Saturday, May 21, 2011


From the moment the ship departs its homeport for overseas, Sailors count the days to a grand welcome home.

NORFOLK (May 16, 2011) -- Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Joseph Roberts is greeted by his wife after the amphibious transport dock ship USS Ponce (LPD 15) returns to Naval Station Norfolk after completing an extended deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. Ponce is part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and deployed with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU).

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Goodwin.

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