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 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 Philippine Sea while conducting a patrol of the western Pacific in support of the regional security and stability of the vital Asia-Pacific region.
The USS Nimitz is under way in the Pacific Ocean conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise.
The USS Harry S. Truman is under way in the Atlantic Ocean for Carrier Qualifications with the Training Air Wing 1 and 2 in the Jacksonville OPAREA.
Amphibious Ready Groups/Marine Expeditionary Units
The USS Peleliu ARG with the 15th MEU embarked is 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 Philippine Sea.
The USS Iwo Jima ARG with the 24th MEU embarked is under way in the Mediterranean Sea.
The USS Boxer is under way in the Pacific Ocean for flight deck certification.
The USS Wasp with the 26th MEU embarked is off the coast of New York assisting in recovery operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
The USS Bataan is in Naval Station Mayport, Florida, in preparation for the Navy-Marine Corps Classic basketball game, between the University of Florida Gators and the Georgetown University Hoyas, which will be played on board the ship Nov. 9.