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NMCB-5 Supports Ie Shima Training Facility Repairs

Story by MC1 Class Stephane Belcher, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 Equipment Operator Constructionman Chase Frenze and Equipment Operator 3rd Class Conner Legg, deployed with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, operate civil engineer support equipment to spread cement and gravel, May 20. (Photo by EO1 James Trebnik) Seabees with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 started resurfacing a vertical take-off …

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This Week in Seabee History: June 28 – July 4

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command This World War II-era advertisement showcased the Seabees’ rhino ferry. It was a huge barge constructed from pontoons with two propelling units. In the first 10 days of the invasion of Normandy, 85 percent of all vehicular equipment was transported to shore using the rhino ferry. It was critical …

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This Week in Seabee History: June 21 – 27

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command On June 25, 1969, Seabee Team 13304 becomes the first Seabee Team sent to Moen Island, Truk in the Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands (TTPI) in support of US civic action efforts. Under an agreement between the Secretaries of the Interior and Defense, and at the specific request …

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This Week in Seabee History: June 14 – 20

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command 19 June 1968 – NMCB 58’s main body redeployed from Hoi An to Camp Haskins North, RVN. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum) June 9-25 1952: Operation Crippled Chick One of the most incredible Seabee feats of the Korean War took place on the small island of …

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Center for Seabees Learning Sites Adjust Courses in Response to COVID-19

By Amber Vaglica, Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering Public Affairs Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering’s (CSFE) learning sites fully embrace the “CAN DO” spirit of the Seabees by finding creative ways to continue to train accessions-level Sailors and keep up morale while mitigating COVID-19 risk. Utilitiesman 1st Class Jalesa Thomas, an instructor at Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC) …

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This Week in Seabee History: June 7 – 13

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command USS Robert Stethem (DDG-63), named in honor of Steelworker 2nd Class Robert Stethem, circa 1995. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum) June 7 2008: Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 and Armed Forces of the Philippines soldiers from the 546th Engineer Construction Battalion carried …

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