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Navy Pilots Welcome Home, Wives & Kids Cheer!

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LEMOORE, Calif. (KMPH) -

Dozens of U.S. Navy pilots made it back home to NAS Lemoore Tuesday morning. They wrapped up an 8 and a half month deployment.

Wife, Nakoma Rosensweet says, "He's coming home! I was thinking this morning, hanging an extra towel in the bathroom that has not happened in 8 and half months. It's the little things. II'm so full of excitement."

Wife, Christina Marrs says, "I'm overwhelming with joy. I'm just excited they get to see their dad."

Fighter pilots with the squadrons, 'The Blue Diamonds', 'The Black Knights', and 'The Argonauts' were all aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz.

Their focus, security missions in the on going support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

A deployment, drawn out even longer after United States relations with Syria worsened.

Soon the wait was over.

Lt. Commander Rob Marrs says, "I'm so happy to be home right now. I had many good experiences, but just so happy to be home right now. I love being with my family who I have not seen. I missed a few birthdays and a few holidays. Now I have to make up the time and get back home."

Reporter asks, "What a Christmas present?"

Marrs says, "Yeah, that's the best part of all get to be home for Christmas."

Throughout the deployment, the USS Nimitz strike group was busy. They spent 63 days in direct support of coalition forces for Operation Enduring Freedom. They also took part in exercises with coalition countries and other nations, including Australia, Britain, Canada, the Republic of Korea and Japan.

During the entire trip, the USS Nimitz sailed more than 80,000 nautical miles.

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