NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - USS Iwo Jima and USS New York returned home Thursday morning.
The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group is now home. USS Iwo Jima and USS New York returned Thursday while USS Gunston Hall returned home to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story Tuesday.
This marks the end of the first deployment for USS New York.
The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group was deployed in support of maritime security operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
Sailors and Marines assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit offloaded in Morehead City, N.C. before the ships arrive in Norfolk.
A local convicted robber will serve 15 years behind bars for his part in a robbery at the Oceanfront two years ago.
Charges have been made in a domestic abuse investigation involving a 74-year-old woman in Elizabeth City.
Witnesses tell WAVY.com the attack of a shopper was the cause of a heavy police presence at the Ross department store at Military Circle in Norfolk Wednesday night.