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Nimitz Wins CY2020 Aircraft Carrier Battle “E”

12 April 2021

From Petty Officer 2nd Class Sarah Christoph, USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Public Affairs

NAVAL BASE KITSAP-BREMERTON, Wash. – Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet announced aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as the winner of the CY2020 Aircraft Carrier Battle Effectiveness (Battle “E”) award April, 7.

The Battle "E" is awarded to the crew of ships within the Navy who exhibit excellence in wartime capabilities and optimal mission readiness within their class and region.

Ships are evaluated in a calendar year-long evolution assessing their proficiencies within specific departments.

Nimitz was awarded excellence awards in all 15 individual Battle “E” categories. These categories include Air Department Yellow “E”, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department Black “E”, Combat Systems Green “CS”, Damage Control Red “DC”, Deck Department White Crossed Anchors with Black “D”, EPEC award, Health Services Blue “M”, Navigation White Ship’s Wheel, Operations Green “E”, Reactor Red “E”, Safety Green “S”, Supply Blue “E”, Weapons Black “W” and the Carrier Maintenance Purple “E”.

Nimitz, the flagship of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, recently returned to home port following a record-setting deployment spanning 340 days where the ship and crew conducted operations and exercises in the U.S. Third, Fifth and Seventh Fleets. Nimitz is undergoing planned maintenance at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

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