Enterprise Departs on Final Deployment

From the Navy site. The Big “E” is departing on it’s last deployment. I was seven when she entered service in The Fleet.

From Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Public Affairs

USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea (NNS) — The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) departed Norfolk Naval Station March 11 on the ship’s 22nd and final deployment.

The Enterprise Carrier Strike Group is comprised of Enterprise, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), and guided-missile destroyers USS Porter (DDG 78), USS Nitze (DDG 94), and USS James E. Williams (DDG 95).

CVW-1 is comprised of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 251, Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 123 and Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 11.

http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=65824

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