JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- More than 300 sailors will get to spend Christmas with their families after the USS Hue City returns to Naval Station Mayport Wednesday.
In addition to the USS Hue City, helicopter squadron HSL 48 detachment 8 will also return. The helicopter detachment is stationed aboard the ship.
The Hue City will return after a six-month deployment serving as escort for the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, according to a news release from Bill Austin, Public Affairs Officer for Naval Station Mayport.
Austin said during the ship's deployment sailors visited ports including Cannes, France, Souda Bay, Greece and Bahrain.
First Coast News