Iwo Jima ARG will be home for the holidays

Iwo Jima ARG will be home for the holidays

121208-N-YO707-112 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 8, 2012) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Hannah Marihugh directs an MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter as it takes off aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21). New York is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and is currently deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Cyrus Roson/Released)

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 4:13 AM

NORFOLK-Three Norfolk-based ships, delayed from coming home to because of Middle East unrest, are on their way home.

LTCDR Brian Badura with U.S. Fleet Forces Command confirms USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and its Marine contingent based in North Carolina will be home for the holidays.

USS Iwo Jima, USS Gunston Hall and USS New York were ordered to the Med last month, which extended their eight month deployment.

In all, that's about 4,000 Sailors and Marines due home soon.

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