CVN-68 Carrier
& Cruise Patches

 

CVN-68 USS Nimitz Patch (Small) CVN-68 USS Nimitz Patch (Small)
Size: 3"
In Stock: >5
Price: $6.99

USS Nimitz (CVN-68) is a supercarrier of the United States Navy, and the lead ship of her class. One of the largest warships in the world, she was laid down, launched, and commissioned as CVAN-68, "aircraft carrier, attack, nuclear powered", but she was later redesignated as CVN-68, "aircraft carrier, multi-mission, nuclear-powered", on 30 June 1975, as part of a fleet-wide realignment that year. The ship was named for World War II Pacific fleet commander Chester W. Nimitz, USN, (1885–1966), who was the Navy’s third fleet admiral. Nimitz had her homeport at Naval Station Norfolk until 1987, when she was relocated to Naval Station Bremerton in Washington (now part of Naval Base Kitsap). Following her Refueling and Complex Overhaul in 2001, her home port was changed to Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego County, California. The home port of Nimitz was again moved to Naval Station Everett in Washington in 2012. In January 2015, Nimitz changed home port from Everett back to Naval Base Kitsap. With the inactivation of USS Enterprise in 2012 and decommissioning in 2017, Nimitz is now the oldest U.S. aircraft carrier in service. This is the small version of the ship patch and does not have velcro attached.

CVN-68 USS Nimitz Patch (Large) CVN-68 USS Nimitz Patch (Large)
Size: 4.5"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

USS Nimitz (CVN-68) is a supercarrier of the United States Navy, and the lead ship of her class. One of the largest warships in the world, she was laid down, launched, and commissioned as CVAN-68, "aircraft carrier, attack, nuclear powered", but she was later redesignated as CVN-68, "aircraft carrier, multi-mission, nuclear-powered", on 30 June 1975, as part of a fleet-wide realignment that year. The ship was named for World War II Pacific fleet commander Chester W. Nimitz, USN, (1885–1966), who was the Navy’s third fleet admiral. Nimitz had her homeport at Naval Station Norfolk until 1987, when she was relocated to Naval Station Bremerton in Washington (now part of Naval Base Kitsap). Following her Refueling and Complex Overhaul in 2001, her home port was changed to Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego County, California. The home port of Nimitz was again moved to Naval Station Everett in Washington in 2012. In January 2015, Nimitz changed home port from Everett back to Naval Base Kitsap. With the inactivation of USS Enterprise in 2012 and decommissioning in 2017, Nimitz is now the oldest U.S. aircraft carrier in service. This is the large version of the ship patch and does not have velcro attached.

CVN-68 1986 Blue Nose Cruise CVN-68 1986 Blue Nose Cruise
Size: 4 1/2"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

The USS Nimitz (CVN-68) made the "Blue Nose" cruise by going north of the Artic Circle. When one crosses the imaginary line, they become a 'blue nose', symbolizing the frigid temperatures that area is known for. Each person aboard the ship at crossing receives a colorful certificate suitable for framing for their 'love-me' wall. The Navy has 5 such certificates, each for an historic event (i.e., Suez Canal, Shellback, etc.)

CVN-68 1988 'Games Begin' Cruise CVN-68 1988 'Games Begin' Cruise
Size: 4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

This is the "Let The Games Begin, Baby" patch created by the CVN-68/CVW-9 "Team Players" for their 1988 WestPac tour that took place during the Olympics.

CVN-68/CVW-9 'IO, IO' WestPac 1989 CVN-68/CVW-9 "IO, IO" WestPac 1989
Size: 5"
In Stock: >5
Price: $8.99

This is the cruise patch for CVW-9 while attached onboard the USS Nimitz (CVN-68). This patch was created for their 1988-1989 cruise and states "I.O., I.O., IT'S OFF TO WORK I GO".

CVN-68/CVW-9 1991 WestPac 'Death from Above' Patch CVN-68/CVW-9 1991 WestPac 'Death from Above' Patch
Size: 4 1/2"
In Stock: >5
Price: $8.99

This is one of the 1991 WestPac cruise patches created for CVN-68/CVW-9 and says "Death From Above" along the bottom of the patch and shows the Grim Reaper holding a map of the Persian Gulf countries......this patch does not come with velcro already attached.

CVN-68/CVW-9 'Desert Storm' Patch (Tall Shield) CVN-68/CVW-9 'Desert Storm' Patch (Tall Shield)
Size: 5 3/4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $8.99

This is a WestPac patch for the USS Nimitz (CVN-68)/CVW-9 for Operation Desert Storm. Pretty cut and dry -- it shows Iraqi and the gulf with a Tomcat flying overhead. This patch does not come with velcro attached.

CVN-68/VF-24 1991 CVN-68/VF-24 1991 "Bart" Cruise Patch
Size: 5 1/4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $8.99

This was the cruise patch for VF-24 when they were onboard the USS Nimitz in 1991 while part of CVW-9. This has "Bart Simpson" depicted on it with his typical sayings. Hard to find these now.

