NMCB 5 Seaebee’s Field Training Exercise

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FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 09, 2014) A Seabee convoy security element provides security in mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles with crew-serve weapons, while other Seabees begin to setup Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 forward operating base during the battalion’s field training exercise (FTX) on Fort Hunter Liggett. Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion’s command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)

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