Cheers for USS Pittsburgh, Annapolis

Naval Submarine School students cheer as the USS Pittsburgh, a Los Angeles-class attack submarine, returns to the Naval Submarine Base in Groton Wednesday, June 27, 2012, after a six-month deployment.

Groton - USS Annapolis departed for deployment January 3 conducting maritime security and theater security cooperation efforts in the 5th and 6th Fleet area of operations. Annapolis steamed more than 31,000 miles over the course of her six-month deployment. Annapolis visited ports in Bahrain, Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, Toulon, France and Souda Bay, Greece during the deployment.

Also returning Wednesday was the attack submarine USS Pittsburgh following a six-month deployment that included stops in Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Spain.

The Navy says the Los Angeles-class attack submarine traveled more than 29,000 miles during the deployment that began in December.

The sub was commissioned in 1985. It is the fourth American warship to be named for the city of Pittsburgh.

Hospital Corpsman First Class Ricardo Parr holds his two-month-old baby named Cadeon for the first time after he and his fellow crew members of the USS Pittsburgh, a Los Angeles-class attack submarine, returned to the Naval Submarine Base in Groton Wednesday, June 27, 2012, after a six-month deployment.  Parr's wife, Barbara, and their other children, Gabriella, 8, and Logan, 5, were also there to welcome him home.
Hospital Corpsman First Class Ricardo Parr holds his two-month-old baby named Cadeon for the first time after he and his fellow crew members of the USS Pittsburgh, a Los Angeles-class attack submarine, returned to the Naval Submarine Base in Groton Wednesday, June 27, 2012, after a six-month deployment. Parr's wife, Barbara, and their other children, Gabriella, 8, and Logan, 5, were also there to welcome him home.
U.S. Navy Electronic Technician Matthew Socia greets his daughter Hayley, 3, as the Navy attack submarine USS Annapolis returns to the Navy Submarine Base in Groton, Conn., after a six-month deployment Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Socia, his wife Emily and Hayley and 4-month-old Grayson were recipients of the traditional first kiss.
U.S. Navy Electronic Technician Matthew Socia greets his daughter Hayley, 3, as the Navy attack submarine USS Annapolis returns to the Navy Submarine Base in Groton, Conn., after a six-month deployment Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Socia, his wife Emily and Hayley and 4-month-old Grayson were recipients of the traditional first kiss.
Margaret Theriault lets out a cheer as the U.S. Navy attack submarine USS Annapolis comes into view carrying her son, Sonar Technician Max Theriault, back to the Navy Submarine Base in Groton, Conn., after a six-month deployment Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Margaret Theriault lets out a cheer as the U.S. Navy attack submarine USS Annapolis comes into view carrying her son, Sonar Technician Max Theriault, back to the Navy Submarine Base in Groton, Conn., after a six-month deployment Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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