USS Enterprise Celebrates 50 Years of Service

USS Enterprise. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy.

A tribute video posted by the United States Navy to celebrate it’s prized aircraft carrier – the USS Enterprise (CVN 65)  50th year of commissioned service.

The Enterprise is the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier and the eighth U.S. vessel to be named Enterprise. The Enterprise commemorates a name that has been a continuing symbol of the struggle to retain American liberty, justice and freedom since the first days of the American Revolutionary War.

Some of the ship’s nicknames include: the Big ‘E’, the Lucky ‘E’, the ‘Grey Ghost’ and the ‘Galopping Ghost’.

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