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.

Balhar Purewal kisses her father Lt. Cmdr. Amarjeet Purewal as the USS Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, returns to Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va., on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2012. The 51-year-old ship completed its 25th and final deployment where thousands of cheering family members and friends welcomed the ship home from its 25th and final deployment after nearly eight months at sea. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley)

Balhar Purewal kisses her father Lt. Cmdr. Amarjeet Purewal as the USS Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, returns to Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va., on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2012. The 51-year-old ship completed its 25th and final deployment where thousands of cheering family members and friends welcomed the ship home from its 25th and final deployment after nearly eight months at sea. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley)

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