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USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?

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There are 1857 crew members registered for the USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 – 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 – 1997 | 1998 – 1999 | 2000 | 2001 – 2002 | 2003 | 2004 – 2006 | 2007 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Moser, JeffAMS21978 – 1981HS-9Plane captain / LSE
Abel, CrisEM21978 – 1981E-1, Nuke ElectricianHard to imagine how many have cycled through that ship. I remember the trip from the Med to GONZO station, then the 2 beers on the flight deck on our 100th day at sea. I was glad to get off the ship but the older I get the fonder my memories.
Satterlee, Rob "Satt"AO11978 – 1979VA-86Any SIDEWINDERS of the time. Drop me a line. Had a great time on Nimitz
Holmberg, BryanSH31978 – Dec 1980S-3Worked in the enlisted, Chief, 1st Class, & Officer's Barber shops. Spent Last 11 months on the Nimitz as a Correctional Sentry
Kelley, JkE41978 – 1982VAQ-134
Murphy, James "murf"AT31978 – 1981HS-9Grew up a lot in 1 night. May 25 1981
Petersen, CarlE6 AT11978 – 1980IM3
Magnant, Richard / "Magpie"1978 – 1979V2Frenchie always said..."You can checkout any-time you like, but you can never leave"
Geo, SparkyE31978 – Sep 1981AMI hope this finds everyone well, I am looking for the names of the crew men who passed away during the crash of 26may1981 on the flight deck when the plane hit the helecopter. Thank you & god bless
Obuchowski, JohnOperation Specialist1978 – 1982Operationswilliamsburg 3
Sullivan, Robert (Sully) profile iconPH-21978 – 1982OPShip's Photographer & Cruise Book Editor
Hardy, LloydE-31978 – 1983Line Divison/ AE Dept.I am glad my wife found this site, it was a wild ride in the early 80. Aboard that massive war machine and I was proud to be one of the members to serve on it. I would like to find Jeffery Bethune or any VF-41 of 1981.
Hartman, BruceAMS-11978 – 1981AIMD IM-1, IM-2Working with the F-35 in PAX River and taking it to the Nimitz in October of this year. Will be great to go see her again. Looking forward to seeing my old shops again. We did a lot of great stuff on the 79-80 cruise.
Koncius, Bob profile iconE-5 AE-21978 – Mar 1982VF-41 Black AcesI had served in VF-41 Black Aces as a AE-2 1978-1982 as well as USS Nimitz CVN-68/NAS Oceana Remember USA 2 Libya/Muammar Gaddafi 0! Remember Crossing Equator to become a trusty Shellback Remember May 1981 EA6 Crash
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Martin, Larry (or Marty)E5/ABH-2Jan 1978 – Aug 1981V-1
Miller, Mike (Moose)ABH2Jan 1978 – Aug 1979V1I was Fly 1 PO, joining the ship in Naples in January. Worked with "Boo-Boo" Jackson, Gary Hamlin (Ham). I remember working with ABH1 Norton (got hit by Crash Truck during a crash drill). Remember LCDR Tad Chamberlain, a great officer.
King, BrianE-3Jan 1978 – Aug 1981M Div
Taylor, RogerABFJan 1978 – Aug 3, 1981V-4
Pickens, Andrew/ PicABH-3Jan 1, 1978 – Aug 1, 1981V-1
Orfield, BobAC2Jan 11, 1978 – Mar 31, 1981OCServed as air traffic controller. I joined the Nimitz in Rota Spain and walked off in Norfolk over 3 years later. I am proud of my service and the Nimitz tradition.
Harper, John ArthurADJ3Jan 23, 1978 – May 20, 1980vf-41Looking for guys who served with vf-41 from late77-middle of 80
Desrochers, DaveEM2Feb 1978 – Mar 1982E1C.Abel, T.Ewald, C.Pieper & the rest of the hedz in RE/RM, JP5 in the pot H2O, my best bud M.McGowan in E2, Tom Witt & MAG in RE, DDEDD, T.Herman in E1, North Sea urps in 82, Cmdr. TW McKechnie's polliwog shower, red death & sliders @ McN
Soriano, RayABH3Feb 1978 – Oct 30, 1980V-1Met a lot of great people and went to some really cool places. A lot of times I wished I was home but I wouldn't trade that experience for anything.The other day I picked up a six pack of Peroni and brought back memories of Naples.
