The Daily Item
Navy Seaman Steven A. Alleman, son of Lisa and Albert Alleman, of Coal Township, along with nearly 12,000 past and current crewmembers, family and friends attended the inactivation of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).
Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, recently completed its 25th and final deployment and returned to its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled inactivation, held prior to the ship’s terminal offload program and subsequent decommissioning.
The inactivation ceremony was the last official public event for the ship, and served as a celebration of life for the ship and the more than 100,000 Sailors who served aboard.
The Chief of Naval Operations, the Commander of United States Fleet Forces, nine of 23 prior commanding officers, many decorated war heroes, and thousands of Enterprise veterans attended the event.
Alleman joined the Navy in November 2009.