EVERETT -- When the USS Nimitz arrived in port Monday, a couple of salesmen from a Dwayne Lane car dealership were waiting pier-side along with U.S. Navy personnel, community representatives, news media, and friends and family of the sailors returning after nine months at sea.
Date: 12/19/2013 | Business
Naval Station Everett brings millions of dollars of payroll to Snohomish County, but it has a lot of other benefits that add to the fabric of this community.Just ask Snohomish County Executive John Lovick, a former U.S. Coast Guard sailor, law officer and legislator.
The keel of the USS Nimitz, flagship of a class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, was laid in 1968 and the warship was first launched in 1972. It was commissioned three years later.Inside is a maze of corridors and compartments, all designed to accommodate a crew of...
Ship and crew inspire awe, just as they did decades ago
When the Navy was seeking to build a new homeport for warships in the 1980s, Everett was chosen partly because of a "warmer" community welcome and partly because it is strategically located on the north coast with a deep-water port.After all, the north Pacific was becoming...
For the USS Nimitz, coming home wasn't so easy.Neither was getting under way.The huge warship's six-month deployment was extended to nearly nine months because of the possibility of military intervention in Syria, and then again due to the need for relief efforts...
Date: 12/17/2013 | Local News
The USS Nimitz this year traveled more than 80,000 miles over nearly nine months on its latest deployment. The distance is more than three times the circumference of the Earth at the equator.While deployed, it supported war efforts in Afghanistan, conducted exercises with...
The USS Nimitz was in the Indian Ocean after spending five months conducting exercises with allied fleets and war operations in support of troops in Afghanistan.It had turned and was slowly making a return trip to its home port in Everett when the ship's mission suddenly...
USS Nimitz and crew returning to Everett (photos)
Date: 11/08/2013 | Nation & World
SAN DIEGO — The Navy on Tuesday released the names of two helicopter crew members killed when their MH-60S Knighthawk crashed in the Red Sea.Killed were Lt. Cmdr. Landon Jones, 35, of Lompoc, Calif., and Chief Warrant Officer Jonathon...
Date: 09/25/2013 | Nation & World
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is preparing for a longer bombardment of Syria than it originally had planned, with a heavy barrage of missile strikes followed soon after by more attacks against targets that the opening salvos missed or failed to destroy, officials said.The...
Date: 09/08/2013 | Nation & World
WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say the Navy is beefing up its presence in the Persian Gulf region, increasing the number of aircraft carriers from one to two.The USS Harry S Truman has arrived in the Arabian Sea and was scheduled to take the...
Date: 09/02/2013 | Nation & World
The commander of the Everett-based aircraft carrier USS Nimitz wants everyone back home to know that his crew is doing well, especially after a visit to South Korea.
Date: 06/07/2013 | Local News
Everett-based ship makes a visit to South Korea (gallery)
Date: 05/13/2013 | Nation & World
SEOUL, South Korea -- Ahead of a nuclear-powered U.S. carrier's visit to South Korea, North Korea on Friday called this week's summit between the U.S. and South Korean presidents a prelude to war against Pyongyang. Yet it also said it was waiting "with patience" to see if Seoul changes its...
Date: 05/11/2013 | Nation & World
EVERETT -- The departure of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz has been postponed until 9 a.m. Saturday.The delay is due to the need to complete required preparations for deployment, said Naval Station Everett spokeswoman Kristin Ching.
Date: 03/29/2013 | Local News
EVERETT -- The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz is scheduled to pull away from its pier at Naval Station Everett on Friday.The ship's impending deployment, scheduled to last from six to 10 months, eventually will take the crew of the warship into the Persian Gulf.
Date: 03/26/2013 | Local News
Sailors on the USS Nimitz are prepping for the Persian Gulf
Date: 03/22/2013 | Local News
EVERETT -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup is expected to depart today on a deployment for six to nine months in the Western Pacific.
Date: 01/09/2013 | Local News