There are now three United States carrier strike group (CSG) operating in the Asia-Pacific region. The first is CSG 5 led by nuclear-powered supercarrier USS Ronald Reagan.
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) is a forward-deployed aircraft carrier homeported at Yokosuka Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan.
The second carrier strike group currently operating in the Asia-Pacific region is the CSG 9 with its flagship USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). It entered 7th Fleet area of operations (AOO) on October 23
Theodore Roosevelt is joined by the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), and the guided-missile destroyers USS Halsey (DDG 97), USS Preble (DDG 88) and USS Sampson (DDG 102).
“USS Theodore Roosevelt is prepared to carry out the full spectrum of possible missions, from humanitarian relief to combat operations,” said Capt. Carlos Sardiello, Theodore Roosevelt’s commanding officer. “When a carrier leaves on deployment, we have to be ready for anything.”
“Roosevelt left its homeport of San Diego, California, Oct. 6, for a regularly-scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of operation. Roosevelt’s last deployment to 7th Fleet was in 2015 during the ship’s homeport shift from Norfolk, Virginia,” the US Navy said.
The third carrier strike group is the CSG 11 with flagship USS Nimitz (CVN 68) which entered October 25.
CSG 11 just completed operations in US 5th Fleet AOO which includes Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Arabian Sea, and parts of the Indian Ocean