Some sweet B-roll footage of Carrier Air Wing 11 F/A-18 Hornets launching and landing on the deck of USS Nimitz (CVN-68) during Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. One day after this video was recorded, carrier aircraft conducted the first air strikes against ISIS targets in two-and-a-half years. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3nd Class Kyle Merritt)

While the U.S. Navy has maintained a constant carrier presence either in the North Arabian Sea or the Gulf of Oman since May of 2019, the arrival of Nimitz marks the first time a U.S. carrier strike group has entered the Persian Gulf in ten months.

Where are the other carriers? https://news.usni.org/2020/09/21/usni-news-fleet-and-marine-tracker-sept-21-2020

Author: Chris Carter

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