December 2014

S1 Ep10 - Full Circle

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Full Circle - As the USS Nimitz makes its final transit from Hawaii to California, the sailors and Marines on board prepare to return to their homes and families. For those still on board, the 'Tiger Cruise' provides a buffer, but there's no such transition for those who fly home early from Hawaii. As the Nimitz returns to her home port of San Diego, sailors and Marines reflect on the deployment and take stock of what they've achieved. Was the mission accomplished? There are emotional reunions ...

Ep9 - Get Home-Itis

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Get Home-itis - A six-month absence places a heavy burden on relationships. The Navy holds seminars to counsel sailors on what to expect when they return home - and how to make the transition smooth. The 'Tiger Cruise' ritual allows sailors to invite their family members aboard for the last leg of the deployment. (From the US) (Documentary Series) (Rpt) M (L)
November 2014

Ep8 - True Believers

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True Believers - This episode explores the many expressions of faith onboard the USS Nimitz: faith in self, faith in one's shipmates, faith in the mission of the ship and the president's call to arms. The major religious groups on board are Catholic and Protestant, but there also is a coven of Wiccans, as well as a Pentecostal group whose newest member is challenged by the duality of his beliefs and the temptations of liberty as the ship drops anchor in Perth. (From the US) (Documentary Series)...

Ep7 - Rites Of Passage

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Rites of Passage - The last day in the Gulf is the last chance to drop bombs before the USS Nimitz heads home. The jets take off, laden with ordnance, and return hours later, still carrying the same bombs. As the Nimitz crosses the equator, the entire ship takes part in the Crossing the Line Ceremony, an ancient maritime ritual. In the middle of flight operations, a storm arises in the South Indian Ocean. The deck pitches violently, turning the already dangerous task of landing on the carrier i...

Ep6 - Groundhog Day

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Groundhog Day - After two months in the Gulf, one day starts to become indistinguishable from the next. The air wing still hasn't dropped a single bomb, which is frustrating for some on board. The only relief comes from a port call in Bahrain, where some sailors relax by the pool, while others visit a mosque and learn about Muslim culture. The Princeton, one of the escort ships in the USS Nimitz strike group, loses a man overboard; an intense search to find the lost sailor ensues. (From the US)...

S1 Ep5 - Show Of Force

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Show of Force - The mission really kicks off when the USS Nimitz arrives in the Gulf. The conditions are extreme: flight deck personnel endure temperatures hovering around 49 degrees Celsius, while the pilots undertake gruelling six-hour missions over Iraq. The F-18s are mounted with infrared cameras, enabling them to serve as the 'eyes in the sky' to support the troops on the ground. Meanwhile, the strike group searches for terrorists on small dhows and intercepts cargo ships to search for wea...
October 2014

S1 Ep4 - Squared Away

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Squared Away - Mentoring and camaraderie are what hold the ship together. But life on deployment is stressful for everyone aboard the USS Nimitz, and there can be considerable friction between enlisted personnel and their superiors. Port calls allow sailors to blow off steam, but they don’t relieve all the pressure. In Guam, a young sailor can’t play by the rules and is forced out of the Navy. From Guam, the Nimitz sails through the Straits of Malacca, past Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, the last l...

S1 Ep3 - Super Secrets

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Super Secrets - The USS Nimitz's location and itinerary are classified. Many aspects of life on a nuclear aircraft carrier are hush-hush. Dating and sex aboard ship are strictly forbidden, but with 5,000 people on board, it's a case of 'don't ask, don't tell'. When the Nimitz pulls into Hong Kong for a four-day port call, a scandal dramatically alters the lives of two sailors. As the ship departs, the crew learns their itinerary has changed, but they can’t share this information with their fami...

S1 Ep2 - Controlled Chaos

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Controlled Chaos - An Emmy Award-winning series about a six-month deployment aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz. The men and women of the USS Nimitz live beneath the runway of a major airport. They sleep on the roof of a nuclear power plant. It’s a perilous environment. Their only bulwark against danger and chaos is to bond with their units on board the ship. (From the US) (Documentary Series) (Rpt) M (L)

S1 Ep1 - All Hands

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All Hands - Carrier is a 10-part Emmy Award-winning series about a six-month deployment aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz. On a bright May morning, 5,000 sailors and Marines bid farewell to their loved ones before the mammoth USS Nimitz pulls out of Coronado, California, and sets a course for Hawaii and beyond. The program includes extensive footage shot aboard ship, as well as interviews with many of the crew about their various experiences, in addition to their own personal concerns and...