USS Nimitz (CVN 68) returned to it's homeport of Everett, Wash. Monday, December 16, bringing a close to it's Western Pacific deployment.
Upon leaving Everett, Washington in late March 2013, Nimitz crossed the equator, pinned 58 Chief Petty Officers, covered more than 76 thousand nautical miles, provided air support with 1,374 sorties in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and participated in maritime security operations in Third, Seventh, Fifth and Sixth fleet areas of responsibility.
The crew of Nimitz made multiple port calls including Busan, South Korea; Phuket, Thailand; Jebel Ali, UAE; Bahrain and, in a rare opportunity, Naples, Italy, providing Sailors with the opportunity to serve the local communities and experience many cultures of the world.
Even as the crew of Nimitz enjoys the well deserved time with their friends and families, they will continue to stand ready to respond wherever and whenever necessary through rigorous training and preparation for future missions to come.
A Job Well Done
Nimitz completes WESTPAC 2013
USS Nimitz (CVN 68)
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