CNN PRODUCER NOTE After a successful deployment, loved ones welcomed home the helicopter squadron the "Golden Falcons," on August 9 at Naval Air Station North Island. tonyperri captured moments from the emotional homecoming on video and says he was thrilled to be able to join the Golden Falcons and their families on this special day. "The scene was exhilarating. The wives, husbands, children and parents were very excited about the homecoming. People waved flags, held signs and waved as the helicopters came in for a landing," he says. "I got emotional myself at times knowing the Falcons had been gone for eight months and this was the first they were to see their loved ones."
- Anika3, CNN iReport producer
Coronado, CA - August 9, 2012, 3:15 PM. The Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 arrived at Naval Air Station North Island today after a successful 8-month deployment aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).
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Photojournalism by Tony Perri, Surf's Up Studios, Coronado, California.
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