Friday, May 3, 2013

USS John C. Stennis Homecoming


Jacob James, center, hugs his five-month-old daughter Annabelle James, right, after stepping off of the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier following an eight-month deployment Friday, May 3, 2013, in Bremerton. The crew was stationed in the 5th and 7th fleet areas of U.S. responsibility, namely the Persian Gulf. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Nearly 2,300 sailors aboard the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier returned home to the embraces of family and friends following an eight-month deployment Friday, May 3, 2013, in Bremerton. The crew was stationed in the 5th and 7th fleet areas of U.S. responsibility, namely the Persian Gulf. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Peeking from portholes and lining the deck, nearly 2,300 sailors aboard the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier returned home to the embraces of family and friends following an eight-month deployment Friday, May 3, 2013, in Bremerton. The crew was stationed in the 5th and 7th fleet areas of U.S. responsibility, namely the Persian Gulf. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Sailors and wives alike await the return of 2,300 sailors aboard the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier following an eight-month deployment Friday, May 3, 2013, in Bremerton. The crew was stationed in the 5th and 7th fleet areas of U.S. responsibility, namely the Persian Gulf. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Nearly 2,300 sailors aboard the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier returned home to the embraces of family and friends following an eight-month deployment Friday, May 3, 2013, in Bremerton. The crew was stationed in the 5th and 7th fleet areas of U.S. responsibility, namely the Persian Gulf. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Crowds await the return of nearly 2,300 sailors aboard the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier following an eight-month deployment Friday, May 3, 2013, in Bremerton. The crew was stationed in the 5th and 7th fleet areas of U.S. responsibility, namely the Persian Gulf. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


Eric Gomez embraces his daughter Alexsa Gomez, in pink, after stepping off of the John C. Stennis aircraft carrier following an eight-month deployment Friday, May 3, 2013, in Bremerton. The crew was stationed in the 5th and 7th fleet areas of U.S. responsibility, namely the Persian Gulf. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)


William Godfrey, right, hugs his mother Tammy Decker, center right, following an eight-month deployment Friday, May 3, 2013, in Bremerton. The crew was stationed in the 5th and 7th fleet areas of U.S. responsibility, namely the Persian Gulf. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)

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