Nimitz Fighter Jets Launch to Provide Close Air Support for US Troop Withdrawal from Somalia


USS Nimitz (CVN 68) personnel conduct various flight operations to include take-offs and landing with multiple aircraft to provide close-air support for Operation Octave Quartz (OOQ) under the direction of Joint Task Force-Quartz. The mission of OOQ is to relocate U.S. Department of Defense forces in Somalia to other East Africa operating locations while maintaining pressure on violent extremists and supporting partner forces. (Joint Task Force Quartz Video by Chief Petty Officer Ryan Tabios)