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June 1, 2015 Photo by John Gibbins Helicopter air crewman Breck Greene kissed his girlfriend Jacqueline Adamson after getting off of the USS Sampson at Naval Station San Diego.

They (San Diegans) make a big deal about our Sailors returning home from deployment; as it should be. I’ve always enjoyed watching the anticipation of the families as their Sailors turn into the harbor. But this morning, after viewing this gallery I realized the USS Sampson would be the last ship to return from deployment while I’m here; The next time they dock  I’ll be across the country.  With that, I’ll share some images of what a typical homecoming for our San Diego Sailors looks like. I’m going to miss them.

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June 1, 2015 Photo by John Gibbins The Guided Missile Destroyer USS Sampson returned to San Diego from a seven-month deployment to the western Pacific where among other assignments participated in the search for the missing Indonesian AirAsia flight. Many of the 300 sailors were met by loved ones at the dock.

Kisses welcomed the crew of the Guided Missile Destroyer USS Sampson as it returned to San Diego from a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific where among other assignments participated in the search for the missing Indonesian AirAsia flight. Many of the 300 sailors were met by loved ones at the dock.

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June 1, 2015 Photo by John Gibbins The crew of the Guided Missile Destroyer USS Sampson lined the rails as they returned to San Diego from a seven-month deployment to the western Pacific where among other assignments participated in the search for the missing Indonesian AirAsia flight. Many of the 300 sailors were met by loved ones at the dock.
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June 1, 2015

Photo by John Gibbins

Delilah Modelowitz waved a flag as waited for her father USS Sampson sailor Joel Modelowitz pierside at Naval Station San Diego.

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June 1, 2015

Photo by John Gibbins

Ron Balantyne held his grandaughter Brooke Tooman, two-years old, up so his son-in-law Petty Officer Taylor Tooman could see her as the ship pulled up to the dock.

See more here: UTSANDIEGO.COM

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