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USS Enterprise Leaves For Afghanistan Sans Chief Videographer Capt. Owen Honors Jr.

The USS Enterprise leaves Norfolk, Virginia, today and sets sail for the Arabian Sea to support troops in Afghanistan — without lewd film enthusiast Capt. Owen Honors. Instead it’s Capt. Dee L. Mewbourne at the helm. Mewbourne already has his work cut out for him, battling upset crew members with access to email, like machinist mate John Krzemien who tells the Associated Press that “morale has definitely taken a hit” since Owens’ forced exit. “They took the one captain that could rally this much support and replaced him because of civilian opinions. None of us think it’s right.” So that won’t make things under a new commander awkward or anything. [photo via]