The nation’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is returning home one last time after 51 years of service. 5,500 sailors and Marines spent 7 1/2 months on the Big E’s final deployment, traveling 80,962 nautical miles and launching 9,000 aircraft sorties.
Posted at 4:42 PM, Nov 03, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-04 07:52:47-05
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