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Aug. 12, 2021

OICC China Lake/NCG-1 Collaborated to Create the Seabees Skills Mentoring Program

On July 2019 Ridgecrest, California was the epicenter of two devastating seismic events and several thousand aftershocks since. As a result, Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake suffered damage to over 270 structures with the majority uninhabitable, adversely affecting the research, development, acquisition, testing and evaluation mission of

Aug. 11, 2021

NMCB 4 Completes Indo-Pacific Deployment, Relieved by NMCB 5

The battalion flag, prominently displaying the number four, over Camp Shields, Okinawa, has been lowered after Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 transfered tasking in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, July 25, 2021. During a Relief in Place/Transfer of Authority (RIP/TOA) ceremony, Cmdr. Andrew Olsen, commanding officer, NMCB-5,

Aug. 4, 2021

NAVFAC Executive Director Named Honorary Seabee for 'Inspirational' Support

Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Executive Director Jennifer LaTorre was recently named an honorary Seabee in recognition of her extraordinary and continuing support to NAVFAC and the Seabees, particularly during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.The Navy's chief of Civil Engineers and the force master chief of the Seabees grant the title

July 30, 2021

Seabee MUSE Technicians Prepare Two Navy Carriers for Inspections

Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) Mobile Utilities Support Equipment (MUSE) deployed three technicians to conduct annual inspections and testing on eight mobile electrical substations currently supporting the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). MUSE technicians will also support the Chief of Naval

July 28, 2021

NMCB-5 Takes Command of Camp Shields, Assumes Authority of Naval Construction Force Tasking in the Indo-Pacific

U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 assumed command from NMCB-4 of Naval Construction Force tasking in the Indo-Pacific region during a relief in place/transfer of authority (RIP/TOA) ceremony onboard Camp Shields in Okinawa, July 26.This RIP/TOA marked the official completion of NMCB-4’s deployment in the region.Throughout NMCB-4’s

July 14, 2021

Navy Joint Efforts Support Shore Power Requirements for USS Gerald. R Ford

Four Seabee’s from Mobile Utilities Support Equipment (MUSE), a specialty program within the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) portfolio, traveled to the Newport News Shipyard to install two mobile substations on pier 2 to support the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).As the lead ship

June 28, 2021

Seabees, Marines Complete Expeditionary Advanced Base Ops Demonstration

Just off the coast of Okinawa, in the East China Sea, Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 and Marines with 3d Marine Logistics Group and 1st Marine Air Wing rehearsed the establishment of an Expeditionary Advanced Base (EAB) as part of exercise Poseidon’s Watchtower, June 2-17, on the islands of Ukibaru and Irisuna.In a

June 28, 2021

Poseidon’s Watchtower 21 | 3d MLG, NMCB-4 Conclude Naval Integration Exercise

Marines and Sailors from 3d Marine Logistics Group and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 successfully completed exercise Poseidon’s Watchtower 21 today. The exercise took place June 2-17, 2021, on the islands of Ukibaru and Irisuna, Okinawa, Japan.PW-21 served as an opportunity for the Marines and Sailors from 3d Landing Support Battalion, 9th

June 28, 2021

Seabees Supporting Air Operations

The logistical “Hub of the Med”, NAS Sigonella is a strategic location in the center of the Mediterranean. As a NATO hub, the base has an active role in supporting joint and combined operations in the European theater. It is the shortest logistics route from continental U.S. to Central Asia and the Indian Ocean. It is the second largest security

June 27, 2021

Marines, NMCB-4 Seabees Rehearse Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations

Marines with 3d Marine Logistics Group (MLG) and Sailors with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 are conducting Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO) training on islands around Okinawa during exercise Poseidon’s Watchtower from June 2-17.Poseidon’s Watchtower serves as an opportunity to rehearse both naval integration and EABO