These #Submarine #Sailors are happy to be back from #deployment.
BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- The Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) returned to its homeport of Naval Base Kitsap April 12, concluding a four-month deployment to the Western Pacific. "It's great to be back - we all missed our families," said Cmdr. Ian Johnson, USS Connecticut commanding officer. Family members cheered as Connecticut arrived at Pier Delta and moored just aft of its sister ship, USS Seawolf (SSN 21). The first Sailor off the boat was Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (SS) Miguel Codd, who was able to hold his two-month-old son for the first time ever. "Words can't express how wonderful this is," said Codd. "When I got the news about my son, it was exciting...I can't describe how great I feel right now." During her deployment, which began Nov. 30, 2011, Connecticut supported combatant commander requirements and missions in the Western Pacific...