NORFOLK, Va. — The USS San Jacinto (CG 56) is back in Norfolk! That means hundreds of sailors are getting home to loved ones.
This Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser arrived at Naval Station Norfolk on Sept. 8. It had been deployed in the European area for nine months.
The Jacinto is part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. A few squadrons from the strike group came back Monday.
On Spet. 6, a spokeswoman for U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs explained that Capt. Christopher Marvin's crew sailed more than 60,000 miles in this deployment, running multi-national defense exercises.
"Participation in these interoperability exercises with the British, Italian, Hellenic, Spanish, and French navies allowed the strike group to demonstrate U.S. commitment to security and stability for all in the region," she wrote.
Capt. Marvin said he couldn't be any prouder of the way the crew stepped up.
“This deployment was an overall success by allowing us to showcase our ability to flex during an unpredictable period and show the brilliance and resiliency of this crew, putting the ship's versatile capabilities on full display and highlighting the support we have from our families and loved ones back home,” he said.
Welcome home, Jacinto!