By UTCN Nicholas Werle and BUCN Derek Simpson, NMCB 133 Public Affairs
Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson (left), along with Chief Master Sgt. Mark Marson (right), 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force, gives a “thumbs up” with members of NMCB 133 Detail Niger, Niamey, Niger, Aug. 6. U.S. Navy photo
Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, Commander, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force, along with Command Chief, Chief Master Sergeant Mark Marson, paid a visit to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 Detail Niger’s warehouse renovation jobsite, Niamey, Niger.
“I am very proud of the Seabees’ accomplishments thus far in the deployment,” Roberson stated. “The Seabees are a huge contribution to the fight.”
Project Supervisor Builder 1st Class Victoria McReynolds, NMCB 133, briefed Roberson on the status of the project. While procuring quality materials in a third world country has not been easy, McReynolds and her team have overcome the challenge. Roberson and U.S. Air Force personnel recognized her for the comprehensive brief.
All the Seabees were given heartfelt thanks for their efforts and a “thumbs up” from Roberson. Although he has spent his career with the Air Force, Roberson is very familiar with the Navy. His father was a retired senior chief petty officer, and is the main reason for his success in the Air Force.
The Niger warehouse renovation project includes the construction of two 860-square-foot office spaces, fully insulated with electrical connections and air conditioning units, in support of the Department of Defense Security Training and Assessment Team (DOD-STAT). The renovation is scheduled to be completed in August.