Mooney, MikeEM3Feb 1, 1978 – Jan 22, 1979E-2I saw some names I recognize from E-2 Division and A&O shop
Vanlandingham, Thomas (Alfalfa)LT JGFeb 10, 1978 – Dec 7, 1981Flightwing S/R 7
Miller, ToddHT2Mar 1978 – Aug 1981R-DvisionWould enjoy re-connecting with any of you guys from "R" Division and the Engineering Department. I've only ever been able to connect with one other shipmate in all these years. I look forward to talking to some of you soon.
Magnant, Richard/magpieAbe3Mar 1978 – Nov 1979V2. Arresting Gear #3 engine roomCampbell & Walker...best bros.
Tony, Whiteside profile iconABE3Mar 1978 – Sep 1982V2There were some special times spent aboard this Ship, we made History during my time aboard, from trapping the first e2c hawkeye in the emergency barracade to Operation Eagle Claw ,Gonzo Station . we lost some good men .
Shaffer, RogerE-5Mar 1, 1978 – Jul 1, 1982Reactor Mechanical 2 Plant
Carter, GaryMM1Mar 10, 1978 – Aug 24, 1982MOnce a nuke always a nuke.
Campbell, DannyQM2Mar 12, 1978 – Feb 18, 1978navigationlove to hear from some one
Kirschner, John (AIC c/s "Hood")OS 2Apr 1978 – Dec 1981OII joined the navy to see the world and have an adventure. That certainly was accomplished with my time aboard NIMITZ. I wouldn't trade that experience for the world. I remember my time and friends from the NIMITZ with great pride.
Irwin, KeithEM 2Apr 7, 1978 – Aug 17, 1981
Prejna, DavidMA1Apr 8, 1978 – Feb 24, 1982AdminGreat Ship, Great Crew. Served as Command Investigator and ACMAA. A lot of interesting things happened onboard. Retired and driving a 18 wheeler now. Still have to travel. Hope to see some shipmates at a reunion.
Martin, Waynebm3BM3Apr 10, 1978 – Sep 10, 19816TH @2NDGOOD TIMES MET LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE GREAT TIMES DRIVING THE BOATS 2ND DIV. ROCKS
Barton, TimGMG2Apr 22, 1978 – Aug 3, 1981SAMGood times in SAM div .
Schmitt, DanielE5/GMT2May 1978 – Apr 1980W
Phillips, Randy / RapASE2May 28, 1978 – May 28, 1982VF41/GSELooking for the guys in GSE on board the CVN-68, Stackpole, Darby, Baily, Deramo, Chris, and anyone elase that remembers the gitmo cruise
Bennett, BillHT2Jun 1978 – Nov 28, 1979RepairInteresting time, and good experiences. amazing that we all hated much of it. I would not trade it for anything now. The bowling alley, Unrue punch, security alert, DCwatch, Bowen hanging from the ovhd, Quals, all of it. hope all is well..
Nikischer, Franke-4Jun 21, 1978 – Feb 15, 1980E
Bigelow, Ray "Bigs"PNJul 1978 – Aug 1981ESO/CCC TRNGInterested in joining the USS NIMITZ Association for all who served aboard? Contact me at: Nimitzbigs@yahoo.com
Bigelow, Ray/"Bigs"PNJul 1978 – Aug 1981ESO/CCCServed in Education Services Office and Command Career Counselors Office in Training Department. Charter Member of USS NIMITZ Association. sign up now at: www.ussnimitzassociation.org and tell em Bigs sent you!
Willson, PatrickABH-3Jul 1, 1978 – Jan 2, 1982V-3Amazing time that will live with me forever. Rest in peace ABH-3 Bob Iser. You died a hero that night.
Kreutzer, ScottPHJul 3, 1978 – Mar 17, 1982OPWhat a ride.
Mumpower, MarkAO2Aug 3, 1978 – Jun 16, 1982G-1
Cyr, BrettAASep 9, 1978 – Jul 9, 1982V-1/V3LOT S of memories some good, some bad ,the bad fade with time ,glad to have served w all of u guy s like to say hi to saint and keigly and wilson keep on strummin!!
