NEW YORK -- A New York tradition is back with the return of Fleet Week.
It started Wednesday morning with the annual Parade of Ships.
CBS2's John Elliott was at Pier 88 on the West Side for all the action.
See live updates below for the latest.
Fleet Week: Public can tour U.S.S. Wasp starting Thursday
Mutts with a mission
John Elliott finds a special four-legged friend who's about to deploy on the USS Wasp.
Parade of Ships photo gallery
U.S. Coast Guard, Navy keeping New York waters safe
John Elliott speaks with service members about their roles and responsibilities, as well as their excitement to return to New York.
Marine veteran treating trauma through dance
Meet a Marine veteran who has dedicated his life to helping other vets process their trauma through dance.
He founded Exit 12 Dance Company back in 2007, and now he's teaming up with the Intrepid for a special workshop.
We hear from Roman Baca and dancer Taylor Gordon about their upcoming "Truths Colliding" performance.
CLICK HERE and watch their full interview above for more information.
Chopper 2 over Parade of Ships
Fleet Week fly along
Chopper 2 is over the Parade of Ships as it rolls into New York Harbor. Watch streaming on CBS News New York.
Smiles and salutes from Pier 88
U.S. Coast Guard excited to usher in Parade of Ships
Machinery Technician Petty Officer Second Class Hannah Carolus joins us on board U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutter Warren Deyampert, as the brand new ship lines up for the iconic sail up the Hudson.
for a closer look at the ship.
Navy Drill Team putting their practice on display
John checks back in with the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard Drill Team about the discipline and dedication that goes into their performances for special events like Fleet Week.
Big honor in the Big Apple
Meet the U.S. Marine corporal from Queens set to sing the National Anthem this weekend at Yankee Stadium.
Fire up the band
John Elliott introduces us to members of the U.S. Navy Band as they get ready for this week's performances.
Chopper 2 over New York Harbor
Fly along with Chopper 2 as the annual Parade of Ships returns!
Navy Ceremonial Guard shows off skills
John Elliott catches up with members of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard Drill Team as they rehearse for this week's festivities.
Piece of history returns home
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is showcasing part of the ship's own history that also serves as a reminder of all those who lost their lives defending the country.
It's a marvel discovery almost 80 years in the making -- the remains of a doomed World War II plane recently found in the Pacific Ocean.
for John Dias' full report.
Your guide to Fleet Week
From the Parade of Ships to ship tours, music, talks, walks and more, there will be plenty to do around the city this week.
CLICK HERE for a full list of events through next Tuesday.