JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Twenty-one particular sailors, recognized as the Tridents, returned to NAS Jacksonville and reunited with their people Sunday soon after expending 6 months overseas.
Lieutenant Jonathan Waddell last but not least obtained to maintain his daughter Julianna. He was one particular of 7 dad and mom assembly a kid for the 1st time.
Waddell acquired back again just in time for his son’s 3rd birthday.
Petty Officer Bret Cospy couldn’t wait to see his daughter and was thrilled to see his loved ones users.
“It’s just a fantastic instant, primarily with my very little mini me ideal listed here. I love her so much,” Cospy explained.
He also acquired to see his more mature brother.
“We are six several years apart and we have been seriously close for a extended time,” Cospy stated. “I moved from Georgia to be down listed here closer to him.”
Primarily based mostly in Japan, the Tridents invested a good deal of time undertaking maritime patrol in the Pacific Ocean, delivering intelligence to maintain the area safe and sound.
Commander Michael Wolfe said that a spotlight of their mission was rescuing seven mariners from Micronesia, who have been dropped at sea.
“It was a 5-day operation,” Wolfe said. “The fellas had been traveling lengthy several hours. They were small turns getting again out there. They ended up devoted to discovering them and their initiatives resulted in that. They have been pushing definitely hard for that.”
It’s the next homecoming at NAS Jacksonville above the weekend. On Saturday, 21 sailors with Patrol Squadron 16, recognized as the War Eagles, returned from a six-month deployment.
The War Eagles’ mission took them to Bahrain and Israel in the Middle East and to Europe exactly where they have been in nations around the world which include Scotland and Iceland.
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