Category Archives: Carrier

Carrier Ike heads out on its second deployment in a year

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The aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower and its strike group left Norfolk Thursday for the carrier’s second deployment in a year. The carrier headed over the horizon after a last-minute push to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to strike group sailors last week. About 80 percent of sailors opted to get the voluntary vaccine, with a […]

The Ike Carrier Strike Group to get COVID vaccine this weekend, before its deployment

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It’s been a long year for everyone, but doubly so for the men and women of the aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower, who are days away from commencing their second deployment in the past 12 months. Before they head out, however, the Navy plans to vaccinate the sailors of the Ike and its strike group […]

US to move aircraft carrier Nimitz out of Mideast amid Iran tension

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has decided to send home the only Navy aircraft carrier operating in the Middle East, a move that would reduce U.S. firepower in the region amid heightened tensions with Iran, officials said Thursday. The decision, confirmed by three defense officials but not yet publicly announced, emerged one day after Air Force […]

US to move aircraft carrier Nimitz out of Mideast amid Iran tension

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has decided to send home the only Navy aircraft carrier operating in the Middle East, a move that would reduce U.S. firepower in the region amid heightened tensions with Iran, officials said Thursday. The decision, confirmed by three defense officials but not yet publicly announced, emerged one day after Air Force […]

US to move aircraft carrier Nimitz out of Mideast amid Iran tension

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has decided to send home the only Navy aircraft carrier operating in the Middle East, a move that would reduce U.S. firepower in the region amid heightened tensions with Iran, officials said Thursday. The decision, confirmed by three defense officials but not yet publicly announced, emerged one day after Air Force […]

US to move aircraft carrier Nimitz out of Mideast amid Iran tension

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has decided to send home the only Navy aircraft carrier operating in the Middle East, a move that would reduce U.S. firepower in the region amid heightened tensions with Iran, officials said Thursday. The decision, confirmed by three defense officials but not yet publicly announced, emerged one day after Air Force […]

US to move aircraft carrier Nimitz out of Mideast amid Iran tension

us-to-move-aircraft-carrier-nimitz-out-of-mideast-amid-iran-tension

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has decided to send home the only Navy aircraft carrier operating in the Middle East, a move that would reduce U.S. firepower in the region amid heightened tensions with Iran, officials said Thursday. The decision, confirmed by three defense officials but not yet publicly announced, emerged one day after Air Force […]

US to move aircraft carrier Nimitz out of Mideast amid Iran tension

us-to-move-aircraft-carrier-nimitz-out-of-mideast-amid-iran-tension

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has decided to send home the only Navy aircraft carrier operating in the Middle East, a move that would reduce U.S. firepower in the region amid heightened tensions with Iran, officials said Thursday. The decision, confirmed by three defense officials but not yet publicly announced, emerged one day after Air Force […]

Here’s when the US Navy thinks the carrier Ford will be ready to deploy

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy is working to improve the reliability of the new aircraft launch and recovery systems as the service pushes its newest and most expensive aircraft carrier toward its first deployment, the head of Naval Air Forces Atlantic said Sept. 12. Rear Adm. John Meier told a virtual audience at the annual […]

Carrier Theodore Roosevelt is back operating in the Pacific after being sidelined by virus

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WASHINGTON — Ten long weeks after a massive coronavirus outbreak sidelined one of the Navy’s signature warships, the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt has returned to sea and is conducting military operations in the Pacific region. Lining the flight deck in their dress white uniforms, sailors wearing white face masks stood a virus-safe 10-feet apart in […]