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Welcome Home Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 4, 2015) Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Herbert Bushner, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), holds his newborn daughter for the first time during a homecoming celebration at Naval Base San Diego.

For nearly 10 months, the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (CSG) has been deployed to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. Over the course of the deployment, supporting strike operations in Iraq and Syria, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 successfully flew 12,300 sorties, including 2,382 combat missions and dropped …

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USS Truxtun (DDG 103) Returns Home

NORFOLK (Nov. 15, 2014) Operations Specialist 3rd Class Carter Davonte holds his daughter for the first time. The child was born while Davonte was deployed aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) as part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2 in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Jessica Kellogg/Released)

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) returned to homeport, Norfolk, Va., Nov. 15, 2014,  following a nine-month deployment as part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2 in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. 

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Carrier Air Wing Eight Homecoming

ARABIAN GULF (Oct. 2, 2014) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Tomcatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Stephens/Released)

Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 returned to Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., Nov. 14, 2014, following its successful nine month deployment conducting combat operations, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th fleet areas of responsibility.  

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USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Returns Home

NORFOLK (Nov. 15, 2014) Machinist's Mate Fireman Jacob Hines kisses his wife after disembarking the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship is returning to Naval Station Norfolk after a nine-month deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Shannon Barnwell/Released)

After completing a nine-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations, the ships and squadrons of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWB CSG) returned to their homeports in Norfolk, Va., Whidbey Island, Wash. and Mayport, Fla., Nov 15, 2014. NORFOLK (Nov. 15, 2014) The …

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Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group Homecoming

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 blog that explains how the Sailors have been operating forward in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of …

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