Navy aviators reunite with families after six months overseas

Published on April 5, 2023 at 4:54 pm

A group of naval aviators returned to Naval Air Station Jacksonville on Wednesday after spending six months overseas.

Members of Patrol Squadron 45, the Pelicans, reunited with loved ones for the first time since their deployment. Crews were greeted with kisses, hugs, tears, and welcome-home signs.

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In total, 323 personnel were deployed to Misawa Air Base, Japan, in October 2022.

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author image email Brianna Andrews joined the News4Jax team in July 2021. The New York City native comes to the Sunshine State after working as the Weekend Morning Anchor in Erie, Pennsylvania. Before that, she worked in production for Fox News Channel in the Big Apple.

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