Navy squadron comes home from Middle East

CORONADO (CNS) – About 275 sailors returned home to Coronado's Naval Air Station North Island this morning, following a six-month deployment.

The sailors are part of the Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 5, Security Detachment 3E, and Boat Detachment 9B, according to Naval public affairs.

The squadron, which was formed in the wake of the 2000 USS Cole bombing, departed for the United Arab Emirates in November. At the time, Navy officials said the sailors would be providing security and defense at the ports of Jebel Ali and Fujairah.

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