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USS Nimitz to be stationed in Everett
heraldnet ^

Posted on 12/10/2010 8:15:21 PM PST by 1 x 7 Twist...

USS Nimitz to be stationed in Everett Aircraft carrier will replace USS Abraham Lincoln at naval station EVERETT — This time next year, people in Everett can expect a send-off for the USS Abraham Lincoln and a welcome party for the USS Nimitz. The Nimitz will replace the Lincoln as the aircraft carrier based at Naval Station Everett, the Navy announced Thursday. For years, rumors have been swirling about the departure of the Lincoln from Everett. City leaders worried about a major hit to the regional economy and what, if anything, would replace the Lincoln. Now they know. “I am just ecstatic. This is absolutely wonderful news,” Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson said. “I think Everett got its Christmas present early this year, and for me it's the best present I've ever gotten. Now we just need the Air Force tanker.” The Lincoln is scheduled to head to Virginia at the end of next year for a midlife refueling of its two nuclear reactors. The refueling job is set to start in 2012 and is scheduled to be complete in 2016. The Lincoln currently is serving in the waters off the Middle East and is expected to return in the spring. When it next departs, it could be sailing to Hampton Roads, Va. Whether the Lincoln will return to Everett after the overhaul remains unclear. Stephanson said he plans to campaign for the Lincoln to return to Everett, to join the Nimitz.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: aircraftcarriers; navair; navyships; nimitz; usn; ussnimitz

1 posted on 12/10/2010 8:15:24 PM PST by 1 x 7 Twist...
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To: 1 x 7 Twist...

This won’t be cheap.


2 posted on 12/10/2010 8:20:44 PM PST by doc1019 (Martyrdom is a great thing, until it is your turn.)
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To: doc1019

didn’t you hear? they are gonna SAVE you money... (sar)

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said the decision to base the Nimitz in Everett followed a lengthy analysis and review. The Navy’s move ensures long-term strategic dispersal of aircraft carriers on the West Coast and saves the Navy more than $100 million, he said.


3 posted on 12/10/2010 8:26:20 PM PST by 1 x 7 Twist... (You can have my MOAB when they pry it from my cold dead fingers...)
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To: 1 x 7 Twist...

Just for general information, Naval Station Everett is located in the state of Washington.


4 posted on 12/10/2010 8:32:42 PM PST by Old Seadog (Always do a little more than is expected, and someday .....it will be expected.)
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To: 1 x 7 Twist...

Just for general information, Naval Station Everett is located in the state of Washington.


5 posted on 12/10/2010 8:33:00 PM PST by Old Seadog (Always do a little more than is expected, and someday .....it will be expected.)
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To: 1 x 7 Twist...

Is that Whidbey Island? The Nimitz was stationed there, back in the late 80s or early 90s — wasn’t she?


6 posted on 12/10/2010 8:34:03 PM PST by Exit148 (Founder and active member of The Loose Change Club. An easy way to save for Freepathons!)
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To: 1 x 7 Twist...

I was stationed aboard a ship ported in Boston, back in the day. It was determined that this ship would be better home ported in Newport, RI. This ship was a reserve training Destroyer with a small crew. The total cost of moving this ships homeport and crew’s families south by a few hundred miles was something in access of 16 million. That was back in 1974, you can only imagine what it would cost today.

Gee, wonder what it will cost this carrier to relocate?


7 posted on 12/10/2010 8:39:09 PM PST by doc1019 (Martyrdom is a great thing, until it is your turn.)
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To: Exit148

Everett is on the mainland kind of across from Whidbey Island. The USS Nimitz used to have home port at Bremerton, Washington. When I was in VA-165 we used to ride the bus down from Oak Harbor in Whidbey Island down to Bremerton to get on the USS Nimitz to go to sea.


8 posted on 12/10/2010 8:40:27 PM PST by gcraig (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Exit148

Whidbey Island is just to the west of Everett, the carrier air wing is stationed there. CVN68 was stationed in Bremerton Wa before, (I think ) Everett is about 40 miles north of Seattle of the east side of Puget Sound


9 posted on 12/10/2010 8:42:11 PM PST by 1 x 7 Twist... (You can have my MOAB when they pry it from my cold dead fingers...)
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To: doc1019

excess


10 posted on 12/10/2010 8:44:21 PM PST by doc1019 (Martyrdom is a great thing, until it is your turn.)
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To: Old Seadog

yup, sorry 1st post


11 posted on 12/10/2010 8:45:44 PM PST by 1 x 7 Twist... (You can have my MOAB when they pry it from my cold dead fingers...)
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To: 1 x 7 Twist...

Better than Phoenix.


12 posted on 12/10/2010 8:46:23 PM PST by dr_who
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To: dr_who

Phoenix was probably on the short list...


13 posted on 12/10/2010 8:49:20 PM PST by 1 x 7 Twist... (You can have my MOAB when they pry it from my cold dead fingers...)
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To: 1 x 7 Twist...

Everett gets the Nimitz. San Diego loses the Nimitz with
no replacement. That punches a hole in the economy.


14 posted on 12/10/2010 9:01:17 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin
Everett gets the Nimitz. San Diego loses the Nimitz with no replacement. That punches a hole in the economy.

That's what San Diego gets from the Democrats for being too conservative/Republican.

15 posted on 12/10/2010 9:31:33 PM PST by Aroostook25
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To: Aroostook25
That's what San Diego gets from the Democrats for being too conservative/Republican.

I suspect that you are correct.

It is the narcissist's way to settle scores with political opponents, real or imaginary.

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16 posted on 12/10/2010 9:54:55 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Aroostook25

ya, and Washington state wins because we re-elected Patty Murray & Norm Dicks. I would rather have lost the AF Tanker & the home port deal if we didn’t have to put up with those two.


17 posted on 12/10/2010 9:58:20 PM PST by 1 x 7 Twist... (You can have my MOAB when they pry it from my cold dead fingers...)
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To: Myrddin
San Diego loses the Nimitz with no replacement.

San Diego got the Carl Vinson (CVN-70) which was formerly home-ported at Bremerton, Washington.

18 posted on 12/10/2010 10:05:40 PM PST by Drew68
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To: magslinger

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19 posted on 12/10/2010 11:13:23 PM PST by Vroomfondel
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20 posted on 12/11/2010 5:38:58 AM PST by magslinger ('This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!')
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To: Exit148

whidbey is an air field.....bremerton or everett are ports


21 posted on 12/11/2010 5:41:21 AM PST by joe fonebone (The House has oversight of the Judiciary...why are the rogue judges not being impeached?)
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To: 1 x 7 Twist...
Whidbey Island is just to the west of Everett, the carrier air wing is stationed there.

Incorrect. The squadrons which comprise a Carrier Air Wing - CVW - are dispersed at several Naval Air Stations. No CVW is headquartered at Whidbey. Whidbey is home to mostly VAQ - EA-6B and EA-18G - and VP - P3 - squadrons. Only one VAQ squadron is part of a CVW. The Lincoln's CVW, CVW-2, is headquartered at NAS Lemoore.

22 posted on 12/11/2010 7:43:36 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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San Diego gets a ship named after a politician (pro-Navy, but still a member of a loathsome class of people) - WA gets the ship named after the war hero.

I don’t like CVN John Stennis, either.


23 posted on 12/11/2010 8:41:02 AM PST by Competition clutch
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To: joe fonebone

I guess that’s it. DS was at the air field, and flew off the Nimitz.


24 posted on 12/11/2010 9:10:03 AM PST by Exit148 (Founder and active member of The Loose Change Club. An easy way to save for Freepathons!)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

DoH, I didn’t know that, I knew the A6’s were there, I thought the rest of the planes were on the Island too.


25 posted on 12/11/2010 2:57:13 PM PST by 1 x 7 Twist... (You can have my MOAB when they pry it from my cold dead fingers...)
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To: 1 x 7 Twist...

The only A6 at Whidbey is on static display. The Intruder was retired from service in February of 1997.


26 posted on 12/11/2010 5:19:29 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

97’ wow, has it been that long...


27 posted on 12/11/2010 7:19:54 PM PST by 1 x 7 Twist... (You can have my MOAB when they pry it from my cold dead fingers...)
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To: 1 x 7 Twist...

bump


28 posted on 12/11/2010 7:20:36 PM PST by 1 x 7 Twist... (You can have my MOAB when they pry it from my cold dead fingers...)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

I was with a Q squadron back in the ‘70’s...it is hard to believe that an area that far north can be a rain forest...whidbey is beautiful


29 posted on 12/12/2010 4:40:01 AM PST by joe fonebone (The House has oversight of the Judiciary...why are the rogue judges not being impeached?)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

intruders do not fly out of whidbey........prowlers do, the EA-6B


30 posted on 12/12/2010 4:50:56 AM PST by joe fonebone (The House has oversight of the Judiciary...why are the rogue judges not being impeached?)
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To: joe fonebone

ya that was my bad...


31 posted on 12/13/2010 4:11:01 PM PST by 1 x 7 Twist... (You can have my MOAB when they pry it from my cold dead fingers...)
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