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 Theodore Roosevelt with CVW 1 embarked is underway in the Indian Ocean participating in annual multinational Exercise Malabar through Oct. 19.
- The USS George Washington is on a scheduled port visit to Valparaiso, Chile, while underway on a two-month voyage to its new home port of Norfolk, Va.
- The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is underway in the Atlantic Ocean for routine exercises.
Amphibious Ready Groups/Marine Expeditionary Units
- The USS Essex ARG with the 15th MEU embarked is underway for a deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR supporting maritime security operations and conducting theater security cooperation efforts.