USS Enterprise carrier taken out of active service

USS enterprise

Enterprise was headed back to Virginia following a regularly scheduled deployment when the Sep 11, 2001, terrorist attacks happened. As soon as the ship's captain saw

the attacks he turned around without orders to steam toward southwest Asia, where it later launched some of the first attacks against Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. The ship's captain was Adm. James A. Winnefeld, who now serves as the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Enterprise has been returning to that region of the world ever since then, including during its 25th and final deployment that ended last month.

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