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    USS Minnesota makes belated Thanksgiving homecoming to Groton sub base

    The Thames Towboat Co. tugs John P. Wronowksi and Paul A Wronowski guide the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) to the pier at the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Friday, November 26, 2021 following a nearly seven-month deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

    USS Minnesota makes belated Thanksgiving homecoming to Groton sub base Friday, November 26, 2021.

    Family of crew off the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) wait by heaters under a tent for the boat's return to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Friday, November 26, 2021 following a nearly seven-month deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Lt. Seth Koenig, Public Affairs Officer for Submarine Readiness Squadron 32, dumps gathering rainwater out of the tent canopy as the family of crew off the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) await the boat's return to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Friday, November 26, 2021 following a nearly seven-month deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Britany Porter holds her son Apollo, 11-months, for a photo as she awaits the return of husband Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler Porter and the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Friday, November 26, 2021 following a nearly seven-month deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Alieisha Bozin, right, and her children Ben, 12, Josh, 10, and Emily, 3, pose for a photo with the banner they brought to welcome home husband/father Commander Bradely Bozin, commanding officer of the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783), at the homecoming to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Friday, November 26, 2021 following a nearly seven-month deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Representatives from various constituent commands shout a greeting as the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) returns to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Friday, November 26, 2021 following a nearly seven-month deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Family on the waterfront cheer as the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) comes into view on return to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Friday, November 26, 2021 following a nearly seven-month deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Crew of the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) wave to their family on the waterfront as the submarine returns to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Friday, November 26, 2021 following a nearly seven-month deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    U.S. Navy seaman Kyle Hodgson shares the ceremonies first kiss with Steffanie DubeVirginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) returns to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Friday, November 26, 2021 following a nearly seven-month deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler Porter embrace his children Apollo, 11-months, and Athena, 3, as wife Brittany looks-on at the homecoming for the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Friday, November 26, 2021 following a nearly seven-month deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    The command staff of the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783), from left, Executive Officer, Lt. Cmdr. Chris Romnek, Chief of the Boat Senior Chief Petty Officer Bradley Herschberger, and Commanding officer Cmdr. Bradley Bozin, head down the pair to greet their families as the submarine returns to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Friday, November 26, 2021 following a nearly seven-month deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Commander Bradley Bozin, commanding officer of the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) greets his sons Ben, 12, and Josh, 10, as the submarine returns to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Friday, November 26, 2021 following a nearly seven-month deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Commander Bradley Bozin, commanding officer of the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) greets his daughter Emily, 3, after greeting his sons Ben, 12, and Josh, 10, as the submarine returns to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Friday, November 26, 2021 following a nearly seven-month deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Commander Bradley Bozin, commanding officer of the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) greets his wife Aleisha, left, while holding daughter Emily, 3, after greeting his sons Ben, 12, and Josh, 10, as the submarine returns to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Friday, November 26, 2021 following a nearly seven-month deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Crew of the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) salute as they cross the brow going ashore after returning to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Friday, November 26, 2021 following a nearly seven-month deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Family of the crew of the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) pour onto the pier to greet their sailors as the submarine returns to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Friday, November 26, 2021 following a nearly seven-month deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Family of the crew of the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) pour onto the pier to greet their sailors as the submarine returns to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Friday, November 26, 2021 following a nearly seven-month deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Joy Spier embraces her husband, Petty Officer 2nd Class West Spier, as the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) returns to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Friday, November 26, 2021 following a nearly seven-month deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Joy Spier holds a sign so her husband, Petty Officer 2nd Class West Spier, can find her in the crowd as the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) returns to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Friday, November 26, 2021 following a nearly seven-month deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Petty Officer 2nd Class Zack Greeley embraces his wife Emma on the pier as the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) returns to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Friday, November 26, 2021 following a nearly seven-month deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Petty Officer 1st Class Jeff Savory embraces his wife Shannon and children Aislyn, 7, and Killian, 5, on the pier as the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) returns to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Friday, November 26, 2021 following a nearly seven-month deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Petty Officer 3rd Class Shomari Yearwood, left, is embraced by his brother Devon Williams, and his mother Icilma Williams, right, moves in for her hug as the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) returns to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Friday, November 26, 2021 following a nearly seven-month deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Petty Officer 2nd Class Daymen Williams, center, greets family and friends via video call as his wife, Arie, right, mother Laura Williams, and daughter Niara, 12, left, greet him on the pier as the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) returns to the navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Friday, November 26, 2021 following a nearly seven-month deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)