The ships returned to Norfolk Naval Station Nov. 5, marking the end of a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 6th and 5th Fleet areas of operation.
C2F temporarily established an expeditionary Maritime Operations Center (MOC) in Keflavik, Iceland.
Ships and units from the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group formed a Surface Action Group (SAG) and deployed from their East Coast homeports of Norfolk, VA, and Mayport, FL.
Nearly 30 ships and 120 aircraft return to their homeport in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.
Ships and aircraft were ordered to depart their homeports to avoid storm damage.
U.S. 2nd Fleet staff reflects on the first year since reestablishing as a numbered fleet.
NORFOLK (August 27, 2019) The guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) returns to Naval Station Norfolk following a seven-month deployment.
ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 7, 2019) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Atlantic Ocean.
NORFOLK (Aug. 13, 2019) Commander, U.S. Second Fleet, Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis, center, Commander of the Finnish Navy, Commodore Jori Harju, right of center, Chief of Royal Swedish Navy, Rear Arm. Jens Nykvist, left of center, and visitors from the Royal Swedish and Finnish navies pose for a photograph on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

U.S. 2ND FLEET IN THE NEWS

NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 12, 2019)  Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis, commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet, left, stands alongside  U.S. 2nd Fleet Vice Commander, Rear Adm. Steve Waddell. U.S. 2nd Fleet exercises operational and administrative authorities over assigned ships, aircraft, and landing forces on the East Coast and the Atlantic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua M. Tolbert)
Royal Canadian Navy Plays Key Role in 2nd Fleet Mission
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Sheppard | Nov. 12, 2019
In the cavernous three-story Maritime Operations Center, amidst a sea of television monitors and

NORFOLK (Sept. 7, 2019) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) returns to its homeport of Norfolk, Va. after being sent to sea to avoid the effects of Hurricane Dorian. Hampton Roads area ships are returning to their homeport now that the threat from Hurricane Dorian has passed. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua D. Sheppard/Released)
Hampton Roads Based Ships, Aircraft Return To Homeport
By From U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs and Navy Region MID-ATLANTIC Public Affairs | Sept. 9, 2019
U.S. 2nd Fleet ordered nearly 30 ships and 120 aircraft to return to Hampton Roads today, following an assessment from the U.S. Coast Guard that the port is safe for maritime operations.

NORFOLK, Va. (Sept. 4, 2019) USS Truxtun (DDG-103) leaves Naval Station Norfolk in preparation of hurricane Dorian. This departure follows the announcement of Sortie Condition Alpha by Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet.
2nd Fleet sets Sortie Condition Alpha for ships/aircraft; Installations Continue Preparations for Hurricane Dorian
By Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs | Sept. 4, 2019
Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet set Sortie Condition Alpha late today. It is anticipated that Hampton Roads-based ships and aircraft will begin to get underway tomorrow as Hurricane Dorian is forecasted to bring high winds and heavy rain to the Mid-Atlantic coast.

NORFOLK, Va. (Sept. 4, 2019) USS San Jacinto (CG-56) leaves Naval Station Norfolk in preparation of hurricane Dorian. This departure follows the announcement of Sortie Condition Alpha by Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet.
Navy prepares for Hurricane Dorian in Hampton Roads
By Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs and Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs | Sept. 3, 2019
Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet ordered all U.S. Navy ships and aircraft in the Hampton Roads area to be prepared to transit to safety within 24 hours, if necessary, as a precautionary measure due to the approach of Hurricane Dorian, thereby setting Sortie Condition Bravo.

Vice Adm. Scott Buschman, Commander, Atlantic Area; Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis, Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet; and Rear Adm. Craig Baines, Commander, Joint Task Force Atlantic, meet at the Canadian Forces Base in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to discuss Homeland Security and Defense. The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, and Canadian Armed Forces make up the Tri-Party, meeting throughout the year to cultivate and reinforce this key relationship.
U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Navy Conduct Tri-party Staff Talks
By Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs | July 19, 2019
Members of Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet staff and the U.S Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command joined Canadian Armed Forces' Joint Task Force Atlantic for the 2019 Tri-Party Staff Talks at Canadian Armed Forces Base Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 18-20

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