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Sailors of the USS Enterprise are welcomed home after 184 days at sea

It's hard to resist these reunion scenes. Welcome home sailors.

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The crew of the USS Enterprise lines the flight deck during the carrier's homecoming at the Norfolk Naval Station, July 15, 2011, in Norfolk, Va. In its 184 days away from Norfolk, the USS Enterprise cruised nearly 60,000 miles while supporting operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Relatives shout to sailors on the flight deck during the homecoming ceremony.

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Christopher Tubbs embraces his wife Sarah after arriving at Norfolk Naval Station on Friday.

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Lt. Brian Dennison hugs his twin boys Logan and Grant.

According to the USS Enterprise's website the ship is the eighth to bear this name, and it is the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. It is also the world's largest active warship.

The Enterprise was commissioned on Nov. 25, 1961. It was designed for a 25-year service life, but she has served for almost 50 years. The Enterprise has been involved in every major combat operation over the past five decades.