NORFOLK, Va. – An aircraft carrier strike group comes home after a long deployment in the Middle East.
The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower arrived Friday in Norfolk cheers of hundreds of spouses and children with balloons and flowers and waving signs. More than 6,000 sailors spent seven months away.
The strike of the group had provided security and launched fighter jets that carried out missions against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
In October, rockets launched from the Yemeni coast failed to strike the American ships. They defended themselves with Tomahawk missiles that were launched against three radar sites in Yemen.