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#Navy's USS Enterprise steaming toward final homecoming on Sunday via @ChrisCarroll_

#Navy's USS Enterprise steaming toward final homecoming on Sunday via @ChrisCarroll_

Enterprise steaming toward final homecoming on Sunday By Chris Carroll Published: October 31, 2012 The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise approaches the pier at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., in July 2011. Gary Granger Jr./U.S. Navy WASHINGTON – The 51-year-old USS Enterprise is scheduled to return to Norfolk, Va., on Sunday — the final arrival in port of the Navy’s oldest operational warship, which has participated in every major conflict since the Cuban missile crisis. More than 5,500 sailors of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group are coming off a 238-day deployment supporting operations in the Mediterranean and Arabian seas. During its 25th and final deployment since being commissioned on Nov. 25, 1961, the Enterprise steamed more than 80,000 miles, while the attached Carrier Air Wing One flew more than 8,000 sorties in support of the war in Afghanistan as well as several ex...

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