USS Nimitz commissioned on May 3, 1975, is the lead ship of the Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, the largest class of carriers in the world.
The carrier is named after Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, a U.S. Navy fleet commander during World War II.
It has been deployed multiple times to support operations in the Middle East, including Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
It has also taken part in humanitarian and disaster relief operations, such as Operation Tomodachi.
The ship underwent a mid-life refueling and complex overhaul from 2005 to 2009.
It is equipped with a flight deck capable of operating multiple types of aircraft, including F/A-18 Hornet and E-2 Hawkeye.
Nimitz has a crew of approximately 5,000 sailors and airmen.
USS Nimitz continues to serve as a vital part of the U.S. Navy's fleet, with its latest deployment in 2020.