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USS Nimitz returning to San Diego this morning

After an eight month deployment the USS Nimitz returns home to San Diego this morning.

Thousands of family and friends are expected to welcome back the nearly seven-thousand sailors aboard the carrier, along with three other ships in its strike group, at North Island around 10:30 this morning.

While deployed, they assisted in combat operations in Afghanistan and counter-piracy operations around Africa.