Civic Action Team: Building Friendships

Jan. 4, 2018 | By ggranger
Video by MC1 Benjamin A. Lewis, Commander, Task Force 75 Public Affairs A Civic Action Team (CAT) is usually small in manning, but their task is worldly and demanding. This detail is a highly mobile, air transportable construction unit that can be tailored to accomplish a variety of construction tasks. Teams carry enough food, tool kits, and automotive and construction equipment to be self-sufficient in the field while performing their construction tasks. https://youtu.be/TvixTZ0Zkl4 Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133s CAT is forward deployed to Palau, a Micronesian nation consisting of 16 states that are made up of over 400 islands. NMCB 133 is providing expeditionary construction, engineering and humanitarian assistance through Construction Civic Action Details (CCAD) and theater disaster response capabilities. The United States and Palau are connected by the Compact of Free Association, an agreement which leads the nations to cooperate on a broad range of issues, including strengthening regional security, promoting sustainable development and improving infrastructure. Seabee CAT's have deployed to Palau for 48 years and currently deploy in a tri-service rotation with the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. [caption id="attachment_15615" align="alignnone" width="618"]
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U.S. Navy Steel Worker 2nd Class Mathew Long, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 Civic Action Team (CAT) Palau, talks to local Palauans while assisting with the Santa meet-and-greet during a community holiday gathering in Koror, Palau, December 12, 2017. NMCB-133 is forward deployed, providing expeditionary construction and engineering (combat service support) to include horizontal and vertical construction; maintenance and operation of expeditionary bases and facilities; tactical sustainment bridging, humanitarian assistance through Construction Civic Action Details (CCAD), Civic Action Teams (CAT) and theater disaster response capabilities in the U.S. 7th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin A. Lewis)
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U.S. Navy Steel Worker 2nd Class Mathew Long, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 Civic Action Team (CAT) Palau, talks to local Palauans while assisting with the Santa meet-and-greet during a community holiday gathering in Koror, Palau, December 12, 2017. NMCB-133 is forward deployed, providing expeditionary construction and engineering (combat service support) to include horizontal and vertical construction; maintenance and operation of expeditionary bases and facilities; tactical sustainment bridging, humanitarian assistance through Construction Civic Action Details (CCAD), Civic Action Teams (CAT) and theater disaster response capabilities in the U.S. 7th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin A. Lewis)
Photo By: Petty Officer 1st Class Benjamin
VIRIN: 171212-N-TR141-0177
Steelworker 2nd Class Mathew Long, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 Civic Action Team (CAT) Palau, talks to local Palauans while assisting with the Santa meet-and-greet during a community holiday gathering in Koror, Palau, December 12, 2017. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin A. Lewis) [caption id="attachment_15618" align="alignnone" width="618"]
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U.S. Navy Builder Constructionman Paul Richardson, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, shapes cement during the finishing of a generator retaining wall on Naval Base Guam December 13, 2017. NMCB-133 is forward deployed, ready to support Major Combat Operations, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief operations. They provide general engineering and civil support to Navy, Marine Corps and joint operational forces. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Dominique M. Lasco)
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U.S. Navy Builder Constructionman Paul Richardson, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, shapes cement during the finishing of a generator retaining wall on Naval Base Guam December 13, 2017. NMCB-133 is forward deployed, ready to support Major Combat Operations, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief operations. They provide general engineering and civil support to Navy, Marine Corps and joint operational forces. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Dominique M. Lasco)
Photo By: Petty Officer 1st Class Dominiqu
VIRIN: 171213-N-KK330-0255
Builder Constructionman Paul Richardson, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, shapes cement during the finishing of a generator retaining wall on Naval Base Guam December 13, 2017. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Dominique M. Lasco)
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Utilitiesman First Class Mariah Stanton, left, and Builder 2nd Class Brandon Rowe, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 Civic Action Team (CAT) Palau, renovate a bathroom on Camp Katuu, Palau, December 11, 2017. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin A. Lewis) [caption id="attachment_15612" align="alignnone" width="618"]
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Lt. Cmdr. Andreas Stiller, right, a Nurse Practitioner assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 Civic Action Team (CAT) Palau, teaches an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course to firefighters at Palau Community College in Koror, Palau, December 11, 2017. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin A. Lewis) [caption id="attachment_15613" align="alignnone" width="618"]
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U.S. Navy Construction Mechanic 1st Class Derrik Rutter, left, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 Civic Action Team (CAT) Palau, inscructs a Palauan on proper weightlifting techniques as part of a weekly fitness program on Camp KatuuPalau, December 11, 2017. NMCB-133 is forward deployed, providing expeditionary construction and engineering (combat service support) to include horizontal and vertical construction; maintenance and operation of expeditionary bases and facilities; tactical sustainment bridging, humanitarian assistance through Construction Civic Action Details (CCAD), Civic Action Teams (CAT) and theater disaster response capabilities in the U.S. 7th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin A. Lewis)
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U.S. Navy Construction Mechanic 1st Class Derrik Rutter, left, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 Civic Action Team (CAT) Palau, inscructs a Palauan on proper weightlifting techniques as part of a weekly fitness program on Camp KatuuPalau, December 11, 2017. NMCB-133 is forward deployed, providing expeditionary construction and engineering (combat service support) to include horizontal and vertical construction; maintenance and operation of expeditionary bases and facilities; tactical sustainment bridging, humanitarian assistance through Construction Civic Action Details (CCAD), Civic Action Teams (CAT) and theater disaster response capabilities in the U.S. 7th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin A. Lewis)
Photo By: Petty Officer 1st Class Benjamin
VIRIN: 171211-N-TR141-0559
Construction Mechanic 1st Class Derrik Rutter, left, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 Civic Action Team (CAT) Palau, instructs a Palauan on proper weightlifting techniques as part of a weekly fitness program on Camp KatuuPalau, December 11, 2017. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin A. Lewis) [caption id="attachment_15609" align="alignnone" width="618"]
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U.S. Navy Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Natasha Ruys, right, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 Civic Action Team (CAT) Palau, and Mona Estrella, the camp cook, unload groceries for Camp Katuu, Palau, December 11, 2017. NMCB-133 is forward deployed, providing expeditionary construction and engineering (combat service support) to include horizontal and vertical construction; maintenance and operation of expeditionary bases and facilities; tactical sustainment bridging, humanitarian assistance through Construction Civic Action Details (CCAD), Civic Action Teams (CAT) and theater disaster response capabilities in the U.S. 7th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin A. Lewis)
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U.S. Navy Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Natasha Ruys, right, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 Civic Action Team (CAT) Palau, and Mona Estrella, the camp cook, unload groceries for Camp Katuu, Palau, December 11, 2017. NMCB-133 is forward deployed, providing expeditionary construction and engineering (combat service support) to include horizontal and vertical construction; maintenance and operation of expeditionary bases and facilities; tactical sustainment bridging, humanitarian assistance through Construction Civic Action Details (CCAD), Civic Action Teams (CAT) and theater disaster response capabilities in the U.S. 7th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin A. Lewis)
Photo By: Petty Officer 1st Class Benjamin
VIRIN: 171211-N-TR141-0155
Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Natasha Ruys, right, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 Civic Action Team (CAT) Palau, and Mona Estrella, the camp cook, unload groceries for Camp Katuu, Palau, December 11, 2017. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin A. Lewis)