April 9th, 2012
07:27 PM ET

USS Enterprise heads to Persian Gulf

The carrier group is heading to the Gulf and our CNN national security experts note that this is a typical Navy maneuver that happens as carrier groups rotate to new positions around the globe.

This is the final deployment for the Enterprise, which will be inactivated and eventually decommissioned, according to a Navy press release.

This does come at a time that relations with Iran are fraying. We called the Navy today to ask if there is any connection. They did not get back to us right away. If they do, we will update this.

Do you know anything about the mission of the carrier group? Do you have a view on U.S.-Iran relations? Comment below.


Filed under: Iran • Military • U.S. Navy
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  1. CosmicC

    CNN considers this reporting? I've seen better writing in a middle school newspaper.

    April 9, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rags

      That's because of your mental level.

      April 9, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Scotty

    Given 'er all she's got, cap'n.

    April 9, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Vasu313

      Thanks Scotty ;)

      April 9, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ray Camacho

    If anyone knows what is happening and discloses any info on any military mission they should be considered a treasonists and tried in a military court!!! > navychica Hooyah!!

    April 9, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • yeah yeah

      take a chill pill froglady

      It's not that serious

      April 9, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • john

      I agree, it is absurd that cnn would ask for that info, it is highly illegal to disclose classified info. Any post that claims to know the details of the mission is false, as the people who know will not post here!

      April 9, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • blackbeard79

      Yeah right. We can't even prosecute Bradley Manning (textbook definition of Treason) without the media getting all up in arms about it. Wonder if we would have won WWII if we had a 24 hr news cycle back then.

      April 9, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Billy

    I think it's across the bay. In Alameda. That's I said. Alameda.

    April 9, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • sailorman3

      The Alameda Naval Air Station closed in the early 90's. The Big 'E' hasen't been based there since its closure.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ignatz cavich

    they should have sent the uss starship enterprise

    April 9, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • johnharry

      your switching between tv and life. turn off the tele. and live it

      April 9, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. nparks

    What are your views on U.S.-Iran relations?

    April 9, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. ♚Mmmmm♛

    ...just wondering why the media feel compelled to anounce military strategy...soooo sue ellen of yah!

    April 9, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. jesuswore womens undies

    i just finished c0rnh0ling my boyfriend with my 11 inch meat monster!
    he wont shat right for a few weeks!
    i pounded his bungh0le into oblivion and he will never walk the same again!
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    April 9, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Mark

    Hmm about to be decommissioned? Probably fake an attack on her and start world war 3...

    April 9, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. SempervFi

    Nuke 'em till the ayatollah glows

    April 9, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. TJ Sullivan

    The Enterprise is a classic example of what should be turned into a museum. I live in SE Connecticut and have spent many nice times touring the USS Nautilus, SSN571. It is up to the Navy and supporters to be able to make it happen

    April 9, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • bwhitten

      Can't happen. Being the first Nuke power carrier, it was poorly designed. To remove the reactor would require tearing out a third of all her decks and cause so much damage, it'll be too expensive to repair. Unfortunately, she'll be scrapped. Never a good end for any ship.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. stevem7

    As one of many who have served in Enterprise, I know that Grand Gray Lady will do herself proud on her final deployment. Fair winds and following seas to USS Enterprise (CVN-65) and all who served in her.

    April 9, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. citizen

    We supported minority Bahrain government with puppet Saudi troops because it served our 5th fleet purpose.
    Now the real heavy lifting begins.

    April 9, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • leeintulsa

      @citizen: umm.. 6th fleet..

      April 9, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Camille

    possible sacrificial vessel for a false flag op

    April 9, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Joe

    You're from outer space, right?
    No, I'm from Iowa. I only work in outer space.

    April 9, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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