USS Reagan to Bremerton for year-long overhaul

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BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Navy says the San Diego-based aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan will depart Friday for Bremerton for a year-long $218 million overhaul at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

The carrier is expected to return to San Diego where it has been based since 2004. It has deployed five times in six years.

The Kitsap Sun reports (http://is.gd/Rt3pou ) the shipyard is wrapping up a year-long maintenance job on the USS Nimitz, which is expected to move across Puget Sound in February to its new home port at Everett.

Another carrier is expected in early March when the Bremerton-based USS Stennis is scheduled to return from a seven-month deployment to the Middle East. The Stennis traveled through the Strait of Hormuz last week after a visit to Dubai.

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Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/