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4/21/19 Military Salute: Welcome Home USS Essex presented by USAA

The San Diego Padres welcomed home the USS Essex who returned home after an 8 month deployment on March 1st, 2019. More than 4,500 Sailors and Marines returned from conducting maritime operations in the Asia-Pacific, Horn of Africa, Middle East and Mediterranean areas. The San Diego Padres later honored the USS Essex crew during a Military Salute on April 21st, 2019. We thank our service members for their courage and sacrifice. Photos by San Diego Padres