July 30, 2021

Seabee MUSE Technicians Prepare Two Navy Carriers for Inspections

Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) Mobile Utilities Support Equipment (MUSE) deployed three technicians to conduct annual inspections and testing on eight mobile electrical substations currently supporting the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). MUSE technicians will also support the Chief of Naval

July 28, 2021

NMCB-5 Takes Command of Camp Shields, Assumes Authority of Naval Construction Force Tasking in the Indo-Pacific

U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 assumed command from NMCB-4 of Naval Construction Force tasking in the Indo-Pacific region during a relief in place/transfer of authority (RIP/TOA) ceremony onboard Camp Shields in Okinawa, July 26.This RIP/TOA marked the official completion of NMCB-4’s deployment in the region.Throughout NMCB-4’s

July 28, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: July 25 - 31

July 251943: The 90th NCB was activated at Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC) Camp Peary, Magruder, Virginia.1945: The 49th NCB was inactivated on Guam.2014: NMCB 74 was decommissioned at Construction Battalion Center (CBC), Gulfport, Mississippi. July 261965: NMCB 4 was relieved by NMCB 7 in Rota, Spain.1967: Lt. Cmdr. W.R. Glover, CEC,

July 22, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: July 18 - 24

July 181970: Seabee Team 0708 arrived at Davisville, Rhode Island, from RVN for reassignment to NMCB 7.Jul. 19-24, 1968: NMCB 7 main body, consisting of 11 officers and 491 enlisted men, was airlifted from Davisville, Rhode Island, to Da Nang, RVN, aboard eight C-141 aircraft provided by the Military Airlift Command and shuttled to Dong Ha Combat

July 14, 2021

Navy Joint Efforts Support Shore Power Requirements for USS Gerald. R Ford

Four Seabee’s from Mobile Utilities Support Equipment (MUSE), a specialty program within the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) portfolio, traveled to the Newport News Shipyard to install two mobile substations on pier 2 to support the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).As the lead ship

July 12, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: July 11 - 17

July 111944: ACORN 10 was decommissioned.  (Used during World War II, an ACORN was a tailored unit designed to carry out the rapid construction and subsequent operation of a landplane and seaplane advance base. Each ACORN had a construction battalion attached to it, as well as trained personnel to operate the control tower, field lighting,

July 6, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: July 4 - 10

July 41942: Advance Base Depot (ABD), Davisville, Rhode Island, formally commissioned.1968: Twelve Seabees reported to the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) for duty with Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 302 two days late. While bound for Vietnam, the aircraft was forced down by Russian jets on a small island near Japan. The American crew and

June 28, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: June 27 - July 3

June 271942: The Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC) Camp Endicott was established at Davisville, Rhode Island. It was named in honor of Rear Adm. Mordecai T. Endicott, the first Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) officer to be appointed Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks. It was necessary to transfer personnel from the Naval Construction

June 28, 2021

Seabees, Marines Complete Expeditionary Advanced Base Ops Demonstration

Just off the coast of Okinawa, in the East China Sea, Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 and Marines with 3d Marine Logistics Group and 1st Marine Air Wing rehearsed the establishment of an Expeditionary Advanced Base (EAB) as part of exercise Poseidon’s Watchtower, June 2-17, on the islands of Ukibaru and Irisuna.In a

June 28, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: June 20 - 26

June 201967: NMCB 11 s temporary Enlisted Men (EM) Club placed a Dairy Queen machine in operation, and commenced serving chocolate and vanilla ice cream to eager Seabees and Marines.1967: Seabee Team 0307 arrived in the continental U.S. (CONUS) from Vietnam; Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 301 main body leaves Construction Battalion