Families welcome sailors at the sub base
Electronics Technician Seaman Chuck Hartley, center, a crew member aboard the USS Miami, a Los Angeles-class attack submarine, gets a family hug Thursday from sister Cindy, left, sister Jenetta, center, and mother Renetta, right, as he steps off the submarine as it returns to Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, after a five-month deployment. The Hartley family, from Indianapolis, Ind., came out to see Chuck returning from his first deployment.
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