Nimitz to Arrive in Everett Friday

March 7, 2012

Everett

My Everett News proudly welcomes the Nimitz

Here’s the official word from Naval Station Everett…

USS Nimitz Arrives in Everett EVERETT, Wash. – The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) arrives at her new home at Naval Station Everett March 9, after completion of a docked planned incremental availability (DPIA) maintenance period at Bremerton, Wash. Nimitz is commanded by Capt. Paul Monger. The carrier is assigned to Carrier Strike Group 11, commanded by Rear Adm. Peter Gumataotao. Nimitz is named after Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz, GCB, USN (February 24, 1885 – February 20, 1966) who was a five-star admiral in the United States Navy. He held the dual command of Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet, for U.S. naval forces and Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, for U.S. and Allied air, land, and sea forces during World War II.  He was the leading U.S. Navy authority on submarines, as well as Chief of the Navy’s Bureau of Navigation in 1939. He served as Chief of Naval Operations from 1945 until 1947. He was the United States’ last surviving Fleet Admiral. USS Nimitz (CVN 68) was commissioned May 3, 1975 by President Gerald Ford in Newport News, Va. Nimitz’ commissioning marked the beginning of a new “Nimitz class” of aircraft carriers. Since its commissioning, Nimitz has deployed many times in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts worldwide. The Navy announced in December 2010 that the Nimitz would replace USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), which had been homeported at Naval Station Everett since January 1997.

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