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Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew M. LaPointe, whose wife, Jamie, is the daughter of Vicky Watson of Oregon, and Donald Watson, of Oregon, along with nearly 12,000 past and current crewmembers, family and friends attended the inactivation of aircraft carrier USS 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.


Sarah Perry, formerly with the 180th Air National Guard base in Toledo and now stationed with the 165th Air Guard base in Savannah, Ga., has recently been promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.

Perry, who attended Coy Elementary in Oregon and Eastwood High School, graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in avionics. She is now in the pilots’ training program and will be flying C130s for the National Guard.

The daughter of Colleen and Tom Perry, she is also the sister of Nicole and granddaughter of Dee Cottrell and Joy Perry.


Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph D. Ferguson, a 2008 graduate of Cardinal Stritch High School, along with nearly 12, 000 past and current crewmembers, family and friends attended the inactivation of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

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.

Ferguson joined the Navy in March 2009.