Aug. 19, 2021

U.S. Navy Seabees with NMCB 5 and Marines with 7th ESB Contribute to the Community of Tinian

U.S. Navy Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5’s Detail Tinian and U.S. Marines assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion (ESB) assisted the local community of Tinian, an island in the Northern Mariana Islands, by clearing land and obstacles at the Northern Marianas College Tinian Center, July 28.The Seabees and Marines

Aug. 16, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: August 15 - 21

August 151942: 19th Naval Construction Brigade (NCB) established at Camp Bradford, Norfolk, Virginia.1944:  Invasion forces landed on Guam in the Marianas Islands, July 21. The initial objective was to take possession of Apra Harbor, together with the surrounding development area and airfield on Orote Peninsula. Landing forces struck north and

Aug. 16, 2021

NMCB 11 Constructs Prototype Landing Pad on Naval Base Guam

Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 Det. Guam finished construction of a prototype helicopter landing zone (HLZ) on Orote Point Quarry on Naval Base Guam Tuesday, August 3rd. That same day the operational capability was tested when the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 landed a MH-60S on the

Aug. 12, 2021

OICC China Lake/NCG-1 Collaborated to Create the Seabees Skills Mentoring Program

On July 2019 Ridgecrest, California was the epicenter of two devastating seismic events and several thousand aftershocks since. As a result, Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake suffered damage to over 270 structures with the majority uninhabitable, adversely affecting the research, development, acquisition, testing and evaluation mission of

Aug. 11, 2021

NMCB 4 Completes Indo-Pacific Deployment, Relieved by NMCB 5

The battalion flag, prominently displaying the number four, over Camp Shields, Okinawa, has been lowered after Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 transfered tasking in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, July 25, 2021. During a Relief in Place/Transfer of Authority (RIP/TOA) ceremony, Cmdr. Andrew Olsen, commanding officer, NMCB-5,

Aug. 10, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: August 8 - 14

August 81942: 17th Naval Construction Battalion (NCB) commissioned at Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia.1945: 7th Special NCB inactivated at Advance Base Depot (ABD), Port Hueneme, California.1949: The 1st Naval Mobile Construction Battalion -- NMCB 1 was activated for use in advance base construction and participation in special task force

Aug. 4, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: August 1 - 7

August 11944: 7th Naval Construction Brigade commissioned; the 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 34th, 35th, 36th, 37th Naval Construction Regiments (NCR) were commissioned.1945: ACORN 13 was decommissioned and incorporated into Naval Air Base Samar, Philippines. ACORN 30 was decommissioned and Naval Air Base, Jinamoc Tacloban, Leyte was established. ACORN 45 was

Aug. 4, 2021

NAVFAC Executive Director Named Honorary Seabee for 'Inspirational' Support

Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Executive Director Jennifer LaTorre was recently named an honorary Seabee in recognition of her extraordinary and continuing support to NAVFAC and the Seabees, particularly during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.The Navy's chief of Civil Engineers and the force master chief of the Seabees grant the title

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