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VIRGINIA BEACH - The crew of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenryis back home with loved ones tonight.

Families waited anxiously at the pier at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

The crew had been gone five months on maritime security duty in the Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Seas.

Elements from Riverine Squadron 3-2, Assault Craft Unit 2, Beach Master Unit 2 and CTF 65 Staff accompanied the ship.

The ship returned with a new commanding officer. Cmdr. Eric Kellum took charge in mid-November while the Navy investigates allegations of misconduct by Cmdr. Ray Hartman.

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