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Sept. 7, 2021

Capt. Kurgan Legacy of Service

Capt. Christopher M. Kurgan, former commanding officer, Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering (CSFE) and Naval Civil Engineer Corps Officers School (CECOS) retired during a ceremony held at Seabee Chapel onboard Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), Port Hueneme, Aug. 27, 2021.Kurgan, a native of Chicago, retired after 30 years of

Sept. 2, 2021

169th Fighter Wing Hosts Second Airfield Repair Demonstration

The 169th Fighter Wing hosted another U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) led runway repair demonstration Aug. 16 to Sept. 1. During this iteration, lessons learned from the Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) held at McEntire Joint National Guard Base (JNGB) four months ago were incorporated into a Military Utility Assessment

Sept. 1, 2021

Fort Leonard Wood Navy Detachment Introduces ‘Change the Landscape, Change the Mindset’ Campaign

When Navy Lt. Joshua Lamb arrived in May to take charge of the Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering Navy Detachment Fort Leonard Wood, he noticed little had changed since he was last here years ago as an instructor: the paint on the walls was old, as were the pictures hanging in the halls. There were no signs to let people know where to go

Aug. 27, 2021

UCT 1 Takes Command of Adaptive Force Package During Large Scale Exercise 2021

Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1 led an Expeditionary Port Damage Repair (ExPDR) training evolution during the Navy’s Large Scale Exercise (LSE) 2021.This evolution provided an opportunity for Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) to execute simulated port damage repair operations, utilizing units of action from each of its operational

Aug. 25, 2021

Leading from the Front – NMCB-5 the First Deployable Naval Unit to Perform Battlefield Auricular Acupuncture

The U.S. Navy Seabees with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 can now receive acupuncture treatments as part of battlefield auricular acupuncture (BFA). NMCB-5 is the first U.S. Navy deployable command to perform BFA.Lt. Jeffrey Moy, NMCB-5’s medical officer, and several corpsmen at NMCB-5 can provide auricular acupuncture, which consists

Aug. 25, 2021

NMCB-3 Completes Exercise TURNING POINT

U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 completed Exercise TURNING POINT throughout the state of California July 26 to Aug. 20.The field training exercise required NMCB-3 to establish a task group on San Clemente Island where it would exercise control over task units, smaller groups assigned specific engineering missions in support of the

Aug. 19, 2021

U.S. Navy Seabees with NMCB 5 and Marines with 7th ESB Contribute to the Community of Tinian

U.S. Navy Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5’s Detail Tinian and U.S. Marines assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion (ESB) assisted the local community of Tinian, an island in the Northern Mariana Islands, by clearing land and obstacles at the Northern Marianas College Tinian Center, July 28.The Seabees and Marines

Aug. 16, 2021

NMCB 11 Constructs Prototype Landing Pad on Naval Base Guam

Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 Det. Guam finished construction of a prototype helicopter landing zone (HLZ) on Orote Point Quarry on Naval Base Guam Tuesday, August 3rd. That same day the operational capability was tested when the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 landed a MH-60S on the

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,