BU3 Benjamin Floyd, NMCB 3, high-fives a local child who held a tape measure in place (inset) during initial engineering evaluations outside Macarascas Elementary School, Puerto Princesa, Philippines.
One of the first battalions commissioned during World War II, NMCB 3’s legacy stands strong in its ability to build and fight anywhere in the world as either a full battalion or as a group of autonomous detachments, simultaneously completing critical engineering and construction missions. For this 6-month deployment, NMCB 3 split into nine details to perform critical construction projects in remote island areas such as Timor-Leste, Tonga, Cambodia and the Philippines. The teams will also conduct operations in Atsugi, Yokosuka and Okinawa, Japan, Chinhae, South Korea, and China Lake, Calif.
Photos by EOCN Sarah Hale