Former Navy pilot John McCain came to a Navy town to talk about security ahead of Virginia's presidential primary on Tuesday.
The Republican presidential nominee held a national security roundtable Friday at the Nauticus maritime history and technology museum on Norfolk's downtown waterfront.
McCain said a key challenge facing America is radical Islamic terrorism.
McCain also said it was nostalgic to be back in Tidewater. He was stationed at Oceana Naval Air Station as a young pilot.
Also taking part in the event were former Navy secretaries William Ball and John Lehman, former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating and U.S. Senators John Warner of Virginia and Sam Brownback of Kansas.