[/b]]U.S. Naval Update Map: March 23, 2017[/b]
The Naval Update Map shows the approximate current locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups and Amphibious Ready Groups, based on available open-source information. No classified or operationally sensitive information is included in this weekly update. CSGs and ARGs are the keys to U.S. dominance over the world's oceans. A CSG is centered on an aircraft carrier, which projects U.S. naval and air power and supports a Carrier Air Wing, or CVW. The CSG includes significant offensive strike capability. An ARG is centered on three amphibious warfare ships, with a Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked. An MEU is built around a heavily reinforced and mobile battalion of Marines.
Carrier Strike Groups
The USS Carl Vinson CSG is underway in the Pacific Ocean in support of joint exercise Foal Eagle.
The USS George H.W. Bush CSG is underway in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR supporting maritime security operations and conducting theater security cooperation efforts.
The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is underway in the Atlantic Ocean for carrier qualifications.
The USS Nimitz is underway in the Pacific Ocean conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) and Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX).
Amphibious Ready Groups/Marine Expeditionary Units
The USS Makin Island ARG is underway in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR supporting maritime security operations and conducting theater security cooperation efforts.
The USS Bonhomme Richard is underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet AOR for a routine patrol.
The USS Bataan ARG is underway in the U.S. 6th Fleet AOR for a scheduled deployment to Europe and the Middle East.
The USS Kearsarge is underway for sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean
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