June 28, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: June 13 - 19

June 9-25 1952: Operation Crippled ChickOne of the most incredible Seabee feats of the Korean War took place on the small island of Yo Do in the Bay of Wonsan. In communist hands again in 1952, Wonsan was a key supply and transportation center for the enemy. As such, carrier-based aircraft strikes against Wonsan and points deeper in the interior

June 27, 2021

Marines, NMCB-4 Seabees Rehearse Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations

Marines with 3d Marine Logistics Group (MLG) and Sailors with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 are conducting Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO) training on islands around Okinawa during exercise Poseidon’s Watchtower from June 2-17.Poseidon’s Watchtower serves as an opportunity to rehearse both naval integration and EABO

June 27, 2021

NMCB-5 Holds Change of Command

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 held a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Ventura County Port Hueneme, California, June 4.Cmdr. Andrew Olsen relieved Cmdr. Ryan Carey as Commanding Officer of NMCB-5.“Thanks to the skipper’s family for the hard work and the sacrifice. Two years in a skipper tour is something else,” said the guest

June 27, 2021

NMCB-3 Changes Command

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 held a change of command ceremony on board Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, June 4.Cmdr. Jonathan Nieman was relieved by Cmdr. LaKeeva Gunderson as the commanding officer of NMCB-3 in a ceremony attended by military and civilian guests, and distinguished visitors.Capt. Matthew Riethmiller,

June 24, 2021

USS STETHEM Holds 36th Robert Dean Stethem Memorial Ceremony

Steelworkers of USS Stethem (DDG 63) and Seabees of Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 1 gathered together to honor the 36th anniversary of the passing of American hero Robert Dean Stethem during a memorial ceremony held onboard the destroyer Naval Base San Diego, June 15.USS Stethem is named after 2nd Class Petty Officer Robert Dean Stethem

June 7, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: June 6 - 12

June 61942: 9th Naval Construction Battalion (NCB) commissioned at Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC) Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia.1943: Naval Combat Demolition Unit (NCDU) training school established at Amphibious Training Base Fort Pierce, Florida. Volunteers assembled for the first classes came from the Bomb and Mine Disposal School in

June 7, 2021

NMCB-5 completes NIEX, Test Ability to Interoperate with other Expeditionary Units

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 completed the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) Integrated Exercise (NIEX) onboard Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, California, May 14.The Seabees took part in the advanced phase integrated exercise assessment, ran by Expeditionary Warfighting Development Center (EXWDC), to show how they

June 4, 2021

Poseidon’s Watchtower 21 | 3d MLG, NMCB-4 Rehearse Naval Integration, EABO Concepts

Marines and Sailors with 3d Marine Logistics Group and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 are conducting Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations training on islands around Okinawa, Japan, during exercise Poseidon’s Watchtower from June 2-17, 2021.Poseidon’s Watchtower serves as an opportunity to rehearse both Naval integration and EABO, with

June 4, 2021

Divers from NAVFAC EXWC Train in Greenland

Three divers from Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) joined teams from Construction Diving Detachment Alfa from Underwater Construction Team ONE, Naval Construction Group TWO, the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, Naval Surface Warfare Center, and the Naval Experimental Diving Unit for a two-week

June 4, 2021

NMCB-3 Completes CPX-2 and 3

U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 completed two command post exercises (CPX) on board Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, May 7 and 21.CPX-2 and 3 continue a series of exercises that challenge the battalion’s command and control (C2), communications and timely decision making capabilities through real-world scenarios centered