CVN-68/CVW-9 1991 'Genie' Cruise Patch CVN-68/CVW-9 1991 'Genie' Cruise Patch
Size: 4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $8.99

This is the cruise patch created by CVN-68 and CVW-9 for the "Tail End of the (Desert) Storm" participation that says "IN FOR THE PEACE" and shows an Arabic Genie. This patch does not have velcro attached.

CVN-68/CVW-9 'You Fly, You Die' 1993 OSW Cruise CVN-68/CVW-9 'You Fly, You Die' 1993 OSW Cruise
Size: 4.5"
In Stock: >5
Price: $8.99

This is the 1993 WestPac/Indian Ocean cruise for Airwing 9. It shows an F-14 Tomcat over Iraq and states "You Fly, You Die".

CVN-68/CVW-9 1996 Cruise Patch CVN-68/CVW-9 1996 Cruise Patch
Size: 4 1/2"
In Stock: >5
Price: $8.99

This also is a cruise patch for Airwing 9 when they were onboard the USS Nimitz in 1996. This was a West coast cruise that toured the Pacific and Indian Oceans, as well as Japan and Australia.

CVN-68/VFA-147 1998 World Cruise CVN-68/VFA-147 1998 World Cruise
Size: 4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $8.99

This is the cruise patch for VFA-147 while attached to Airwing 9 onboard the USS Nimitz (CVN-68). This is their "World Cruise" patch they made.

CVN-68/CVW-11 2003 OIF Cruise CVN-68/CVW-11 2003 OIF Cruise
Size: 4 3/4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $9.99

This is the cruise patch for CVW-11 while attached onboard the USS Nimitz (CVN-68). This is their "2003 OIF WestPac" patch they made showing the American Flag flying over the carrier.

CVN-68/CVW-11 '8-Ball' 2003 WestPac Cruise CVN-68/CVW-11 '8-Ball' 2003 WestPac Cruise
Size: 4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $8.99

This is the cruise patch for CVW-11 while attached onboard the USS Nimitz (CVN-68). This is their "Only the Eight Ball Knows" patch they made due to the uncertainty of when they would be coming home.

CVN 68 2010 'Old Salt' Cruise Patch CVN 68 2010 'Old Salt' Cruise Patch
Size: 4 1/2"
In Stock: 10
Price: $8.99

This particular patch was designed by AM1 Larry Parker of VFA-86 "Sidewinders" for the 2009-10 WESTPAC deployment. The pentagon shape pays tribute to those who lost their lives in the attack on 9-11. The framed shape colors of red, white, and blue denote the color of our flag which we defend on a daily basis. The five stars denote Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz and the Carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) whom our Airwing was embarked aboard. Carrier Airwing Eleven is represented on the patch by each squadron logo (VFA-14, VFA-41, VFA-86, VFA-97, VAQ-135, HS-6, VAQ-117, and VRC-30 Det 3) they are bound together by barbed wire. A symbol derived from the force call sign "Team Barbwire" the unity between Aiwing and Carrier. The slogan "Speed and Violence" and the "Skull and Crossbones" is a testament to the quick reaction and deadly force brought upon our adversaries by the Airwing and Naval Aviation. The slogan "Old Salt" is the nick name for the USS Nimitz. This patch does not come with velcro attached.

VFA-97/CVN-68 2010 OEF Cruise (Blue/Rect) VFA-97/CVN-68 2010 OEF Cruise (Blue/Rect)
Size: 6" Wide
In Stock: >5
Price: $9.99

This is the 2010 cruise patch created for VFA-97 while attached to CVW-11 onboard CVN-68 (USS Nimitz). It says "OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM 2009-2010" across the bottom and does not come with velcro attached.

CVN-68/CVW-11 2012 'RIMPAC' Cruise Patch (Round) CVN-68/CVW-11 2012 'RIMPAC' Cruise Patch (Round)
Size: 4.5"
In Stock: >5
Price: $9.99

This is one of the cruise patches created for VFA-146/CVN-68/CVW-11 for their 2012 Deployment. It says "RIMPAC 2012" across the top, listing all the squadrons in the Airwing. This patch does not come with velcro attached.

 

CVN-68/CVW-11 2013 Combat Cruise Patch (Square) CVN-68/CVW-11 2013 Combat Cruise Patch (Square)
Size: 5.5" Wide
In Stock: >5
Price: $9.99

This is one of the cruise patches created for CVN-68/CVW-11 for their 2013 Deployment. It says "Combat Cruise 2013" across the top, "Moving the Red Line All Over the Red Sea" along the bottom, and lists all the squadrons and countries they operated over.

 

VFA-146 2017 OIR 'HARD RHINO' Cruise VFA-146 2017 OIR 'HARD RHINO' Cruise
Size: 4.5" Diameter
In Stock: >5
Price: $12.99

(Another AV8RSTUFF Creation): This is one of the cruise patches for VFA-146 for their 2017 Deployment. It says "OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE" (top)/ "HARD IS AUTHORIZED" (bottom) and is made using that new "hybrid" technology, giving the most detail ever seen on a stitched patch. It shows a "hard-charging" rhino trampling over the middle eastern countries they "visited" busting through an ISIS flag. It has all the squadron logos along the edges as well. Lots of "back-stories" on this patch, but a hilarious cruise patch for them! This patch does not have velcro attached.

