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.
Press Release, June 24, 2014; Image: US Navy