Tomorrow, Dec. 1, 2012 the ship my father served on will be decommissioned. The USS Enterprise aka "Big E" is the second oldest commissioned ship in the Navy (behind the USS Constitution). She was the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier in our fleet and part of the first nuclear powered Task Group to see combat. She also played a role in the Cuban missile crisis, the first Gulf War and many many other operations. My dad was a Navy Nuke and was a Machinists Mate 1st class, he was asked to test for Chief Petty Officer, passed the test but declined as his time was up and he wanted to go home and spend time with his family. He served in the US Navy for 10 years ('58-'68). Any other members here serve or have friends or family that served aboard the USS Enterprise?