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June 15, 2015

THIS WEEK IN SEABEE HISTORY...

Consolidated by Dr. Frank A. Blazich Jr., Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command NCB 6?in Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands, 1944. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum) 21 June 1968 ??NMCB 58 deployed from Hoi An to Da Nang an...

June 15, 2015

'Bees Complete Boat Ramp on NAS North Island

By MC3 Emiline Senn, NPASE West SW1 Honer Villanueva, NMCB 3, cuts rebar beams with an oxygen acetylene torch next to a Caterpillar 390b during a seaplane ramp construction project, San Diego, Calif., Feb. 3. Seaplanes had heavy use around Coronad...

June 10, 2015

Seabees Volunteer for Memorial Day Display in Guam

By ET3 Seth Reed, NMCB 11 Public Affairs Seabees from NMCBs 5 and 11 volunteered to assist the National Park Service in preparing a Memorial Day display of 3,055 flags on Asan Beach, Guam, May 21. Each flag represented a U.S. military member or Gu...

June 10, 2015

Leadership Changes at NMCB 5

By MC1 John Curtis, NMCB 5 Public Affairs Cmdr. Cameron Geertsema (right) passes the battalion?s colors to Cmdr. Matthew Riethmiller during NMCB 5?s change of command ceremony, Camp Shields, Okinawa, Japan, May 29.? (Photo by MC1 John P. Curtis/15...

June 4, 2015

Homefront: The Guard that Never Smiles

By Lisa Smith Molinari During morning rush hour, cars creep forward in a queasy gas-break rhythm toward Gate 1. The most recent ISIS threats have prompted heightened security, so the guard is taking his time. After school drop-offs, I join the se...

June 2, 2015

THIS WEEK IN SEABEE HISTORY...

Consolidated by Dr. Frank A. Blazich Jr., Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command CM3 Marvin G. Shields, Seabee Team 1104, perished in the Battle of Dong Xoai   June?9 1943:?ACORN 1 dissolved. 1952:?In Korea, a detachment fr...

June 2, 2015

CSFE DET Sheppard Welcomes Newest U.S. Citizen

By UTC (SCW) Scott Kristek, CSFE Learning Site Detachment Sheppard Air Force Base Public Affairs ? 20150521-N-TG659-001 CECR Ibrahim Mintoumba receives his naturalization certificate after becoming a U.S. citizen, CSFE Sheppard Air Force Base...

June 2, 2015

22 NCR Holds Change of Command Ceremony

By NCG 2 Public Affairs ? 150529-N-AB900-059 ?NCG 2 CMC David Garcia passes 22 NCR's colors to the incoming commodore, Capt. Lore Aguayo, during the change of command ceremony, NCBC Gulfport, Miss., May 29. ?Photo by MCC Athena Blain/Released ...

June 2, 2015

THIS WEEK IN SEABEE HISTORY...

Consolidated by Dr. Frank Blazich, Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command Teams of Seabees operated in shifts to place the AM-2 matting at Chu Lai.? June 1 1944: 11th NCR inactivated. 1945:??114th NCB inactivated at Attu and recons...

May 29, 2015

CBMU 202 Makes Difference in Nicaragua

150521-A-ZA034-051 SWCN Josue Batchelortorres, CBMU 202, hands out donations to students at Centro Escolar Julio Bucardo, Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, May 21, during Continuing Promise 2015. Continuing Promise is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U...