USS Pittsburgh Returns Home
Traditional first kiss recipients; Lt. Cmdr. Sean Stein and his wife Nina, left, and Electronics Technician 3rd class Loren Trover and his wife Andrea, right, greet each other on the pier upon the return of the Los Angeles class attack submarine USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) to the U.S. Navy Submarine Base in Groton.
Carey Boyd, left, the wife of Chief Robert Boyd, chief of the boat for the USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720), and Heather Savageaux, wife of the boat's captain, Cmdr. Michael Savageaux, deploy a welcome home sign onto the fence at the Submarine Force Library and Museum parking lot as they await the sub's return to the U.S. Navy Submarine Base in Groton.
Seaman Apprentice Robert Bryson, center, takes roll call of his U.S. Navy Sub School class as they attend the homecoming of the USS Pittsburgh.
Families on the pier cheer and wave flags as the USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) comes into view.
The USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) returns to the U.S. Navy Submarine Base in Groton.
Sailors on the pier give a cheer as the USS Pittsburgh docks.
A crewman aboard the Los Angeles class attack submarine USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) heaves the first dock line ashore.
Crewmen on the USS Pittsburgh heave on the line to pull the sub's shore power lines off the pier.
Chief David Fennell is greeted on the pier by his daughter Emily.
Machinists mate 1st class Zachary Shafer, left, is introduced to his daughter Jesse, for the first time, by his wife Michelle, right. Jesse was born while Shafer was at sea.
Shafer, right, greets his son Jeremiah, 2, left, after being introduced to his daughter Jesse, for the first time, by his wife Michelle.
Electronics Technician 1st class Josh Peterson, left, greets his wife Lauren and daughter Harper, 14-months.
Families wait on the pier for their submariners to debark from the USS Pittsburgh.
Chief Jeff Higgins, left, is greeted by his wife Kathleen, right, and daughters Rhiannon, 6, Dierdre, 8 and Caitlyn, 11.
Chief Higgins, left, is mobbed by his daughters, from left, Caitlyn, 11, Rhiannon, 6, and Dierdre, 8.
Caitlyn Higgins, 11, snuggles close to her father, Chief Jeff Higgins.
Cenobio Aguilar, 4, plays a video game as he waits with his mother Pamela for his father, Yeoman Xavier Aguilar to come ashore.
The USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) returned to the U.S. Navy Submarine Base in Groton, Conn., Friday, October 15, 2010 following a six-month deployment. Pittsburgh's 134 crew made port calls in Scotland, Norway, England and France while conducting operations in the European Command area.