Welcome to the companion Web site to "Battle Alert in the Gulf,"
originally broadcast on NOVA on February 23, 1999. Join NOVA
as it moves with exclusive access throughout a U.S. Navy battle group in the Persian Gulf,
from carriers and cruisers to submarines and jet fighters. Here's what you'll find online:
Breakdown of a Battle Group
The aircraft carrier is only the centerpiece of a battle group. Get the facts on the crafts that make up this powerful Navy force.
Women on the Carrier
Meet Lieutenant Lori Dague, serving on the U.S.S. Enterprise aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean.
Behind the Scenes
Take a peek at the insightful and often humorous e-mails sent home by director Kirk Wolfinger while he was on location with a battle group in April 1998.