The Naval Update Map shows the approximate current locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Group (CSGs) and Amphibious Ready Group (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 (MEU) embarked. An MEU is built around a heavily reinforced and mobile battalion of Marines.
Carrier Strike Groups
- The USS Nimitz CSG is underway in the Indian Ocean, participating in the trilateral exercise Malabar 2017.
- The USS Ronald Reagan CSG is underway in a deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet AOR, participating in the biennial exercise Talisman Sabre 2017.
- The USS George H.W. Bush CSG is underway in a deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet AOR following its Middle East deployment.
Amphibious Ready Groups/Marine Expeditionary Units
- The USS America ARG is underway in the Pacific Ocean on its maiden deployment.
- The USS Wasp is underway in the Atlantic Ocean for certification exercises.
- The USS Bataan ARG is underway in a deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR supporting maritime security operations and conducting theater security cooperation efforts.
- The USS Bonhomme Richard ARG is underway in a deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet AOR participating biennial Exercise Talisman Saber 2017 2017.
- The USS Iwo Jima ARG is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting PHIBRON-MEU Integration training in preparation for an upcoming deployment.