NMCB 5 Challenges Command and Control Expertise During FTX

Oct. 27, 2014 | By Seabee Magazine
Photos by MC1 John P. Curtis Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 evaluated Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 during the final field training exercise (FTX), Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., in October, in preparation for deployment. The FTX challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. While deployed, Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid and disaster recovery assistance.
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141006-N-SD120-027 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 06, 2014) A Seabee guides a mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle on Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5�s operating base on Fort Hunter Liggett during the battalion�s field training exercise (FTX). Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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141006-N-SD120-027 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 06, 2014) A Seabee guides a mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle on Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5�s operating base on Fort Hunter Liggett during the battalion�s field training exercise (FTX). Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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VIRIN: 141006-N-SD120-027
A Seabee guides a mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle on NMCB 5 s operating base, Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Oct. 6, during the battalion s FTX.
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141006-N-SD120-028 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 06, 2014) Chief Information Systems Technician Troy Voorhies guides a high mobility multipurpose vehicle (HMMV) Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5�s operating base on Fort Hunter Liggett, during the battalion�s field training exercise (FTX). Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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141006-N-SD120-028 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 06, 2014) Chief Information Systems Technician Troy Voorhies guides a high mobility multipurpose vehicle (HMMV) Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5�s operating base on Fort Hunter Liggett, during the battalion�s field training exercise (FTX). Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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VIRIN: 141006-N-SD120-028
ITC Troy Voorhies guides a high mobility multipurpose vehicle (HMMV) on NMCB 5 s operating base, Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Oct. 6, during the battalion s FTX.
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141007-N-SD120-001 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 07, 2014) Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Chris Harris instructs other Seabees on how to operate the MK-19 automatic grenade launcher at Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5�s operating base on Fort Hunter Liggett, during the battalion�s field training exercise (FTX). Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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141007-N-SD120-001 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 07, 2014) Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Chris Harris instructs other Seabees on how to operate the MK-19 automatic grenade launcher at Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5�s operating base on Fort Hunter Liggett, during the battalion�s field training exercise (FTX). Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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VIRIN: 141007-N-SD120-001
CM2 Chris Harris instructs other Seabees how to operate the MK-19 automatic grenade launcher at NMCB 5 s operating base on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Oct. 7, during the battalion s FTX.
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141008-N-SD120-003 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 08, 2014) Builder 3rd Class Zechariah Bukys, right, ensures the boards stay level while Builder Constructionman Nicholas Sievert uses a nail gun to fasten the boards on a Southwest Asia hut at Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5�s field training exercise (FTX) on Fort Hunter Liggett. Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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141008-N-SD120-003 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 08, 2014) Builder 3rd Class Zechariah Bukys, right, ensures the boards stay level while Builder Constructionman Nicholas Sievert uses a nail gun to fasten the boards on a Southwest Asia hut at Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5�s field training exercise (FTX) on Fort Hunter Liggett. Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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VIRIN: 141008-N-SD120-003
BU3 Zechariah Bukys (right) ensures the board stays level while BUCN Nicholas Sievert uses a nail gun to fasten the boards on a Southwest Asia hut at NMCB 5 s FTX on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Oct. 8.
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141008-N-SD120-005 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 08, 2014) Builder 3rd Class William Neilsen cuts a two by four board while framing the walls for a Southwest Asia hut at Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5�s field training exercise (FTX) on Fort Hunter Liggett. Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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141008-N-SD120-005 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 08, 2014) Builder 3rd Class William Neilsen cuts a two by four board while framing the walls for a Southwest Asia hut at Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5�s field training exercise (FTX) on Fort Hunter Liggett. Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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VIRIN: 141008-N-SD120-005
BU3 William Neilsen cuts a 2-by-4 board while framing the walls for a Southwest Asia hut at NMCB 5 s FTX on Fort Hunter Liggett. Calif., Oct. 8.
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141007-N-SD120-008 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 08, 2014) Builder 3rd Class Zechariah Bukys, right, and Builder Constructionman Nicholas Sievert run a string line to ensure a Southwest Asia style during construction at Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5�s field training exercise (FTX) on Fort Hunter Liggett. Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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141007-N-SD120-008 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 08, 2014) Builder 3rd Class Zechariah Bukys, right, and Builder Constructionman Nicholas Sievert run a string line to ensure a Southwest Asia style during construction at Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5�s field training exercise (FTX) on Fort Hunter Liggett. Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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BU3 Zechariah Bukys (right) and BUCN Nicholas Sievert run a string line to ensure a Southwest Asia style hut stays level during construction at NMCB 5 s FTX on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Oct. 8.
