U.S. Naval Update Map: April 13, 2017
APRIL 13, 2017 | 09:00 GMT
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 U.S. 7th Fleet AOR after being diverted to the Sea of Japan.
The USS George H.W. Bush CSG is underway in a deployment 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 a sustainment exercise.
The USS Nimitz is underway in the Pacific Ocean conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).
Amphibious Ready Groups/Marine Expeditionary Units
The USS Makin Island ARG is underway in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance amphibious capability with regional partners.
The USS Bataan ARG is underway in a deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR supporting maritime security operations and conducting theater security cooperation efforts.
Thee USS America is underway for sea trials in the Pacific Ocean.
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