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  • U.S. Navy Photo of the Day: Power Passing Power

    03/01/2013 9:50:14 AM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 18 replies
    ChamorroBible.org ^ | June 21, 2011 | U.S. Navy MC2 Brooks B. Patton Jr.
    On the right the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) passes the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in the Red Sea's Strait of Bab el-Mandeb on June 21, 2011. Via http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-20060917.htm (medium, large) The Photographer Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (MC2) Brooks B. Patton Jr., United States Navy  
  • So Long to ‘The Big E’(inactivated today)

    12/01/2012 7:09:10 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 76 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-1-2012 | Rick Moran
    December 1, 2012 So Long to ‘The Big E’ Rick Moran For five decades, the nuclear powered aircraft carrier Enterprise plowed the seven seas to protect the freedoms of American citizens and guarantee freedom of the seas for all. From the Cuban missile crisis through its participation in conflicts arising out of the 9/11 attacks, “The Big ‘E’” was the tip of the spear of American foreign policy.Today, in front of 12,000 former crew, their families, and friends, the United States Navy formally retired Enterprise from active service. Reuters: The 1,123-foot (342-metres) long Enterprise was commissioned in 1961 with eight...
  • The USS Enterprise's Last Tour (After 51 Years in Service It Is To Be Decommissioned)

    11/30/2012 5:24:04 AM PST · by lbryce · 51 replies
    Air Space Mag ^ | November 30, 2012 | Rebecca Maksel
    After 51 years of service, the historic aircraft carrier is about to be decommissioned. When the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) sailed away from Norfolk, Virginia, on its maiden voyage in 1962, it was the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, and the eighth Enterprise in a long dynasty reaching back to the Revolutionary War. Its eight nuclear reactors, reported the Chicago Daily Defender, had an energy potential "as great as that of all the reactors in the free world." The most recent Enterprise played a role in the Cuban Missile Crisis, along with other ships in the Second Fleet, blockading shipments...
  • Navy bids farewell to storied warship USS Enterprise

    11/04/2012 6:33:18 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 134 replies
    afp ^ | Nov 4 2011 | AFP
    WASHINGTON — After half a century on the high seas, the oldest warship in the American fleet, the USS Enterprise, will return to port Sunday for the last time. From the Cuban Missile Crisis to the war in Afghanistan, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier has played a part in every conflict involving the United States since she was commissioned in 1961. But when the massive vessel glides into the US naval base in Norfolk, Virginia on Sunday morning, with sailors in white uniforms standing on deck, it will mark the end of her 25th and final deployment after an...
  • Navy sailor from Gulfport dies on U.S.S. Enterprise (mysterious death while in Middle East)

    06/09/2012 1:56:06 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 51 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | June 09, 2012 | HOWARD ALTMAN
    A sailor from Gulfport was found dead in his berthing compartment aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Enterprise in the Middle East on Friday morning, according to a ship spokeswoman. Master Chief Petty Officer Richard J. Kessler, 47, was found dead in his compartment at 7 a.m. local time, according to Lt. Com. Sarah Self-Kyler. The cause of death is under investigation, said Navy Lt. Greg Raelson.
  • Storied carrier, 'the Big E,' makes final voyage

    03/11/2012 8:19:58 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    Associated Press (AP) ^ | Sat, Mar 10, 2012 | BROCK VERGAKIS
    Storied carrier, 'the Big E,' makes final voyage NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — When the makers of "Top Gun" were filming on board the USS Enterprise, they donated a set of black fuzzy dice to liven up the ship's otherwise drab interior. A quarter-century later, the dice will still be dangling inside the tower of "the Big E" as the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier sets sail on its final voyage Sunday. The trinket is a reminder of the ship's storied 50-year history that includes action in several wars, a prominent role in the Cuban missile crisis and serving as a...
  • USS Enterprise turns 49 on Thanksgiving

    11/25/2010 8:31:32 AM PST · by kingattax · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Fox43TV ^ | 11-24-10 | Seaman Jared M. King
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - The world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise (CVN 65), will celebrate its 49th birthday on Thursday. The Big E's birthday celebration will take place as the crew celebrates Thanksgiving. With the exception of USS Constitution, the Enterprise is the oldest commissioned warship in the Navy. CVN-65 is the eighth U.S. ship bearing the name Enterprise and was commissioned Nov. 25, 1961.
  • French Rafale Performs Jet Engine Swap-Out on Board Truman

    06/08/2010 11:10:19 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 56+ views
    Defense Talk ^ | 6/8/2010 | Air Force News
    As part of interoperability operations with the French Navy, a maintenance crew for the French aircraft Rafale F3 performed a jet engine swap-out on board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) June 4. The Rafale, a fourth generation fighter jet capable of performing both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions embarked aboard CVN Charles de Gaulle (R 91), was conducting carrier qualifications on board Truman. "The French have conducted many carrier qualifications (CQs) with U.S. aircraft carriers in the past. However, this is the first time that an engine swap-out with a foreign navy has been done on a U.S. carrier," said...
  • Enterprise Completes Flight Deck Certification

    05/16/2010 10:01:31 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies · 783+ views
    Globalsecuriy.com ^ | 5/15/2010 | Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristin M. Baker
    USS Enterprise (CVN 65) successfully completed flight deck certification May 14 pushing itself one step closer to its 21st deployment. Flight deck certification is a requirement that every aircraft carrier must achieve prior to deploying with fixed-wing aircraft. The certification proves that the crew of the ship is capable of safely launching and recovering aircraft and is prepared to prevent or combat flight deck mishaps. The last time Enterprise conducted flight deck certification was prior to her last deployment in 2007. "Air department Sailors eagerly awaited the arrival of aircraft during a long shipyard period, and to have aircraft back...
  • Enterprise Launches and Recovers First Aircraft in Two Years

    05/13/2010 6:07:19 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies · 842+ views
    Soldier of Fortune ^ | 5/13/2010 | Soldier of Fortune
    USS Enterprise (CVN 65) successfully recovered and launched fixed-wing aircraft May 12 after more than two years. The “Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211, landed four F/A-18F Super Hornets aboard the world’s first nuclear-powered carrier, and the “Salty Dogs” of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 followed shortly later with the first launch. Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, also known as the “Red Rippers,” also launched and recovered aircraft on a day long anticipated by the crew. In order to safely recover a jet there must be 16 personnel below the flight deck manning the arresting gear equipment,...
  • After many issues, the Enterprise is ready for battle

    04/20/2010 5:03:10 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 33 replies · 997+ views
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 4/20/2010 | Corinne Reilly
    After a laborious two-year overhaul beset by delays, cost overruns and unforeseen problems, Navy officials said Monday that the military's oldest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is once again ready for war. The 49-year-old Enterprise, which has been docked at Northrop Grumman's Newport News shipyard since April 2008, was originally slated to return to service six months ago. That plan changed after repair crews discovered damage and decay - from rotted pipes to fried electronics - far beyond what they'd anticipated. As the list of repairs grew, so did costs, to nearly $700 million from an initial estimate of $450 million. That's...
  • Aircraft Carrier Hosts Moroccan Dignitaries [USS Enterprise (CVN 65)]

    05/15/2006 4:46:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 548+ views
    EUCOM.mil ^ | Journalist 2nd Class (SW) Jason Thompson
    MEDITERRANEAN SEA– The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) hosted a special delegation of Moroccan dignitaries, high-ranking military officers and reporters to the ship Friday, May 12. Moroccan speaker of parliament, Abdulwahed Radi, was among the visitors to tour the massive ship, observe flight operations and experience daily life at sea. The distinguished visitors also met with the Commander of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Rear Adm. Ray Spicer and toured Big E's navigation bridge, flight deck control tower, hangar bay and foc'sle. Capt. Larry Rice, Commanding Officer of Enterprise, said the visit was part of U.S. efforts...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles The USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - September 24th, 2005

    09/24/2005 9:05:21 AM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 60 replies · 5,624+ views
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    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Hornet Crashes off South Carolina; Pilot Rescued

    03/27/2004 12:58:22 PM PST · by BykrBayb · 7 replies · 364+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | 3/25/2004 1:42:00 PM | Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Public Affairs
    Story Number: NNS040325-01 Release Date: 3/25/2004 1:42:00 PM From Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Public Affairs NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet aircraft on a routine training mission crashed at about 12:30 p.m. EST March 24 off the coast of South Carolina. The pilot was rescued uninjured and taken to a hospital at Hunter Army Air Field near Savannah, Ga., for observation. The aicraft was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 82 based at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. Known as the "Marauders," the squadron returned Feb. 25 from a six-month deployment as part...
  • JFK To Make Pensacola Port Visit

    03/12/2004 12:47:29 AM PST · by BykrBayb · 2 replies · 294+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | 3/12/2004 | Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs
    Story Number: NNS040311-10 Release Date: 3/12/2004 10:02:00 AM From Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) will make a four-day port visit to Pensacola, Fla., starting March 17. The ship will be open to the public for general visiting. “Pensacola is a great Navy city that, over the years, has been central to naval training. We are extremely pleased to be able to have the JFK visit Pensacola,” said Vice Adm. Gary Roughead, Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet/NATO Striking Fleet Atlantic. The arrival of John F. Kennedy, commanded by...
  • Friends, Family of Enterprise Share Homecoming on Tiger Cruise

    03/07/2004 3:54:33 PM PST · by BykrBayb · 9 replies · 666+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | 3/5/2004 | Journalist Seaman Richard Locklear, USS Enterprise Public Affairs
    Story Number: NNS040304-08 Release Date: 3/5/2004 12:03:00 AM By Journalist Seaman Richard Locklear, USS Enterprise Public Affairs ABOARD USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea (NNS) -- As the deployment of USS Enterprise (CVN 65) ended Feb. 29, its crew hosted a “Tiger Cruise” for family and friends to give them a taste of life aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. Approximately 1,500 new Enterprise, also know as "Big E," shipmates embarked for the final leg of the journey home from Mayport, Fla., to the carrier’s homeport of Norfolk, Va. According to Big E’s Tiger Cruise coordinator Lt. Curness Pierre Russell, the Tiger...