USS Nimitz begins 2017 deployment

first_img Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Nimitz begins 2017 deployment USS Nimitz begins 2017 deployment U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) got underway from Naval Base Kitsap on June 1 to start a regularly scheduled deployment.The aircraft carrier is joined by destroyers USS Kidd (DDG 100) and USS Shoup (DDG 86) who departed Naval Station Everett on the same day.While many speculate the deployment is in response to events in the South China Sea and North Korean missile tests, the U.S. Navy said this was a previously planned, routine deployment and was not in response to any specific incident or regional event.“This deployment is the culmination of months of intensive training and preparations,” said Rear Adm. Bill Byrne Jr., commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11. “The Nimitz Strike Group stands ready to respond to a wide variety of contingencies, be that a humanitarian disaster or a regional incident. We’re honored to be in this position to answer the nation’s call to duty.”Nimitz, the flagship of the strike group, Kidd and Shoup will make a brief stop at Naval Air Station North Island to meet up with the other ships and units of the strike group.Strike Group units have spent most of the past seven months underway preparing for deployment. Nimitz participated in a series of pre-deployment inspections and training evolutions, including Board of Inspection and Survey and a Composite Training Unit Exercise that certified them ready for deployment.USS Shoup and USS Kidd are part of Destroyer Squadron 9 which also consists of San Diego-based Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Howard and USS Pinckney and the San Diego-based Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton.The Nimitz Strike Group last deployed in 2013. Since then, Nimitz hosted the first aircraft carrier landings of the F-35C Joint Strike Fighter aircraft in 2014 and completed a 20-month extended planned incremental availability at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, which completed in October 2016. June 2, 2017center_img View post tag: USS Nimitz Share this article View post tag: US Navylast_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through July 14

first_imgXtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,191; 2. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 1,157; 3. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,150; 4. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,130; 5. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., 1,127; 6. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 1,122; 7. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 1,113; 8. Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa, 1,099; 9. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, Iowa, 1,083; 10. Dustin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,073; 11. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 1,065; 12. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,057; 13. Rob VanMil, Barnesville, Minn., and Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan., both 1,036; 15. Jesse Hoeft, Forest City, Iowa, 1,032; 16. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 1,029; 17. Dennis LaVeine, West Burlington, Iowa, 1,025; 18. Ricky Thornton Jr., Harcourt, Iowa, 1,021; 19. Josh Beaulieu, Bemidji, Minn., 1,016; 20. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 1,008.IMCA Late Models – 1. Rob Toland, Davenport, Iowa, 774; 2. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 756; 3. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, 753; 4. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 737; 5. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 728; 6. Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, 676; 7. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 664; 8. Eric Sanders, Sherrard, Ill., 637; 9. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, 636; 10. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 628; 11. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 606; 12. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 587; 13. Thad Wilson, Moline, Ill., 581; 14. Jason Hahne, Webster City, Iowa, Jonathan Brauns, Muscatine, Iowa, and Ben Seemann, Waterloo, Iowa, each 571; 17. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, Iowa, 566; 18. Todd Johnson, Mitchellville, Iowa, 543; 19. Randy Havlik, Ankeny, Iowa, 531; 20. Jerry King, Waterloo, Iowa, 524.IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 733; 2. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 723; 3. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 720; 4. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 716; 5. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 686; 6. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 681; 7. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 648; 8. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 636; 9. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 634; 10. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 623; 11. Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, 609; 12. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 603; 13. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, and Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, each 601; 16. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 595; 17. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 574; 18. Austin Mundie, Dallas, Texas, 563; 19. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 553; 20. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 541.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,199; 2. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,146; 3. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,141; 4. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,138; 5. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,132; 6. Chad Bruns, Wakefield, Neb., 1,113; 7. Casey Woken, Norton, Kan., 1,104; 8. Greg Gill, Muscatine, Iowa, 1,087; 9. Ron Pettitt, Norfolk, Neb., 1,085; 10. Ryan Powers, Crowley, Texas, 1,060; 11. Norman Chesmore, Rowley, Iowa, 1,059; 12. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 1,046; 13. Eric Jones, Troy, Texas, 1,036; 14. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 1,035; 15. Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, Minn., 1,025; 16. Tyler Pickett, Boxholm, Iowa, 1,024; 17. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,016; 18. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,012; 19. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 1,005; 20. David Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,003. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,189; 2. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,181; 3. TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,134; 4. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,125; 5. August Bach, Newton, Iowa, 1,100; 6. Tiffany Bittner, Hampton, Neb., 1,086; 7. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 1,084; 8. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 1,083; 9. Damon Richards, David City, Neb., 1,069; 10. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 1,037; 11. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,009; 12. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 993; 13. Dave Riley, Sioux City, Iowa, 977; 14. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 961; 15. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 947; 16. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 924; 17. Wesley Warren, Fairfield, Texas, 917; 18. Jeremy Hoskinson, Norfolk, Neb., 905; 19. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 876; 20. Shay Simoneau, Damar, Kan., 868.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,180; 2. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, 1,124; 3. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 1,082; 4. Kamera Kaitlin McDonald, Keller, Texas, 1,021; 5. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 862; 6. Thomas Walp, Olney, Texas, 746; 7. Robert Scrivner, Waco, Texas, 733; 8. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 729; 9. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 716; 10. Dustin Leatherman, Muskogee, Okla., 626; 11. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 609; 12. T. J. Green, Robinson, Texas, 583; 13. Logan Ellis, Wagoner, Okla., 571; 14. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., 565; 15. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, and Caden Ellis, Wagoner, Okla., both 546; 17. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 544; 18. Austin Gooding, Fort Worth, Texas, 523; 19. Garett Rawls, China Spring, Texas, 507; 20. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 477.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,175; 2. Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan., 1,166; 3. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,162; 4. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., 1,138; 5. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 1,127; 6. Robby Rosselli, Minot, N.D., 1,107; 7. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 1,101; 8. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,096; 9. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, and Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, both 1,072; 11. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D., 1,034; 12. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,015; 13. Tony Rialson, Cottonwood, Minn., 1,004; 14. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., 966; 15. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 958; 16. Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis., 956; 17. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 948; 18. Brian Davidson, Bennington, Kan., and Cory Rose, Boone, Iowa, both 945; 20. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo, N.D., 936.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,178; 2. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., and Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, both 1,119; 4. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,116; 5. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 1,081; 6. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., and Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, both 1,077; 8. Richard Crow, Grand Island, Neb., 1,070; 9. Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, 1,062; 10. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 1,044; 11. Randy Nelson, Albion, Neb., 1,036; 12. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,031; 13. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa, 975; 14. James Roose, Grandview, Iowa, 972; 15. Scott Spellmeier, Beatrice, Neb., 958; 16. Cody Van Dusen, Atalissa, Iowa, 941; 17. Jake Newsom, Sioux City, Iowa, 859; 18. Dustin Jackson, Oneill, Neb., 811; 19. Darwin Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 802; 20. Daniel Campbell, Muscatine, Iowa, 794.last_img read more