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Feb 21, 2013 | 11:05 GMT

U.S. Naval Update Map: Feb. 21, 2013

U.S. Naval Update Map

U.S. Naval Update Map

U.S. Naval Update Map: Feb. 21, 2013

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 Carl Vinson is under way in the Pacific Ocean conducting Precision Approach Landing System and flight deck certifications.

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 multinational exercise Cobra Gold 2013.
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