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 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.
Carrier Strike Groups
The USS Eisenhower CSG with CVW 3 embarked is underway in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR supporting maritime security operations and conducting theater security cooperation efforts.
The USS Ronald Reagan CSG with CVW 5 embarked is underway in the Pacific Ocean participating in biennial exercise Valiant Shield.
The USS George H.W. Bush is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting a Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) and Final Evaluation Problem (FEP).
Amphibious Ready Groups/Marine Expeditionary Units
The USS Wasp ARG is underway in the Mediterranean for a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 6th and 5th Fleet AORs.
The USS Bonhomme Richard ARG is underway in the Pacific Ocean participating in biennial exercise Valiant Shield.
The USS Bataan ARG with the 24th MEU embarked is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training.
The USS Makin Island with the 11th MEU embarked is underway in the Pacific Ocean conducting Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training.