Enterprise Celebrates Super Bowl Sunday at Sea

Story Number: NNS120206-02Release Date: 2/6/2012 5:02:00 AM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Kristin L. Grover, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Public Affairs

USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea (NNS) -- Sailors and Marines aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) enjoyed a Super Bowl party hosted by the ship's Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department Feb. 5.

Super Bowl XLVI, featuring the New England Patriots and the New York Giants, was shown on an inflatable big screen in the ship's hangar bay.

"The big screen TV is pretty awesome," said Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Bruce Layton. "It's a great gesture for MWR to do all this for us and I think it really boosts morale."

Chief Aviation Electrician's Mate Monica L. Connon, MWR leading chief petty officer, was pleased with the large number of Sailors who came out to watch the game.

"We do things like this for the Sailors to offer them a break from their daily routines and help them decompress and have some fun," said Connon.

In addition to the festivities hosted by MWR, Enterprise's supply department provided pizza and chicken wings for the spectators to enjoy while watching the most popular football game of the season.

"It's great that they're doing this for us and making the most of Super Bowl Sunday while we're at sea," said Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jeremy Carrell. "It's nice to be able to come out and watch the game, have some good food and take a break from work. I'm definitely having fun."

Super Bowl XLVI is the last Super Bowl event scheduled to take place underway aboard the 50 year-old aircraft carrier.

Enterprise is currently underway conducting training exercises and evolutions as part of Bold Alligator 2012 before kicking off her 22nd and final deployment.

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The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) is underway in the Atlantic Ocean during a composite training unit exercise.
120125-N-XO220-321 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 25, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) is underway in the Atlantic Ocean during a composite training unit exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Eric Scot Brann)
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