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U.S. Naval Update Map: Oct. 31, 2012

2 MINS READOct 31, 2012 | 17:32 GMT
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U.S. Naval Update Map: Oct. 31, 2012

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 of 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. 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 Carrier Air Wing 7 embarked is under way in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR (area of responsibility) conducting missions supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.
  • The USS John C. Stennis CSG with Carrier Air Wing 9 embarked is under way in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR conducting missions supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.
  • The USS George Washington CSG with Carrier Air Wing 5 is under way in the South China Sea while conducting a patrol of the western Pacific in support of regional security and stability of the vital Asia-Pacific region.
  • The USS Enterprise CSG with Carrier Air Wing 1 embarked is heading home in the Atlantic Ocean after its final deployment.
  • The USS Nimitz is under way in the Pacific Ocean conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise.

Amphibious Ready Groups/Marine Expeditionary Units

  • The USS Iwo Jima ARG with the 24th MEU embarked is in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR supporting maritime security operations and conducting theater security cooperation efforts.
  • The USS Peleliu ARG with the 15th MEU embarked is under way in the Indian Ocean.
  • The USS Bonhomme Richard ARG with the 31st MEU embarked is on a scheduled port visit to Hong Kong.
  • The USS Boxer is under way in the Pacific Ocean for flight deck certification.
  • The USS Wasp is under way in the Atlantic Ocean assisting in recovery operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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