Always Remember Freedom Was And Is Not Free!
With great enthusiasm, All of us on the Choose A Home Team at Howard Hanna want to join family and friends in a warm welcome back home to our soldiers! In recent weeks Homecoming celebrations have taken place all around Hampton Roads Coastal Virginia in honor of you, the dedicated men and women of our armed forces returning from deployments.
The Choose A Home Team is privileged to know so many in the military community, many are our close friends and clients. As we look forward to continuing to foster new friendships and client relationships with you – here is a little message from us to you… ‘WELCOME BACK and THANK YOU!’ to ‘every service member returning to Hampton Roads!’
Here’s a big SHOUT OUT to each service member of…
After a lengthy seven-month deployment commencing January 21st, the USS George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group 2 with its crew of 7,000 soldiers are returning to Naval Station Norfolk on August 21th 2017. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and its squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, CSG-2 staff, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22 staff and ships held joint exercises with the United Kingdom demonstrating interoperability and capability to deter and respond to possible threats. The carrier has supported ops against terrorist groups in the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf.
The guided missile destroyer based out of Norfolk deployed with the USS George H.W. Bush and returned home following a long seven-month deployment.
The Destroyer Squadron 22 had alternate ships which deployed at assorted times uniting with the Bush strike group, returning in June and July 2017.
- USS Mahan: Returned June 20, 2017
Deployed on November 19th 2016 to support the 5th Fleet area of operations for seven months, the USS Mahan (DDG 72), a guided-missile destroyer supported security cooperation efforts and maritime security operations. While on deployment the USS Mahan travelled over 50,000 nautical miles, engaged in tri-lateral defense exercises with the Iraq and Kuwaiti Defense Forces and also in joint naval exercises with Great Britain, France, Australia, Denmark and other NATO partners. The destroyer returned on June 20th 2017 to Naval Station Norfolk.
You’ve made it home with great timing. How fantastic is it to be in Hampton Roads this time of year! Everyone can enjoy the last weeks of summer, plan some fun with the family – hang out with the kids before they go back to school, help pack up older kids to college, and watch one of nature’s most incredible sights - the Total Solar Eclipse (well – partial Eclipse in VB – but still really awesome to say you got to see it)!
So enjoy the down time – we know you have earned it!!
By ~ Susan Kent (aka Agent Kent)