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The Little Counter-Gray Zone Operations Force That Could…and “Can Do”: The U.S. Navy Seabees

Story by Cmdr. Ryan Carey, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5, commanding officer The recently released article “The Case for Change” authored by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Berger, continues to lay out the rationale for sweeping changes in Marine Corps future investment to meet three challenges: the “rise of precision strike regimes, gray zone strategies, and the imperative to …

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NMCB-3 Completes Command Sustainment Exercise

Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lopez, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 successfully completed a command sustainment exercise, May 4-22. Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 guide a concrete catch basin into place during a Seabee Technical Trainer underground utilities module as part of a command sustainment exercise. (Photo …

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This Week in Seabee History: May 31 – June 6

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command During the Normandy invasion in World War II, Seabees with the 111th Naval Construction Battalion unload heavy equipment from a Rhino ferry, June 1944. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy Seabee Museum) May 31 May 31-June 4, 1942: 10th NCB commissioned at Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC) Camp Allen, Norfolk, …

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This Week in Seabee History: May 24 – 30

This week in seabee history

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command In 1963, Seabee Teams were sent to Thailand to assist in the Royal Thai Government’s Accelerated Rural Development Program. In the northern provinces these diversified units taught and advised local Thais in an effort to help them form the cadre of essential rural public works organizations. Three years of …

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This Week in Seabee History: May 17 – 23

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command On Memorial Day 1974, the Seabee Memorial Monument was dedicated. The monument is located on Memorial Drive leading to the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. It depicts the Seabee as builder, fighter and ambassador of good will. The larger-than-life-size figure of a Seabee on the monument stands in …

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Five Restores a Tinian Children’s Park

Story by EA2 Yohanes Nuguse, NMCB-5 Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 completed a revitalization project at the Tinian Children’s Park, designed for local families to enjoy in Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) May 11. Construction Mechanic 1st Class Joshua Hobelman, deployed with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5, Detail Tinian, uses a skid steer with …

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