Carrier Air Wing Three returning home in time for the new year


HAPPENING TODAY, THE FIRST OF TWO HUGE HOMECOMINGS IN HAMPTON ROADS. CARRIER AIR WING 3 IS EXPECTED TO RETURN THIS MORNING AFTER A 7 MONTH DEPLOYMENT. ITS EXCITING NEWS FOR THE FAMILIES WHO HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THEIR RETURN. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S BRANDI CUMMINGS IS LIVE OUTSIDE OF NAVAL AIR STATION OCEANA IN VIRGINIA BEACH WHERE THEY ARE EXPECTED TO RETURN LATER TODAY. MORE THAN 200 MEN AND WOMEN ARE EXPECTED HOME TODAY. THEY WERE ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS DWIGHT EISENHOWER. YOU MAY REMEMBER THEY STATION NORFOLK CHAMBERS FIELD…. NAS JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA…NAS LEMOORE, CALIFORNIA, AND NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND. THEY HEADED TO THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA WHERE THEY SUPPORTED OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE. HERE ARE SOME STATS ON JUST WHAT THEY DID. OVER THE ENTIRE SEVEN-MONTH DEPLOYMENT THE AIR WING MADE 12,280 FLIGHTS TOTALING 33,395 FLIGHT HOURS. THIS INCLUDED MORE THAN 9,000 AIRCRAFT LAUNCHES AND OVER 13,000 ARRESTED LANDINGS, OR WHAT’S CALLED “TRAPS.” WE WILL HAVE CREWS COVERING THEIR RETURN AND TALKING TO FAMILIES. YOU CAN WATCH THOSE LIVE REPORTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON WAVY NEWS 10. LIVE IN VIRGINIA BEACH BRANDI CUMMINGS 10 ON YOUR SIDE. TOMORROW, THE U-S-S DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER STRIKE GROUP IS EXPECTED TO COME HOME. MORE THAN 6-THOUSAND MARINES AND SAILORS WILL BE BACK AT NAVAL STATION NORFOLK. THE U-S-S SAN JACINTO, THE MASON AND THE NITZE ARE PART OF THAT GROUP. THE STRIKE GROUP HAS SPENT THE PAST SEVEN MONTHS IN THE MIDDLE EAST. WE’LL BE THERE FOR ALL

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