NMCB 1 Opens Health Clinic in Micronesia

July 27, 2017 | By ggranger
Story byMC1 Brannon Deugan, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 Public Affairs KOSRAE,Federated States of Micronesia- A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Walung Village on the island of Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, to dedicate and turnover the Walung Health Clinic to the Federated States of Micronesia, July 25. The ceremony signified Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1s completion of the 792 square foot structure that started in February, and was attend by key community leaders and more than 100 villagers. Walung Clinic is an important memento to the relationship between the United States and Federated States of Micronesia, said the Honorary Robert Riley, U.S. ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia. During the ceremony, the Walung choir sang a dedication song, and the clinic was formally opened to the public. The clinic will serve as a local health care facility and provider of clean drinking water for the 600 local villagers. [caption id="attachment_14507" align="alignleft" width="386"]
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Kosraean workers work with a Sailor assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 carrying concrete mix to construct the Walung Health Clinic in Walung, Kosrae, May 19, 2017. NMCB 1 provides expeditionary construction and engineering support to expeditionary bases and responds to humanitarian assistance disaster relief requests. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Information Systems Technician 1st Class Ledget Glover III)
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Kosraean workers work with a Sailor assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 carrying concrete mix to construct the Walung Health Clinic in Walung, Kosrae, May 19, 2017. NMCB 1 provides expeditionary construction and engineering support to expeditionary bases and responds to humanitarian assistance disaster relief requests. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Information Systems Technician 1st Class Ledget Glover III)
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VIRIN: 170727-N-ZY182-4507
Kosraean workers work with a Sailor assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 carrying concrete mix to construct the Walung Health Clinic in Walung, Kosrae, May 19. (Photo by Information Systems Technician 1st Class Ledget Glover III) A crew of nine Sailors and four local construction apprentices constructed the five room clinic in support of the Kosrean Health Department. Seabees often work hand-in-hand with host nation engineering forces and local civilians in order to enhance interoperability and skills transfer. The project consists of a concrete slab, a construction masonry unit wall, wooden trusses, metal roof, utilities, water catchment system, prefabricated plastic septic tank and a leach field. Im proud of the crew and the hard work they put in, said Builder 1st Class Adam Merrill, NMCB 1 Detail Micronesia operations lead. They worked hand-in-hand with the locals to give the villagers a top notch clinic. [caption id="attachment_14508" align="alignleft" width="387"]
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Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 place concrete during the construction of the Walung Health Clinic in Walung, Kosrae, May 19, 2017. NMCB 1 provides expeditionary construction and engineering support to expeditionary bases and responds to humanitarian assistance disaster relief requests. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Information Systems Technician 1st Class Ledget Glover III)
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Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 place concrete during the construction of the Walung Health Clinic in Walung, Kosrae, May 19, 2017. NMCB 1 provides expeditionary construction and engineering support to expeditionary bases and responds to humanitarian assistance disaster relief requests. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Information Systems Technician 1st Class Ledget Glover III)
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VIRIN: 170727-N-ZY182-4508
Seabeesplace concrete during the construction of the Walung Health Clinic in Walung, Kosrae, May 19. (Photo by Information Systems Technician 1st Class Ledget Glover III) Naval Construction Force assets working in the U.S. Pacific Fleet area of responsibility are excellent resources which aid in developing and strengthening relationships with the international community, and the work Seabees are doing in the Pacific builds upon our active and enduring presence in the region. The U.S. has been sending Civic Construction Action Details (CCAD) to the Federated States of Micronesia for a long time to continue to build the partnership between the two countries. The efforts of NMCB 1, affectionately known to us on the island as the Seabees, are a testament to the partnership between our nations, said the Honorary Lyndon Jackson, governor of Kosrae. CCAD teams have been coming to Kosrae since 1969 and this team continues to leave a positive lasting impat on the people of Kosrae. Thank you NMCB 1. [caption id="attachment_14506" align="alignnone" width="618"]
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Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 discuss plans during the construction of the Walung Health Clinic in Walung, Kosrae, May 17, 2017. NMCB 1 provides expeditionary construction and engineering support to expeditionary bases and responds to humanitarian assistance disaster relief requests. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Information Systems Technician 1st Class Ledget Glover III)
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Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 discuss plans during the construction of the Walung Health Clinic in Walung, Kosrae, May 17, 2017. NMCB 1 provides expeditionary construction and engineering support to expeditionary bases and responds to humanitarian assistance disaster relief requests. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Information Systems Technician 1st Class Ledget Glover III)
Photo By: Petty Officer 1st Class Ledget G
VIRIN: 170727-N-ZY182-4506
Seabeesdiscuss plans during the construction of the Walung Health Clinic in Walung, Kosrae, May 17. (Photo by Information Systems Technician 1st Class Ledget Glover III) [caption id="attachment_14509" align="alignnone" width="618"]
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KOSRAE, Federated States of Micronesia (May 17, 2017) Local construction apprentices and Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 place concrete for the bond beam of NMCB 1 Walung Health Clinic project on Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, May 16, 2017. NMCB 1 is forward deployed to execute construction, humanitarian and foreign assistance, special operations combat service support, and theater security cooperation in support of U.S. Pacific Command. (U.S. Navy Photo by Utilitiesman Constructionman Matthew Konopka)
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KOSRAE, Federated States of Micronesia (May 17, 2017) Local construction apprentices and Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 place concrete for the bond beam of NMCB 1 Walung Health Clinic project on Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, May 16, 2017. NMCB 1 is forward deployed to execute construction, humanitarian and foreign assistance, special operations combat service support, and theater security cooperation in support of U.S. Pacific Command. (U.S. Navy Photo by Utilitiesman Constructionman Matthew Konopka)
Photo By: Petty Officer 1st Class Brannon
VIRIN: 170727-N-ZY182-4509
Local construction apprentices and Seabees place concrete for the bond beam of NMCB 1 Walung Health Clinic project on Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, May 16. (Photo by Utilitiesman Constructionman Matthew Konopka)     For more news about the Walung Clinic, visit: Seabees Build Health Clinic in Micronesiaand Walung Health Clinic Construction For more information, visit NMCB1Facebook.