NMCB 5 is Right on Target in Okinawa

May 17, 2013 | By Seabee Magazine
Photos by MC1 John P. Curtis, NMCB 5
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130506-N-SD120-008 OKINAWA, Japan (May 6, 2013) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 shoot from the standing position during a rifle qualification test on Camp Schwab. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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130506-N-SD120-008 OKINAWA, Japan (May 6, 2013) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 shoot from the standing position during a rifle qualification test on Camp Schwab. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specilist 1st
VIRIN: 130506-N-SD120-008
Seabees assigned to NMCB 5 shoot from the standing position during a rifle qualification test on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, May 6. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). Photos by MC1 John P. Curtis
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130506-N-SD120-011 OKINAWA, Japan (May 6, 2013) Builder 3rd Class Briana Craig shoots from the kneeling position during Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5’s rifle qualification range on Camp Schwab. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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130506-N-SD120-011 OKINAWA, Japan (May 6, 2013) Builder 3rd Class Briana Craig shoots from the kneeling position during Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5’s rifle qualification range on Camp Schwab. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specilist 1st
VIRIN: 130506-N-SD120-011
BU3 Briana Craig shoots from the kneeling position during NMCB 5 s rifle qualification range on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan.
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130507-N-SD120-001 OKINAWA, Japan (May 7, 2013) Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 Seabees begin placing the expanded polystyrene walls together on an alternative building structure being built on Camp Marvin G. Shields. The structure is made out of expanded polystyrene blocks and a layer of a concrete mix. Expanded polystyrene is a similar material to white foam coolers except it is thicker and fire resistant. After the concrete mix is applied to the interior and exterior of the building, it is rated as being able to withstand hurricane winds and earthquakes. The structure was built in five days, while Seabees train in preparation for NMCB 5 construction projects in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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130507-N-SD120-001 OKINAWA, Japan (May 7, 2013) Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 Seabees begin placing the expanded polystyrene walls together on an alternative building structure being built on Camp Marvin G. Shields. The structure is made out of expanded polystyrene blocks and a layer of a concrete mix. Expanded polystyrene is a similar material to white foam coolers except it is thicker and fire resistant. After the concrete mix is applied to the interior and exterior of the building, it is rated as being able to withstand hurricane winds and earthquakes. The structure was built in five days, while Seabees train in preparation for NMCB 5 construction projects in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specilist 1st
VIRIN: 130507-N-SD120-001
NMCB 5 Seabees begin placing the expanded polystyrene walls together on an alternative building structure being built on Camp Marvin G. Shields, Okinawa. May 7. The structure is made out of expanded polystyrene blocks and a layer of concrete mix. After the concrete mix is applied to the interior and exterior of the building, it is rated as being able to withstand hurricane winds and earthquakes. The structure was built in five days, while Seabees trained in preparation for NMCB 5 construction projects in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
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130507-N-SD120-010 OKINAWA, Japan (May 7, 2013) Steelworker 3rd Class Dustin Starman glues together the expanded polystyrene blocks on an alternative building structure that is a Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 construction project on Camp Marvin G. Shields. The structure is made out of expanded polystyrene blocks and a layer of a concrete mix. Expanded polystyrene is a similar material to white foam coolers except it is thicker and fire resistant. After the concrete mix is applied to the interior and exterior of the building, it is rated as being able to withstand hurricane winds and earthquakes. The structure was built in five days, while Seabees train in preparation for NMCB 5 construction projects in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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130507-N-SD120-010 OKINAWA, Japan (May 7, 2013) Steelworker 3rd Class Dustin Starman glues together the expanded polystyrene blocks on an alternative building structure that is a Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 construction project on Camp Marvin G. Shields. The structure is made out of expanded polystyrene blocks and a layer of a concrete mix. Expanded polystyrene is a similar material to white foam coolers except it is thicker and fire resistant. After the concrete mix is applied to the interior and exterior of the building, it is rated as being able to withstand hurricane winds and earthquakes. The structure was built in five days, while Seabees train in preparation for NMCB 5 construction projects in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specilist 1st
VIRIN: 130507-N-SD120-010
SW3 Dustin Starman, NMCB 5, glues together the expanded polystyrene blocks on an alternative building structure on a Camp Shields construction project in Okinawa.