 

VFA-146 2017 OIR 'DIAMOND' Cruise VFA-146 2017 OIR 'DIAMOND' Cruise
Size: 4" Diameter
In Stock: >5
Price: $12.99

(Another AV8RSTUFF Creation): This is one of the cruise patches for VFA-146 for their 2017 Deployment. It says "WESTPAC/OIR 2017" (top)/ "DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH" (bottom) and shows the USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) with a diamond on the flight deck emitting rays with "HOTEL 68" along the side of the boat. It has the squadron logo at the bottom and does not have velcro attached.

 

VFA-146 2017 'CHENNAI, INDIA' Cruise VFA-146 2017 'CHENNAI, INDIA' Cruise
Size: 3"
In Stock: >5
Price: $9.99

This is an AV8RSTUFF creation of one of the cruise patches for VFA-146 for their 2017 Deployment. It says "OPERATION IMMEDIATE RELIEF" / "SHITTERS FULL!" along the top, with "SPEED AND VIOLENCE, MY FRIENDS" / "CHENNAI, INDIA 2017" along the bottom with an image of a person relieving themselves on a toilet! Lots of "back-stories" on this patch, but a hilarious cruise patch for them! This patch does not have velcro attached.

 

VFA-154/CVN-68 'FIRE CRUISE' Patch (Yellow) VFA-154/CVN-68 'FIRE CRUISE' Patch (Yellow)
Size: 6" Tall
In Stock: >5
Price: $11.99

This is one of the cruise patches for VFA-154 for their 2017 Deployment onboard the USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) as part of CVW-8. It says "FIRE CRUISE" (top)/ "OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE" (bottom) with all the squadron logos along the top of the patch. It has a red "creature" breathing fire and says "HOT AS HELL". An absolutely amazing patch they commissioned and was only able to get a few of these!! This patch does not have velcro attached.

 

VFA-147 2017 OIR '(R/W/B) SPARTAN' Cruise VFA-147 2017 OIR '(R/W/B) SPARTAN' Cruise
Size: 5" Diameter
In Stock: >5
Price: $12.99

(Another AV8RSTUFF Creation): This is one of the cruise patches for VFA-147 for their 2017 Deployment onboard the USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) as part of CVW-8. It says "2017 COMBAT CRUISE" (top)/ "OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE" (bottom) with all the squadron logos around the edge of the patch. It has a Red/White/Blue Spartan Mask over the middle Eastern countries they "visited" and is made using that new "hybrid" technology, giving the most detail ever seen on a stitched patch. An absolutely amazing patch they commissionedQ!! This patch does not have velcro attached.

 

VFA-147 2017 'AT TANF' Patch VFA-147 2017 'AT TANF' Patch
Size: 3" Diameter
In Stock: >5
Price: $8.99

(Another AV8RSTUFF Creation): This is one of the cruise patches for VFA-147 for their 2017 Deployment onboard the USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) as part of CVW-8. It has an "A and G" combined in the middle, says "IT'S OURS" on the upper left quadrant and "STAY THE F*CK OUT" in the lower right quadrant. Along the bottom it says "AT TANF GARRISON", but don't have the full "back-story" on this patch (yet). This patch does not have velcro attached.

 

VAW-117 2013 WestPac Cruise (LEMUR) VAW-117 2013 WestPac Cruise (LEMUR)
Size: 4.5"
In Stock: >5
Price: $9.99

(Direct from the Squadron) This is the 2013 cruise patch created by VAW-117 for their WestPac cruise onboard the USS Nimitz (CVN-68). It shows face of a LEMUR at the top and lists the areas they sailed: WESTPAC / OEF / RED SEA / MEDITERRANEAN. This patch does not have velcro attached.

VAW-117 2013 WestPac 'Cruisatory' VAW-117 2013 WestPac 'Cruisatory'
Size: 5"
In Stock: >5
Price: $9.99

(Direct from the Squadron) This is the 2013 cruise patch created by the VAW-117 Wallbangers for their WestPac cruise onboard the USS Nimitz (CVN-68). It lists the dates of the cruise at the bottom as APRIL 13 - OCTOBER 13 - DECEMBER 13 and says "THE CVW-11 CRUISATORY". This patch does not have velcro attached.

CVN-68/CVW-11 2013 OEF 'Keep Calm' Cruise Patch (Green) CVN-68/CVW-11 2013 OEF 'Keep Calm' Cruise Patch (Green)
Size: 4.5"
In Stock: >5
Price: $9.99

This is one of the cruise patches created for CVN-68/CVW-11 for their 2013 OEF Deployment. It says "KEEP CALM and CRUISE ON", showing the F/A-18 across the top, listing all the squadrons along the sides.

 

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