NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Sailors aboard the USS Monterey are scheduled to return to Norfolk this weekend.
The U.S. announced Thursday the guided-missile cruiser will arrive at Naval Station Norfolk Sunday, following a deployment to the Navy’s 5th and 6th Fleets.
The Monterey was a part of missile strikes the U.S. launched at Syria last month, in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Thirty missiles were launched from the Monterey.
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Sailors on the Monterey left Norfolk in mid-October to help cover gaps left by the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain, after the two vessels were involved in deadly incidents.