NMCB 5 is Right on Target in Okinawa

Photos by MC1 John P. Curtis, NMCB 5

Professionals on the Range

Seabees assigned to NMCB 5 shoot from the standing position during a rifle qualification test on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, May 6. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM).  Photos by MC1 John P. Curtis

Professionals on the Range

BU3 Briana Craig shoots from the kneeling position during NMCB 5’s rifle qualification range on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan.

Seabees Build New Foam Structures

NMCB 5 Seabees begin placing the expanded polystyrene walls together on an alternative building structure being built on Camp Marvin G. Shields, Okinawa. May 7.  The structure is made out of expanded polystyrene blocks and a layer of concrete mix.  After the concrete mix is applied to the interior and exterior of the building, it is rated as being able to withstand hurricane winds and earthquakes. The structure was built in five days, while Seabees trained in preparation for NMCB 5 construction projects in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. 

Seabees Build New Foam Structures

SW3 Dustin Starman, NMCB 5, glues together the expanded polystyrene blocks on an alternative building structure on a Camp Shields construction project in Okinawa.Seabees Build New Foam Structures

BU3 Brittany Barlow, NMCB 5, places corner beads in the expanded polystyrene block, that comprise the framing of an alternative building structure, to ensure smooth corners after a concrete mix is applied to the structure, Camp Shields, Okinawa, Japan, May 8.  Seabees built the structure in five days, while training in preparation for NMCB 5 construction projects in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand.  

Seabees Build New Foam Structures

SW3 Dustin Starman watches as CE2 Dean Cuenca cuts an area out of the expanded polystyrene block wall with a hotwire groover, to place an electric box in for an alternative building structure on Camp Shields. 

 

NMCB 5 Train as Professionals

BUCN Kelvin Chen, NMCB 5 directs Seabees on where to place the lightweight water purification system, while the battalion conducted block training evolutions to increase combat proficiency and test equipment used during field operations. 

Professionals on the Range

Seabees assigned to NMCB 5 assemble a shower tent on Camp Shields, Okinawa, Japan. 

Professionals on the Range

BU3 Ethan Knapp, NMCB 5, demonstrates the correct way to scrub a vehicle during decontamination, in the event of a chemical, biological or radiological attack. 

Seabees Build New Foam Structures

BUCN Justin Lutzke (left) and  BU3 Jose Valdez, NMCB 5, use trowels to level the wet concrete on the fascia of the roof’s edge on an alternative building structure. 

Professionals on the Range

ET1 Elliott Burton (center) teaches Seabees how to set up and use a personal radio configuration and satellite communication antenna, Camp Shields, Okinawa, Japan, May 9. 

Professionals on the Range

YN3 Leonardo Ramirez, NMCB 5, tests the just-installed sinks in a portable shower tent on Camp Shields.

 Seabees Build New Foam Structures

SW3 Daniel Buskeness, NMCB 5, uses a trowel to level the wet concrete walls of an alternative building structure on Camp Shields.