KINGS BAY, Ga.-- They spend months out at sea under the water, but it is the families and friends on the pier who really get the sinking feeling when they are gone.
"He's been gone for most of her life. She is three-years-old. He's missed every single birthday," said wife, Lauren Munroe.
"The car breaks down or you know you need to fix something at the house. It's things like that or the special occassions that they miss, said wife, Samantha Paul.
150 sailors spent four months away from home. And for most of the families here, this isn't the first deployment. "These are the moments that make it worth it," said Munroe.
"This is their job, and we are so proud," said Paul.
These sailors conducted special operations for the Navy all around the world. But Sunday they came home to signs, smiles and hugs from the ones they love.
"Definitely glad to be here to see my family, my kids. Words just can't describe it. It's the best thing," said sailor, Kevin Wright.
"It feels great. It feels great to be back home and see my family," said sailor, Marvin Robinson.
Many of these sailors will have to go back on a submarine in just a few months. But homecomings like this one reminds them all of why they chose to serve and wear the uniform.
"It's so worth every second. Moments like this and just feeling so proud for them and everything they go through along with the sacrifices we make is just so worth it," said newly wed, Denise Keegan.
The USS Georgia also deploys female sailors. None of those women were a part of Sunday's homecoming.