It's been nine and a half months - and now, the crew of the USS Jason Dunham has returned to Norfolk.
Watch here as these families reunite - a father embraces his wife and baby, and loved ones everywhere greet their sailors.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham returned to her Norfolk homeport on Friday, April 5.
Jason Dunham is named after Marine Cpl. Jason L. Dunham who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for service in Iraq.