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Navy ends search-and-rescue effort for copter down in Red Sea

MANAMA, Bahrain, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The search-and-rescue effort for two crew members still missing from a U.S. Navy helicopter crash in the Red Sea has been suspended, officials said Tuesday.

3 of 5 crew members rescued after U.S. Navy helicopter crash

MANAMA, Bahrain, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Three crew members were rescued and a search was under way for two others after a U.S. Navy helicopter crashed into the Red Sea Sunday, Navy officials said.

Forces, not cash, on hand for Asia pivot

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- Budgetary concerns may interfere with the U.S. military's efforts to focus on potential threats in the Pacific region, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Frank Wiercinski said.

N. Korea takes issues with naval exercise

PYONGYANG, North Korea, May 14 (UPI) -- North Korea's official media, blaming the U.S.-South Korean naval exercise, said Tuesday tensions on the Korean Peninsula have not eased as assumed.

Pyongyang opts for young defense minister

SEOUL, May 14 (UPI) -- North Korea replaced its hard-line defense minister with a younger and little known commander, Gen. Jang Jong-nam.

USS Nimitz part of South Korean drills

PYONGYANG, North Korea, May 13 (UPI) -- Naval drills involving missile destroyers off the eastern South Korean coast are part of a dangerous bilateral game, North Korea said Monday.

U.S. carrier in South Korea for war games

BUSAN, South Korea, May 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea Saturday for military exercises that have neighboring North Korea hot under the collar, military officials said.
Shutterbugs, not spies, tip North Korea to presence of U.S. carrier

Shutterbugs, not spies, tip North Korea to presence of U.S. carrier

SEOUL, May 8 (UPI) -- South Korean shutterbugs appear to have inadvertently tipped off North Korea to the presence of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the region, military officials say.

U.S., Australian navies focus on new fuels

CANBERRA, Australia, July 26 (UPI) -- The Australian navy has signed an agreement with the U.S. Navy to explore the increased use of environmentally friendly fuels such as blended biofuels.

18,600 pounds or marijuana seized

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- About 18,600 pounds of marijuana were seized in a Pacific Ocean operation coordinated by the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, the U.S. Navy said.

China allows U.S. carrier but shuns Boeing

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- China has given the green light for a U.S. aircraft carrier to visit Hong Kong next week, despite strained relations with Washington over proposed arms sales to Taiwan.

Russian bomber buzzes Nimitz

TOKYO, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Russia ratcheted up tensions with the United States during the weekend, by reportedly having one of its bombers fly over the USS Nimitz off the coast of Japan.

Stennis leaves Gulf area to aid Afghan ops

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy carrier USS John C. Stennis has left the Persian Gulf area, the Navy Times reported this weekend.

Nimitz carrier group heads for Gulf

SAN DIEGO, April 2 (UPI) -- The nuclear aircraft carrier USS Nimitz was scheduled to leave San Diego Monday for service in the Persian Gulf.

USS Carl Vinson moving to San Diego

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier will move from its homeport from Bremerton, Wash., to San Diego, Calif., the U.S. Navy announced Friday.
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USS Nimitz (CVN-68) is a supercarrier in the United States Navy, the lead ship of its class. She is one of the largest warships in the world. She was laid down, launched and commissioned as CVAN-68, but was redesignated CVN-68 (nuclear-powered multimission aircraft carrier) on 30 June 1975 as part of the fleet realignment of that year.

The keel of Nimitz was laid down 22 June 1968 by Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia, and she was commissioned 3 May 1975 by President Gerald Ford. The ship was named for Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, who commanded the Pacific fleet in World War II. Unlike all subsequent Nimitz class carriers, Nimitz only uses its namesake's surname. Captain Michael Manazir assumed command of the Nimitz on 16 March 2007.

The documentary series Carrier focuses on the life of Nimitz and the crew members that served on it during a six month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005.

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