The Navy says the aircraft carrier Nimitz is returning Monday o its home port in Everett, completing a nine-month deployment in the Pacific and Indian oceans.
The Nimitz has traveled 80,000 nautical miles since leaving Puget Sound at the end of March. It spent more than two months in direct support of the Afghanistan War. Its planes flew nearly 1,400 sorties in support of combat.
The deployment took the Nimitz as far as the Mediterranean Sea in November where the strike group conducted operations with NATO allies.