Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) as the ship arrives at Naval Station Norfolk, July 3. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is returning to homeport at Norfolk after operating in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Andrew Schneider/Released)
Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the Eisenhower Strike Group homecoming. On Wednesday, 5,000 Sailors returned home to the Norfolk, Mayport, and Whidbey Island areas, finishing a four and a half month deployment.
Read Rear Adm. Michael Gilday‘s blogthat explains how the Sailors have been operating forward in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Rear Adm. Gilday is the commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight.