USS Monterey returning to Norfolk on Sunday

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171101-N-DO281-528 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 31, 2017) The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) transits the Atlantic Ocean. Monterey is deployed in support of maritime security operations in the U.S. fifth and sixth fleet area of operations (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Trey Fowler)

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.

Video (App Users): USS Monterey launches Tomahawk missile

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.

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