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2 Warships Return from Deployment

USS Cowpens and USS Spruance will return to Naval Base San Diego

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    Two U.S. Navy ships, USS Spruance and USS Cowpens, returned to San Diego after completing separate deployments in the Western Pacific. NBC 7’s Nicole Gomez has reaction from families as they waited for their loved one. (Published Thursday, Apr 17, 2014)

    Sailors aboard two ships will be home just in time to spend Easter with their families.

    On Thursday morning, the guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens and the guided missile destroyer USS Spruance will return to Naval Base San Diego after separate deployments in the Western Pacific.

    "I am very proud of the accomplishments of the crew. They have truly continued the fine legacy of Cowpens," Cowpens' commanding officer Cpt. Gregory Gombert said in a news release. "As we return home, we all look forward to spending time with loved ones."

    Last November, USS Cowpens assisted with recovery efforts in the Philippines, following super typhoon Haiyan.

    In the meantime, USS Spruance completed its maiden deployment to the Western Pacific. It supported security operations in the South and East China Seas, the Yellow Sea and also rescued a Filipino mariner on Jan. 18 who had fallen overboard in the Singapore Strait.

    The ships are expected to arrive at 9 a.m.