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Nimitz Back in U.S. Waters

December 3, 2013

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A great photo of the Nimitz, Missouri and Arizona at Pearl Harbor from the Nimitz Facebook page.

Earlier today the Everett-based aircraft carrier U.S.S. Nimitz arrived at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Nimitz is making its way back to Naval Station Everett after an extended deployment in the Middle East. No exact date yet for an Everett arrival. The air wing needs to be dropped off at San Diego but it’s very likely the ship will be home for Christmas. You can follow updates on the ship at their Facebook page.


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A Veteran’s Day Shout Out From the USS Nimitz On Way Home to Naval Station Everett

November 10, 2013

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Here’s a Veteran’s Day Shout Out from the USS Nimitz Facebook page…

While the Nimitz won’t likely be home in time for Thanksgiving the ship and crew should be home by Christmas.

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Video Update as Everett Based Nimitz at Halfway Point of Deployment

August 8, 2013

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The Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz left Naval Station Everett back on March 30th on its first full deployment since arriving in Everett. While the exact dates of the ship’s deployment aren’t public and the ship could have its mission extended indefinitely, the Nimitz is likely at the halfway point. Here’s an update from the captain of the Nimitz, Jeffrey Ruth:

If you’d like to stay up with the happenings on the Nimitz you can follow them on their Facebook page.

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Happy Birthday to the Everett Based USS Nimitz

May 3, 2013

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Click to see a special compilation of photos on the Nimitz Then and Now.

Today marks the 38th Birthday for the USS Nimitz. The Nimitz is now based in Everett and on its first full deployment since coming to its new home. The following is taken from a posting today on the Nimitz Facebook page.

Birthday message read to the crew by ISCS(SW/IDW/AW) James Williams over the ship’s 1MC:

THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS AGO …
THE WORLD TURNED NERVOUSLY, FACING A NUCLEAR SHOWDOWN THAT SHOWED NO SIGNS OF SLOWING.

THE COUNTRY WAS STILL REELING FROM THE PAIN OF WATERGATE, AND THE WOUNDS OF WAR IN SOUTHEAST ASIA WERE STILL FRESH ON EVERYONE’S MIND.

THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS AGO, THE DECKS OF USS NIMITZ CAME ALIVE WITH A CREW WHOSE PRIDE AND PROFESSIONALISM STILL RESONATES TODAY.

ALTHOUGH OLDER AND FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD IN THEIR OWN LIVES, MANY STILL KEEP IN TOUCH THROUGH POSTS ON OUR COMMAND FACEBOOK PAGE. ALMOST ALL CALL THEIR TIME ABOARD “THE BEST TIMES OF MY LIFE..”

SINCE THAT FIRST CREW ASSUMED THE WATCH, WE HAVE SEEN COMMUNISM FALL, SOCIAL BARRIERS CRUMBLE, AND THE DEMISE OF WOULD-BE TYRANTS SEEKING TO ELIMINATE EVERYTHING OUR COUNTRY STANDS FOR.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO AMERICA’S CARRIER – LEAD SHIP OF THE NIMITZ CLASS AND NOW THE OLDEST ON ACTIVE SERVICE.

WITHOUT SAYING SO, THE PLANKOWNERS OF USS NIMITZ LEFT US A CHALLENGE. WE ARE THE CUSTODIANS AND CARETAKERS OF THEIR LEGACY.

WHAT WILL BE SAID ABOUT US THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS FROM NOW?

Happy 38th birthday to the Nimitz and her crew from MyEverettNews.com. If you’d like to send a birthday wish you can access the Nimitz Facebook page here.

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Training Over, Everett Based Nimitz Now Underway on Deployment

April 19, 2013

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Got a Nimitz update this afternoon from Kristin Ching at Naval Station Everett…

Nimitz Strike Group Departs for Western Pacific Deployment
By MC2(SW) Jacquelyn D. Childs, USS Nimitz Public Affairs

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The Nimitz left Everett on March 30th and is now officially on Deployment to the Western Pacific.

CORONADO, Calif. – The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 and Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 departed Naval Air Station North Island, April 19 and will join up with San Diego based guided missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) for a scheduled Western Pacific deployment.

