NMCB 133 Opens the Door for Wiggins Police Department

Story by MC2 George Bell, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133

WIGGINS, Mississippi – Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 along with the city of Wiggins, Mississippi held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 15, 2019.

Mayor Joel T. Miles, left, Police Chief Matt Barnett, Builder 1st Class Samantha Vossler, and Cmdr. Luke Greene, commanding officer of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated police station completed by NMCB-133, Jan. 15, 2019. (Photo by MC2 Class George Bell)

 

The ceremony marked NMCB-133’s completion of a renovation project for the Wiggins Police Department and Municipal Court House. The project included completion of multiple tasks including interior framing, rough in and finish of electrical and plumbing features, interior sheetrock, suspended ceilings, and various floor finishes for the twenty-one interior spaces, nine restrooms, kitchen, utility room, and three hallways in the 7,417 square foot facility.

Wiggins Mayor Joel T. Miles and Cmdr. Luke Greene, commanding officer of NMCB-133, were both in attendance for the ceremony and expressed how impressed they were with the finished product of the project.

“I remember coming in for the first time in early 2018 with the walls studded out and no sheetrock up yet trying to visualize how the building will look at the end,” said Cmdr. Greene, “from then until now, what an amazing transformation this building has had.”

The renovated facility will incorporate the judicial branch of the city as well as all city law enforcement officials. The project also provided a labor cost savings to the city equal to approximately $600 thousand.

“I don’t believe we ever would’ve been able to get back in here without the help of the Seabees,” said Mayor Miles, “it is great and deep gratitude that I say thank you.”

NMCB-133 is preparing for the battalion’s next deployment in early 2019.

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 turned over newly renovated police station to city of Wiggins during a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the station, Jan. 15, 2019. (Photo by MC2 Class George Bell)

For more information about NMCB-133, visit www.public.navy.mil/seabee/nmcb133