Strike Fighter Squadron 83 (VFA-83) "Rampagers" Homecoming at NAS Oceana
Photographer: Mike Lynaugh - July 27, 2010
 
I was very privileged to be asked by VFA-83 to travel to Virginia Beach and spend two days with the squadron recording their homecoming from a 6 month deployment in the Gulf.  On Tuesday July 27th I recorded the squadron's homecoming at NAS Oceana and on Wednesday July 28th I was at Naval Station Norfolk to record the squadron's homecoming as the USS Eisenhower (CVN-69) returned to port.  It was an incredible two days. 

I would like to thank LCDR Brian "Kookey" Mello, CDR Scott "Intake" Kartvedt, and the aviatiors and family members of VFA-83 for permitting me to be a part of this amazing event, it is something I will never forget.

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Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
Family members and friends of the Aviators of VFA-83 "Rampagers" await their loved one's return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators of VFA-131 "Wildcats" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
Aviators of VFA-131 "Wildcats" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators of VFA-131 "Wildcats" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh
Aviators of VFA-131 "Wildcats" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh Aviators from VFA-83 "Rampagers" return home to Naval Air Station Oceana following a 6 month deployment in the Gulf on the USS Eisenhower on July 27, 2010.   Mike Lynaugh