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After Seven Long Months, Submariners Return Home

A Sailor assigned to the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750) receives a hug from a loved one, at Naval Station Norfolk, after returning from a seven month deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Newport News was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for Newport News, Virginia. The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, on 19 April 1982, her keel was laid down on 3 March 1984, and commissioned on 3 June 1989. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Darryl Wood/Released)

A Sailor assigned to the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750) receives a hug from a loved one,  at Naval Station Norfolk, after returning from a seven month deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Newport News was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for Newport News, Virginia. The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, on 19 April 1982, her keel was laid down on 3 March 1984, and commissioned on 3 June 1989. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Darryl Wood/Released)

(Oct. 13, 2018) A Sailor assigned to the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750) receives a hug from a loved one, at Naval Station Norfolk, after returning from a seven month deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Newport News was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for Newport News, Virginia. The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, on 19 April 1982, her keel was laid down on 3 March 1984, and commissioned on 3 June 1989. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Darryl Wood/Released)