residents applauded as they acted like children of all ages and happily toured the military helicopters and posed for photos with the proud Marines, who were taking part in Fleet Week. Dozens of marines landed aboard two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 helicopters and two AH-1 helicopters at Pelham Bay Park's, Orchard Beach.

The demonstration was part of three Navy ships and two Coast Guard cutters, which docked at New York Harbor and brought over 1,500 service members to the area for a week of free events, including ship tours, parades, aerial demonstrations and even military band concerts.

USMC Captain L. Pirek coordinated the press coverage, which included Fox News, News 12 The Bronx and last but not least, City Island Images. There were several local newspapers present as well.

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