Nimitz Reaches Halfway Point of Availability

The USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Planned Incremental Availability reached the 50 percent complete point Aug. 11, 2021, at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, in Bremerton, Washington. USS Nimitz arrived at PSNS & IMF March 7, 2021, and, according to Steven Pugh, deputy project superintendent for the Nimitz Project Team, the availability is currently running on time. While…

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Nimitz Begins Six Month Refit

May 10, 2021 – Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility officially kicked off a six-month Planned Incremental Availability on USS Nimitz (CVN 68) May 10, 2021. According to Steven Pugh, Fiscal Year 2021 Nimitz PIA deputy project superintendent, Code 312, Carrier Operations Department, the team will perform a laser alignment on catapults three and four and will perform…

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Theodore Roosevelt, Nimitz Carrier Strike Groups Unite in South China Sea

February 8, 2021 – The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group conducted dual carrier operations with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in the South China Sea, Feb. 9. The ships and aircraft of the two strike groups coordinated operations in a highly trafficked area to demonstrate the U.S. Navy’s ability to operate in challenging environments. As a part of dual carrier…

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Nimitz CSG Joined by HMAS Ballarat for Five Days

November 24, 2020 – The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, consisting of USS Nimitz (CVN-68), Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) and Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) conducted a cooperative deployment with Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFN 155) of the Royal Australian Navy Nov. 20-24. While operating together in the Indian Ocean, U.S. and Australian…

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Nimitz CSG Participates in Malabar 2020

November 17, 2020 -The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, joined Australian, Indian, Japanese maritime forces for Phase II of Malabar 2020 in the Northern Arabian Sea, Nov. 17. This year marks the 24th iteration of Exercise Malabar, which began in 1992. The annual exercise advances the planning, integration, and employment of advanced warfare tactics between participating nations. “Malabar is an important…

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U.S. Navy Ends Search for Missing USS Nimitz Sailor in North Arabian Sea

September 8, 2020 – The U.S. Navy has ended search and rescue efforts for Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Ian McKnight, assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN 68), who is believed to have gone overboard Sept. 6. Following a thorough search of the ship and man overboard alert Sept. 6, Nimitz, guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton and aircraft from the U.S. Navy…

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Nimitz Strike Group Participates in Cooperative Exercises with Indian Navy

July 20, 2020 – The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, consisting of flagship USS Nimitz (CVN 68), USS Princeton (CG 59) and USS Sterett (DDG 104) and USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), participated in cooperative exercises with the Indian Navy in the Indian Ocean commencing July 20. “It was a privilege to operate with the Indian Navy,” said Rear Adm. Jim…

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Teamwork in the South China Sea: Nimitz, Ronald Reagan CSGs continue exercises

July 16, 2020 – The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group continued high-end dual-carrier exercises in the South China Sea, July 17. The CSGs continue to demonstrate operational commitment to allies and partners in the region, providing combatant commanders with significant operational flexibility if needed in response to regional situations. “Nimitz and Reagan Carrier Strike Groups…

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