Families reunited as USS Fort McHenry returns home to Va. Beach

Families reunited as USS Fort McHenry returns home to Va. Beach

Credit: Mike Gooding, 13News

Families pierside for Friday's return of USS Fort McHenry.

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 30 at 2:47 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH - The crew of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry is 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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