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Seabees Around The World: May 18, 2018

(Photo by MC1 Michael Gomez)

Tawau, Malaysia

Builder 3rd Class Jennifer Ocasio dances with a student at SK Muhibbahraya Primary School as part of the Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18) mission stop Tawau, April 25, 2018. PP18’s mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific Region. Pacific Partnership, now in its 13th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (Photo by MC1 Byron C. Linder)

 

U.S. Naval Magazine, Guam

Steelworker 3rd Class Elijohana Hernandez, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, Detachment Guam, uses a hand trowel to smooth the top of a concrete wall. NMCB-11 is forward deployed to execute construction, humanitarian and foreign assistance, and theater security cooperation in the 7th Fleet area of operations, April 30. (Photo by CE2 Dominic Galassi)

 

Builder Constructionman Christiaan Trevino, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, Detachment Guam, maneuvers the hose of a concrete pump truck during the placement of a concrete wall, April 30. (Photo by CE2 Dominic Galassi)

 

Utilitiesman Constructionman, Thomas Nagle assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, Detachment Guam, uses a circular saw to cut plywood to be used as concrete forms, April 30. (Photo by UT2 John Hurley)

 

Utilitiesman 3rd Class Christopher O’Neill and Builder Constructionman Anthony Russell, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, Detachment Guam, unpack a shipping container containing a portable shower unit, May 3. (Photo by CE3 Binh Le)

 

Builder Constructionman Jane Barachina assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, Detachment Guam, conducts an operations test on an overhead mounted tent light in support of a Table of Allowance Familiarization Exercise, May 3. (Photo by CE3 Binh Le)

 

Fort Hunter Liggett, California

(May 12, 2018) Steelworker Construction Apprentice Bailey Oelke from Bluffs, Ill., assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 welds several posts together to construct a steel gate as part of a construction project for the field training exercise (FTX), May 12. The battalion is conducting Operation Bearing Duel FTX that prepares and tests the battalion’s ability to enter hostile location, build assigned construction projects and defend against enemy attacks using realistic scenarios while being evaluated by Naval Construction Group 1. (Photo by MC1 Michael Gomez)

 

Builder Constructionman Anthony Harris assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 assemble steps for a Southwest Asia (SWA) Hut construction project as part of a field training exercise (FTX), May 12. (Photo by MC1 Michael Gomez)

 

Steelworker 3rd Class William Hulse from Peoria, Ariz., assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 welds several posts together to construct a steel gate as part of a construction project for the field training exercise (FTX), May 13. (Photo by MC1 Michael Gomez)

 

Capas, Tarlac, Philippines

Construction Electrician 1st Class Kevin Appleby (left) speaks with U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Dusti Doss (center) about safety on the work site during construction at Calangitan Elementary School in Capas, Tarlac, Philippines, in support of Exercise Balikatan, April 29, 2018. Appleby, the safety and quality control representative, is with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5, and is a 42-year-old native of Kingston, Jamaica. Doss, the site officer in charge, is with Alpha Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, and is a 31-year-old native of Prattville, Alabama. Exercise Balikatan, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.- Philippine military training exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations held from May 7 to May 18. (Photo by Sgt. Matthew J. Bragg, USMC)

 

Kwajalein, Marshall Islands

Builder 1st Class Joshua Vanblarcom, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, Construction Civic Action Detail Marshall Islands, measures a concrete pad to get accurate estimates for a future Officer in Charge discretionary project, May 8. NMCB-11 is forward deployed to execute construction, humanitarian and foreign assistance, and theater security cooperation in the 7th Fleet area of operations. (Photo by CE2 Joshua Zapien)

 

Builder 3rd Class Tristan Kesselring, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, Construction Civic Action Detail Marshall Islands, measures structural members to ensure accurate planning of future projects, May 8. (Photo by CE2 Joshua Zapien)

 

Equipment Operator 3rd Class Brady Northlee, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, Construction Civic Action Detail Marshall Islands, removes project materials for the Ennibur School Fence project from a 20’ container to perform an inventory before the project begins, May 8. (Photo by CE2 Joshua Zapien)

 

Steelworker 3rd Class Matthew Pearson, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, Construction Civic Action Detail Marshall Islands, acts as a ground guide for an 11K forklift while organizing project materials inside a warehouse, May 8. (Photo by CE2 Joshua Zapien)

 

Builder Constructionman Jessika Corwin, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, Construction Civic Action Detail Marshall Islands, practices methods of construction for an upcoming fence project, May 10. (Photo by CE2 Joshua Zapien)

 

Naval Base Camilo Osias, Santa Ana, Cagayan, Philippines

Sailors and Seabees attached to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, and Philippine Navy sailors with UCT 1st Naval Waterfront Construction Battalion launch a 15-foot inflatable boat during dive operations during Exercise Balikatan at Naval Base Camilo Osias, Santa Ana, Cagayan, Philippines May 11, 2018. UCT 2 specializes in the construction, inspection, maintenance, and repair of underwater and waterfront facilities in support of the Pacific Fleet. Exercise Balikatan, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations held from May 7 to May 18. (Photo by MC3 Kryzentia Richards)

 

Lt. Cmdr. Michael Dobling, right, from Oxford Junction, Iowa, commanding officer of Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, and a Philippine Navy sailor with UCT 1st Naval Waterfront Construction Battalion prepare for dive operations during Exercise Balikatan at Naval Base Camilo Osias, Santa Ana, Cagayan, Philippines May 11, 2018. (Photo by MC3 Kryzentia Richards)

 

Lt. Cmdr. Michael Dobling, left, from Oxford Junction, Iowa, commanding officer of Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, and a Philippine Navy sailor with UCT 1st Naval Waterfront Construction Battalion wade into the water to begin their dive operations during Exercise Balikatan at Naval Base Camilo Osias, Santa Ana, Cagayan, Philippines May 11, 2018. (Photo by MC3 Kryzentia Richards)

 

Sailors and Seabees attached to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, and Philippine Navy sailors with UCT 1st Naval Waterfront Construction Battalion perform dive operations during Exercise Balikatan at Naval Base Camilo Osias, Santa Ana, Cagayan, Philippines May 11, 2018. (Photo by MC3 Kryzentia Richards)

 

Lt. Cmdr. Michael Dobling, right, from Oxford Junction, Iowa, commanding officer of Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, and a Philippine Navy sailor with UCT 1st Naval Waterfront Construction Battalion perform dive operations during Exercise Balikatan at Naval Base Camilo Osias, Santa Ana, Cagayan, Philippines May 11, 2018. (Photo by MC3 Kryzentia Richards)

 

Lt. Cmdr. Michael Dobling, left, from Oxford Junction, Iowa, commanding officer of Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, congratulates and gives a coin to a Philippine Navy sailor with UCT 1st Naval Waterfront Construction Battalion on a successful combined dive during Exercise Balikatan at Naval Base Camilo Osias, Santa Ana, Cagayan, Philippines May 11, 2018. (Photo by MC3 Kryzentia Richards)

 

Chief Steelworker Jimmie McKinney, center-left, from Higden, Arkansas, attached to Naval Mobile Construction 5, observes a prayer with members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines during Exercise Balikatan at Naval Base Camilo Osias, Santa Ana, Cagayan, Philippines May 10, 2018.  (Photo by MC3 Kryzentia Richards)

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