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141008-N-SD120-025 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 08, 2014) Builder Constructionman Stephanie Wood, right, covers Builder Constructionman Chad Davis�s movement while rehearsing a patrol at Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5�s field training exercise (FTX). Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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141008-N-SD120-025 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 08, 2014) Builder Constructionman Stephanie Wood, right, covers Builder Constructionman Chad Davis�s movement while rehearsing a patrol at Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5�s field training exercise (FTX). Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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VIRIN: 141008-N-SD120-025
BUCN Stephanie Wood (right) covers BUCN Chad Davis s movement while rehearsing a patrol at NMCB 5 s FTX, Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Oct. 8.
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141008-N-SD120-045 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 08, 2014) Seabees assigned to the convoy security element for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 prepare their mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles for the next day�s convoys during the battalion�s field training exercise (FTX) on Fort Hunter Liggett. Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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141008-N-SD120-045 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 08, 2014) Seabees assigned to the convoy security element for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 prepare their mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles for the next day�s convoys during the battalion�s field training exercise (FTX) on Fort Hunter Liggett. Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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VIRIN: 141008-N-SD120-045
Seabees assigned to NMCB 5's convoy security element prepare their mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles for the next day s convoys during the battalion s FTX on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Oct. 8.
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141008-N-SD120-054 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 08, 2014) Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5�s ALFA Company prepare vehicles for the convoy the next day during the battalion�s field training exercise (FTX) on Fort Hunter Liggett. Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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141008-N-SD120-054 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 08, 2014) Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5�s ALFA Company prepare vehicles for the convoy the next day during the battalion�s field training exercise (FTX) on Fort Hunter Liggett. Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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VIRIN: 141008-N-SD120-054
Seabees from NMCB 5 s ALFA Company prepare vehicles for the next day's convoy during the battalion s FTX on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Oct. 8.
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141008-N-SD120-003 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 09, 2014) Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5�s convoy to a new forward operating base during the battalion�s field training exercise (FTX) on Fort Hunter Liggett. Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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141008-N-SD120-003 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 09, 2014) Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5�s convoy to a new forward operating base during the battalion�s field training exercise (FTX) on Fort Hunter Liggett. Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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VIRIN: 141009-N-SD120-003
Seabees from NMCB 5 s convoy move to a new forward operating base during the battalion s FTX on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Oct. 9.
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141008-N-SD120-005 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 09, 2014) Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 move into a new forward operating base during the battalion�s field training exercise (FTX) on Fort Hunter Liggett. Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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141008-N-SD120-005 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 09, 2014) Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 move into a new forward operating base during the battalion�s field training exercise (FTX) on Fort Hunter Liggett. Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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VIRIN: 141009-N-SD120-005
Seabees from NMCB 5 move to a new forward operating base during the battalion s FTX on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Oct. 9.
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141009-N-SD120-010 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 09, 2014) A Seabee convoy security element provides security in mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles with crew-serve weapons, while other Seabees begin to setup Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 forward operating base during the battalion�s field training exercise (FTX) on Fort Hunter Liggett. Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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141009-N-SD120-010 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 09, 2014) A Seabee convoy security element provides security in mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles with crew-serve weapons, while other Seabees begin to setup Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 forward operating base during the battalion�s field training exercise (FTX) on Fort Hunter Liggett. Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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VIRIN: 141009-N-SD120-010
The Seabee convoy security element provides security in mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles with crew-serve weapons, while other Seabees set up NMCB 5's forward operating base during the battalion s FTX on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Oct. 9.
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141008-N-SD120-018 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 09, 2014) Seabees setup Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5�s command operation center tent at a forward operating base during the battalion�s field training exercise (FTX) on Fort Hunter Liggett. Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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141008-N-SD120-018 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 09, 2014) Seabees setup Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5�s command operation center tent at a forward operating base during the battalion�s field training exercise (FTX) on Fort Hunter Liggett. Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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VIRIN: 141009-N-SD120-018
Seabees set up NMCB 5 s command operation center tent at a forward operating base during the battalion s FTX on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Oct. 9.
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141006-N-SD120-020 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 06, 2014) Two Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 Seabee walk through the powdery dust on Fort Hunter Liggett during the battalion�s field training exercise (FTX). Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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141006-N-SD120-020 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. (October 06, 2014) Two Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 Seabee walk through the powdery dust on Fort Hunter Liggett during the battalion�s field training exercise (FTX). Using realistic scenarios in a field environment, NMCB 5 is being evaluated by Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1 on the final FTX in preparation for a deployment. The exercise challenges the battalion's command and control functions while maintaining the camp, building structures and bridges, and defending the camp and construction projects. Seabee battalions perform contingency construction, humanitarian aid, and disaster recovery assistance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released)
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VIRIN: 141006-N-SD120-020
Two NMCB 5 Seabees walk through the powdery dust on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., during the battalion s FTX, Oct. 6.