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Sept. 7, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: September 5 - 11

September 51943: 126th NCB formed at Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC) Camp Peary, Magruder, Virginia.1969: Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 advance party deployed to Camp Kinser, Okinawa, via government aircraft.September 61945: 52nd NCR commissioned. 97th NCB inactivated at NCTC Camp Endicott, Davisville, Rhode

Aug. 31, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: August 29 - September 4

August 291969: Seabee Team 0314 traveled to Guam, Mariana Islands, for orientation.2005: Hurricane Katrina strikes the Gulf Coast. More than 3,000 Seabees from NMCBs 18, 40, 133, Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU)202, Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2, and Mobile Utilities Support Equipment (MUSE) technicians assisted in the

Aug. 23, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: August 22 - 28

Operation "Desert Shield/Desert Storm" - On 2 August 1990 the armed forces of Iraq began the invasion and subsequent conquest of the Emirate of Kuwait. Under United Nations' auspices, the United States and other member nations responded by deploying military forces to Saudi Arabia. The immediate goal was to forestall further Iraqi aggression; the

Aug. 16, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: August 15 - 21

August 151942: 19th Naval Construction Brigade (NCB) established at Camp Bradford, Norfolk, Virginia.1944:  Invasion forces landed on Guam in the Marianas Islands, July 21. The initial objective was to take possession of Apra Harbor, together with the surrounding development area and airfield on Orote Peninsula. Landing forces struck north and

Aug. 10, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: August 8 - 14

August 81942: 17th Naval Construction Battalion (NCB) commissioned at Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia.1945: 7th Special NCB inactivated at Advance Base Depot (ABD), Port Hueneme, California.1949: The 1st Naval Mobile Construction Battalion -- NMCB 1 was activated for use in advance base construction and participation in special task force

Aug. 4, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: August 1 - 7

August 11944: 7th Naval Construction Brigade commissioned; the 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 34th, 35th, 36th, 37th Naval Construction Regiments (NCR) were commissioned.1945: ACORN 13 was decommissioned and incorporated into Naval Air Base Samar, Philippines. ACORN 30 was decommissioned and Naval Air Base, Jinamoc Tacloban, Leyte was established. ACORN 45 was

July 28, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: July 25 - 31

July 251943: The 90th NCB was activated at Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC) Camp Peary, Magruder, Virginia.1945: The 49th NCB was inactivated on Guam.2014: NMCB 74 was decommissioned at Construction Battalion Center (CBC), Gulfport, Mississippi. July 261965: NMCB 4 was relieved by NMCB 7 in Rota, Spain.1967: Lt. Cmdr. W.R. Glover, CEC,

July 22, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: July 18 - 24

July 181970: Seabee Team 0708 arrived at Davisville, Rhode Island, from RVN for reassignment to NMCB 7.Jul. 19-24, 1968: NMCB 7 main body, consisting of 11 officers and 491 enlisted men, was airlifted from Davisville, Rhode Island, to Da Nang, RVN, aboard eight C-141 aircraft provided by the Military Airlift Command and shuttled to Dong Ha Combat

July 12, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: July 11 - 17

July 111944: ACORN 10 was decommissioned.  (Used during World War II, an ACORN was a tailored unit designed to carry out the rapid construction and subsequent operation of a landplane and seaplane advance base. Each ACORN had a construction battalion attached to it, as well as trained personnel to operate the control tower, field lighting,

July 6, 2021

This Week in Seabee History: July 4 - 10

July 41942: Advance Base Depot (ABD), Davisville, Rhode Island, formally commissioned.1968: Twelve Seabees reported to the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) for duty with Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 302 two days late. While bound for Vietnam, the aircraft was forced down by Russian jets on a small island near Japan. The American crew and