July 12, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: July 11 - 17

July 111944: ACORN 10 was decommissioned.  (Used during World War II, an ACORN was a tailored unit designed to carry out the rapid construction and subsequent operation of a landplane and seaplane advance base. Each ACORN had a construction battalion attached to it, as well as trained personnel to operate the control tower, field lighting,

July 6, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: July 4 - 10

July 41942: Advance Base Depot (ABD), Davisville, Rhode Island, formally commissioned.1968: Twelve Seabees reported to the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) for duty with Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 302 two days late. While bound for Vietnam, the aircraft was forced down by Russian jets on a small island near Japan. The American crew and

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