USS Nimitz Heads North This Winter

By Alicia Dean
|  Tuesday, Nov 30, 2010  |  Updated 7:30 AM PDT
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USS Nimitz Heads North This Winter

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The USS Nimitz as it pulled into San Diego in late March 2010. Shots taken from Shelter Island.

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Sailors assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN 68) are looking for places to live in Washington State.

The aircraft carrier is set to depart for Bremerton in December.

The question is will it return to San Diego? USS Nimitz will be out of service for about a year as it undergoes scheduled maintenance. It’s future after that is up in the air. Navy officials say there’s no decision as to whether San Diego will continue to be the carrier’s homeport.

Nimitz sailors and their families attended a so-called Home Port Change fair held this summer at Naval Base Coronado.

According to the Navy News Service the fair was an opportunity for sailors to meet with representatives from the Bremerton area to get their housing, school, and childcare questions answered.

USS Nimitz and it’s support ships returned to San Diego in late march after completing an eight month deployment in the Western Pacific. The Home Port change was the topic of discussion among some families during the homecoming celebration.

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