Seabee Online is providing back issues of SEABEE
magazine for download.
Since the Seabees were established in 1942, NAVFAC -- then the Bureau of Yards and Docks -- used various printed media to preserve the stories about what Seabees were doing in the field and perpetuate the traditions that define the culture of the 'Bees and Civil Engineer Corps (CEC). The first Seabee print publication, Seabee News Service
, was published in September 1943 and ran until August 1945.
National Seabee Veterans of America created The SEA BEE
in 1962 and, soon after, it became the official magazine of the Seabee Community. The magazine ran until 1968 and was the main source of Seabee construction information through the Vietnam Conflict.
In 1992, the Reserve Naval Construction Force created the Beeline
, a publication covering all things Seabee, which ran until 2002.
The former Beeline
was redesigned, rebranded and re-launched as SEABEE
Magazine in 2003. SEABEE
Magazine ran until 2012 when it changed to an online edition only. SEABEE
magazine garnered multiple U.S. Navy Chief of Information (CHINFO) Merit Awards and other recognition in the communications industry. The last printed issue of SEABEE
magazine was the Summer 2012 issue before evolving into the online format you see today.
For downloadable issues of Seabee publications before Seabee Magazine, please visit the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum web page by using the links below: