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

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,