NAS Lemoore sailors back from ten month deployment

LEMOORE, Calif. (KFSN) -- Hundreds of sailors are back from a ten month deployment. 50 of them flew into NAS Lemoore on a passenger plane on Thursday for a happy homecoming.

Terese Cardamon has been waiting. She said, "We've been counting the days, the hours, the weeks, the months."

It's been ten months and the counting, the waiting, is finally over. Her husband and 49 other sailors are home.

"There's daddy," Troy England said, while sitting in the arms of his mom, Jennifer, "scared, nervous," she said, "this is the longest we've been apart so it's been hard... but we're ready to have him back huh?"

They are back in Lemoore from the Persian Gulf for a reunion on the base filled with hugs and kisses.

Glen Morgan got off the plane and found his son, Joseph, "You got your cute little navy blues," he said. His son was just two months old when he left, "Relieved to finally be home, and very appreciative of the small things."

He was on the USS Carl Vinson, fighting ISIS and supporting air strikes in Iraq and Syria.

It was Nick Cardemon's 4th and longest deployment. He kept track of every second, away with an app and his wife, Terese put it on a sign, "It's pretty accurate, that thing."

It was 286 days apart, 6,864 hours of waiting -- all for this moment, "Just amazement, that it's finally over and now we get to start a new chapter, living here in California," Terese Cardemon said.

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