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

June 4, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: May 30 - June 5

May 301943: ACORN 8 arrived at Noumea. Later moved to Guadalcanal, Munda and Russells for restaging and then on to Biak. (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

June 4, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: May 23 - 29

May 231942: 8th NCB commissioned at NCTC Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia.1965: Part of NMCB 3 main body departed Guam on the USS Belle Grove for Vietnam.1968: NMCB 10 Detail Juliet was authorized to wear the Presidential Unit Citation by Commandant of the Marine Corps for service performed at Khe Sanh, RVN, during the period of Jan. 10 to April 1,

June 1, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: May 16 - 22

May 161943: 10th Special Naval Construction Battalion (NCB) formed at Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC) Camp Peary, Magruder, Virginia.1966: Seabee Team 0405 departed Chu Lai for Port Hueneme for training prior to deployment.1970: NMCB 5 s battalion flag was transferred from Camp Haskins North, Da Nang to Bien Hoa, RVN. Personnel remaining