USS New Mexico welcomed home

Machinist Mate 3rd Class Devonta Jefferson plays football with his son, Josiah Jefferson, 2, both of Groton, soon after Jefferson and his fellow crew members of the USS New Mexico (SSN 779) returned to its homeport at U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Machinist Mate 3rd Class Devonta Jefferson plays football with his son, Josiah Jefferson, 2, both of Groton, soon after Jefferson and his fellow crew members of the USS New Mexico (SSN 779) returned to its homeport at U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Groton — Team New London, a group made of all the support commands on the Naval Submarine Base, gave three cheers as the USS New Mexico (SSN 779) returns to its homeport at the base in Groton Friday. The Virginia-class attack submarine traveled more than 36,000 nautical miles and visited ports in Haakonsvern, Norway, Rota, Spain and Faslane, Scotland, during its regularly scheduled deployment.

Team New London, a group made up of all the support commands on the submarine base, give three cheers as the USS New Mexico (SSN 779) returns to its homeport at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton Friday, Sept. 4, 2015.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Team New London, a group made up of all the support commands on the submarine base, give three cheers as the USS New Mexico (SSN 779) returns to its homeport at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Machinist Mate Jared Ninas is welcomed home by his wife, Candice Ninas, son, Jaxson Ninas, 8 months, and daughter, Cadence Ninas, 4, soon after he and his fellow crew members of the USS New Mexico (SSN 779) returned to its homeport at U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton Friday, Sept. 4, 2015.  Candice Ninas was given the opportunity to have the first kiss of the homecoming. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Machinist Mate Jared Ninas is welcomed home by his wife, Candice Ninas, son, Jaxson Ninas, 8 months, and daughter, Cadence Ninas, 4, soon after he and his fellow crew members of the USS New Mexico (SSN 779) returned to its homeport at U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Candice Ninas was given the opportunity to have the first kiss of the homecoming. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
The bridge team waves to family and friends from the top of USS New Mexico's (SSN 779) sail as they return to their homeport at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
The bridge team waves to family and friends from the top of USS New Mexico's (SSN 779) sail as they return to their homeport at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

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