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Naval Station, Bremerton

Provides a homeport for one Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, with approximately 5,000 sailors and airmen onboard. Each carrier has an air wing of between 75 and 90 airplanes including F-14 fighters, light-attack F/A-18s and EA-6Bs, which serve to jam enemy radar.

Serves as a homeport for four Navy supply ships, the USS Bridge, the USS Camden, the USS Rainier, and the USS Sacramento. Supply ships provide stores of fuel, food and other supplies to ships in a carrier group while at sea.

The Naval station also serves as home to the Commander Carrier Group 3, and provides logistics support to other facilities in the area.

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