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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The lead ship of U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Nimitz (CVN 68) has shown it is mission ready by completing the Material Inspection, one day earlier than expected in San Diego, February 16. Material Inspection is the final phase of the congressionally-mandated inspection of U.S. Navy ships conducted by the Board of Inspection and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Vice Adm. David Buss, commander, Naval Air Forces, presented 23 Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) with their enlisted air warfare specialist pins, and the ship’s first enlisted information dominance warfare specialist pin during a ceremony held on board Jan. 11. Buss, who served as the executive officer aboard Nimitz in the […]

  • 3 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 spent three days performing community services for the Banjo Learning Center during a port visit to Phuket, Thailand, May 29-31. During the three separate days, Sailors were able to assist in painting the walls and doors, cleaning the yard […]

  • 7 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) announced its Senior Sailor of the Quarter, Sailor of the Quarter, Junior Sailor of the Quarter and Blue Jacket of the Quarter awardees for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2013. Air-Traffic Controller 1st Class (AW/SW) Joseph S. Foss, of San Francisco, Senior Sailor of the Quarter; […]

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

    U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) pulled into San Diego naval base after completing a successful six-day sea trials and officially marking the completion of a 20-month extended planned incremental availability. Nimitz got underway for the first time since January 2015 when it pulled away from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, October 5, […]

  • 28 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The lead ship of the US Navy’s Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carriers launched the 100,000th aircraft from catapult two, marking the second time the ship has achieved this milestone.  Catapult one launched its 100,000th aircraft on October 7, 2009. An F/A-18E Super Hornet, from the “Blue Diamonds” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146, had the honor […]

  • 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. […]

  • 2 June 2017
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) got underway from Naval Base Kitsap on June 1 to start a regularly scheduled deployment. The aircraft carrier is joined by destroyers USS Kidd (DDG 100) and USS Shoup (DDG 86) who departed Naval Station Everett on the same day. While many speculate the deployment is in response […]

  • 12 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN 68), the U.S. Navy’s lead ship in the class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, have completed their tailored ship’s training availability and final evaluation problem (TSTA/FEP) on December 8. By doing so, sailors completed the ship’s 180-day, inter-deployment training cycle basic phase in only 54 days. TSTA is the final part of […]

  • 21 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The crew of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) coordinated efforts with USS Princeton (CG 59), Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6, Helicopter Maritime Squadron (HSM) 75 and the Mexican navy to retrieve 186 bales of marijuana, June 16, which were apparently destined for the United States. “The coordinated response of all hands involved […]

  • 6 December 2017
    Authorities

    The crew of US Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) pulled into San Diego, December 5, together with San Diego-homeported guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) and NAS Lemoore-stationed Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11. USS Nimitz, and destroyer USS Shoup and USS Kidd made the stop in San Diego before returning to their homeports in Washington. After […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Training & Education

    More than 3,000 Sailors on board the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) returned to their homeport in Everett, Wash., May 12, following two weeks at sea conducting various certifications.   The certifications completed this underway period include flight deck certifications, precision approach and landing system (PALS) certification and carrier air traffic control center (CATCC) […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) will move to Bremerton, Washington, in 2015 for 16 months to conduct a scheduled large-scale maintenance period.   Nimitz, currently homeported in Everett, Washington, will relocate to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton for planned incremental maintenance. The Navy is working to ensure that the relocation […]

  • 20 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The Secretary of the Navy, the honorable Ray Mabus, and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, visited the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) for the Navy’s Great Green Fleet demonstration during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012, July 18. The Great Green Fleet demonstration is a step towards the Department of the Navy’s […]