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Oct 20, 2016 | 09:00 GMT

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U.S. Naval Update Map: Oct. 20, 2016

Naval Update Display Oct. 20
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 Dwight D. Eisenhower CSG with CVW 3 embarked is underway in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR supporting maritime security operations and conducting theater security cooperation efforts.
  • The USS Ronald Reagan CSG with CVW 5 embarked is on a scheduled port visit to Pusan while underway in the Pacific Ocean supporting security and stability operations in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • The USS George Washington is underway in the Atlantic Ocean for routine operations.
  • The USS Nimitz CSG with CVW 11 embarked is underway in the Pacific Ocean conducting flight deck certifications and carrier qualifications for an upcoming 2017 deployment.
Amphibious Ready Groups/Marine Expeditionary Units
  • The USS Wasp ARG is underway in the Mediterranean for a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 6th and 5th Fleet AORs.
  • The USS Bonhomme Richard ARG is on a scheduled port visit to Singapore while underway in the Pacific Ocean.
  • The USS Iwo Jima is underway in the Caribbean Sea for a Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Response mission.
  • The USS Makin Island ARG is underway in the Pacific Ocean for a scheduled deployment.

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