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Mar 16, 2017 | 09:01 GMT

U.S. Naval Update Map: March 16, 2017

U.S. Naval Update Map: March 16, 2017
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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.

U.S. Naval Update Map: March 16, 2017

Carrier Strike Groups

  • The USS Carl Vinson CSG is on a scheduled port visit to Busan, South Korea, while underway in the Pacific Ocean in support of command post exercise Key Resolve.
  • The USS George H.W. Bush CSG is underway in the U.S. 6th Fleet AOR.
  • The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is underway in the Atlantic Ocean for routine operations.
  • 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 Atlantic Ocean for a scheduled deployment to Europe and the Middle East.
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