USS Nimitz

When Grumman ruled the flight deck: clip shows when a typical US Navy Carrier Air Wing was filled with many beautiful, colorful and different aircraft

When Grumman ruled the flight deck: clip shows when a typical US Navy Carrier Air Wing was filled with many beautiful, colorful and different aircraft

Carrier strike group No single platform did more to transform 20th-century sea power than the aircraft carrier. The range and… Read More

2 months ago

US Navy Personnel explain what an aircraft carrier fantail opening is used for

US Navy aircraft carriers Aircraft carriers are the centerpiece of America’s Naval forces – the most adaptable and survivable airfields… Read More

5 months ago

Here’s how a single Arleigh Burke class DDG would have stopped the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor

The Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor The Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor was one… Read More

6 months ago

Launch ‘Em: Carrier Suitability Branch project manager at NAS Pax River explains What Every Pilot Catapulting Off the Carrier Needs

The last thing a Navy pilot launching from an aircraft carrier wants is that sinking feeling as the jet descends… Read More

6 months ago

USS Nimitz records 350,000th arrested aircraft landing, the first active US Navy aircraft carrier to reach this milestone

USS Nimitz is the first active US Navy carrier in the Fleet to reach this milestone. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower… Read More

1 year ago

US Navy to Decommission USS Nimitz in 2026, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in 2027, 2 Independence-class LCS Set for Foreign Sales, according Long-Range Shipbuilding Plan

The US Navy will decommission two nuclear aircraft carriers back-to-back and two Independence-class Littoral Combat Ships will go up for… Read More

1 year ago

4 Things that differentiate Gerald R. Ford-class carriers from Nimitz-class carriers

The Gerald R. Ford-class is the replacement for Enterprise and Nimitz-class aircraft carriers. Aircraft carriers continue to be the centerpiece… Read More

1 year ago

Ford Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy to Deliver to the US Navy one year later

According to Fiscal Year 2024 budget, John F. Kennedy’s (CVN-79), the next Ford-class aircraft carrier, will now deliver to the… Read More

1 year ago

Tomcat RIO tells the story of Santa Brutus, VF-211 Fighting Checkmates F-14 featuring Christmas-Theme Markings

The tails of the F-14 Tomcat featured the character from the squadron logo, who we called Brutus, dressed as Santa… Read More

1 year ago

Did you know that it Took four Weeks to Scuttle USS America, the Only Supercarrier Ever Sunk? Here’s why.

On Apr. 19, 2005, USS America was scuttled southeast of Cape Hatteras. She was the largest warship ever to be… Read More

1 year ago

“Splash the Zeros!” F-14 pilot who flew in The Final Countdown shares his personal notes on the movie that introduced the Tomcat to Hollywood

Six years before “Top Gun” prominently featured the F-14 Tomcat, “The Final Countdown” proved that Grumman’s twin-tailed fighter had star… Read More

2 years ago

Sailors couldn’t use the potable water system aboard aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) for three days after JP5 contaminated the fresh water tanks last week

The potable water became safe to use again on Sep. 19 after flushing the system after discovering JP5 in the… Read More

2 years ago

US Navy Could Extend the service lives of USS Nimitz and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Oldest Nimitz-class Carriers

The US Navy is currently studying extending the service lives of the oldest Nimitz-class aircraft carriers. The US Navy is… Read More

2 years ago

The Story Behind this F-14 Tomcat Squadron’s Christmas-Theme Markings

For most people the Christmas holidays bring happy celebrations with family and friends. For military personnel, however, separation from loved… Read More

3 years ago

VMFA-323 is carrying out USMC last deployment to an aircraft carrier for F/A-18 Hornet strike fighters

This will be the Marine Corps’ last deployment to an aircraft carrier for Hornets, which are being replaced after nearly… Read More

4 years ago

Check out this image of CVW-17 Sailors aboard USS Nimitz recreating a 1943 photo featuring Grumman Avenger aboard USS Card

The original 1943 photo (which is shown below) was aimed to demonstrate that about 90 people were necessary, to get… Read More

4 years ago