US Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map – April 14, 2017

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UPD: Dear friends, please, read THIS ARTICLE for a clarification of the location of CVN-70 Carl Vinson.

This is the newst update of the ‘U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map’ exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups on a weekly basis. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map.

US Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map – April 14, 2017

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Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier air wing (CVW) of 65 to 70 aircrafts. It’s composed of roughly 7,500 personnel, an aircraft carrier, at least one cruiser, a destroyer squadron of at least two destroyers and/or frigates. A carrier strike group also, on occasion, includes submarines, attached logistics ships and a supply ship. Carrier strike groups comprise a principal element of U.S. power projection over the world’s oceans.

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  • chris chuba

    This always amazes me, we have 10 carriers, people in the U.S. are convinced we need something like 12 and we have 7 sitting on the east and west coast. Even for power projection and needing to keep a couple of ‘spares’ I don’t see why we need more than 6.

    • Thegr8rambino

      thats all they are for – power projection and keeping the petrodollar alive. sad isnt it?

      • SouthOhioGipper

        American Empire may be expensive, but would you rather have the quality of life of the average Russian? American Empire is what keeps us in all in palatial splendour compared to the rest of the world.

        • Thegr8rambino

          Hahahah, america is a dying empire, it is 20 + trillion in debt and only srurvives thru war, and you call that palatial splendor? Unemployment has never been higher, prices, inflation, morally decaying culture, majority of games and movies suck anymore with a few gems here and there, and dont even get me started on healthcare. And trump the buffoon thinks he alone can fix all that. True, the average Russian may not be as well off as the avg american but at least they know their country is on the right side of history with a smart, brave leader.

          • SouthOhioGipper

            There is no right side of history and their leader may be smart and brave, but so was Joseph Stalin.

          • Thegr8rambino

            I disagree. Sometimes there is a side that stands up for itself and its good values

    • David Carter

      Well you want at least three deployed Pacific, Gulf and Med.

      You have three that just came off deployment undergoing maintenance (this is not a 30 minutes oil change think year or better)

      You have three preparing to go out having just come off maintenance doing local training etc.

      Now consider every couple of those maintenance rounds is two years or more for bigger overhauls then at the 20 year point or so you have to completely replace the nuclear drive along with complete overhaul and upgrade of systems think 4 to 5 year process.

      12 gives you wiggle room and 10 as you can see cuts it too close if cycles don’t line up right.

  • Kenthawn

    The page of U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander said on April 15 that “The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Sunda Strait on April 14. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet “. Why your map hasn’t updated?

  • Concorde

    The most important thing is that we 18 Ohio Class submarines.
    They carry most of Americas nuclear missiles and warheads.