Published On: Oct 31 2012 05:09:39 PM EDTUpdated On: Oct 31 2012 05:09:48 PM EDT
This Halloween is even more special for a group of Navy families based out of Naval Air Station Jacksonville.
There wasn't a cloud in the sky Wednesday afternoon for the return of Helicopter Squadron 11, also called "Dragon Slayers." The team arrived home in a flying V formation after nearly eight months of deployment.
They were deployed with the USS Enterprise in support of "Operation Enduring Freedom."
Seven helicopters carrying 180 people returned to their families.
Many fathers saw their children for the first time since the spring.
The families have plenty of time to catch up. They're not scheduled to deploy again until January 2015.