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[[File:US Navy 050303-N-0000X-002 Sailors assigned to Inshore Boat Unit Two Four (IBU-24) conduct a security patrol in the waters near Kuwait Naval Base.jpg|thumb|right|Members of Inshore Boat Unit 24 patrol near [[Kuwaiti Navy|Kuwait Naval Base]].]]
 
[[File:US Navy 050303-N-0000X-002 Sailors assigned to Inshore Boat Unit Two Four (IBU-24) conduct a security patrol in the waters near Kuwait Naval Base.jpg|thumb|right|Members of Inshore Boat Unit 24 patrol near [[Kuwaiti Navy|Kuwait Naval Base]].]]
   
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The Navy maintains several "Naval Forces Commands" which operate naval [[shore facility|shore facilities]] and serve as liaison units to local ground forces of the Air Force and Army.{{Citation needed|date=November 2014}} Such commands are answerable to a Fleet Commander as the shore protector component of the afloat command. In times of war, Commander Naval Forces Korea becomes a Task Force (Task Force 78) of the [[United States Seventh Fleet]]. Other Naval Force Commands may similarly augment to become number fleet task forces.
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The Navy maintains several "Naval Forces Commands" which operate naval [[shore facility|shore facilities]] and serve as liaison units to local ground forces of the Air Force and Army.{{Citation needed|date=November 2013}} Such commands are answerable to a Fleet Commander as the shore protector component of the afloat command. In times of war, Commander Naval Forces Korea becomes a Task Force (Task Force 78) of the [[United States Seventh Fleet]]. Other Naval Force Commands may similarly augment to become number fleet task forces.
   
 
===Historical organization===
 
===Historical organization===
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Other fleets, such as the 10th and 12th, were active during [[World War II]], the 12th in European waters as part of [[United States Naval Forces Europe]].
 
Other fleets, such as the 10th and 12th, were active during [[World War II]], the 12th in European waters as part of [[United States Naval Forces Europe]].
   
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The [[United States Second Fleet|2nd Fleet]] was disestablished in 2011.{{citation needed|date=November 2014}}
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The [[United States Second Fleet|2nd Fleet]] was disestablished in 2011.{{citation needed|date=November 2013}}
   
 
==The Shore Establishment==
 
==The Shore Establishment==

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