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USS Enterprise CVN-65: Mediterranean-Gulf 1996

Cruise Book - USS Enterprise CVN-65: Mediterranean-Gulf Deployment 1996

Mediterranean-Arabian Gulf Deployment 1996

USS Enterprise (CVN-65) Mediterranean/Arabian Gulf Deployment 1996

Table of Contents

  • Commander Cruiser-Destroyer Group TWELVE
  • Commanding Officer
  • Commander Carrier Air Wing Seventeen
  • Ship's History
  • Underway Preparations
  • Fly On
  • Palma, Spain
  • Cannes, France
  • Soudi Bay, Crete
  • Haifi, Israel
  • Rhodes, Greece
  • Suez Canal Transit
  • Bahrain
  • Jebel Ali
  • Naples, Italy
  • Tiger Cruise '96
  • Fly Off
  • Homecoming
  • Cruiser-Destroyer Group TWELVE
  • Executive Officer
  • CMC
  • Air Department
  • AIMD
  • Communications Department
  • Deck Department
  • Engineering Department
  • Executive Department
  • Information Systems Department
  • Legal Department
  • Maintenance Department
  • Navigation Department
  • Operations Department
  • Reactor Department
  • Religious Ministries Department
  • Safety Department
  • Supply Department
  • Training Department
  • Weapons Department
  • Mardet
  • CVW-17
  • VA-75
  • VF-103
  • VFA-81
  • VFA-83
  • VAW-125
  • VAQ-132
  • HS-15
  • VS-30
  • VQ-6
  • VRC-40
  • Acknowledgments
  • In Memorium

On June 28, 1996, Enterprise began it 15th overseas deployment. The Big E enforced no-fly zones in two of the world's most critical area, Bosnia-Herzegovina (Operation Joint Endeavor) and Iraq (Operation Southern Watch), flying nearly 5,000 missions.

Big E steamed more than 50,000 miles during 140 days at sea, and launched and recovered more than 13,000 aircraft which logged 25,000 flight hours.

During the deployment, the ship's F-14 squadron, VF103, became the first to use the Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infared System for Night (LANTIRN) Pod.

Big E also was the first nuclear-powered carrier to visit Souda Bay, Crete, and Bahrain. The deployment marked the end of an era when VA-75 retired the A-6E Intruder from the Navy.

Enterprise completed its deployment December 20, 1996.

Includes many photographs, location images, crew photos and special events. Exquisit imagry makes this an exception cruise book. 688 Pages

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