"I miss you daddy," hollers 7-year-old Logan Veach. He was almost beside himself, moments before his dad arrived in Honolulu.
"It's my first time in Hawaii. We love it. I'm excited to have my husband be here and enjoy it with us," said his mom Tina Veach.
"He's a local boy from Waianae," cheered MaryAnn Dorsey, who's waiting for her son Raymond Nabarro Junior.
It will be a blended family.
The USS Michael Murphy's 279 officers and their loved ones hail from the East Coast, the West Coast and Hawaii.
As it arrives at its new Pearl Harbor home the anticipation on land is building.
It is the Navy's newest, most advanced, multi-mission destroyer.
The namesake and the story behind it are rich with inspiration and honor.
"It's not often you serve on the ship named after someone you served with," said Chief Petty Officer David Hendricks.
He served with Murphy on the Navy SEAL's Seal Delivery Vehicle Team One.