Carrier USS Stennis due back in Bremerton Friday

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - The Navy says the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis will return to Bremerton on Friday.

The aircraft carrier and its 3,000 sailors are completing an eight-month, 66,000 mile deployment to the western Pacific and Indian Ocean.

It included more than 1,300 sorties in direct support of fighting in Afghanistan.