USS Nimitz concludes seven-month-long deployment to Indo-Pacific
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The Nimitz aircraft carrier concluded its seven-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific region on Wednesday and arrived in San Diego, preparing to return to its homeport in Bremerton, Washington.

During its deployment, the carrier and its strike group operated in the U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleet areas of operations. They conducted various activities including deterrence and presence operations, multinational exercises, integrated multi-domain training, long-range maritime strike exercises, anti-submarine warfare, information warfare operations, air defense operations, formation maneuvering, and refueling-at-sea operations.

In April, the carrier achieved a significant milestone for the Navy by completing its 350,000th arrested landing, setting a record.

Rear Adm. Jennifer Couture, commander of Carrier Strike Group 11, expressed gratitude to the sailors and their families for their dedication and sacrifice during the deployment. She commended their work ethic, and devotion to duty, and acknowledged their excellence at every level. Couture stated that the strike group returns home stronger, smarter, and more resilient than ever before.

The Nimitz strike group consisted of the cruiser Bunker Hill, the destroyers Decatur, Chung-Hoon, and Wayne E. Meyer, along with the aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 17. The destroyers Chung-Hoon and Wayne E. Meyer had already returned to their home ports in Hawaii earlier this month.

Notably, the Nimitz is the longest-serving commissioned aircraft carrier in the U.S. Navy and holds the distinction of being the oldest-serving U.S. commissioned aircraft carrier worldwide.

Source: Navy Times

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