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  • Iranian drone nearly collides with American jet

    08/09/2017 8:48:54 AM PDT · by Lera · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/9/17 | Elad Benari
    An Iranian drone nearly collided with a U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet while the American jet was in a holding pattern, a U.S. defense official told Fox News on Tuesday. The jet was about to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, which recently arrived in the Persian Gulf, according to the report. The incident marked the first time an Iranian drone has “interrupted a flight pattern,” the official told Fox News. The F-18 “maneuvered to avoid collision,” said the official, who described the unarmed Iranian drone as a Qom-1, and added that the encounter was “unsafe and unprofessional…and dangerous.”...
  • Iranian drone nearly hits US Navy fighter jet in Gulf, US defense official says

    08/08/2017 9:44:06 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/8/2017 | By Lucas Tomlinson
    An Iranian drone nearly collided with a U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet while the American jet was in a holding pattern, a U.S. defense official told Fox News. The jet was about to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, which recently arrived in the Persian Gulf. It was the first time an Iranian drone has “interrupted a flight pattern,” the official said.
  • Three US Aircraft Carriers Directed Toward South Korean Shores

    04/17/2017 12:06:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 96 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 17.04.2017
    Three US Aircraft Carriers Directed Toward South Korean Shores Amid mounting tensions in the East Asia, the Pentagon has directed three US aircraft carriers toward the Korean Peninsula, South Korean media reported quoting governmental sources. TOKYO (Sputnik) — Three US aircraft carriers, USS Carl Vinson, USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz, will enter the Sea of Japan next week, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing a South Korean government source. Washington and Seoul are discussing joint drills, which will include the three aircraft carriers, with USS Carl Vinson expected to enter the Sea of Japan by April 25 and other ships...
  • 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 ^ | 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 (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 ^ | 7/6/2010 |
    ): 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 ^ | 7/2/2010 |
    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...