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130508-N-SD120-005 OKINAWA, Japan (May 8, 2013) Builder 3rd Class Brittany Barlow places corner beads in the expanded polystyrene block, that make the up the framing of an alternative building structure, to ensure smooth corners after a concrete mix is applied to the structure. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 Seabees built the structure in five days, while training in preparation for NMCB 5 construction projects in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. The structure is made out of expanded polystyrene blocks and a layer of a concrete mix. Expanded polystyrene is a similar material to white foam coolers except it is thicker and fire resistant. After the concrete mix is applied to the interior and exterior of the building, it is rated as being able to withstand hurricane winds and earthquakes. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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130508-N-SD120-005 OKINAWA, Japan (May 8, 2013) Builder 3rd Class Brittany Barlow places corner beads in the expanded polystyrene block, that make the up the framing of an alternative building structure, to ensure smooth corners after a concrete mix is applied to the structure. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 Seabees built the structure in five days, while training in preparation for NMCB 5 construction projects in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. The structure is made out of expanded polystyrene blocks and a layer of a concrete mix. Expanded polystyrene is a similar material to white foam coolers except it is thicker and fire resistant. After the concrete mix is applied to the interior and exterior of the building, it is rated as being able to withstand hurricane winds and earthquakes. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specilist 1st
VIRIN: 130508-N-SD120-005
BU3 Brittany Barlow, NMCB 5, places corner beads in the expanded polystyrene block, that comprise the framing of an alternative building structure, to ensure smooth corners after a concrete mix is applied to the structure, Camp Shields, Okinawa, Japan, May 8. Seabees built the structure in five days, while training in preparation for NMCB 5 construction projects in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand.
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130508-N-SD120-021 OKINAWA, Japan (May 8, 2013) Steelworker 3rd Class Dustin Starman watches as Construction Electrician 2nd Class Dean Cuenca cuts an area out of the expanded polystyrene block wall with a hotwire groover, to place an electric box in for an alternative building structure. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 Seabees built the structure in five days, while training in preparation for NMCB 5 construction projects in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. The structure is made out of expanded polystyrene blocks and a layer of a concrete mix. Expanded polystyrene is a similar material to white foam coolers except it is thicker and fire resistant. After the concrete mix is applied to the interior and exterior of the building, it is rated as being able to withstand hurricane winds and earthquakes. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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130508-N-SD120-021 OKINAWA, Japan (May 8, 2013) Steelworker 3rd Class Dustin Starman watches as Construction Electrician 2nd Class Dean Cuenca cuts an area out of the expanded polystyrene block wall with a hotwire groover, to place an electric box in for an alternative building structure. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 Seabees built the structure in five days, while training in preparation for NMCB 5 construction projects in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. The structure is made out of expanded polystyrene blocks and a layer of a concrete mix. Expanded polystyrene is a similar material to white foam coolers except it is thicker and fire resistant. After the concrete mix is applied to the interior and exterior of the building, it is rated as being able to withstand hurricane winds and earthquakes. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specilist 1st
VIRIN: 130508-N-SD120-021
SW3 Dustin Starman watches as CE2 Dean Cuenca cuts an area out of the expanded polystyrene block wall with a hotwire groover, to place an electric box in for an alternative building structure on Camp Shields.
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130508-N-SD120-024 OKINAWA, Japan (May 8, 2013) Builder Constructionman Kelvin Chen, from Loveland, Colo., directs Seabees where to place a part of the lightweight water purification system while learning how to assemble the system and how it operates. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 conducted block training evolutions to increase the combat proficiency of the Seabees assigned to the command and to test the equipment used during field operations. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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130508-N-SD120-024 OKINAWA, Japan (May 8, 2013) Builder Constructionman Kelvin Chen, from Loveland, Colo., directs Seabees where to place a part of the lightweight water purification system while learning how to assemble the system and how it operates. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 conducted block training evolutions to increase the combat proficiency of the Seabees assigned to the command and to test the equipment used during field operations. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specilist 1st
VIRIN: 130508-N-SD120-024
BUCN Kelvin Chen, NMCB 5 directs Seabees on where to place the lightweight water purification system, while the battalion conducted block training evolutions to increase combat proficiency and test equipment used during field operations.
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130508-N-SD120-040 OKINAWA, Japan (May 8, 2013) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 assemble a shower tent on Camp Marvin Shields. NMCB 5 conducted block training evolutions to increase the combat proficiency of the Seabees assigned to the command and to test the equipment used during field operations. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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130508-N-SD120-040 OKINAWA, Japan (May 8, 2013) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 assemble a shower tent on Camp Marvin Shields. NMCB 5 conducted block training evolutions to increase the combat proficiency of the Seabees assigned to the command and to test the equipment used during field operations. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specilist 1st
VIRIN: 130508-N-SD120-040
Seabees assigned to NMCB 5 assemble a shower tent on Camp Shields, Okinawa, Japan.
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130508-N-SD120-044 OKINAWA, Japan (May 8, 2013) Builder 3rd Class Ethan Knapp demonstrates the way to scrub a vehicle during decontamination, in the event of a chemical, biological or radiological attack. Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 conducted block training evolutions to increase the combat proficiency of the Seabees assigned to the command and to test the equipment used during field operations. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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130508-N-SD120-044 OKINAWA, Japan (May 8, 2013) Builder 3rd Class Ethan Knapp demonstrates the way to scrub a vehicle during decontamination, in the event of a chemical, biological or radiological attack. Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 conducted block training evolutions to increase the combat proficiency of the Seabees assigned to the command and to test the equipment used during field operations. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specilist 1st
VIRIN: 130508-N-SD120-044
BU3 Ethan Knapp, NMCB 5, demonstrates the correct way to scrub a vehicle during decontamination, in the event of a chemical, biological or radiological attack.
