The Flight Deck of the USS Enterprise at Sunset

The Flight Deck of the USS Enterprise at Sunset:
Sailors at work at sunset on the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) after conducting an air show for us “Tigers”. We were lucky to sail with the USS Enterprise to Norfolk VA when it returned from deployment with our son LT. G. Clarke.
The Navy runs a cruise program called Operation Tiger, through which the friends and family members of sailors can ride on a variety of ships. The program is intended to allow visitors to see how their loved ones in the Navy live and work while they are away from home.
USS Enterprise is a decommissioned US Navy Aircraft Carrier. She was the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the eighth United States naval vessel to bear the name. Like her predecessor of World War II fame, she is nicknamed “Big E”. At 1,123 ft she is the world’s longest naval vessel ever built. Her 93,284-long-ton displacement ranks her as the 12th-heaviest carrier, after the 10 carriers of the Nimitz class and the USS Gerald R. Ford. Enterprise had a crew of some 4,600 service members.