US Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map – September 24, 2018

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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 – September 24, 2018

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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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  • Miguel Redondo

    Is it only circumstantial that no CVN stays remotely near Europe or Middle East ? There is only one CVN outside a harbor , and literally only one stonethrow away from its homeport.
    They behave like german battleships after May 1941.

    • Albert Pike

      Looks like he doesn’t want to lose them…

  • Merijn

    Obviously the U.S. is expecting some trouble back Home…

    • Brian Michael Bo Pedersen

      Or the piss coloured hair dude just want to show his wife something big and impressive.

      • Merijn

        Smart with a “possible” war in the Mediterranean region….you would expect he would have send at least one little Carrier Strike Group over there….perhaps it is because these Carrier Strike Groups became a little irrelevant with Hypersonic Missiles….they’ll be like Sitting Ducks….

        • Brian Michael Bo Pedersen

          No matter what its a step in a well calculated plan.

          So would this mean that the staged chemical attack, that would be followed by a massive coalition strike, is delayed or even cancelled?

          Or that Dump can play the nice guy saying; see, we are in no way escalating the situation?

          Or could it mean that he has surrended the Mediterranean to the russians?

          Or is it a secret deal between the Russians and the us.

          My god im thinking to much :-D

          • Merijn

            The Putin & Erdogan deal took the Stinger out between the U.S. NATO & Russia…that is why the Israelis attacked the same day with their F-16s and took cover on purpose behind the IL-20…they wanted to provoke retaliation & escalation…Secret Deals are made & Broken all the time…there was a time I thought Trumpster was playing a game…but for sure the Deep State took over a while ago…otherwise he probably would have ended like JFK…

            keep thinking

          • Brian Michael Bo Pedersen

            Forgot about the Idlib-deal, thanks for reminding me.

            What im worried about is just that now Turkey have a foot inside Syria, and if i know my politics correct, they aint gonna let go of it without getting a thing or two back.

            But again, now Assad have a short breathing room to either buff his troops or relocate them/some of them to more pressing areas.

          • Merijn

            Turkey can go both ways… but they need a good relationship with Russia… Europe has ditched Turkey as a Future European Member… so Erdogan needed new friends…Turkey didn’t want 2 Million more Syrian Refugees…and needed them to stay in Idlib…by separating the Civilians from the Headchoppers through Negotiations & Reconciliation-deals…the HardCore Cutthroats will become more & more isolated…after the War in Syria Both Turkey & Syria want a good Border security… so they will need eachother to accomplish that…Turkey has got to leave Syria when the war is over… no division of Syria…

    • Sinbad2

      They can’t afford to deploy them. The same thing happened in the Soviet Union leading up to the collapse.

      • Merijn

        But they can create money out of thin Air what’s the Problem? Did they run out of Air? Is the FED’s printing machine broken..? Out of Ink…? No more paper?

  • Re: “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.”

    Looks inaccurate to me:

    USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Begins Operations in U.S. 6th Fleet

    9-19-18

    NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY NAPLES, Italy–

    The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group has commenced operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to continue support to NATO allies, European and African partner nations, coalition partners, and U.S. national security interest in Europe and Africa.
    . . .

    “We are thrilled to have the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group back in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations and look forward to continuing to work with Rear Adm. Gene Black and his team as we conduct the full spectrum of maritime operations,” said Navy Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy.

    “The strike group’s return also gives us the opportunity to operate and train with our NATO allies and regional partners,” she said, “which will enhance our interoperability and readiness as we work together to secure a safe and prosperous region for all.”

    The strike group got underway Aug. 28, completing training exercises and carrier qualifications in the Atlantic, to include participating in dual-carrier operations with the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and bilateral operations with the Royal Canadian Navy.

    The strike group includes the flagship, USS Harry S. Truman, the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy and guided missile destroyers from Destroyer Squadron 28: USS Arleigh Burke and USS Forrest Sherman. Other Harry S. Truman strike group assets operating in the region include the guided missile destroyers USS Bulkeley and USS Farragut.

    https://dod.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1638784/uss-harry-s-truman-carrier-strike-group-begins-operations-in-us-6th-fleet/

    United States Sixth Fleet

    The Sixth Fleet is the United States Navy’s operational fleet and staff of United States Naval Forces Europe. The Sixth Fleet is headquartered at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy. The officially stated mission of the Sixth Fleet in 2011 is that it conducts the full range of Maritime Operations and Theater Security Cooperation missions, in concert with coalition, joint, interagency, and other parties, in order to advance security and stability in Europe and Africa.