USS Nimitz returning to Naval Base Kitsap

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) will arrive home around noon, Sunday, Dec. 10 at Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton after a six-month deployment in the Pacific theater of operations. Come out and welcome our sailors home! Please note traffic may be heavier in Bremerton a few hours before and after the ship’s return. Best public viewing will be along the Bainbridge Island waterfront as […] Read more »

Second carrier an ‘economic boon’ for Kitsap, Bremerton

By Josh Farley of the Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — The illuminated numbers “74” and “68” that glisten off the USS John C. Stennis and USS Nimitz, respectively, can be seen from many points around Sinclair Inlet most nights, a reminder that Bremerton is now for the first time home port to two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. Local leaders say the recent announcement that the Nimitz will […] Read more »

Naval Base Kitsap commemorates Battle of Midway

By MC3 Seth Coulter – NPASE Det. NW  for the Kitsap Sun Sailors, civilians and World War II veterans commemorated the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Midway with a wreath-laying ceremony, June 4. The commemoration included an invocation from the ship’s chaplain from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), a narration of the events leading up to the historic battle, and a gun salute. […] Read more »

USS Nimitz Arrives Tuesday at Naval Base Kitsap

BREMERTON, Wash. – The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) will arrive at Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) – Bremerton, Tuesday, Jan. 6, for a 16 month scheduled Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF). Nimitz’s homeport will be shifted to NBK – Bremerton for the duration of the maintenance period. This administrative shift enables the ship’s […] Read more »