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NORFOLK -- The HarryS.TrumanCarrier Strike Group will return to NavalStationNorfolk and NSMayport(Florida) onFriday, April 18, the Navy announced Friday.

The group consists of 6,000 sailors and Marines stationed aboard the USSHarry Truman aircraft carrier and several support ships.

Most of the ships are based at NavalStation Norfolk, other than the USSGettysburg, which is based in Florida.

The group has been on a nine-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.

Read more about their deployment

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We will have live streaming of the Truman Carrier StrikeGroup homecoming on WVEC.com on Friday, April 18.

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