A Bloomington Sailor Stands Watch

(UNDATED) – Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Jacob Kitchens, from Bloomington, stands lookout on the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bryant Lang)

Nimitz, the flagship of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce.