Rites of Passage (7 of 10) (#107)
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Full Program: The last day in the Gulf is the last chance to drop bombs before the Nimitz heads home. 54:31
At the top of hour seven, "Rites of Passage," the USS Nimitz and Airwing 11 experience their last day of flying... 03:05
Full Program: After two months in the Gulf, one day starts to become indistinguishable from the next. 54:31
Full Program: The Nimitz arrives in the Gulf and conditions are extreme. 54:31
Full Program: Mentoring and camaraderie are what hold the ship together. 54:31
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Series Description: CARRIER is a character-driven, edge-of-your-seat, nonfiction drama and a once-in-a-lifetime total immersion in the high-stakes world of a nuclear aircraft carrier. CARRIER follows a core group of film participants aboard the USS Nimitz, from the admiral of the strike group to the fighter pilots to the youngest sailors, as they navigate personal conflicts around their jobs, families, faith, patriotism, love, the rites of passage and the war on terror. The USS Nimitz is 24 stories high, three football fields long and carries more than 5, 000 Navy personnel and 85 military aircraft. Filmed from May to November 2005, nearly 2,000 hours of high-definition video were captured aboard the ship during a full six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf, of which three months were spent in combat in support of the ground troops. For the first time, a television series takes a raw and personal look at the Navy's role in this controversial war.
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