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Flanked by the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), left and the USS ROSS (DDG 71), President Clinton and other military leaders address the families and friends of the sailors killed or missing as a result of the attack on the USS COLE (DDG 67)

Sailors from the USS ROSS (DDG 71) pay their respects for the dead and missing sailors who served aboard USS COLE (DDG 67) at a memorial service held on Pier 12 at Naval Station Norfolk

Personnel from the aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), guided missile destroyers USS MCFAUL (DDG 74) left and the USS ROSS (DDG 71), attended a memorial service with family members and friends of those sailors killed and missing during the attack on USS COLE (DDG 67)

A Sailor aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) throws a mooring line to the pier as the ship prepares to moor in its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk.

Line handlers await the arrival of the guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), as the ship returns to its homeport after a six-month deployment .

A Sailor assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) greets his wife and new child on the pier after Ross returned to its homeport after a six-month deployment.

Nearly 300 Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) return to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk. Ross returned after a six-month deployment in support of Operation Active Endeavour (OAE).

Friends and families of the Sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) wait eagerly on the pier, as the ship returns to its homeport after a six month deployment.

Almost 300 crew members aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) returned to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk.

Sailor meets daughter for the first time

USS Ross (DDG 71)

Polish Sailors watch as the guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) pulls along side the guided missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) prior to the start of Baltops 2003

A starboard side view of the US Navy (USN) ARLEIGH BURKE CLASS: (Flight II) Guided Missile Destroyer (Aegis), USS ROSS (DDG 71), underway in the Baltic Sea, during the annual maritime Exercise BALTIC OPERATIONS 2003 (BALTOPS 03)

The Arleigh Burke-class, guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) steams through the Baltic Sea during the annual maritime exercise Baltic Operations 2003 (BALTOPS)

The Arleigh Burke-class, guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), steams through the Baltic Sea while the British oiler RFA Orange Leaf (A 110) conducts underway replenishment with the Aegis class, guided missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72)

The Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) conducts a replenishment at sea with USS George Washington (CVN 73)

The guided missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) departs the pier to join the guided missile destroyers USS Ramage (DDG 61) and USS Ross (DDG 71) in support of the global war on terrorism.

The guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), top, cruises into Souda Harbor for a brief port visit as the guided missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) departs following a brief stay in the eastern Mediterranean port.

A Sailor assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) throws a line to the pier.

The guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) gets underway from Naval Station Norfolk to participate in UNITAS.

The guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) moored to Pier 5 on board Naval Station Norfolk prior to getting underway to participate in a UNITAS cruise.

An AV-8B Harrier II takes off from the flight deck of Spanish aircraft carrier SPS (Strategic Protection Ship) Principe de Asturias (R 11) during an air defense exercise as part of NATO Exercise Brilliant Midas 2006.

Ships participating in the multinational NATO Exercise Brilliant Midas 2006 patrol the waters off the coast of France after a day of training.

Sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) man a twin .50 caliber machine gun mount .

Sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) man the rails as they depart Naval Base Do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) prepare to get underway.

Sailors assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) conduct a replenishment at sea with the Spanish oiler.

The guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) maneuvers through the Atlantic Ocean.

Spanish pilots of an AB 212 helicopter, assigned to the Spanish oiler SPS Marques De La Ensenada (A 11), prepare to launch from the flight deck of the guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) .

The guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) underway in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

An Argentinean AS 555 Fennec helicopter approaches the flight deck of the guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) .

The guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) arrives in Souda Bay for a brief port visit.

Crew members aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) conduct mooring operations as they arrive for a brief port visit to Greece's largest island.

Crew members aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) conduct mooring operations as they arrive for a brief port visit to Greece's largest island.

Commander NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) Rear Adm. Michael R. Groothousen, climbs a ladder to the Greek frigate HS Bouboulina for a visit to the ship.

Gunner�s Mate 1st Class Steve Harless and Chief Gunner�s Mate Reggie Parker assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) take aim at the ship�s rigid hull inflatable boat.

Boatswain�s Mate 3rd Class Justin Tinkey and Boatswain�s Mate Seaman Joshua Hermes assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), maintain course.

A French navy Alouette III Helicopter from the French support ship FS Marne (A630) takes off from the flight deck aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71).

Ensign James Dickey assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) briefs the members the ship�s Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team before conducting a boarding exercise.

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Jordan A. Holdaway assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) awaits orders to engage an attacker during a small boat attack drill.

Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) returns to her homeport of Naval Station Norfolk.

Engineman 2nd Class Heidi Friedman embraces her mother at the homecoming ceremony for the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71).

Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) returns to her homeport of Naval Station Norfolk.

Damage Controlman 3rd Class Mark Corradi greets his family at the homecoming ceremony for the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71).

The daughter of a Sailor holds a sign welcoming her father back during the homecoming ceremony for the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71).

Children from the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls (VHBG) receives a tour of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) at Naval Station Norfolk.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) departs Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled deployment as part of the Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group in support of maritime security operations.

A tug boat guides the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) away from the pier as the ship departs for a six-month deployment as part of the Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) pulls along side the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) to conduct a replenishment at sea.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) crosses the Atlantic Ocean as part of the Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group.

Cmdr. Paul Stader, commanding officer aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), is lowered into the water on a rigid hull inflatable boat.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) leads the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and the dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48).

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), the guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and the guided-missile destroyers USS Ross (DDG 71) and USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) follow the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4).

The amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) leads the guided-missile destroyers USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) and USS Ross (DDG 71), the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48).

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and the guided-missile destroyers USS Ross (DDG 71) and USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) follow the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4).

The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) crosses the Atlantic Ocean during a scheduled deployment as part of the Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) steams with other ships of the Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), right, breaks formation with the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) during a transit of the Atlantic Ocean.

Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Brandley Sinoc waves an SH-60 Seahawk in for a landing onto the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71).

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) attempt to hook cargo nets to an SH-60 Seahawk during a vertical replenishment.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71) prepares to refuel with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189).

The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71) prepares to refuel with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189).

The guided missile-destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71) prepares to refuel with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189).

The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71) prepares to refuel with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189).

Two Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) battle it out on an inflatable jousting mat during a steel beach picnic.

The crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) bring aboard ammunition from a landing craft unit (LCU).

Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1657, assigned to the amphibious transport dock USS Nashville (LPD 13) prepares to pull along the guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) to offload ammunition.

Landing Craft Unit (LCU) 1657 prepares to pull along side the guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) to offload ammunition.

The amphibious transport dock USS Nashville (LPD 13) deploys a landing craft utility (LCU) to perform an ammunition onload with the guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71).

Supply Department aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) stands in formation of the Blue

The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) performs a connected replenishment (CONREP) to receive mail and supplies from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189).

The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) performs a connected replenishment (CONREP) to receive mail and supplies from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189).

The flight deck crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) perform helicopter in-flight refueling (HIFR) with an SH-60 Seahawk.

The flight deck crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) perform helicopter in-flight refueling (HIFR) with a SH-60 Seahawk.

Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) load torpedoes into the torpedo tubes on the ship's aft missile deck.

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) watches the probe at refueling station 4 during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo, ammunition ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2).

The visit, board, search, and seizure team assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) steams through the Gulf in a ridged-hull inflatable boat to approach fishing dhows during approach operations.

An SH-60 Seahawk prepares to retrieve food and supplies during a vertical replenishment on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71).

The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), the frigate USS Curts (FFG 38), the fast-attack submarine USS Norfolk (SSN 714), Pakistani Navy ships PNS Badr (D-184), PNS Shahjahan (D-186), and PNS Nasr (A-47) participate in a photography exercise.

Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Brandley Sinoc directs an SH-60 Seahawk that is preparing to land on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71).

Command Master Chief Gregg Snaza presents Cmdr. Paul Stader with a shadow box during change of command ceremony aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71.

Cmdr. Paul Stader, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), takes position during a change of command ceremony aboard aboard the ship.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) prepares to pull alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) during a replenishment at sea.

The ships of the Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group transit westward in the Atlantic Ocean as they wrap-up their deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.

The guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) and the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) transit westward in the Atlantic Ocean as part of the Nassau Strike Group.

The ships of the Nassau Strike Group (NASSG) transit westward in the Atlantic Ocean as they wrap-up their deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.

Family and friends of Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) wait for the ship's return to Naval Station Norfolk.

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Richard S. Martin, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), holds his son for the first time.

FGS Hessen (F221) breaks formation.

German frigate FGS Hessen (F221) breaks formation.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) and the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) cruise in a formation.

The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group are deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group are deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) tie the ship to the pier.

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Matt Tannehill kisses his 5-month-old son during a homecoming celebration for the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71).

A Tug boat guides the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) to the pier as the ship returns to Naval Station Norfolk.

Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class Matthew Mosely receives the traditional first kiss from his wife during a homecoming celebration for the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71).

Sailors assigned to USS Constitution, the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), and Naval Operational Support Center Quincy

Seaman Recruit Deidre Foster, assigned to USS Constitution, gives a high-five to a child while marching in the 110th annual Boston St. Patrick's Day parade.

Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) march in the annual St. Patrick's Day