By lex, Posted on November 8, 2005
May 05, 2005 – This is what it looks like when you leave.
Annette Perkins (on right) along with her three daughters cry as they watch Culinary Specialist 1st Class Terry Perkins who along with over 6,000 other Sailors and Marines on USS Nimitz (CVN 68) depart NAS North Island on a scheduled six-month deployment. The ship and its crew will be conducting operations in the central and western Pacific Ocean supporting the Navy’s Fleet Response Plan. Official US Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Konstandinos Goumenidis.
That was then.
This is what it looks like when you come home –
And this is how it feels.
Welcome home, NIMITZ!