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Friday Gallery: Seabees Around the World

St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Seabees assigned to Construction Battalion Mobile Unit 202 remove a power lines and debris from a roadway during route clearing operations in support of Hurricane Irma relief efforts, Sept. 14. Hurricane Irma sustained 185-mph winds for 37 hours, the longest any cyclone on the globe has maintained that intensity. The Department of Defense continues to support the lead federal agency, FEMA, as well as the state and local authorities in disaster relief efforts.

(U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liam Kennedy)

 

(U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liam Kennedy)

 

(U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liam Kennedy)

 

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liam Kennedy)

 

A Seabee assigned to Construction Battalion Mobile Unit (CBMU) 202 dons his personal protective equipment during road clearing operations in support of Hurricane Irma relief efforts, Sept. 14.  (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liam Kennedy)

 

(U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liam Kennedy)

 

Seabees assigned to Construction Battalion Mobile Unit (CBMU) 202 prepare for road clearing operations in support of Hurricane Irma relief operations, Sept. 14.  (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Liam Kennedy)

 

Hurricane Irma wiped out vegetation, structures, boats and landscapes in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Irma sustained 185-mph winds for 37 hours, the longest any cyclone on the globe has maintained that intensity. The Department of Defense continues to support the lead federal agency, FEMA, as well as the state and local authorities in disaster relief efforts.

 

Military and civilian personnel coordinate movement operations to areas affected by Hurricane Irma. Irma sustained 185-mph winds for 37 hours, the longest any cyclone on the globe has maintained that intensity, Sept. 14. The Department of Defense continues to support the lead federal agency, FEMA, as well as the state and local authorities in disaster relief efforts.

Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti

Builder 1st Class Earl Doan, Camp Lemonnier facility manager specialist, simulates a patient with head trauma and symptoms of shock during the practical application assessment portion of the test to certify in the combat lifesaver course held on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Sept. 15. The U.S. Army Combat Lifesaver Course is intended to bridge first aid training – self and buddy care — and the medical training given to combat medics. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Chief Construction Mechanic Robert Putman, center, assigned to Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 1, and Chief Boatswain Jimmy Connor, left, a civil service mariner assigned to Military Sealift Command, help marines from the Royal Dutch Marine Corps load pallets of water onto trucks, Sept. 16. The expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1), in background, is in port to assist in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in areas affected by Hurricane Irma. Spearhead is participating in Southern Partnership Station 2017, a U.S. Navy deployment executed by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, focused on subject matter expert exchanges with partner nation militaries and security forces in Central and South America. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristen Cheyenne Yarber)

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Steel Worker 1st Class Franklyn Tamarez, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1, helps place a dive helmet on a child during an air show at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Sept. 15. NAS Oceana and the Virginia Beach City Public School system partnered to provide the opportunity to take a one-of-a-kind field trip to NAS Oceana. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Travis DiPerna)

Guam

Construction Electrician 1st Class Daniel Lehne, a Seabee assigned to Construction Diving Detachment Alfa (CDDA) of Underwater Construction Team 2 severs a mooring chain with an underwater exothermic cutting rod. CDDA is removing the old mooring chains that previously held the 12,000 foot Big Blue dry dock at Naval Base Guam, Sept. 5. CDDA is on the second stop of their six-month deployment, where they are conducting inspection, maintenance, and repair of various underwater and waterfront facilities in support of the Pacific Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Ben A. McCallum)

Aurora, Philippines

KAMANDAG in Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines is a bilateral exercise that increases the ability of the United States and the Philippines to rapidly respond and work together during real world terrorist or humanitarian crises, in order to accomplish the mission, support the local population and help mitigate human suffering. KAMANDAG is an acronym for the Filipino phrase “Kaagapay Ng Mga Mandirigma Ng Dagat,” which translates to “Cooperation of Warriors of the Sea,” highlighting the partnership between the Philippine and United States militaries.

Construction Electrician 1st Class Jonathan McGrath bumps fists with children after the ground breaking ceremony at Esperanza Elementary School in support of KAMANDAG in Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines, Sept. 15. McGrath is the project supervisor for Esperanza Elementary School, and is a native of Syracuse, New York.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew J. Bragg)

 

The Municipal Mayor of Casiguran Dr. Ricardo A. Bitong shovels dirt to officially break ground at Esperanza Elementary School in support of KAMANDAG in Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines, Sept. 15. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew J. Bragg)

 

Philippine Navy Lt. Cmdr. Richard Fontanos shovels dirt to officially break ground at C.J. Torre Elementary School in support of KAMANDAG in Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines, Sept. 15. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew J. Bragg)

 

Construction Electrician 1st Class Jonathan McGrath drills a hole into a wood column for a reinforcement bar placement at Esperanza Elementary School in support of KAMANDAG in Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines, Sept. 14. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew J. Bragg)

 

U.S service members and Philippine Navy seabees observe the work site the day after stormy weather for KAMANDAG at Esperanza Elementary School in Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines, Sept. 14. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew J. Bragg)

 

A U.S. Marine shovels concrete into a bucket for a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force for an ongoing project in support of KAMANDAG at Esperanza Elementary School in Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines, Sept. 12. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew J. Bragg)

 

Construction Electrician 1st Class Jonathan McGrath chats with a Philippine Navy seabee during an ongoing project in support of KAMANDAG at Esperanza Elementary School in Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines, Sept. 12. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew J. Bragg)

Ulithi, Micronesia

Builder 3rd Class Mathew Tinsley, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3, installs the roof girt for the Falalop Elementary School Culture house in Ulithi, Micronesia, Sept. 11. NMCB 3 is the forward deployed to the western Pacific, ready to support major combat operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Information Systems Technician 1st Class Gregory L. Parker)

 

Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Richard Myers, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3, nails brackets to a truss as part of the roof construction for the Falalop Elementary School Culture house in Ulithi, Micronesia, Sept. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Information Systems Technician 1st Class Gregory L. Parker)

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