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The Today File

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October 31, 2014 at 10:29 AM

USS Stennis finishing overhaul at Bremerton

The USS Stennis is a Nimitz-class muclear-powered supercarrier in the US Navy named after Senator John C. Stennis of Mississippi.  (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times, 2008)

The USS Stennis is a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier named after Sen. John C. Stennis of Mississippi. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times, 2008)

BREMERTON — After a 16-month overhaul at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the aircraft carrier John Stennis is preparing to return to sea.

The crew of 3,000 is getting ready with a five-day training exercise that starts Friday, called a “fast cruise.” They’re operating as if they are cruising through the Pacific, although they’re still at the pier in Bremerton.

The Kitsap Sun newspaper reports if crew members have to leave the ship for some reason they must request a seat on a simulated flight.

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