June 28, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: June 27 - July 3

June 271942: The Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC) Camp Endicott was established at Davisville, Rhode Island. It was named in honor of Rear Adm. Mordecai T. Endicott, the first Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) officer to be appointed Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks. It was necessary to transfer personnel from the Naval Construction

June 28, 2021

Seabees, Marines Complete Expeditionary Advanced Base Ops Demonstration

Just off the coast of Okinawa, in the East China Sea, Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 and Marines with 3d Marine Logistics Group and 1st Marine Air Wing rehearsed the establishment of an Expeditionary Advanced Base (EAB) as part of exercise Poseidon’s Watchtower, June 2-17, on the islands of Ukibaru and Irisuna.In a

June 28, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: June 20 - 26

June 201967: NMCB 11 s temporary Enlisted Men (EM) Club placed a Dairy Queen machine in operation, and commenced serving chocolate and vanilla ice cream to eager Seabees and Marines.1967: Seabee Team 0307 arrived in the continental U.S. (CONUS) from Vietnam; Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 301 main body leaves Construction Battalion

June 28, 2021

Poseidon’s Watchtower 21 | 3d MLG, NMCB-4 Conclude Naval Integration Exercise

Marines and Sailors from 3d Marine Logistics Group and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 successfully completed exercise Poseidon’s Watchtower 21 today. The exercise took place June 2-17, 2021, on the islands of Ukibaru and Irisuna, Okinawa, Japan.PW-21 served as an opportunity for the Marines and Sailors from 3d Landing Support Battalion, 9th

June 28, 2021

Seabees Supporting Air Operations

The logistical “Hub of the Med”, NAS Sigonella is a strategic location in the center of the Mediterranean. As a NATO hub, the base has an active role in supporting joint and combined operations in the European theater. It is the shortest logistics route from continental U.S. to Central Asia and the Indian Ocean. It is the second largest security

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