Nimitz left its homeport of Naval Station Everett, Wash., March 29 to join Princeton and CVW 11 for a Sustainment Exercise (SUSTEX) in preparation for their deployment. The Commander, U.S. Third Fleet-led exercise ensured the deployment readiness of key operational components of the strike group after a delay in deployment as a result of an emergent maintenance requirement.

“This fine warship and its outstanding crew will have the opportunity to sail to the Western Pacific and operate in support of our nation’s ongoing efforts to ensure maritime security,” said Capt. Jeff S. Ruth, Nimitz’s commanding officer.

Prior to the maintenance period that led to the sustainment exercise, the CSG went through a series of exercises including a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) and Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) that certified them ready for deployment.

“This strike group is more than ready to perform this nation’s mission,” said Rear Adm. Michael S. White, CSG 11 commander. “They have excelled in a series of strenuous and dynamic exercises and training evolutions in the past year. I can’t wait to see what they can do with this next task ahead of them.”

During Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012, the strike group demonstrated the Navy’s efforts to reduce consumption of energy, decrease reliance on fossil fuels and significantly increase the use of alternative energy as part of the “Great Green Fleet”.

“This ship has navigated successfully through a hectic and fluid schedule throughout 2012 and early 2013,” said Ruth. “It is a testament of the flexibility, capability, and commitment of every Sailor on board.”

Nimitz’s last deployment was in 2009-2010 in support of the nation’s Maritime Strategy. After returning from deployment, the ship entered a routine docking planned incremental availability.

U.S. Third Fleet leads naval forces in the Eastern Pacific from the West Coast of North America to the international date line and provides realistic, relevant training necessary for an effective global Navy.

For more news from USS Nimitz (CVN 68), visit www.navy.mil/local/cvn68/.

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Electrical Delays Fixed and Nimitz Departs Naval Station Everett

March 30, 2013

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The Whites

Rear Admiral Mike White and his wife Marietta are new to Everett and say they’ve been warmly welcomed.

Just past 10am this morning, after a brief delay while the fog lifted, the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz departed Naval Station Everett. The Nimitz had been scheduled to depart on Friday but that was delayed. In his remarks to reporters this morning, Rear Admiral Mike White said there were a couple of pieces of electrical equipment that he had concerns with yesterday so he re-scheduled the deployment. “There was an issue with the bus transfer in the backup electrical system,” said White. Crews from Bremerton were brought to Everett and worked through the night to get the Nimitz ready to go this morning. More than 100 family members made the trip back to the pier today to say goodbye to the crew. Among those was Marietta White, the admiral’s wife. She said this was either her 9th or 10th deployment in 29 years of marriage to the admiral. The Whites are from Tennessee and have been in Everett for just a month as Mike White was selected as Commander of Strike Force 11. White says the fleet consists of the Nimitz, a cruiser and 4 destroyers. The Nimitz will head to San Diego to pick up their air wing and will then head out for some qualification and training exercises before joining maritime partners in the Pacific. Eventually the Nimitz is expected to head to the Persian Gulf. The deployment is expected to last between six and ten months. You can follow the Nimitz on their Facebook page.

Here are some pictures from today’s departure:

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Former USS Lincoln Commander to Lead Nimitz out of Everett Friday Morning

March 26, 2013

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EDITOR’s NOTE: The Nimitz deployment has been rescheduled for Saturday (3/30) at 9:00am LD

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The Nimitz is heading out Friday

Got word today that the long-delayed deployment of the USS Nimitz will happen Friday. Here’s what the Navy has released:

USS Nimitz (CVN 68) will depart for six to 10 month deployment on Friday, March 29 from Naval Station Everett (NSE). Nimitz is the flagship for Carrier Strike Group Eleven, commanded by Rear Adm. Michael S. White.

Navy Capt. Jeffrey Ruth is the commander of the carrier. He previously served aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln when the Lincoln was based in Everett.

The ship’s impending deployment, eventually will take the crew of the warship into the Persian Gulf. With a crew of about 3,000 men and women, the Nimitz will be joined at sea by its air wing, adding about 2,000 personnel.

This is the first major deployment of the Nimitz from its Everett home port. The Nimitz is the oldest of the Navy’s currently operating air craft carriers. It was commissioned in 1975.

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