These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Aug. 28, 2017. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the map reflects the location of the capital ship.
Total U.S. Navy Battle Force:
|Deployed Ships Underway||Non-deployed Ships Underway||Total Ships Underway|
Ships Deployed by Fleet
|3rd Fleet||4th Fleet||5th Fleet||6th Fleet||7th Fleet||Total|
In the Eastern Pacific
Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group continues its Composite Training Unit Exercise in the Fleet Training areas off the coast of San Diego. Besides the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), the CSG includes Carrier Air Wing 17, cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52), and the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Halsey (DDG-97), USS Higgins (DDG-76), USS Preble (DDG-88) and USS Sampson (DDG-102).
The Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) is usually the first time all elements of a Strike Group – ships plus air wing – come together in preparation for deployment.
The Navy has recovered all 10 of the missing sailors following the Aug. 21 collision with guided-missile destroyer USS John McCain (DDG-56) and a chemical tanker near the Strait of Malacca.
In the Indian Ocean
The America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) have departed Singapore and are steaming west in the Indian Ocean, southwest of India.
Last week, USS America (LHA-6) and 15th MEU provided divers and other support services for John S. McCain recovery and repair efforts in Singapore.
The America ARG, commanded by Commander Amphibious Squadron 3, consists of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6), the amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD-22), and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52). They will operate with embarked forces of the 15th MEU, the “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23, and detachments from Assault Craft Unit 5, Naval Beach Group 1, Beachmaster Unit 1, Fleet Surgical Team 1 and Tactical Air Control Squadron 11.
The 15th MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force comprised of a ground combat element, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marines; an aviation combat element, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (Reinforced); and a combat logistics element, Combat Logistics Battalion 15.
In Melbourne, Australia
Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit departed the Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland, Australia, and arrived on Aug. 28 in Melbourne, Australia.
The Marines announced they recovered the remains of the third and final Marine who died in a MV-22 crash off Australia on Aug. 5.
In the Persian Gulf
The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group commenced combat flight operations on 1 August, conducting anti-ISIS strikes in Syria and Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
The U.S. Central Command commander, U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, visited USS Nimitz (CVN-68) on Aug. 24. The carrier is currently in port in Manama, Bahrain.
In the Gulf of Aqaba
The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit are in Aqaba, Jordan.
In the Western Atlantic
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) is underway conducting training, flight deck certification, and carrier qualifications following the carrier’s just-completed Planned Incremental Availability (PIA).
In addition to these major formations, not shown are thousands of others sailors and Marines serving aboard submarines, individual surface ships, aircraft squadrons, SEAL teams, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Forces and other units around the globe.