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U.S. Naval Update Map: June 20, 2019

2 MINS READJun 20, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
U.S. Naval Update Map: June 20, 2019
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This map shows the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups and Amphibious Ready Groups.

The Naval Update Map shows the approximate current locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups (CSGs) and Amphibious Ready Groups (ARGs), 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 (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, in turn, is built around a heavily reinforced and mobile battalion of Marines.

Carrier Strike Groups

  • The USS Abraham Lincoln is underway in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOR) in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region.
  • The USS Ronald Reagan is underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet AOR for a routine summer patrol.

Amphibious Ready Groups/Marine Expeditionary Units

  • The USS Wasp is on a port visit in Sydney, Australia, ahead of taking part in the Talisman Sabre 2019 exercise.
  • The USS Kearsarge is moored at a naval base off Aqaba, Jordan, for a scheduled port visit while underway in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region.
  • The USS Boxer is in the Indian Ocean, while on its way to the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR.

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