Nimitz to Move to Bremerton in 2015


Story Number: NNS140623-25Release Date: 6/23/2014 10:00:00 PM
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From Commander, Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs

USS NIMITZ, At Sea (NNS) -- U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) will move to Bremerton, Washington, in 2015 for 16 months to conduct a scheduled large-scale maintenance period.

Nimitz, currently homeported in Everett, Washington, will relocate to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton for planned incremental maintenance.

The Navy is working to ensure that the relocation of the aircraft carrier doesn't interfere with the provision of positive, career enhancing opportunities for the ship's assigned Sailors and their families.

Navy Personnel Command will release guidance to the aircraft carrier that will specifically address how the transition will influence permanent change of station moves, housing allowances, detailing, exceptional family members, and other personnel-related concerns.

The Navy is making every effort to avoid unnecessary permanent change of station moves for Sailors and their families due to the relocation of the aircraft carrier. The Navy's goal is to minimize the impact the ship's relocations will have on personnel.

Nimitz, serving as the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 11, returned to Everett in December 2013 after completing a nine-month Western Pacific deployment to the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th areas of responsibility.

For more news from USS Nimitz (CVN 68), visit www.navy.mil/local/cvn68/.

 
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The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) cruises in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
140613-N-DC740-071 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) cruises in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship's crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington/Released)
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