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.