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Meeting after a long separation (12 pics)

Posted in Pictures   3 Aug 2009   / 9001 views

The supercarrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower with six thousand seamen on board docked in Norfolk after a five-month deployment in the Middle East.
The seamen were impatiently awaited by their families and friends. Touching pictures of their reunion after a long separation are waiting for you after the jump.


1 Meeting after a long separation (12 pics)

Sailor Eliezer Arroyo holds his 23-month-old son Eliezer Jr. up in the air after stepping off of the USS Eisenhower after it arrived on July 30, in Norfolk, Va. The aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) with its 6000 sailors returned to its home port after a five month deployment supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in the 5th Fleet Area of responsibility conducting maritime security.

2 Meeting after a long separation (12 pics)

Stephanie Stewart and her boyfriend Petty Officer Joseph Rider embrace after he arrived on the USS Eisenhower on July 30, in Norfolk, Va.

3 Meeting after a long separation (12 pics)

Sailor Samual Millien kisses his four month old daughter Tara Millien after seeing her for the first time after arriving on the USS Eisenhower on July 30, in Norfolk, Va.

4 Meeting after a long separation (12 pics)

A sailor looks out of a porthole on the USS Eisenhower after it arrived on July 30, in Norfolk, Va.

5 Meeting after a long separation (12 pics)

Sailors line the deck of the USS Eisenhower as it arrives on July 30, in Norfolk, Va.

6 Meeting after a long separation (12 pics)

Friends and family members gather to watch USS Eisenhower arrive on July 30, in Norfolk, Va.

7 Meeting after a long separation (12 pics)

Sailor Andrew VanWinkle embraces is wife Jana after he arrived on the USS Eisenhower on July 30, in Norfolk, Va.

8 Meeting after a long separation (12 pics)

The USS Eisenhower arrives on July 30, in Norfolk, Va.

9 Meeting after a long separation (12 pics)

The USS Eisenhower arrives on July 30, in Norfolk, Va.

10 Meeting after a long separation (12 pics)

Two-year-old Emily Smith takes a nap while waiting for her father to arrive on USS Eisenhower on July 30, in Norfolk, Va.

11 Meeting after a long separation (12 pics)

Sailors walk off of the USS Eisenhower after its arrival on July 30, in Norfolk, Va.

12 Meeting after a long separation (12 pics)

Friends and family members gather to watch the arrival of the USS Eisenhower on July 30, in Norfolk, Va.

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deltasailor 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
for some people here...this is a well known moment.... 35 35 35
       
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none 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
usually i dont the army or anything with it, but that is so beautiful
       
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severe_009 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
damn... hard life
Challenge breeds excellence...
       
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julies 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
blink blink soooooo cute... blink blink
       
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Chitra 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
toching the heart pictures n_smile n_smile n_smile n_smile n_smile n_smile n_smile n_smile
       














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