NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – After more than nine months away from home, the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier returned to Hampton Roads Monday.

Several thousand crew members were reunited with their loved ones at Naval Station Norfolk.

Families waited pier side for long overdue hugs and kisses.

The Truman and Carrier Strike Group 8 deployed in November, but the mission was extended due to the war in Ukraine.



WAVY’s Chopper 10 flew over the carrier as it pulled up to the pier at Naval Station Norfolk Monday. Click here to see video of that unique perspective of the homecoming: