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  • Reuters Exclusive: USS Nimitz Carrier Group Rerouted for Possible Help With Syria

    09/01/2013 4:19:40 PM PDT · by kristinn · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sunday, September 1, 2013 | Andrea Shalal-Esa
    The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and other ships in its strike group are heading west toward the Red Sea to help support a limited U.S. strike on Syria, if needed, defense officials said on Sunday.The Nimitz carrier strike group, which includes four destroyers and a cruiser, has no specific orders to move to the eastern Mediterranean at this point, but is moving west in the Arabian Sea so it can do so if asked. It was not immediately clear when the ships would enter the Red Sea, but they had not arrived by Sunday evening, said one official."It's about...
  • US Navy to Briefly Reduce Carriers in Persian Gulf

    11/22/2012 10:53:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    inn ^ | 11/21/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The U.S. aircraft carrier presence in the Persian Gulf will temporarily decline due to unexpected repairs and unusual maintenance problems, the Navy said on Wednesday. The USS Nimitz was expected to be deployed to the Gulf early next year to relieve the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, which is now stationed in the region, but will be delayed due to the need for extensive repairs on a failed propulsion pump. The USS Eisenhower is being sent back to the U.S for repairs to its flight deck. It will remain in Norfolk, Virginia, for two months and then return to the Middle...
  • Colin Kenny: Sailing on five football fields of noise and power

    09/02/2012 7:25:00 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 9 replies
    National Post ^ | August 30, 2012 | Colin Kenny
    The American supercarrier USS Nimitz, the largest aircraft carrier of the entire U.S. Navy's fleet.I am probably a tad above the average age for a member of the Canadian Senate – still in my 60s, but hurtling recklessly toward the biblical age of three-score-and-ten. So I felt slightly out of place when I visited the U.S. Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier USS Nimitz this summer, and watched young warriors (average age is 22.5) prepare for a mission. Visiting the ship gave me a variety of insights into massive military equipment and how it functions, the strategic value of naval capability —...
  • U.S. Navy Photo of the Day: A Very Impressive, Very Awesome View of U.S. Military Might

    02/27/2012 9:23:02 AM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 53 replies
    ChamorroBible.org ^ | August 14, 2007 | U.S. Navy MC1 Hana'lei Shimana
    Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Guam, USA: A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress and fighter jets fly over the USS Nimitz (CVN 68), USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), and USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) carrier strike groups during Exercise Valiant Shield 2007 on August 14, 2007. Via http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-20060917.htm (medium, large) The Photographer Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (MC1) Hana'lei Shimana, United States Navy  
  • The Black Aces and President Reagan

    02/05/2011 8:47:01 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies
    KFSN-TV Fresno, CA ^ | 2/5/2011 | Nancy Osborne
    This week marks the 100th birthday celebration of the late President Ronald Reagan. And his library in the southern California city of Simi Valley has been buzzing with celebrities, politicians and well wishers. I had the opportunity to travel there and learn the ties between one N.A.S. Lemoore squadron and Mr. Reagan's presidency. And how four members of today's Navy came to serve America's 40th president after his death. When the fighter jets are training over the skies above of the Naval Air Station those call the roar they make 'The Sound of Freedom'. And in this place that is...
  • USS Nimitz to be stationed in Everett

    12/10/2010 8:15:21 PM PST · by 1 x 7 Twist... · 30 replies
    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...
  • Nimitz leaves for maintenance, may not return

    12/06/2010 5:37:35 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | December 6, 2010 | Jeanette Steele
    No. 68 has left the bay. The Navy aircraft carrier Nimitz, which bears the familiar number 68 on its tower, departed San Diego Monday morning, bound for a year of maintenance work in Washington state. Its 2,800-sailor crew called San Diego home for almost a decade. The $4 billion flat-top leaves a question mark in its place at Coronado’s North Island Naval Air Station. The Navy has not revealed whether the Nimitz will return to San Diego in a year – restoring the city to its status as a three-carrier port – or stay in the Puget Sound region. The...
  • USS Nimitz, Carrier Air Wing 11 Underway for Carrier Quals

    07/14/2010 4:36:26 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies
    ASD News ^ | 7/14/2010 | USS Nimitz
    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 began carrier qualifications July 12 off the coast of Southern California. Carrier qualifications test both CVW 11 and the Nimitz crew. "The Nimitz and Air Wing 11 team did a great job of refreshing flight deck currency," said Capt. Eric Wright, Nimitz's air department head. "These operations aren't always fast or error-free, but we operated deliberately and safely. It was a great first day back." Nimitz and CVW-11 will continue to launch and recover aircraft throughout the week of July 12 to qualify and re-qualify pilots, extending...
  • USS Nimitz successfully completes sea trials

    07/05/2010 10:11:01 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 18 replies
    Brahmand.com ^ | 7/6/2010 | Brahmand.com
    ): USS Nimitz (CVN 68) has successfully completed its sea trials at the western Pacific Ocean. For the first time in three months Nimitz was departed from the Naval Base Coronado on June 29 and the sea trials were completed by July 2. The trials were mainly done to test and evaluate Nimitz' main engines along with other equipment (elevators, doors, catapults and high-speed power turns) after conducting a 30-day Carrier Incremental Availability. "For us, the main concern was shaking off the dust after a three month layoff making sure we had the same skill sets in place," Master Chief...
  • USS Nimitz gets underway for sea trials

    07/02/2010 2:24:19 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies
    Brahmand.com ^ | 7/2/2010 | Brahmand.com
    USS Nimitz (CVN 68) has started from her homeport of Naval Base Coronado to perform sea trials at the western Pacific Ocean, for assessing its readiness and capability. The trails have begun from June 30. Later on, a 30-day carrier incremental availability (CIA) will be conducted when the ship will return from the extended deployment. "We have accomplished some high quality maintenance on critical equipment and systems during this availability, for the next few days we get to validate that work by putting the ship through its paces," Capt. Paul O. Monger, Nimitz commanding officer, said in an US Navy...
  • US aircraft carrier in Hong Kong amid China tensions

    02/17/2010 7:19:35 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 694+ views
    Space War ^ | 1/17/2010 | Space War
    Kong Wednesday amid heightened tension between Washington and Beijing over arms sales to Taiwan and President Barack Obama's plan to meet the Dalai Lama. The stop by the USS Nimitz, one of the world's largest warships, came just weeks after China said it would suspend military and security contacts with the United States over Washington's 6.4-billion-dollar arms package for Taipei. It also coincided with a trip to Washington by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama for a long-awaited meeting with Obama, a visit that has infuriated Beijing which has denounced him as a separatist bent on independence for his...
  • Petraeus has Thanksgiving dinner with crew of Nimitz in Gulf of Oman.

    11/28/2009 5:29:01 AM PST · by nuconvert · 24 replies · 1,272+ views
    All photos with captions. See link above
  • Thanksgiving aboard USS Nimitz with General David Petraeus (photo thread)

    11/27/2009 7:18:29 AM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 39 replies · 1,428+ views
    United States Navy ^ | 26 November 2009
    091126-N-8960W-015 GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 26, 2009) Rainbow side boys render honors to Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are currently deployed to the Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Robert Winn/Released) 091126-N-9760Z-005 GULF OF OMAN (Nov. 26, 2009) Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander, U.S. Central Command, address the crew before a reenlistment ceremony in the forecastle of the aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz and embarked Carrier Air...
  • PBS Broadcast of USS Nimitz

    04/27/2008 12:50:39 PM PDT · by imintrouble · 25 replies · 370+ views
    Fox News, L.A. Times | April 27, 2008 | self
    The write ups on this event can be found at a number of newspaper websites - they are listed on Google.
  • CARRIER - Life aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (Upcoming PBS series)

    04/20/2008 7:58:38 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 52 replies · 1,935+ views
    PBS ^ | April 20, 2008
    CARRIER - Life aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz This is a heads up. Next Sunday, April 27, PBS will begin airing a 10 part series which will run 2 hrs a night thru May 1. (check local listings for time) I think it will be very interesting, but not without PBS bias. Hopefully, they'll limit the bias to a minimum so that it doesn't ruin the series. I'm looking forward to it. You can watch clips at the source link above.
  • Russian Plane Approaches US Carrier

    03/06/2008 6:25:58 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 30 replies · 320+ views
    AP ^ | 3/6/08
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. and South Korean fighter jets scrambled to turn back a Russian reconnaissance aircraft that approached a U.S. aircraft carrier during training exercises, an official said Thursday. The Russian plane flew close to the USS Nimitz in waters off South Korea's eastern coast Wednesday, but retreated shortly after the allied warplanes approached, an official at the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said on condition of anonymity, citing office policy. Yonhap news agency quoted an unnamed military official saying two F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters from the carrier and four South Korean F-16 jets were deployed...
  • Russian bomber again intercepted near U.S. Navy ship

    03/05/2008 5:30:17 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 53 replies · 2,143+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mar 5, 2008
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian bomber aircraft approached a U.S. aircraft carrier off the Korean coast on Wednesday and was intercepted by American fighter jets -- the second such incident in less than a month, U.S. defense officials said. According to the U.S. officials, a Russian bomber came within three to five nautical miles and flew 2,000 feet (610 meters) above the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier and its accompanying ships. Two U.S. F/A-18 fighters were launched to intercept the Russian aircraft and escort it out of the area, according to one defense official. Russian bombers over the past year have...
  • Russian bomber intercepted near US Navy ship

    03/05/2008 7:14:22 PM PST · by jhpigott · 21 replies · 284+ views
    Russian bomber aircraft approached a US aircraft carrier off the Korean coast on Wednesday and was intercepted by American fighter jets -- the second such incident in less than a month, US defense officials said. According to the US officials, a Russian bomber came within three to five nautical miles and flew 2,000 feet above the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier and its accompanying ships. Two US F-18 fighters were launched to intercept the Russian aircraft and escort it out of the area, according to one defense official. (Reuters)
  • Admiral Calls Tu-95 Buzzing Of USS Nimitz 'Benign'

    02/13/2008 5:04:37 AM PST · by maquiladora · 70 replies · 1,109+ views
    As ANN reported, the Tu-95 flew over the Nimitz at about 2,000 feet while another bomber flew nearby February 9 -- but both were escorted by US aircraft and the event did not even warrant a call to "general quarters" or for crews to man battle stations, Navy Adm. Gary Roughead said. "I did not consider it to be provocative," he told reporters at a Pentagon news conference Tuesday. "We knew they were coming. We saw them coming. We detected them at the appropriate time. We launched our alert aircraft, who escorted the Russian aircraft. From my perspective, everything worked...
  • Russian overflight of US warship 'benign': US Navy chief

    02/12/2008 6:59:18 PM PST · by Ivan the Terrible · 60 replies · 187+ views
    AFP ^ | 02/12/08
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — The chief of the US Navy said Tuesday an overflight of a US aircraft carrier by a Russian bomber off Japan was "benign" and unprovocative, adding that US crew were not called to combat stations. Admiral Gary Roughead said he had not asked Moscow for an explanation, but offered one of his own: the Russian military is trying to re-emerge as a global force. "But I did not consider it to be provocative," he said of Saturday's overflight of the USS Nimitz in the western Pacific. "And, again, the way that our forces responded, our commanders responded,...
  • Russian Bomber Buzzes Nimitz; Incident Raises Concern

    02/12/2008 3:38:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 27 replies · 153+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2008 – A weekend incident in which a Russian bomber “buzzed” the Nimitz battle group in the Pacific raises concerns about Russia’s intent and the message it was meant to send, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Congress today. Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright told the Senate Budget Committee the encounter -- in which U.S. F/A-18 jets scrambled to intercept a Russian Tu-95 Bear bomber as it flew at 2,000 feet above the battle group -- ended without incident but raises big questions. U.S. forces detected two Russian Tu-95s early Feb. 9 as...
  • Russian bombers intercepted near US Navy vessel (Tupolev 95 flew 2000ft directly over USS Nimitz)

    02/11/2008 3:45:40 PM PST · by Flavius · 334 replies · 2,097+ views
    ynet ^ | 02.12.08 | ynet
    <p>Russian bomber aircraft approached a US Aircraft carrier in the Pacific on Saturday and were intercepted by American fighter jets, a US Defense official said on Monday.</p>
  • USS Nimitz Returns to San Diego -- welcome back, Josh

    10/09/2007 7:02:31 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies · 317+ views
    defend america dot mil ^ | 10-9-07 | Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin Q. Diaz
    The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz returns home to San Diego Bay, Sept. 30, 2007. Nimitz, the flagship of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and embarked Carrier Air Wing 11, completed a six-month Western Pacific deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Gaines USS Nimitz Returns to San Diego Sailors, Marines support ground troops in Iraq, Afghanistan. By Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin Q. Diaz USS Nimitz Public Affairs SAN DIEGO, Oct. 3, 2007 — The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz returned to its homeport of San Diego, Sept. 30, following a successful six-month deployment to promote...
  • USS Nimitz Returns to San Diego (Sailors, Marines support ground troops in Iraq, Afghanistan.)

    10/05/2007 6:32:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 1,030+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin Q. Diaz
    The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz returns home to San Diego Bay, Sept. 30, 2007. Nimitz, the flagship of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and embarked Carrier Air Wing 11, completed a six-month Western Pacific deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Gaines USS Nimitz Returns to San Diego Sailors, Marines support ground troops in Iraq, Afghanistan. By Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin Q. DiazUSS Nimitz Public Affairs SAN DIEGO, Oct. 3, 2007 — The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz returned to its homeport of San Diego, Sept. 30, following a successful six-month deployment to promote peace,...
  • Whidbey squad to return this weekend

    09/26/2007 6:14:53 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies · 81+ views
    The Daily Herald ^ | September 26, 2007 | Herald staff
    Electronic Attack Squadron 135 is scheduled to arrive home at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station this weekend after spending six months at sea aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz. The U.S. Navy jets are set to arrive at noon Saturday, while support and maintenance personnel will come home at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, base officials said. The “Black Ravens” fly and maintain EA-6B radar-jamming jets, and were used to support ground troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Indian,American jets 'sink' carriers during joint exercises

    09/07/2007 9:12:27 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 36 replies · 1,310+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | September 08,2007 | Manu Pubby
    Front PageIAF Jaguars ‘sink’ USS Nimitz, F-18s return the favour to INS Viraat Manu Pubby Posted online: Saturday, September 08, 2007 at 0000 hrs Malabar Exercise: From tracking nuclear submarines to managing 200 aircraft and taking on deep-sea terror threat, five Navies cover sweeping range of maritime operations ON BOARD USS Kitty Hawk (150 miles west of Port Blair), September 7: As the small green dots approached closer on the radar screen, the Indian officer sitting deep inside USS Nimitz knew it was too late to save the ship. Jaguar maritime fighters of the Indian Air Force (IAF), operating from...
  • USS Nimitz set for India return in early September

    08/20/2007 4:45:10 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 10 replies · 554+ views
    AFP ^ | 20 Aug 2007, 1523 hrs IST | AFP
    HONG KONG: A nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier will return to India next month despite angry protests, its commander said on Monday, highlighting the closer military ties between the two nations. The USS Nimitz, one of the world's largest warships, will head back to the Bay of Bengal the first week of September to participate in a joint exercise involving 25 ships from India, Australia and Singapore. It will be the carrier's second visit to India in two months, having been near the country's southern coast in Chennai in July, which was seen as a landmark event in the growing defence...
  • Biggest ever multi-nation sea war games off Bay of Bengal(India,US, Australia, Japan and Singapore)

    07/31/2007 1:07:09 PM PDT · by milestogo · 18 replies · 824+ views
    Biggest ever multi-nation sea war games off Bay of Bengal NEW DELHI, JULY 31 (PTI) The biggest ever armada of warships including Indian vessels and nuclear submarines from the US and Australia will be in action off the Bay of Bengal in early September for some complex multi-nation sea war games. The navies of India, the US, Australia, Japan and Singapore will take part in the exercise which will witness nuclear powered aircraft carriers, advanced air early warning planes and fighters display their prowess. This will be biggest assembly of fighting sea machines in the area, since the 1971 Indo-Pak...
  • USS Enterprise Joins Two Other U.S. Carrier Groups In Persian Gulf

    07/14/2007 9:18:25 AM PDT · by Fennie · 21 replies · 1,364+ views
    World Tribune ^ | July 13, 2007
    ABU DHABI -- The U.S. Navy has deployed its nuclear-powered aircraft carrier the USS Enterprise -- the longest naval vessel in the world and which carries 66 aircraft -- for Gulf operations. Officials said this marked the second deployment of the Enterprise in the Gulf in 14 months. The Enterprise, which left the Gulf in November 2006, is to join the USS John C. Stennis and USS Nimitz carrier strike groups. Officials said the return of the Enterprise would enable rotation of the other two carrier strike groups in the region. "The carrier and her escorts will assert their right...
  • Navy Readies a Pullback in Persian Gulf

    07/10/2007 8:41:37 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 17 replies · 1,353+ views
    Sun ^ | 7/10/07
    WASHINGTON — The Navy is making plans to reduce the American presence in the Persian Gulf by the end of the summer to a single carrier group, down from the two carrier groups now in the Gulf. The preparations to reduce the American presence in the Persian Gulf, off the coast of Iran, come as a third carrier group, the USS Enterprise, is set to arrive this week. But just as the Enterprise arrives, the USS Nimitz is planning to redeploy. Meanwhile the remaining carrier group, the USS John Stennis, is slated to leave the Gulf by summer's end. In...
  • Is Nimitz carrying nuclear weapons?

    07/01/2007 4:20:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 111 replies · 3,510+ views
    indiatimes.com ^ | 1 Jul, 2007
    ON BOARD USS NIMITZ: As this nuclear-powered US warship arrives near Chennai surrounded by controversy, its top officials have refused to confirm or deny the presence of nuclear weapons on board while allaying concerns about radiation hazards. "We can neither confirm nor deny the presence of weapons on board the ship. The general US policy it that we can neither confirm nor deny the presence of weapons on board the ship. We do not routinely deploy nuclear weapons on any of our ships, attack submarines or aircraft,” Rear Admiral John Terence Blake, commander of the carrier strike group 11 of...
  • Vietnam-era Navy plane takes aim at new enemy: Iraq's roadside bombs

    06/15/2007 6:51:38 AM PDT · by RDTF · 122 replies · 3,009+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | June 12, 2007 | Jim Krane, AP
    ABOARD THE USS NIMITZ IN THE GULF – A secret aircraft that debuted in Vietnam and usually protects U.S. fighter jets has taken on a different and crucial task over Iraq – trying to stop the scourge of roadside bombs by jamming ground signals from mobile phones and garage door openers. The EA-6B Prowler is thought to be one of the most effective U.S. weapons against the bombs, the biggest killer of American service members in Iraq. But no one can be sure: Even supporters say its effectiveness is hard to measure. The aircraft debuted at the tail end of...
  • Nimitz leaves for Persian Gulf

    04/02/2007 7:09:28 PM PDT · by Sleeping Beauty · 38 replies · 1,204+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | April 2, 2007
    SAN DIEGO – Amid rising tension with Iran, the aircraft carrier Nimitz and several other American warships will leave San Diego Monday for the Persian Gulf to join another locally based aircraft carrier strike group already in the region, military officials said. The Nimitz will join the San Diego-based John C. Stennis Strike Group and relieve the Dwight D. Eisenhower, according to Naval Air Forces Public Affairs. Military officials said in a statement that the two-carrier presence in the Persian Gulf area is intended to demonstrate U.S. “resolve to build regional security and bring long-term stability to the region.” The...
  • Carrier Strike Group Wraps Up Joint Exercise (USS NIMITZ - Godspeed, Josh)

    03/26/2007 10:04:43 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 15 replies · 847+ views
    news dot navy dot mil ^ | 3-8-07 | Ameen, Bitter
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  • World-Wide Aircraft Carriers Site Announced by Freeper Jeff Head

    10/16/2005 10:41:17 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 219 replies · 4,274+ views
    World-Wide Aircraft Carriers ^ | 16 October 2005 | Jeff Head
    In the last months there has been a lot of interest expressed on FR about aircraft carriers. I have found that there is a lot of interest all over the net. So, I created a web site about all of the World's Aircraft Carriers. It will surprise you how many countries operate at least one...and also how many are building large-deck Amphibious Assault ships. Of course, no one holds a candle at this time to America's capabilities in this regard. Please enjoy, and let me know what you think. I hope it serves as a resource for naval enthusiasts everywhere....
  • US Aircraft Carrier First Nuclear-Powered Ship To Visit Malaysia

    07/02/2005 4:02:23 AM PDT · by expatguy · 51 replies · 1,358+ views
    Bernama ^ | 2 July 2005 | expatguy
    PORT KLANG, June 30 (Bernama) -- United States aircraft carrier USS Nimitz arrived at Westport, here Thursday for its maiden call in Malaysia, the first nuclear-powered vessel to dock in Malaysian waters. Nimitz commanding officer Captain T.N. Branch said the ship's nuclear power plants posed no radiation threat as there had never been any such incident in its 30-year service. During that time, the ship had travelled 132 million miles, which was equivalent to 5,000 times around the earth, and called at 150 countries, he added. Touted as the largest warship in the world, the US$4.1 billion (RM15.6 billion) USS...
  • Nimitz Carrier Strike Group to deploy on May 7

    05/06/2005 5:16:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies · 1,209+ views
    Nimitz Carrier Strike Group to deploy on May 7 More than 6,200 sailors from the USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group will deploy from San Diego May 7 to conduct operations in the Central and Western Pacific. They will support the global war on terrorism with joint and combined operations, according to the Navy. The Nimitz strike group includes Carrier Air Wing 11, Destroyer Squadron 23, the missile cruiser USS Princeton, the guided missile destroyers USS Higgins and USS Chafe, the USS Bridge, and the attack submarine USS Louisville. Nimitz carries approximately 3.5 million gallons of fuel to support more than...
  • Nimitz Sailors Visit NASCAR in Las Vegas

    03/19/2004 10:10:28 AM PST · by BykrBayb · 4 replies · 243+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | 3/17/2004 | Journalist 3rd Class (SW) Kristine DeHoux, USS Nimitz Public Affairs
    Story Number: NNS040317-12 Release Date: 3/17/2004 11:48:00 PM By Journalist 3rd Class (SW) Kristine DeHoux, USS Nimitz Public Affairs NORTH ISLAND, Calif. (NNS) -- Four USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Sailors helped represent the Navy March 6 at a NASCAR Busch Series race held in Las Vegas. The No. 14 Navy “Accelerate your life” Chevrolet Monte Carlo ran in the Sam’s Town 300 and was dedicated to the ship and her crew. Former pro-football player Terry Bradshaw and the FitzBradshaw racing team own the Navy-sponsored car that was dedicated to Nimitz. They've had an ongoing partnership with the Navy for two...
  • Nimitz Crew Gives Record-Setting Blood Donation

    03/09/2004 1:49:35 AM PST · by BykrBayb · 5 replies · 299+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | 3/9/2004 | Journalist 2nd Class Ahron Arendes, USS Nimitz Public Affairs
    Story Number: NNS040308-15 Release Date: 3/9/2004 12:38:00 AM By Journalist 2nd Class Ahron Arendes, USS Nimitz Public Affairs NORTH ISLAND, Calif. (NNS) -- USS Nimitz (CVN 68) broke the Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) single-day blood donation record Feb. 20 at a blood drive to support service members deployed to the Middle East, military hospitals and clinics, and retirees, and their family members. According to Doreen Rekoski, ASBP blood donor recruiter, in one day, Nimitz Sailors donated 162 pints of blood, breaking the previous record of 133. The record for a two-day blood drive is 204 pints. "The one-day drive...
  • Last Aircraft Carrier Returns From Iraq

    11/05/2003 11:35:19 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 4 replies · 142+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 11-06-03
    <p>CORONADO, Calif. — With "California Dreamin'" blasting from the speakers, thousands of sailors streamed from the USS Nimitz (search) on Wednesday and waved to their loved ones after an eight-month deployment to the Persian Gulf.</p> <p>The Nimitz became the last aircraft carrier sent home from Iraq when it pulled into port in the San Diego Bay (search). The 6,000 sailors were met with embraces and tears of joy as they saw their friends and family members for the first time in months.</p>
  • Pentagon: Send In The Marines

    11/05/2003 11:49:36 PM PST · by steppenwolffe · 1 replies · 109+ views
    cbs ^ | 11-5-03
    (CBS) Running short of regular Army troops for duty in Iraq, the Pentagon has come up with a solution: send in the Marines, and with them, tens of thousands of reservists, who could be deployed in Iraq for a year or more. CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin reports the call-ups are part of a new troop rotation plan that will actually reduce the number of American soldiers in Iraq by next spring. The current level of 130,000 troops will come down by several thousand, Pentagon officials say, but still remain above 100,000. Congress was told about the plan...
  • Last Carrier Strike Group Returns Home From Combat Operations

    10/24/2003 6:55:54 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 19 replies · 753+ views
    Navy News Stand ^ | Oct. 24, 2003 | Commander, 3rd Fleet Public Affairs
      Official U.S. Navy file photo of F/A-18 Hornets assigned to the "Mighty Shrikes" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94, flying over the Western Pacific Ocean in a diamond formation during flight operations. The USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Carrier Strike Group and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 return home in November after deploying in March. View Larger Download HiRes   Last Carrier Strike Group Returns Home From Combat OperationsStory Number: NNS031023-17Release Date: 10/24/2003 12:38:00 PMBy Commander, 3rd Fleet Public AffairsSAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The last Carrier Strike Group (CSG) from the combat phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom is returning...
  • Four Nimitz Aviators Safe after Ejecting from EA-6B Prowler

    07/28/2003 10:29:10 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 20 replies · 229+ views
    Navy Newsstand ^ | 7/28/2003, 9:11:00 AM | U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs
    Story Number: NNS030728-01 Release Date: 7/28/2003 9:11:00 AM From U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs ABOARD USS NIMITZ (NNS) -- Four aircrew are safe and in good condition after ejecting from their EA-6B Prowler jet aircraft in the Arabian Gulf. The four ejected at approximately 11 a.m. local time July 27 during routine flight operations, and were rescued by helicopters assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 6 of the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Carrier Strike Group. The Prowler is a long-range, all weather aircraft designed for jamming enemy radar, electronic data links and communications. The EA-6B was...
  • Film’s Most Intimidating Drill Instructor Visits Nimitz (R. Lee Ermey)

    07/06/2003 2:14:47 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 32 replies · 1,585+ views
    Navy Newsstand ^ | 06/04/03 | Carla Morton
    Film’s Most Intimidating Drill Instructor Visits Nimitz Story Number: NNS030603-22 Release Date: 6/4/2003 1:49:00 AM By Operations Specialist 3rd Class Carla Morton, USS Nimitz Public Affairs ABOARD USS NIMITZ, At Sea (NNS) -- R. Lee Ermey, best known for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the 1987 film "Full Metal Jacket," was aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) to meet with Sailors and to film segments for his television show, “Mail Call.” “It feels good to be aboard Nimitz,” said Ermey. “I have been bugging The History Channel for this opportunity, and I finally got the approval. It is really...
  • USS Abraham Lincoln Head Home to Wash. (MILLER TIME !!!)

