U.S. Navy deploys its first ever nuclear aircraft carrier on last mission as it sails Persian Gulf region.

Image: United States Navy The U.S. Navy said Monday it…

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The U.S. Navy said Monday it has deployed a second aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions with Iran over its nuclear program.

The deployment of the nuclear-powered USS Enterprise along the Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group marks only the fourth time in the past decade that the Navy has had two aircraft carriers operating at the same time in the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea, said Cmdr. Amy Derrick-Frost of the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet.

The Enterprise was commissioned in November 1961. The carrier is scheduled to be deactivated this fall.

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Source: The Associated Press

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