June 26, 2018
USS Nimitz: 50 Years of Teamwork and Tradition
BREMERTON, Wash. —
The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz has completed 28 deployments, more than a quarter of a million catapult launches and arrested landings, five homeport changes, and countless operations and missions successfully executed. The decorated history of the oldest aircraft carrier in active U.S. Navy service began 50 years ago this month, when the carrier’s keel was laid June 22, 1968.