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130508-N-SD120-048 OKINAWA, Japan (May 8, 2013) Builder Constructionman Justin Lutzke , left, and Builder 3rd Class Jose Valdez use trowels to level the wet concrete on the fascia of the roof’s edge on an alternative building structure. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 Seabees built an alternative building in five days, while training in preparation for NMCB 5 construction projects in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. The structure is made out of expanded polystyrene blocks and a layer of a concrete mix. Expanded polystyrene is a similar material to white foam coolers except it is thicker and fire resistant. After the concrete mix is applied to the interior and exterior of the building, it is rated as being able to withstand hurricane winds and earthquakes. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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130508-N-SD120-048 OKINAWA, Japan (May 8, 2013) Builder Constructionman Justin Lutzke , left, and Builder 3rd Class Jose Valdez use trowels to level the wet concrete on the fascia of the roof’s edge on an alternative building structure. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 Seabees built an alternative building in five days, while training in preparation for NMCB 5 construction projects in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. The structure is made out of expanded polystyrene blocks and a layer of a concrete mix. Expanded polystyrene is a similar material to white foam coolers except it is thicker and fire resistant. After the concrete mix is applied to the interior and exterior of the building, it is rated as being able to withstand hurricane winds and earthquakes. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specilist 1st
VIRIN: 130508-N-SD120-048
BUCN Justin Lutzke (left) and BU3 Jose Valdez, NMCB 5, use trowels to level the wet concrete on the fascia of the roof s edge on an alternative building structure.
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130509-N-SD120-006 OKINAWA, Japan (May 9, 2013) Electronics Technician 1st Class Elliott Burton, center, teaches other Seabees how to setup and use a personal radio configuration and a satellite communication antenna. Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 conducted block training evolutions to increase the combat proficiency of the Seabees assigned to the command and to test the equipment used during field operations. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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130509-N-SD120-006 OKINAWA, Japan (May 9, 2013) Electronics Technician 1st Class Elliott Burton, center, teaches other Seabees how to setup and use a personal radio configuration and a satellite communication antenna. Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 conducted block training evolutions to increase the combat proficiency of the Seabees assigned to the command and to test the equipment used during field operations. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specilist 1st
VIRIN: 130509-N-SD120-006
ET1 Elliott Burton (center) teaches Seabees how to set up and use a personal radio configuration and satellite communication antenna, Camp Shields, Okinawa, Japan, May 9.
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130509-N-SD120-009 OKINAWA, Japan (May 9, 2013) Yeoman 3rd Class Leonardo Ramirez tests the sinks he just installed in a portable shower tent. Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 conducted block training evolutions to increase the combat proficiency of the Seabees assigned to the command and to test the equipment used during field operations. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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130509-N-SD120-009 OKINAWA, Japan (May 9, 2013) Yeoman 3rd Class Leonardo Ramirez tests the sinks he just installed in a portable shower tent. Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 conducted block training evolutions to increase the combat proficiency of the Seabees assigned to the command and to test the equipment used during field operations. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specilist 1st
VIRIN: 130509-N-SD120-018
YN3 Leonardo Ramirez, NMCB 5, tests the just-installed sinks in a portable shower tent on Camp Shields.
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130509-N-SD120-024 OKINAWA, Japan (May 9, 2013) Steelworker 3rd Class Daniel Buskeness, from Mariposa, Calif., uses a trowel to level the wet concrete walls of an alternative building structure. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 Seabees built an alternative building in five days, while training in preparation for NMCB 5 construction projects in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. The structure is made out of expanded polystyrene blocks and a layer of a concrete mix. Expanded polystyrene is a similar material to white foam coolers except it is thicker and fire resistant. After the concrete mix is applied to the interior and exterior of the building, it is rated as being able to withstand hurricane winds and earthquakes. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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130509-N-SD120-024 OKINAWA, Japan (May 9, 2013) Steelworker 3rd Class Daniel Buskeness, from Mariposa, Calif., uses a trowel to level the wet concrete walls of an alternative building structure. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 Seabees built an alternative building in five days, while training in preparation for NMCB 5 construction projects in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. The structure is made out of expanded polystyrene blocks and a layer of a concrete mix. Expanded polystyrene is a similar material to white foam coolers except it is thicker and fire resistant. After the concrete mix is applied to the interior and exterior of the building, it is rated as being able to withstand hurricane winds and earthquakes. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specilist 1st
VIRIN: 130509-N-SD120-024
SW3 Daniel Buskeness, NMCB 5, uses a trowel to level the wet concrete walls of an alternative building structure on Camp Shields.