Media Advisory: USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Embarks on Final Voyage for Inactivation

Media Advisory: USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Embarks on Final Voyage for Inactivation
Newport News Shipbuilding Aircraft Carrier Inactivation



What: USS Enterprise (CVN 65) to return to Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) with shipbuilders on board.
When: 8 a.m. Thursday, June 20
Where: Meet in Victory Landing Park behind the Virginia Advanced Shipbuilding and
  Carrier Integration Center (VASCIC) building, located at 2401 West Ave. In Newport News, Va.
  Parking will be reserved for media that RSVPs in the VASCIC parking deck, first floor, immediate left.
Attire: Media who wish to go on Pier 2 in the shipyard must wear long pants, shirts
  with sleeves covering shoulders, and sturdy, close-toed, close-heeled shoes.
Schedule: For media who wish to cover the ship's approach, please arrive no later than 7:30 a.m.
  Photos may be taken from the park unescorted.
  For media who wish to be transported to Pier 2 in the yard to witness Enterprise's arrival and interview shipbuilders as they disembark, please meet in front of VASCIC no later than 8:15 a.m. Although disembarkation is not expected until 10 a.m., there will be only one bus leaving VASCIC for Pier 2 at 8:15 a.m.
  Please RSVP by noon on Tuesday, June 18:
  Christie Miller, Huntington Ingalls Industries
  (757) 380-3581

With a famous 50-year career as the Navy's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN 65) will come full circle, returning to the shipyard that built her for the first inactivation of an aircraft carrier. About 100 shipbuilders who helped construct and maintain the ship over her lifetime will ride aboard for her final voyage, and the whistles and horns of docked ships and NNS will blow to honor "Big E's" return.

About Huntington Ingalls

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder at its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing about 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy industry and other government customers. For more information, visit:

Danny Hernandez
Director of Public Affairs
(202) 580-9086