131120-N-VN372-002 OKINAWA, Japan – (Nov. 20, 2013) U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Marco Ramirez answers questions while addressing Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 during a visit to Camp Shields, Wednesday. The trip was designed to help share Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. Harry B. Harris’ vision, guiding principles, and strategic imperatives. One of the first battalions commissioned during World War II, NMCB 3’s legacy stands strong in its ability to build and fight anywhere in the world as either a full battalion or as a group of autonomous detachments, simultaneously completing critical engineering and construction missions. For this deployment, NMCB 3 has split into nine details to perform critical construction projects in remote island areas such as Timor-Leste, Tonga, Cambodia and the Philippines. The teams will also conduct operations in Atsugi, Yokosuka and Okinawa, Japan; Chinhae, Republic of Korea and China Lake, Calif. The Naval Construction Force is a vital component of the U.S. Maritime Strategy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Fahey/RELEASED).