Subs Return Home: Babies Held, Wives Kissed
At least four boats have returned home in the last month from deployments: USS Philadelphia, USS Memphis, USS Key West, and USS Louisville. As is appropriate, the Navy NewsStand photos focused on what was important to the crew: seeing your family again.
They had pictures of babies being held here and here, and pictures of wives being kissed here and here. For us sub pr0n fans, they had a decent picture of USS Louisville's bridge, and, in a rare action shot, we get to see the traditional lei being deployed on USS Key West. A closer version of the above-linked shot is below:
Have a good time on stand down, guys... you've earned it.
Update 0524 21 Nov: Another boat, USS San Juan (SSN 751) returned home yesterday, and for today only (unless you do the annoying free registration), you can read about it at The Day, and see their pictures of both a baby being held and a wife being hugged.