Re­tir­ing the ‘Big E’

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER -

Work­ers at­tend the de­com­mis­sion­ing cer­e­mony of the USS En­ter­prise, the world’s first nu­clear­pow­ered air­craft car­rier, at New­port News Ship­build­ing in New­port News, Va., on Fri­day. The ves­sel, nick­named the “Big E,” served more than 50 years in the Navy, play­ing a role in the Cuban Mis­sile Cri­sis, the Viet­nam War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

KRISTEN ZEIS/VIR­GINIAN-PI­LOT VIA AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

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