Warm homecoming for Providence

Petty officer third class Collin Miller gives his wife Ashley a dip as they enjoy the traditional first kiss upon the return of the U.S. Navy Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., following a six-month deployment Friday, March 15, 2019.    (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Petty officer third class Collin Miller gives his wife Ashley a dip as they enjoy the traditional first kiss upon the return of the U.S. Navy Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., following a six-month deployment Friday, March 15, 2019. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The U.S. Navy Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) returns Friday to the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, following a six-month deployment.

Providence is returning from the European Command areas of responsibility supporting national security interests and maritime security operations.

During the deployment, Providence steamed approximately 37,000 nautical miles, equal to approximately 1.7 trips around the world at the equator. Port visits were conducted in Faslane, Scotland and Haakonsvern, Norway.

Chief petty officer Antonio Flores is greeted by his daughters Olivia, 12, right, Charlotte, 6, left, and Evelyn, 9, back, as the U.S. Navy Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) returns to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., following a six-month deployment Friday, March 15, 2019.    (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Chief petty officer Antonio Flores is greeted by his daughters Olivia, 12, right, Charlotte, 6, left, and Evelyn, 9, back, as the U.S. Navy Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) returns to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., following a six-month deployment Friday, March 15, 2019. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Chief petty officer Rami Dia greets his three-month old son Tariq as the U.S. Navy Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) returns to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., following a six-month deployment Friday, March 15, 2019. Dia was able to come home for Tariq's birth and then returned to complete the deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Chief petty officer Rami Dia greets his three-month old son Tariq as the U.S. Navy Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) returns to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., following a six-month deployment Friday, March 15, 2019. Dia was able to come home for Tariq's birth and then returned to complete the deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Crew of the U.S. Navy Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) wait for their chance to go ashore and greet their loved ones as the sub returns to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., following a six-month deployment Friday, March 15, 2019.    (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Crew of the U.S. Navy Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) wait for their chance to go ashore and greet their loved ones as the sub returns to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., following a six-month deployment Friday, March 15, 2019. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
The U.S. Navy Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) transits up the Thames River en route to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., following a six-month deployment Friday, March 15, 2019.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
The U.S. Navy Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) transits up the Thames River en route to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., following a six-month deployment Friday, March 15, 2019. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

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