Nimitz CSG to be deployed in Western Pacific, joining Carl Vinson and Regan CSGs

The Pentagon has decided not to dispatch the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) to the Middle East and the ships will be deployed in the Western Pacific instead.

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is underway in U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility Aug. 16, 2013 130816-N-LP801-114
By MC3 Raul Moreno Jr. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

It will join the Carl Vinson and Ronald Regan CSGs in the area. Rarely has the Pacific Fleet deployed three aircraft carriers in the western Pacific simultaneously.

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