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Nov 7, 2012 | 18:28 GMT

U.S. Naval Update Map: Nov. 7, 2012

U.S. Naval Update Map: Nov. 7, 2012

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 of 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. 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 Dwight D. Eisenhower CSG with Carrier Air Wing 7 embarked is under way in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting missions supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. 
  • The USS John C. Stennis CSG with Carrier Air Wing 9 embarked is under way in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR conducting missions supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. 
  • The USS George Washington CSG with Carrier Air Wing 5 is under way in the Philippine Sea while conducting a patrol of the western Pacific in support of the regional security and stability of the vital Asia-Pacific region. 
  • The USS Nimitz is under way in the Pacific Ocean conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise. 
  • The USS Harry S. Truman is under way in the Atlantic Ocean for Carrier Qualifications with the Training Air Wing 1 and 2 in the Jacksonville OPAREA. 

Amphibious Ready Groups/Marine Expeditionary Units

  •  The USS Peleliu ARG with the 15th MEU embarked is in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR supporting maritime security operations and conducting theater security cooperation efforts. 
  • The USS Bonhomme Richard ARG with the 31st MEU embarked is under way in the Philippine Sea. 
  • The USS Iwo Jima ARG with the 24th MEU embarked is under way in the Mediterranean Sea. 
  • The USS Boxer is under way in the Pacific Ocean for flight deck certification. 
  • The USS Wasp with the 26th MEU embarked is off the coast of New York assisting in recovery operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. 
  • The USS Bataan is in Naval Station Mayport, Florida, in preparation for the Navy-Marine Corps Classic basketball game, between the University of Florida Gators and the Georgetown University Hoyas, which will be played on board the ship Nov. 9.
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