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Gallery: Veterans Day

Gardiner, Washington

Capt. Christopher Kurgan, Commanding Officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest, kneels in prayer during a memorial honoring Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Marvin Glenn Shields at Gardiner Cemetery. The ceremony paid tribute to the only Seabee Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam veteran, Shields, who was posthumously awarded the nation’s highest military award for his actions and for giving his life to save comrades while under enemy attack. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan J. Batchelder)

Washington D.C.

Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command and Chief of Civil Engineers Rear Admiral Bret Muilenburg, Seabee Force Master Chief FORCM Percy Trent Jr. and members of the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association placed wreaths at the Seabe Memorial in Arlington, Virginia Nov. 11. The wreath laying ceremony was held in honor to all Seabee veterans, past and present.

Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command and Chief of Civil Engineers Rear Admiral Bret Muilenburg, Seabee Force Master Chief FORCM Percy Trent Jr. and members of the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association bow their heads in prayer during the Seabee Memorial Wreath Laying Service, Nov. 11. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gary Granger Jr.)

 

Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command and Chief of Civil Engineers Rear Admiral Bret Muilenburg addresses those in attendance as the guest speaker during the Seabee Memorial Wreath Laying Service, Nov. 11. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gary Granger Jr.)

 

Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command and Chief of Civil Engineers Rear Admiral Bret Muilenburg and Seabee Force Master Chief FORCM Percy Trent Jr. lay a wreath at the Seabee Memorial in honor of all Seabee veterans, past and present, Nov. 11. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gary Granger Jr.)

 

Wreaths are displayed at the Seabee Memorial in Arlington, Va. in honor of all Seabee veterans, past and present. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gary Granger Jr.)

Santa Barbara, California

Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3, local veterans from Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion participated in a Veterans Day event hosted by San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, Calif., Nov. 9. The event was in honor of past, present, and future veterans of the U.S. Military. At the end of the event, San Marcos students took the time to thank the Seabees for their service, take photos with the Seabees, and see the Humvee or High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) that were in display. (Photos courtesy of NMCB 3)

Biloxi, Mississippi

The city of Biloxi hosted the 17th Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Parade, Nov. 11. The celebration honored the 75 Anniversary of the U.S. Navy Seabees. CMDCM (Ret.) Dick Wade was the Grand Marshal. Wade served a total of 45 years, 11 months and 3 days in the Armed Forces of the United States. Naval Construction Group 2 provided Civil Engineer Support Equipment. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, NMCB 11 and NCTC provided marching units and personnel from NMCB 14 and NMCB 27 escorted WWII veterans from the reception at the IP Casino to their parade vehicles.

(U.S. Navy photo by MCCS Jeffrey J. Pierce)
(U.S. Navy photos by MCCS Jeffrey J. Pierce)
(U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Collin Turner)
(U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Collin Turner)
(U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Collin Turner)
(U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Collin Turner)
(U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Collin Turner)
(U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Collin Turner)

Overseas during Veterans Day

Bahrain

Personnel from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 Det Bahrain continues to meet readiness and proficiency standards and expand their qualifications by training personnel to operate on Det Bahrain’s Civil Engineer Support Equipment (CESE). Builder Constructionman Thomas Rastocky and Builder Constructionman Vincent Fields operate in front-end loaders and deconstruct a berm. NMCB 133 is currently deployed in support of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Task Force (TF) 56. CTF 56 exercises operational control of explosive ordnance disposal, naval construction, expeditionary logistics, civil affairs, intelligence exploitation and coastal riverine forces to enable freedom of navigation, defeat violent extremists and strengthen relationships with coalition partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Builder Constructionman Monica Ramirez)

Djibouti

Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Markus Wells , assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 1, provides navigation training to Djiboutian navy Lt. Saad Boulaleh Saad to improve joint and seaward security in Djibouti City. CRS 1 is forward-deployed in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations and conducts joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalia Murillo)
Construction Electrician Constructionman Stephanie N. Bugaski from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, deployed with the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, cuts wood Nov. 14 for the new bus stops onboard Camp Lemonnier. Travelling by bus is one of the many modes of transportation U.S. service members and base personnel use to transit around the installation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jared E. Walker)

CJTF-HOA Joins Ceremony to Honor Those Who Gave All

Service members from Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa joined other representatives of the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, and the European Union as they honored service members who gave their lives during wartime at a Remembrance Day ceremony held at the Djibouti New European Cemetery near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Nov. 7, 2017.

J. Alexander Hamilton (left), Deputy Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassy to the Republic of Djibouti, and U.S. Navy Capt. John Tully, senior defense official and defense attaché, walk to lay a wreath during a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Djibouti New European Cemetery near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Nov. 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)
Poppy wreaths lay on the ground before a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Djibouti New European Cemetery near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Nov. 7, 2017. Inspired by the John McCrae poem “In Flanders Fields,” poppies are often used during Remembrance Day ceremonies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

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