NORFOLK -- The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group will return to Naval Station Norfolk and NS Mayport (Florida) on Friday, April 18, the Navy announced Friday.
The group consists of 6,000 sailors and Marines stationed aboard the USS Harry Truman aircraft carrier and several support ships.
Most of the ships are based at Naval Station Norfolk, other than the USS Gettysburg, 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.
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We will have live streaming of the Truman Carrier Strike Group homecoming on WVEC.com on Friday, April 18.