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, 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 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 Harry S. Truman is under way in the Atlantic Ocean conducting routine training.
Amphibious Ready Groups/Marine Expeditionary Units
The USS Peleliu ARG with the 15th MEU embarked is under way in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR supporting maritime security operations and conducting theater security cooperation efforts.
The USS Bonhomme Richard ARG with the 31st MEU embarked is under way in the Gulf of Thailand to participate in the annual Cobra Gold multinational exercise.
The USS Kearsarge ARG with the 26th MEU embarked is under way in the Atlantic Ocean conducting Amphibious Squadron/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration training.
The USS Bataan ARG with the 13th MEU embarked is under way in the Pacific Ocean to participate in exercise Iron Fist 2013 with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.