WOODBURY - Fleet Week is back, and it's a special return for ships and sailors observing Memorial Day Weekend.

Chopper 12 was over New York Harbor this morning as three Navy ships and two Coast Guard cutters arrived. About 1,500 service members are taking part in festivities through next Tuesday.

Fleet Week was severely cut back last year due to the federal budget crisis.

For extended Chopper 12 video over Fleet Week ships, watch the clip to the left or go to News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.