A crowd of family members, friends and spectators waving American Flags are gathered at Naval Air Station (NAS), Whidbey Island, Washington (WA), to welcome home the 24 US Navy crewmembers from the USN EP-3 "Aries II" aircraft, involved in the March 31st accident with a Chinese F-8 aircraft. The EP-3 crewmembers were detained in China for 17-days prior to being released