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

Aug. 31, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: August 29 - September 4

August 291969: Seabee Team 0314 traveled to Guam, Mariana Islands, for orientation.2005: Hurricane Katrina strikes the Gulf Coast. More than 3,000 Seabees from NMCBs 18, 40, 133, Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU)202, Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2, and Mobile Utilities Support Equipment (MUSE) technicians assisted in the

Aug. 27, 2021

UCT 1 Takes Command of Adaptive Force Package During Large Scale Exercise 2021

Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1 led an Expeditionary Port Damage Repair (ExPDR) training evolution during the Navy’s Large Scale Exercise (LSE) 2021.This evolution provided an opportunity for Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) to execute simulated port damage repair operations, utilizing units of action from each of its operational

Aug. 25, 2021

Leading from the Front – NMCB-5 the First Deployable Naval Unit to Perform Battlefield Auricular Acupuncture

The U.S. Navy Seabees with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 can now receive acupuncture treatments as part of battlefield auricular acupuncture (BFA). NMCB-5 is the first U.S. Navy deployable command to perform BFA.Lt. Jeffrey Moy, NMCB-5’s medical officer, and several corpsmen at NMCB-5 can provide auricular acupuncture, which consists

Aug. 25, 2021

NMCB-3 Completes Exercise TURNING POINT

U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 completed Exercise TURNING POINT throughout the state of California July 26 to Aug. 20.The field training exercise required NMCB-3 to establish a task group on San Clemente Island where it would exercise control over task units, smaller groups assigned specific engineering missions in support of the

Aug. 23, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: August 22 - 28

Operation "Desert Shield/Desert Storm" - On 2 August 1990 the armed forces of Iraq began the invasion and subsequent conquest of the Emirate of Kuwait. Under United Nations' auspices, the United States and other member nations responded by deploying military forces to Saudi Arabia. The immediate goal was to forestall further Iraqi aggression; the