NMCB 5 ‘Bees Train for Jungle Warfare

Photos by MC1 John P. Curtis, NMCB 5

NMCB 5 Seabees at Jungle Warfare Center

BU3 Chad Davis, NMCB 5, provides security for his squad while at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan, April 24.

More than 60 Seabees from NMCB 5 attended a week-long jungle warfare training course taught by Marine instructors, Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan, in April. The course is designed to prepare joint forces for the rigors of combat in a dense jungle environment. NMCB 5 is currently deployed to Japan and several countries in the Pacific area of operations conducting construction operations and humanitarian assistance projects.

NMCB 5 Seabees at Jungle Warfare Center

BUCA Justin Keene, NMCB 5, hasty rappels down a steep cliff at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan, April 24.

NMCB 5 Seabees at Jungle Warfare Center

BU3 Christopher Jessen, NMCB 5, hasty rappels down a steep cliff at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan, April 24.

NMCB 5 Seabees at Jungle Warfare Center

BU3 Richard Hanna, NMCB 5, crosses a three-strand bridge at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan, April 24.

NMCB 5 Seabees at Jungle Warfare Center

GMSN Andrew Cahoon, NMCB 5, crosses a three-strand bridge at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan, April 24.

NMCB 5 Seabees at Jungle Warfare Center

BUCN Nicholas Cocking, NMCB 5, yells motivational chants while traversing through the mud at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan, April 24.NMCB 5 Seabees at Jungle Warfare Center

CECN April Schwertman, NMCB 5, emerges from the muddy water at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan, April 24.

NMCB 5 Seabees at Jungle Warfare Center

BU2 Brandon Power, NMCB 5, emerges from the muddy water at the Jungle Warfare Training Center’s “pit and pond,” Okinawa, Japan, April 24.

NMCB 5 Seabees at Jungle Warfare Center

CECA Henry File, NMCB 5, notices barbed wire while navigating through the muddy and water at the Jungle Warfare Training Center’s “pit and pond,” Okinawa, Japan, April 24.

NMCB 5 Seabees at Jungle Warfare Center

UT2 Elmer Agonias, NMCB 5, hangs from a wire while trying to cross a stream at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan, April 24.

NMCB 5 Seabees at Jungle Warfare Center

EO3 Jessie Canisalez, NMCB 5, crawls through a muddy trench at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan, April 24.

NMCB 5 Seabees at Jungle Warfare Center

UT2 Elmer Agonias, NMCB 5, secures the rear of his patrol while other Seabees carry a simulated injured team member on an improvised stretcher down a steep hill at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan, April 24.

NMCB 5 Seabees at Jungle Warfare Center

BU3 Abdoul Banse, NMCB 5, picks out members of his squad to carry a simulated injured Seabee through a deep trench at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan, April 24. NMCB 5 Seabees at Jungle Warfare Center

UT2 Elmer Agonias, NMCB 5, secures the rear of his patrol while the other Seabees carry a simulated injured team member on an improvised stretcher through a deep and narrow trench at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan, April 24.

NMCB 5 Seabees at Jungle Warfare Center

SWCN Dominque Brown, NMCB 5, wades though a muddy creek just ahead her squad at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan, April 24. NMCB 5 Seabees at Jungle Warfare Center

NMCB 5 Seabees carry a simulated casualty down a hill on an improvised stretcher at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan, April 24.NMCB 5 Seabees at Jungle Warfare Center

Ens. John Parada, a civil engineering officer assigned to NMCB 5, helps carry a simulated casualty on an improvised stretcher at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan, April 24.NMCB 5 Seabees at Jungle Warfare Center

CUCM Matthew Billings, NMCB 5, gets the mud rinsed off after completing the basic course at Jungle Warfare Training Center, Okinawa, Japan, April 24.


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