The USS Nimitz was commissioned into the United States Navy on May 3, 1975.

The USS Nimitz conducted its first deployment to the Western Pacific in 1976.

The USS Nimitz was involved in the 1980 Iran hostage crisis, providing air cover for the failed rescue attempt.

The USS Nimitz became part of the multinational force that intervened in Lebanon during the Lebanese Civil War, 1983.

In 1990, The USS Nimitz was deployed to the Persian Gulf as part of Operation Desert Shield in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.

In 2001, the USS Nimitz participated in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The USS Nimitz conducted relief operations in Haiti following a devastating earthquake, in 2010.

In 2020, The USS Nimitz has been involved in the military response to tensions between the United States and Iran in the Persian Gulf.

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