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    Nimitz Receives New Chiefs

    Nimitz Holds Chief Pinning Ceremony

    Photo By Emily K Johnston | 180914-N-LC642-0238 NAVAL BASE KITSAP-BREMERTON, Wash. (Sept. 14, 2018) Chief Aviation...... read more read more

    BREMERTON, WA, UNITED STATES

    09.14.2018

    Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Donald White 

    USS Nimitz (CVN 68)   

    Nimitz Receives New Chiefs
    Story by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Donald R. White Jr., USS Nimitz Public Affairs

    NAVAL BASE KITSAP-BREMERTON, Wash. (Sept. 14, 2018)

    Twenty-four Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) donned khaki uniforms and combination covers for the first time, during a Chief Petty Officer pinning ceremony, Sept. 14.

    Dating back to the foundation of the Chief Petty Officer paygrade in 1893, the chiefs' pinning ceremony is a tradition unique to the Navy. The ceremony signifies a new position of increased leadership and responsibility.

    Capt. Kevin P. Lenox, commanding officer of Nimitz, issued his charge to his command’s newest chief petty officers, as he explained the impact the chiefs’ mess has had on him and the Sailors he’s served with.
    “You are the future leaders at the highest levels the Navy has, and that journey starts today,” said Lenox.

    During the ceremony, family members and friends pinned two gold anchors to each newly appointed chief's uniform, and the Sailor's sponsor placed the khaki combination cover on their heads.

    After the ceremony, families, friends, sponsors and shipmates congratulated the newly appointed chiefs on their accomplishment.

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    Date Taken: 09.14.2018
    Date Posted: 09.14.2018 20:11
    Story ID: 292939
    Location: BREMERTON, WA, US 

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