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Commander of the USS Enterprise, Capt. Dee L. Mewbourne, right, speaks to the press as the nuclear powered aircraft carrier prepares to deploy to support forces in Afghanistan at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. The USS Enterprise is deploying without its former commander, Capt. Owen Honors, as Navy brass investigates bawdy, sexually themed videos he showed to thousands of crew members. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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Commander of the USS Enterprise, Capt. Dee L. Mewbourne, right, speaks to the press as the nuclear powered aircraft carrier prepares to deploy to support forces in Afghanistan at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. The USS Enterprise is deploying without its former commander, Capt. Owen Honors, as Navy brass investigates bawdy, sexually themed videos he showed to thousands of crew members. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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