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This Week in Seabee History: May 17 – 23

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command On Memorial Day 1974, the Seabee Memorial Monument was dedicated. The monument is located on Memorial Drive leading to the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. It depicts the Seabee as builder, fighter and ambassador of good will. The larger-than-life-size figure of a Seabee on the monument stands in …

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Five Restores a Tinian Children’s Park

Story by EA2 Yohanes Nuguse, NMCB-5 Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 completed a revitalization project at the Tinian Children’s Park, designed for local families to enjoy in Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) May 11. Construction Mechanic 1st Class Joshua Hobelman, deployed with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5, Detail Tinian, uses a skid steer with …

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NMCB-5 connects with the community of Marshall Islands

Story by MC1 Stephane Belcher, NMCB-5 Public Affairs Seabees with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, Detail Marshall Islands, teamed up with local Marshallese volunteers to aide with the community’s material and logistical needs at Ennibur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of Marshall Islands. Equipment Operator Constructionman Manuel Mendez Correa, from Memphis, Tennessee, deployed with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5’s …

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This Week in Seabee History: May 10 – 16

This Week in Seabee History (5-14-17)

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command A Seabee in full deep-water diving gear used by the combat demolition units and deep sea construction divers circa 1943. On May 14, 1943, the first Seabees reported to Amphibious Training Base Solomons, Maryland, to begin the four-week training course for what would later become the Naval Combat Demolition …

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This Week in Seabee History: May 3 – 9

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command On May 7, 1965, the Seabees of NMCB 10 landed at Chu Lai, Republic of Vietnam, in support of the III Marine Amphibious Force. This landing marked the first full scale battalion to deploy to Vietnam. After landing, the Seabees began working on the Chu Lai airfield, and establishing …

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NMCB-5 Aides Pohnpei Island in COVID-19 Preparation

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christian Carlson, NMCB-5 Seabees with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5’s Detail Pohnpei completed the first set of eight head and shower facilities to assist the local government in a proactive response to the COVID-19 outbreak April 21. Construction Electrician 3rd Class Ignacio Munguia (front) and Equipment Operator Constructionman James Caouette, with Naval Mobile Construction …

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