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Jun 22, 2017 | 09:00 GMT

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U.S. Naval Update Map: June 22, 2017

U.S. Naval Update Map: June 22, 2017 (display)

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 after concluding a Western Pacific deployment.
  • The USS George H.W. Bush CSG is underway in a deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet AOR following its Middle East deployment.
  • The USS Ronald Reagan CSG is underway in the South China Sea for its summer patrol.
  • The USS Nimitz CSG is underway in the Pacific Ocean for a Middle East deployment.
  • The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is underway in the Atlantic Ocean for routine operations.
  • The USS Theodore Roosevelt is underway in the Pacific Ocean for a Friends and Family Day Cruise.

Amphibious Ready Groups/Marine Expeditionary Units

  • 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.
  • The USS Makin Island is underway in the Pacific Ocean conducting routine operations.
  • The USS Bonhomme Richard ARG is underway in a deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet AOR conducting drills.
  • The USS Iwo Jima is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting routine operations. 
  • The USS Essex is underway in the Pacific Ocean for flight deck certifications.

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