Unbridled joy with USS Toledo return

Mallorie Geiger, 14, daughter of Commander Sam Geiger, commanding officer of the Los Angeles Class attack submarine USS Toledo, (SSN 769), leaps into her father's arms as the submarine returns to the U.S. Navy Submarine Base in Groton, Conn., Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, following a nearly seven-month deployment.
Mallorie Geiger, 14, daughter of Commander Sam Geiger, commanding officer of the Los Angeles Class attack submarine USS Toledo, (SSN 769), leaps into her father's arms as the submarine returns to the U.S. Navy Submarine Base in Groton, Conn., Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, following a nearly seven-month deployment. Sean D. Elliot/The Day Buy Photo

Groton - Family and friends waited with welcome signs Friday morning for the arrival of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Toledo, (SSN 769).

In a nearly seven-month deployment, the crew visited ports in Haifa, Israel; Bahrain; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates and Lisbon, Portugal. The USS Toledo was deployed to the European Command area of responsibility on a maritime and national security operations.

Families on the waterfront snap photos as the Los Angeles Class attack submarine USS Toledo, (SSN 769), returns to the U.S. Navy Submarine Base in Groton, Conn., Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, following a nearly seven-month deployment.
Families on the waterfront snap photos as the Los Angeles Class attack submarine USS Toledo, (SSN 769), returns to the U.S. Navy Submarine Base in Groton, Conn., Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, following a nearly seven-month deployment. Sean D. Elliot/The Day Buy Photo
Couples reunite Friday on the pier as the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Toledo, (SSN 769), returns to the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton after a nearly seven-month deployment.
Couples reunite Friday on the pier as the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Toledo, (SSN 769), returns to the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton after a nearly seven-month deployment. Sean D. Elliot/The Day Buy Photo
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