Family and friends of the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower await pierside at Naval Station Norfolk on Dec. 12, 2012, as the ship approaches after a six-month deployment. (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julie Matyascik)

Photo by: MC1 Julie Matyascik

Family and friends of the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower await pierside at Naval Station Norfolk on Dec. 12, 2012, as the ship approaches after a six-month deployment. (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julie Matyascik)