USS Nicholas {Sneak Peek} | Operation: Love ReUnited Photographer

I had the honor of attending my first pierside homecoming today for Operation: Love ReUnited.  The USS Nicolas returned to Norfolk Naval Base after a 6 month deployment.  You might remember them in the news recently - they were the ship that ran into pirates!! Seriously, real pirates!

From Wikipedia:  On April 1, 2010, Nicholas came under fire from Somali pirates while deployed in the waters off of East Africa near the coast of Kenya and Somalia conducting anti-piracy operations. Nicholas seized five pirates, sank their skiff and captured a pirate mother ship.

Super cool, right?

Thank you, USS Nicholas, for your service and welcome home!  I know your families are so glad to have you back safe and sound.  Here's a sneak peek of the "L" family's homecoming: