USS Enterprise returns home at last

The world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier ended its remarkable career at sea on Sunday when it pulled into Norfolk Naval Station after 25 deployments and participating in every major conflict since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.

The USS Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, with some 5,500 sailors and Marines aboard returns to Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va., on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2012, as the 51-year-old ship completes its 25th and final deployment.  (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley)

The USS Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, with some 5,500 sailors and Marines aboard returns to Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va., on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2012, as the 51-year-old ship completes its 25th and final deployment. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley)

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