I have been waiting since October for today to come and it is finally here. Lauren and her ship, USS Bataan, arrive today in Norfolk, VA, and we are here to meet them. The Bataan has been on the longest deployment for a Navy ship in 40 years (11 months). They were sent to first liberate Libya and then on to support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Over the holidays, there were in smack in the middle of the Strait of Hormuz. We were somewhat distracted over the holidays by Iran's threats to block the Strait, but it all played out well for the Bataan and the US. It will be great to see Lauren.