Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) returned to Naval Air Station North Island after a seven-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific.

Nimitz is offloading elements of Carrier Air Wing 17 before heading to its homeport at Naval Base Kitsap.

Destroyer USS Decatur (DDG-73) and cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) also returned home as part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group.

The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group conducted various operations, exercises, and training in the Indo-Pacific region.

They participated in exercises with partners like Japan and India, operated in the South China Sea, and provided support in Guam after Typhoon Mawar.

Chung-Hoon, a destroyer in the group, had an unsafe encounter with a Chinese Navy destroyer in the Taiwan Strait.

The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group also conducted joint drills with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group.

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