The USS Fort McHenry will return to her Virginia Beach home port on Friday.
It spent the last five months in the Mediterranean, Eastern Atlantic and Black Seas.
During the deployment, Fort McHenry hosted the Secretary of the Navy, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Chief of Naval Operations and the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland onboard for a reception for the “Emerald Isle Classic” Navy vs. Notre Dame college football game.
After the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, instead of heading south to an African Partnership Station as scheduled, Fort McHenry supported Department of Defense efforts in the Northern Africa region.