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This Week in Seabee History: April 4-10

This Week in Seabee History (Week of April 9)

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command USS Marvin Shields (DE-1066) was commissioned at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington on April 10, 1971. The destroyer escort was named in tribute of Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Marvin Shields, a member of Seabee Team 1104. Shields was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his personal …

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NMCB-4 Renovated a Chapel for Civilian Contractors at Diego Garcia

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Sipus, NMCB 4 Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 constructed a lean-to awning for the contractors’ chapel during their deployment. NMCB 4 built the lean-to awning addition for the chapel primarily used by the civilian contractors who live and work on the island. The awning addition will allow for more …

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NMCB-3 Holds All Hands Extremism Stand Down

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Lopez, NMCB 3 U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 completed an all hands extremism stand down to address the topic March 26, 2021 as ordered by Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Lloyd Austin and in compliance with Navy leadership. The order was issued to military services Feb. 5 by the SECDEF. In a …

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NMCB-4 Performs a Mount-Out Exercise with USNS Fall River

Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lilah HudsonKindred, NMCB 4 Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 with augmented team members from NMCB 11, formed a 30-person embark organization to perform a joint mount-out exercise (MOX) with USNS Fall River (T-EPF 6). “Being involved in this MOX is a great experience for me since I usually don’t get to work around …

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This Week in Seabee History: March 28 – April 3

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command March 28 1969: NMCB 22 was disestablished as an active duty unit. March 29 Mar. 29-Apr. 1, 1966: NMCB 3 arrived at Chu Lai, Republic of Vietnam (RVN). March 30 1942: In California, the Oxnard Harbor District formally turned over the Hueneme Harbor to Lt. Gustave G. Werner Jr., …

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Navy Heritage Desks

Story by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brent Pyfrom, All Hands Magazine Past and present came together when a team of Seabees crafted a desk made of timber from the Constitution for the Vice President of the United States. The team also built a desk for the Secretary of the Navy made of parts from the frigates USS Constitution, USS …

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