July 22, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: July 18 - 24

July 181970: Seabee Team 0708 arrived at Davisville, Rhode Island, from RVN for reassignment to NMCB 7.Jul. 19-24, 1968: NMCB 7 main body, consisting of 11 officers and 491 enlisted men, was airlifted from Davisville, Rhode Island, to Da Nang, RVN, aboard eight C-141 aircraft provided by the Military Airlift Command and shuttled to Dong Ha Combat

July 14, 2021

Navy Joint Efforts Support Shore Power Requirements for USS Gerald. R Ford

Four Seabee’s from Mobile Utilities Support Equipment (MUSE), a specialty program within the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) portfolio, traveled to the Newport News Shipyard to install two mobile substations on pier 2 to support the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).As the lead ship

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