(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that the Navy will be stationing the USS Nimitz at Naval Station Everett following the departure of the USS Abraham Lincoln. Murray has been pushing the Navy hard to bring a new carrier to Everett, citing the strategic advantages offered by the location, as well as first-rate quality of life and strong support from the local community. Murray received a call from Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus informing her of the decision.
“This is great news for the Everett community and the United States Navy,” said Senator Patty Murray. “I have been working closely with the Navy to make sure they understand the advantages of stationing a new carrier in this community. Naval Station Everett has been a great home for the USS Abraham Lincoln, and I know the USS Nimitz is going to receive a warm welcome. ”