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Sep 27, 2018 | 09:30 GMT

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U.S. Naval Update Map: Sept. 27, 2018

This map shows the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups and Amphibious Ready Groups.
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The Naval Update Map shows the approximate current locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups (CSGs) and Amphibious Ready Groups (ARGs), 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.

This map shows the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups and Amphibious Ready Groups.

Carrier Strike Groups

  • The USS Carl Vinson is underway in the Pacific Ocean.
  • The USS Harry S. Truman is underway in the Atlantic Ocean in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations while on a deployment.
  • The USS Ronald Reagan is underway in the Pacific Ocean.
  • The USS George H.W. Bush is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications.

Amphibious Ready Groups/Marine Expeditionary Units

  • The USS Wasp is underway in the South China Sea.  
  • The USS Essex is underway in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region.
  • The USS Boxer is underway in the Pacific Ocean.

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