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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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This Week in Seabee History: May 10 – 16

This Week in Seabee History (5-14-17)

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command A Seabee in full deep-water diving gear used by the combat demolition units and deep sea construction divers circa 1943. On May 14, 1943, the first Seabees reported to Amphibious Training Base Solomons, Maryland, to begin the four-week training course for what would later become the Naval Combat Demolition …

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This Week in Seabee History: May 3 – 9

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command On May 7, 1965, the Seabees of NMCB 10 landed at Chu Lai, Republic of Vietnam, in support of the III Marine Amphibious Force. This landing marked the first full scale battalion to deploy to Vietnam. After landing, the Seabees began working on the Chu Lai airfield, and establishing …

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This Week in Seabee History: April 26 – May 2

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Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Seabees attend a memorial service in Fallujah, Iraq, on May 15, 2004, honoring seven Seabees from NMCB-14 who died as a result of hostile fire in the Al Anbar Province on April 30 and May 2. (Photo by PH2 Eric Powell) April 26 1943: 9th Special NCB commissioned at …

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This Week in Seabee History: April 19 – 25

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command April 23, 1970: NMCB-121 Delta Company personnel pouring the concrete cap on an aircraft shelter for MAG-16, DaNang, Vietnam. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy Seabee Museum) April 20 1946: 301st Naval Construction Battalion (NCB) inactivated on Guam. 1970: NMCB 3 advance party returned to the continental United States (CONUS) …

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