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This Week in Seabee History: February 23-29

This Week in Seabee History for week of February 26

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command February 23 1801: The land for the Brooklyn (New York) Navy Yard was purchased and the yard established on this date. 1943: 87th NCB formed at NCTC Camp Peary, Magruder, Virginia. 1968: Cmdr. Paul R. Gates, Civil Engineer Corps (CEC), USN, was relieved as Commanding Officer of NMCB 1 …

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This Week in Seabee History: February 16-22

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Beginning in February 1981: When President Ronald W. Reagan became president, his ranch, Rancho Del Cielo in Santa Barbara, California, required upgraded security measures. Subsidizing the 31 Naval Construction Regiment, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 was assigned to the ranch upgrades named Project Rimstone. The Seabees built multiple service …

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NMCB 5: Detail Pohnpei at Pehleng Elementary

Story by BU3 Christian Carlson, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 U.S. Navy Seabees, deployed with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5’s Detail Pohnpei, local students, teachers, and officials attended the closing ceremony for the Pehleng Elementary School renovations Jan. 29. Seabees deployed with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5’s Detail Pohnpei, pose for a photograph with the local community after the …

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This Week in Seabee History: February 9-15

This Week in Seabee History (Week of Feb. 12)

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command The start of the Second World War sent naval survey teams up and down the Pacific coast looking for new locations for naval facilities. One team was looking for a site to build a naval base to support naval construction activities at advanced bases in the Pacific. The team …

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Sapporo Snow Festival 2020: A Top Gun Snow Build

Story by Joel Diller, U.S. Naval Support Activity Souda Bay The Navy Misawa Snow Team completed this year’s version of their annual snow sculpture at the 71st Sapporo Snow Festival on Feb. 3, 2020. This year’s concept was centered around naval aviation, with the primary sculpture being the bust of a pilot in a cockpit, with the popular v-shaped finger …

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