USS Pittsburgh Returns Home

USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) returned from a Northern Run on Friday to her homeport of Groton. Here's a story on the deployment, with a picture:

More pictures from the Navy website can be found here and here, and there's a 17 photo spread from the New London Day here.

A couple of thoughts:

1) According to the Navy article, the boat made port calls to Faslane, Scotland; Haakonsvern, Norway; Brest, France; and Portsmouth, England. That's a good set of ports for an Atlantic run.

2) The caption of the first picture in The Day indicates that they had two "first kisses" -- one for officers and one for enlisted. Has this become more common? It seems to me that it would just tend to emphasize the officer-enlisted divide. (Please note that I'm not questioning the intentions of the wives, just making an observation. I've learned that it's a very bad thing to get on the wrong side of Submarine wives.)

Here's a blog entry from a guy who has collected "first kiss" photos. What is your best memory of a deployment / patrol return ceremony?