U.S. Naval Update Map: Oct. 11, 2018
By: Analysis | Stratfor.comOctober 11, 2018
The Naval Update Map shows the approximate current locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups (CSGs) and Amphibious Ready Groups (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 embarked. An MEU is built around a heavily reinforced and mobile battalion of Marines.


Carrier Strike Groups

  • The USS Carl Vinson is underway in the Pacific Ocean.
  • The USS Ronald Reagan is underway in the Pacific Ocean in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • The USS Harry S. Truman is underway in the Atlantic Ocean in the U.S. 6th Fleet's area of responsibility while on a deployment. 

Amphibious Ready Groups/Marine Expeditionary Units

  • The USS Wasp is underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet AOR.
  • The USS Essex is underway in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region.
  • The USS Boxer is underway in the Pacific Ocean conducting routine operations.
  • The USS Bonhomme Richard is underway in the Pacific Ocean after participating in Fleet Week.
  • The USS Iwo Jima is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting routine operations.

U.S. Naval Update Map: Oct. 11, 2018 is republished with permission from Stratfor Worldview, a geopolitical intelligence platform.

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