Nov. 8, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: November 7-14

November 71971: Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 arrived at their homeport of Port Hueneme, California. This was the last full battalion to depart from Vietnam. Their departure marked the end of a significant chapter in the Seabee effort in Vietnam, an effort which began at Chu Lai in 1965 and resulted in the construction of

Nov. 4, 2021

CECOS Graduates Latest Class of CEC Officers

Thirty-three U.S. Navy civil engineer corps (CEC) junior officers and one Republic of Korea naval officer completed the CEC Basic Qualification Course at the Naval Civil Engineer Corps Officers School (CECOS) Oct. 29.

Nov. 1, 2021

This Week in Seabee History (October 31 - November 6)

October 311941: The Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, Rear Adm Chester W. Nimitz, authorized the Bureau of Yards and Docks to establish a Headquarters Construction Company of 99 men. Resident Officers in Charge of Construction (ROICC) were to utilize the men as engineering aids and administrators, and as inspectors and supervisors to oversee the

Oct. 25, 2021

This Week in Seabee History (October 24 - 30)

October 24  1944: Tank mounted flame throwers became a productive weapon for routing Japanese soldiers out of caves and pillboxes during the Second World War. A composite group was set up to assist the Army s Chemical Warfare personnel in developing this weapon. Included in the group were an officer and 25 Seabees from the 117th NCB. After several

Oct. 20, 2021

This Week in Seabee History (October 17 - 23)

October 171945: 31st and 43rd Naval Construction Regiments (NCR) inactivated; 70th Naval Construction Battalion (NCB) inactivated on Guam; 123rd NCB inactivated at Samar, Philippines.1966: NMCB 5 main body completed movement to Camp Adenir.1967: Seabee Teams 0512, 0808 and 0911 graduated during ceremonies at the Civil Engineer Corps Officer School

Oct. 14, 2021

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 Celebrates the Navy's 246th Birthday

The U.S. Navy Seabees with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 commemorated the Navy's 246th Birthday with a cake-cutting celebration onboard Camp Shields, Okinawa, Japan, on Oct. 13.Honoring the Navy's 246th birthday theme, "Resilient and Ready," NMCB-5's Commanding Officer Cmdr. Andrew Olsen spoke about the Navy's resiliency before

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,