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  • 7 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) has delayed its transit from Naval Base Everett to Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton after discovering a maintenance issue. USS Nimitz will conduct required maintenance prior to getting underway. The vessel was scheduled to depart Everett for a 16 month scheduled Planned Incremental Availability yesterday. Nimitz is still scheduled to […]

  • 27 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Rear Adm. Mark L. Tidd, Chief of Navy Chaplains, arrived aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) June 26.  Tidd visited the Nimitz Strike Group to conduct training with chaplains while also visiting Sailors and leaders. “I appreciate the opportunity to be aboard Nimitz and to spend a little bit of time with you,” […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Authorities

    The lead ship of the U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carriers welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony at naval base Kitsap Bremerton, Washington. Capt. Kevin P. Lenox took command of USS Nimitz from Capt. John C. Ring, who had been in command since July 2014. Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, commander of Naval […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities

    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) held a change of command ceremony July 8.   Capt. John Ring assumed command of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), relieving Capt. Jeff “Doc” Ruth. The guest speaker, Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne, commander, Carrier Strike Group 11, praised Ruth’s tenure as commanding officer of Nimitz. “Doc […]

  • 29 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), together with destroyers USS Kidd (DDG 100) and USS Shoup (DDG 86), is ready to start its regularly scheduled deployment to Pacific Northwest. On June 1, USS Nimitz is set to depart its Naval Station Kitsap-Bremerton homeport while USS Kid and USS Shoup will get underway from Naval […]

  • 22 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and her escort, guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61), conducted a northbound transit of the Suez Canal, Oct. 20. USS Nimitz was most recently operating in the Red Sea to provide the U.S. options for responding to crisis situations. USS Nimitz will operate in the Mediterranean Sea […]

  • 27 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) conducted its first at-sea ammunition onload in more than two years during an underway replenishment, October 23-24. Nimitz Sailors moved a total of 1,542 pallets from the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) during the 48-hour, ordnance-handling evolution in preparation for an upcoming […]

  • 29 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The lead ship of the US Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carriers marked the end of its 15-month docking planned incremental availability as it concluded at-sea training on May 28. USS Nimitz (CVN 68) crew finished the maintenance availability at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, and are now looking forward to preparing for future operations. The […]

  • 9 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) received and refueled an MV-22 Osprey, a potential replacement for the C-2 Greyhound, for the first time Oct. 6. The Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165, was the first from (VMM) 165 to make a carrier-based landing and was part of an on-going initiative from […]

  • 9 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s fifth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) completed its official “fast cruise” last week and is now ready to return to the fleet.  The ship is set to return to the fleet this month after spending the last four years in Newport News undergoing its refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH). The fast cruise […]

  • 25 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and its carrier strike group wrapped up their final pre-deployment assessment on April 21 proving they are ready to deploy and replace the USS Carl Vinson in the Western Pacific. Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 completed the Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) on April 21. COMPTUEX is an exercise that tests a […]

  • 17 March 2017
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and its crew conducted the first burial at sea in more than two years on March 15, when they laid to rest 17 service members and one civilian. The reason why this was the first burial in such a long time is that the carrier spent almost two years […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and the rest of the Washington-based ships from its carrier strike group returned to Naval Station Everett concluding a six-month deployment. Nimitz entered its homeport on December 10, accompanied by Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Shoup (DDG 86) and USS Kidd (DDG 100). The strike group consists of Nimitz-class aircraft […]

  • 20 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is cleared for flight operations after the ship and her carrier air wing completed the blue water certification as part of the composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX). Blue water certification is one of the final qualifications a carrier and associated air wing must go through before being […]

  • 27 July 2016
    Training & Education

    Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran visited aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and held an all-hands call, July 25. He spoke to Sailors aboard about Nimitz’s extended planned incremental maintenance availability (EPIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, and took a tour of the ship to see how Nimitz […]

  • 8 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and destroyers USS Kidd (DDG 100) and USS Shoup united with other ships and units of their carrier strike group in San Diego to officially start their deployment on June 5. USS Nimitz and Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Kidd (DDG 100), and USS Shoup (DDG 86) departed […]

  • 13 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) hosted a reception May 11 for local dignitaries aboard the ship upon its arrival to Busan, Republic of Korea. Representatives from the Republic of Korea (ROK) military and several community leaders attended the event, along with Rear Adm. Michael D. White, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11, Rear […]

  • 6 April 2017
    Authorities

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work visited the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as part of a scheduled visit, on April 4th. Work visited Nimitz to meet with leadership and observe and discuss Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 capabilities and training as they prepare for an upcoming 2017 deployment. Nimitz is currently undergoing Composite […]

  • 6 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    USS Nimitz (CVN 68), the lead ship of the class of U.S. Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, has started sea trials after spending 20 months in port. Nimitz got underway Oct. 5 for sea trials, following an extended planned incremental availability (EPIA) that started February 2015 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington. Nimitz entered the […]

  • 13 August 2014
    Authorities

    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) hosted a change of homeport fair at Naval Station Everett, Washington, Aug. 8 to showcase the programs and facilities available to transitioning families.   Nimitz is scheduled to change homeports from Naval Station Everett to Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) in Bremerton, Washington, where Nimitz will undergo a planned […]

  • 28 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, David I. Adelman, visited the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) for a tour and to convey his gratitude to the crew May 23.  “On behalf of the United States Embassy in Singapore and the American people, I wanted to express my appreciation for the service of the 5,000 Sailors […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations (CNO), recognized USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as one of the winners of the 2013 CNO’s Environmental Awards Aug. 20 during a video teleconference ceremony at the Pentagon.   Nimitz received the CNO’s 2013 Environmental Award for the Environmental Quality, large ship category. Nimitz Safety Officer Cmdr. Christian Cook […]

  • 7 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The crew of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) paused to celebrate the 37th anniversary of the ship’s commissioning with an all hands picnic, May 3. The ship’s Morale Welfare and Recreation and Supply department hosted the event, with volunteer assistance from Nimitz’ chief petty officers and first class petty officers, and members of […]

  • 21 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Aircraft can once again take off from the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) after the ship earned the flight deck certification while underway in the Pacific Ocean, October 20. The certification proves Nimitz’s flight deck and the sailors who conduct flight operations are capable of safely launching and recovering aircraft. Nimitz recently completed […]

  • 4 September 2013
    Training & Education

    A nine-foot bronze statue on a black granite pedestal honoring Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, who directed the War of the Pacific, was unveiled at its permanent installation next to the battleship USS Missouri ‘Mighty Mo’ (BB 63) Memorial Sept. 2 on Ford Island, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The statue unveiling was part of the […]

  • 13 December 2013
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23 arrived at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Dec. 12, following an eight-and-a-half-month deployment to the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility (AOR). CVW-11 and DESRON 23 […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) arrived at Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton Jan. 13 after successfully transiting from Everett, Washington to Bremerton, Washington. Though only a relatively short distance from Everett, the official homeport change to Bremerton will allow Nimitz families to move their households without paying out of pocket. Nimitz will reside in […]

  • 7 March 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) entered a dry dock at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton on March 1, officially starting a 15-month overhaul. The carrier shifted from its homeport pier at Naval Base Kitsap to start the docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) period which officially began March 1. […]

  • 1 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) departed its homeport of Everett, Wash., March 30, to embark Carrier Air Wing 11 for a scheduled Sustainment Training Exercise (SUSTEX) in preparation for an upcoming deployment. After a series of exercises and training evolutions in 2012, SUSTEX will be the carrier’s last in certifying for its scheduled […]