Saturday, March 30, 2013
The USS Nimitz is now off with approximately 3,000 enlisted sailors and officers on board to San Diego to complete a certification exercise. There, they will be joined by 2,000 more troops, Carrier Air Wing 11, for deployment in the western Pacific and Persian Gulf for 6-10 months. This is the first major deployment from Everett, the ship's home port. Commissioned in 1975, it is the oldest operating Navy aircraft carrier.
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