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EVERETT, Wash. — The aircraft carrier Nimitz is scheduled to leave Naval Station Everett on Friday for a deployment of six to 10 months that is expected to include time in the Persian Gulf.
The Daily Herald reports this is the first major deployment of the Nimitz from its Everett home port. The Nimitz is the oldest operating Navy aircraft carrier. It was commissioned in 1975.
The Nimitz has a crew of 3,000 that grows by 2,000 more when it is joined at sea by its air wing.