    04/09/2003 12:41:57 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 73 replies · 399+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 9 April 2003
    EVERETT, Wash. - The Navy confirmed Wednesday that the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln has been released from duty in the Iraq (news - web sites) war and is returning to its home port here. The carrier was relieved of duty by the USS Nimitz, spokesman Rick Huling said. No arrival date had been set, but families of crew members are expecting the ship in about a month and are planning a big welcome. It would be the first homecoming for a large unit involved in the war in Iraq. The Lincoln and its seven-ship battle group have been at...
  • USS Nimitz is 4th carrier in Arabian Sea -- will the USS Nimitz relieve the USS Abraham Lincoln

    04/05/2003 7:30:19 PM PST · by topher · 10 replies · 334+ views
    Unclassified Military source | Vanity based on Internet information from DOD
    Gradually, the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier has made its way halfway across the world. It would be wrong for me to speculate on where it will be positioned. It has left the Indian Ocean, and according to US Navy sources, is now somewhere in the Arabian Sea -- technically now one of four carrier groups operating in the Arabian Sea. It is shortly going to be in a position to relieve the USS Abraham Lincoln -- currently 3 months past its 6 month normal deployment. That might be reason for where and when it is deployed. Or there may be...
  • Two U.S. Navy cruisers ordered home from Gulf

    03/28/2003 4:35:46 AM PST · by kattracks · 5 replies · 311+ views
    Reuters | 3/28/03
    Two U.S. Navy cruisers ordered home from Gulf ABOARD USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Gulf, March 28 (Reuters) - Two U.S. Navy cruisers that have been firing Tomahawk cruise missiles at Iraq over the past week received the order to return home on Friday after more than eight months at sea. The Mobile Bay and Shiloh, both part of the Abraham Lincoln battle group, are among some 30 ships that have been bombarding Iraq with missiles since the U.S.-led war started on March 20. The news was greeted with cheers on the Mobile Bay, whose normal six-month deployment was extended because of...
  • Ready!

    03/08/2003 8:23:14 AM PST · by hedgetrimmer · 12 replies · 337+ views
    March 8, 2003 | hedgetrimmer
    A private plane pulls a banner as sailors man the rails of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz as it departs from San Diego, March 3, 2003. Sailor Jason Buerger holds his wife Maggie before departing from San Diego on the the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz for the Middle East, March 3, 2003. A U.S. flag flutters in the wind as sailors man the rails of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz as it departs from Naval Air Station North Island San Diego for the Middle East, March 3, 2003. Dave Clendenon holds up a sign that says...
  • Nimitz battle group deploys

    03/03/2003 4:53:11 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 28 replies · 265+ views
    March 03, 2003 ^ | Seth Hettena
    <p>SAN DIEGO — The assignment of the carrier Nimitz and its battle group to the Persian Gulf means the U.S. military soon will have an unprecedented floating air force within striking distance of Iraq.</p> <p>The Nimitz will leave San Diego with its eight-ship battle group and 8,000 sailors and airmen Monday. It is expected to take at least a month to reach the Gulf, where it will join five other carrier battle groups operating in the area, although the Nimitz may replace one of them, the carrier Abraham Lincoln.</p>
  • Departure of the USS Nimitz

    03/03/2003 10:00:04 AM PST · by p. henry · 28 replies · 230+ views
    Vanity | March 3, 20034 | p. henry
    My firm's offices overlook San Diego Bay. As I write this post, the USS Nimitz and its crew of 5500 sailors and airmen is rounding North Island and heading for the Gulf. A prayer or two would probably be in order.