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 for a scheduled western Pacific deployment.
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 America is underway in the Pacific Ocean for routine training.
The USS Bataan is underway in the Atlantic Ocean for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).
The Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is underway in the Mediterranean Sea conducting operations over Syria.
The Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning is underway in the East China Sea conducting training operations.