Carrier Strike Group 2 to Hold Change of Command Ceremony

Story Number: NNS100728-12Release Date: 7/28/2010 5:15:00 PM
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From USS George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group Public Affairs

NORFOLK (NNS) -- Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2 will hold a change of command ceremony on board USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) July 29 at 3:30 pm.

Rear Adm. Nora Tyson will assume command of CSG 2 from Capt. Jeffrey Hesterman, acting strike group commander.

The chief of naval operations announced Jan. 28 that Tyson would be assigned as commander, CSG 2. The assignment marked the first time a woman has been assigned command of a CSG. The chief of naval operations will be in attendance at the ceremony July 29 to mark this significant occasion.

CSG 2 is to be embarked on board Bush, America's newest aircraft carrier, homeported in Norfolk.

Bush is the 10th and final Nimitz-class carrier. It was commissioned Jan. 10, 2009, at Naval Station Norfolk.

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