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As USS Stennis leaves, another Nimitz-class aircraft carrier heads to Bremerton
BREMERTON, Wash. -- After more than 10 years in the Pacific Northwest, one of the country's biggest aircraft carriers has left the region. But a new ship will soon say, "hello." The USS John C. Stennis, a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, left Naval Base Kitsap on Oct. 15. The Stennis is off the coast of California before heading to the Western Pacific or the Middle East, said Sam LaGrone, editor of the U.S. Naval Institute News.