Nimitz Departs Everett for Short Underway

USS Nimitz (CVN 68) departed her homeport of Naval Station Everett, Wash., for a short underway period. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington was able to catch a helicopter ride with the Search and Rescue Crew from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and shoot the below imagery. Enjoy!

140613-N-DC740-167 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Jesse Peterson, from Ridgecrest, Calif., left, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brent McIntyre, from Prescott Valley, Ariz., center, and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brent McIntyre, from Prescott Valley, Ariz., right, all assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Search and Rescue unit, stow gear after participating in an air show for the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship's crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-167 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Jesse Peterson, from Ridgecrest, Calif., left, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brent McIntyre, from Prescott Valley, Ariz., center, and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brent McIntyre, from Prescott Valley, Ariz., right, all assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Search and Rescue unit, stow gear after participating in an air show for the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship’s crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-160 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Jesse Peterson, from Ridgecrest, Calif., assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Search and Rescue unit (SAR), operates a winch lifting Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brent McIntyre, from Prescott Valley, Ariz., and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brent McIntyre, from Prescott Valley, Ariz., both also assigned to SAR, from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship's crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-160 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Jesse Peterson, from Ridgecrest, Calif., assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Search and Rescue unit (SAR), operates a winch lifting Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brent McIntyre, from Prescott Valley, Ariz., and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brent McIntyre, from Prescott Valley, Ariz., both also assigned to SAR, from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship’s crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-150 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Jesse Peterson, from Ridgecrest, Calif., assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Search and Rescue unit (SAR), tends rappelling lines in an MH-60S Knighthawk hovering above the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) cruises in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship's crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-150 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Jesse Peterson, from Ridgecrest, Calif., assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Search and Rescue unit (SAR), tends rappelling lines in an MH-60S Knighthawk hovering above the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) cruises in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship’s crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-148 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Daniel Ismay, from Navarre, Fla.,  assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Search and Rescue unit, rappels onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship's crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-148 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Daniel Ismay, from Navarre, Fla., assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Search and Rescue unit, rappels onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship’s crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-147 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Jesse Peterson, from Ridgecrest, Calif., assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Search and Rescue unit (SAR), performs a final equipment check before Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Daniel Ismay, from Navarre, Fla.,  also assigned to SAR, rappels onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship's crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-147 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Jesse Peterson, from Ridgecrest, Calif., assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Search and Rescue unit (SAR), performs a final equipment check before Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Daniel Ismay, from Navarre, Fla., also assigned to SAR, rappels onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship’s crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-137 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brent McIntyre, from Prescott Valley, Ariz., assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Search and Rescue unit (SAR), calls off distance from the flight deck to the pilot of an MH-60S Knighthawk while landing on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship's crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-137 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brent McIntyre, from Prescott Valley, Ariz., assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Search and Rescue unit (SAR), calls off distance from the flight deck to the pilot of an MH-60S Knighthawk while landing on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship’s crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-129 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) Sailors and their guests gather on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) to view an air show. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship's crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-129 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) Sailors and their guests gather on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) to view an air show. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship’s crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-126 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) Sailors and their guests gather on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) to view an air show. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship's crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-126 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) Sailors and their guests gather on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) to view an air show. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship’s crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-124 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) Lt. Cmdr. Shane Jones, from Toledo, Ohio, assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Search and Rescue unit, pilots an MH-60S Knighthawk above the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship's crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-124 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) Lt. Cmdr. Shane Jones, from Toledo, Ohio, assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Search and Rescue unit, pilots an MH-60S Knighthawk above the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship’s crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-106 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) cruises in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship's crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-106 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) cruises in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship’s crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-098 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) cruises in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship's crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-098 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) cruises in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship’s crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-083 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) cruises in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship's crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-083 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) cruises in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship’s crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-071 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) cruises in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship's crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-071 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) cruises in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship’s crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-042 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) cruises in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship's crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

140613-N-DC740-042 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) cruises in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship’s crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)

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