I do so love military homecomings! The USS Dwight D Eisenhower strike group has arrived home after 5 months deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. My son was on that deployment, but oddly enough he watched his own ship come into port --- from the pier!
IKE pulled into Mayport, Florida 2 days ago before steaming on up to Norfolk. Scott debarked at that time and flew home to Norfolk to get a head start on his own return home. So, today when IKE came through the Chesapeake Bay and into port he was there to take pictures (because I begged him to!). And he got some fantastic photos!
Even though it is very late and I should be in bed, I just have to post these tonight. I cry at military homecomings. Don't tell me these pictures don't make you just a little misty, too!
Welcome home sailors and aviators of the IKE! Thank you for your service and sacrifices. God Bless You and God Bless the USA! Go Navy!
(Thanks for the pictures, Scott.)