USS Enterprise To Be Decommissioned Next Week

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  1. Pathfinder

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    Navy to Give Final Farewell to USS Enterprise at Decommissioning

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    The world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier will be decommissioned next week in what will be the final farewell to a warship that has played a role in major world events from the 1962 Cuban missile crisis to the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The USS Enterprise has spent the past several years being defueled and dismantled at Newport News Shipbuilding, the shipyard where it was built and refueled.

    The "Big E," as it was affectionately called by its crew, was inactivated from service in 2012 in front of about 12,000 people in a ceremony at Norfolk Naval Station after completing its 25th deployment.

    The decommissioning ceremony is a long-honored naval tradition that retires a ship from service through a variety of ceremonial services, including lowering the ship's commissioning pennant.

    The Feb. 3 ceremony is closed to the public, but the Navy said Wednesday the entire event will be posted on its Facebook page. About 100 people are expected to attend at Newport News Shipbuilding.

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    ahhh enterprise the line of a naval family which has played a tons of Key Battles from the US war of independence to the recent war in iraq and afghanistan
    ive read about this naval family's achievements and is awed from it i hope that another naval family will soon follow its steps
     
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