Oct. 12, 2021

This Week in Seabee History (October 10 - 16)

October 101942: 30th NCB commissioned at Camp Bradford, Norfolk, Virginia.1943: 125th NCB commissioned at NCTC Camp Endicott, Davisville, Rhode Island.1945: 81st NCB inactivated on Guam. 9th Special NCB inactivated at Russells.1971: Seabee Team 0518 returned to Continental U.S. (CONUS) after completing its deployment to Soc Trang, RVN.1968: NMCB 8

Oct. 5, 2021

Civil Engineer Corps Students Train in Field Exercise

Forty-one students from Civil Engineer Corps Officers School (CECOS) Basic Class 271 concluded the pipeline’s expeditionary phase during a five-day field training exercise (FTX) across Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu's coastal terrain Sep. 23.FTX challenges future civil engineer corps (CEC) officers to operate as a team during scenario

Oct. 4, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: October 3 - 9

October 31942: The first decorated Seabee hero was Seaman 2nd Class Lawrence C. Bucky Meyer of the 6th Naval Construction Battalion (NCB). While working as a truck driver on Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Meyer took cover in a Marine machine gun pit during an enemy strafing attack on the airstrip. Manning the machine gun, he fired at the lead

Sept. 27, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: September 26 - October 2

September 261967: NMCB 10 headquarters unit arrived at Gia Le, RVN. September 281945: 39th Naval Construction Battalion (NCB) inactivated on Saipan.1967: NMCB 9 main body, consisting of 18 officers and 652 Seabees, deployed to Da Nang, RVN, on seven C-141 aircraft.1968: NMCB 3 main body convoyed from Camp Faulkner to Camp Haskins South, Da Nang,

Sept. 20, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: September 19 - 25

September 191943: The 114th NCB commissioned at Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC) Camp Endicott, Davisville, Rhode Island.1944: The Army Distinguished Unit Citation was presented to the 40th NCB at Camp Parks, Shoemaker, California.1967: A silver spike ceremony was held at the Liberty Bridge over Thu Bon River south of Da Nang, RVN. Lt.

Sept. 15, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: September 12 - 18

September 121944: UDTs, led by Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) officers and mostly comprised of Seabees, began clearing the approaches to Peleliu for an amphibious assault. Three days later, Marines of the First Division came ashore accompanied by Seabees of NCBs 33 and 73, and Construction Battalion Division (CBD) 1054. Initially, CBD 1054 Seabees

Sept. 7, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: September 5 - 11

September 51943: 126th NCB formed at Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC) Camp Peary, Magruder, Virginia.1969: Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 advance party deployed to Camp Kinser, Okinawa, via government aircraft.September 61945: 52nd NCR commissioned. 97th NCB inactivated at NCTC Camp Endicott, Davisville, Rhode

Sept. 7, 2021

Capt. Kurgan Legacy of Service

Capt. Christopher M. Kurgan, former commanding officer, Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering (CSFE) and Naval Civil Engineer Corps Officers School (CECOS) retired during a ceremony held at Seabee Chapel onboard Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), Port Hueneme, Aug. 27, 2021.Kurgan, a native of Chicago, retired after 30 years of

Sept. 2, 2021

169th Fighter Wing Hosts Second Airfield Repair Demonstration

The 169th Fighter Wing hosted another U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) led runway repair demonstration Aug. 16 to Sept. 1. During this iteration, lessons learned from the Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) held at McEntire Joint National Guard Base (JNGB) four months ago were incorporated into a Military Utility Assessment

Sept. 1, 2021

Fort Leonard Wood Navy Detachment Introduces ‘Change the Landscape, Change the Mindset’ Campaign

When Navy Lt. Joshua Lamb arrived in May to take charge of the Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering Navy Detachment Fort Leonard Wood, he noticed little had changed since he was last here years ago as an instructor: the paint on the walls was old, as were the pictures hanging in the halls. There were no signs to let people know where to go