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NMCB 133 Seabees Construct Training Course for Colombian Marines

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NMCB 133 Seabees assist Colombian marines

EO1 Tylor Blasko, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, provides a rough grade to the perimeter road to provide increased traction and stability to the existing surface. Blasko, along with six other NMCB 133 Seabees is currently assisting Colombian Marines Mobility Battalion No. 1 in the construction of a vehicle training course in Malagana, Colombia. (150921-N-ZZ999-011/Released)

Seven Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 are currently assisting the Colombian Marines Mobility Battalion No. 1 with the construction of a vehicle training course in Malagana, Colombia.

Created five years ago, the mobility battalion is relatively new and their training course will host Colombian Humvees, trucks, and tanks from other units. The course will help vehicle operators hone their tactical driving skills, and will include training in barrier navigation, rough terrain traversal and narrow area crossings.

NMCB 133 Seabees assist Colombian marines

EO2 Justin Heaton, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, levels an area during construction of an urban navigation training station. Heaton, along with six other NMCB 133 Seabees, is currently assisting the Colombian Marines Mobility Battalion No. 1 in the construction of a vehicle training course in Malagana, Colombia. (150921-N-EW956-004/Released)

This effort is in direct support of Colombia’s initiative to modernize their military and will help turn the Malagana Base into a pivotal hub for vehicle training. The Malagana base is located in an area that was liberated from narcotics traffickers in 2008 and supports ongoing training for the forces involved in Colombia’s current fight against drug trafficking in the country.

NMCB 133 Seabees assist Colombian marines

EO2 Vincent Colangelo, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, lays fill on a perimeter road in order to improve the existing surface. Colangelo is one of seven NMCB 133 Seabees currently assisting Colombian Marines Mobility Battalion No. 1 in the construction of a vehicle training course in Malagana, Colombia. (150921-N-EW956-002/Released)


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