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Navy aviators involved in ISIS fight return to NAS Jax

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Some local Navy aviators returned home Friday to Naval Air Station Jacksonville from a nine-month deployment.

Their mission included helping in the fight against ISIS.

The HSM 70 Spartans helicopter squadron consists of nearly 300 Navy men and women.

They were deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush carrier strike group.

The USS Philippine Sea guided missile cruiser will return to Mayport on Saturday after a deployment with the same strike group.