Aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) are in port at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia Picture: REUTERS/U.S. Navy/MC2 Ernest R. Scott

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The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) departs Naval Station Norfolk as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU).

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Naval Station Norfolk , is a United States Navy base in Norfolk, Virginia. It supports naval forces in the United States Fleet Forces Command,[2] those operating in the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and Indian Ocean. NS Norfolk, also known as the Norfolk Naval Base, occupies about four miles of waterfront space and seven miles of pier and wharf space of the Hampton Roads peninsula known as Sewell's Point. It is the world's largest naval station, supporting 75 ships and 134 aircraft…

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Norfolk naval base aerial 1985 with (l-r) USS America (CV 66), USS John F Kennedy (CV 67), USS Nimitz (CVN 68), USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) and other ships

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Ghentis a fantastic area! There is always something happening here! On the South endthe Hague is a picturesque body of water with an arching land mass with high end homes lining the shore. The Hague also provides an unobstructed beautiful view of theChrysler Museum. Monticello Ave runs the length of the eastern side. The North end of the neighborhood has some interesting boundaries. 23rd street is listed on Google as the last street included in Ghent. Theres Jeff Robertson ParkWeyanoke Bird…

The "Big E," as it was affectionately called by its crew, was inactivated from service in 2012 at Naval Station Norfolk following its 25th deployment. The decommissioning ceremony is a long-honored naval tradition.

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