Fleet Week 2012 — and the War of 1812

June 6, 2012 | The Veterans Corner

As New Yorkers welcomed the thousands of members of the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard arriving to celebrate Fleet Week 2012, Veterans Corner host Don Buzney talked with Captain Sara “Clutch” Joyner, a key coordinator of the event. Buzney interviewed Joyner on Pier 92, near the Intrepid, about the special significance of this year’s program. “Because it’s the bicentennial of the War of 1812, we wanted to have a bigger presentation,” said Joyner, a Navy fighter pilot and 23-year veteran. “The 1812 Navy marked the beginning — our birthplace — and we wanted to showcase and highlight what today’s Navy is all about.”
Captain Sara "Clutch" Joyner