More than 1,000 servicemen attended the “All Hands on Deck” celebration at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on April 27. The event kicked off Fleet Week.

Servicemen listen to an address by Rear Admiral John Christenson in Seminole Paradise for “All Hands on Deck” (Photo Credit: Tom Craig/Seminole Hard Rock)


More than 1,000 servicemen from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Navy attended the “All Hands on Deck” celebration in Seminole Paradise at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on April 27. The event kicked off Fleet Week.   

Fleet Week is part Broward Navy Days. Each year, thousands of sailors aboard several ships dock in Port Everglades for a week-long series of community service projects, special events and more. Sailors hailing from the dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) from Little Creek, VA, guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) from Norfolk, VA, Coast Guard cutter USCGC Tahoma (WMEC 908) from Portsmouth, NH, submarine USS Toledo (SSN 769) from Groton, Conn. and Canadian auxiliary oiler replenishment ship HMCS Preserver (AOR 510) from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Also participating are military personnel from Naval Beach Group Two from Little Creek, VA, Riverine Squadron Three from Yorktown, VA., Marines from 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion from Camp Lejeune, NC and 170 Sailors from the Navy’s Riverine Squadron attended the event in Seminole Paradise.  

Servicemen watch a patriotic fireworks display over Seminole Lake at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. (Photot: Tom Craig/Seminole Hard Rock)

The event in Seminole Paradise included presentation of colors, a crowd address by Rear Admiral John Christenson, live entertainment, food and drink specials in Seminole Paradise, appearances by the Seminole Hard Rock Calendar Girls, a dating game show, swimsuit contest and patriotic fireworks.