Moore, MichaelMOORE AMS-2Sep 15, 1978 – Jun 15, 1980airwingAround the world the hard way! VFP-63 Det. 5 Crusaders forever!!!!!! Winged hammers drill tighter holes!! Some one that remembers the 144 days at sea email me! I cross decked to the Coral Sea and pulled into the PI for my first time!
Amlaner, JoeAZ2Sep 18, 1978 – Oct 14, 1981AIMD
Keigley, MichaelABH - 2Oct 1978 – Jul 10, 1982V - 1
Lindsay, Chuck "Uncle Fester"AT2Oct 1978 – Oct 1981VA-35I worked in the AT shop during the hostage rescue attempt and during the fire in May 81
Schneider, GeorgeAC1Oct 1978 – Sep 1979
Petersen, CarlAT2 E5Oct 1978 – Jun 1980IM3TAD from VA 82
Powell, JimAR - AO3Oct 1978 – Jul 1981G-2 BOMB ASSY G-1 FLT DK ORDSTARTED I N G-2 BOMB ASSY TRANSFERED TO FLT DK ORD DEALT WITH 2 CRASHES ON DECK IN 81 LEFT FOR SURGERY ON A BROKEN COLLAR BONE IN JUL 81
Jantzen, GeorgeOct 3, 1978 – Feb 12, 1982AIMD IM4
Owens, BarrettHM3Oct 21, 1978 – Apr 12, 1979HSThe Navy was a tremendous experience for me & I truly enjoyed it but I'm most grateful for meeting HM3 Elizabeth Almeida @ NRMC Phila. She is my beloved wife of 40 years and mother of my two children. I am truly blessed
Reilly, MichaelAQ3Nov 1978 – Dec 1980VA-35it seems like just yesterday I was out on the flight deck, can't believe how time flies.
Ste. Marie, Michael "Saint"E5/ ABH-2Nov 1978 – Jul 1982V-1 AirFly Three Yellow shirt- many great memories, many sad. I was pulling gear that night in May of '81. Some things are never forgotten. We truly were the original "Band of Brothers" in V-1. We didn't realize it then, but we truly were her
Allen, Howard profile iconET2Nov 1, 1978 – Mar 1, 1981RC Division
Walter, StevenAT3Nov 4, 1978 – Jun 15, 1982IM-3
Saria, GentryAK3Nov 15, 1978 – Aug 25, 1981S-6AK2 GERVASE and AK1 SISON checked me in S-6. No S-8 at that time. AK3 CUSTER and GILCHRIST were my first boss'. Still in contact with LPO LEE REESE, AKC retired. Best navy days of my 22 yr career were with my NIMITZ brothers.
Toal, John T.MMFNDec 1978 – Aug 1979M
Muldovan, MichealE3Dec 1978 – May 1980would like to hear from old shipmates. i was a avation bos'n mate. worked in hanger deck
Buckley, LeoAK3Dec 1978 – Sep 1981S6Good times my brothers! Stay in touch!
Wilkes, WillieDS3Dec 1978 – 1982S1 and DS3Best time ever! Met a lot of Awesome men! Looking for LeRoy Thomas, Westmoreland, Perkins. my wife gets sick of hearing me talk about my time on the Nimitz. So I'd like to hear from anyone from that time!!
Braun, JeffAE2Dec 1, 1978 – Oct 31, 1981VF-84 IM3There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about my days sailing on this remarkable ship. All the friends I made, the countries that I've seen, and all the events, some tragic & some good, will be a part of me for life.
Kelsey, DougAK2Dec 5, 1978 – Jul 16, 1982AIMD/IM-1Proud to be a Nimitz crewmember.

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Reunions

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RaySep 1, 2020LAS VEGAS, NV– Hope you can join us for the USS NIMITZ Association for the 2020 Reunion in Las Vegas, NV. www.ussnimitzassociation.org We welcome all Ship's Company, Air Wing, Staff, MarDet, and Contractors who served aboard the USS NIMITZ during all periods, so invite your buddies to meet you there for a Reunion within a Reunion!

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