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U.S. 2nd Fleet Establishment Ceremony

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet establishment ceremony that will take place Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. (EST) aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) at Naval Station Norfolk, Virgina.

Adm. Chris Grady, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, will host the ceremony in which Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis will assume command.

Live coverage is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. (EST) on Aug. 24.

C2F, headquartered in Norfolk will exercise operational and administrative authorities over assigned ships, aircraft and landing forces on the East Coast and the North Atlantic. Additionally, it will plan and conduct maritime, joint and combined operations and will train and recommend certification of combat-ready naval forces for maritime employment and operations around the globe. C2F will report to USFF.

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