NMCB 5 ‘Bees, Philippines Navy Seabees Exchange Training and Skills

Photos by MCC Lowell Whitman

The 30th Naval Construction Regiment (NCR) hosted the Armed Forces of the Philippines Navy Seabees and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 in a bilateral exchange between the two naval construction forces, Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., in October. During the exchange, Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 evaluated NMCB 5’s field training exercise through realistic scenarios in a field environment in preparation for the battalion’s future deployment.

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SW1 Brenton Heisserer, NCG 1, speaks to Armed Forces of the Philippines Navy Seabees during NMCB 5¹s field training exercise, Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Oct. 15. 

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Ens. Brian van Wyngaardt, NMCB 5, speaks to Armed Forces of the Philippines Navy Seabees during the battalion’s field training exercise, Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Oct. 15. 

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Cmdr. Cameron Geertsema, commanding officer, NMCB 5, listens to a question from Armed Forces of the Philippines Navy Seabees during the battalion’s field training exercise, Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Oct. 15. 

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Cmdr. Cameron Geertsema, commanding officer, NMCB 5, explains his battalion operations to Armed Forces of the Philippines Navy Seabees during the battalion’s field training exercise, Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Oct. 15.  

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SW1 Jordan Chicone, NMCB 5, answers a question from Armed Forces of the Philippines Navy Seabees during the battalion’s field training exercise, Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Oct. 15. 

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