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This Week in Seabee History: February 28 – March 6

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command February 28 1968: Cmdr. R.M. Fluss, Civil Engineer Corps (CEC), United States Navy (USN), commanding officer of NMCB 4, relieved Cmdr. W.W. Degroot, III, CEC, USN, commanding officer of NMCB 58, as commanding officer of Camp Haskins. 1969: Cmdr. H.A. Crisp relieved Cmdr. R.D. Keegan as commanding officer of …

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NMCB-3 Seabee Receives 2020 Stethem Award

Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lopez, NMCB 3 Builder 1st Class Travis Klawonn, assigned to U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3, was awarded the Steelworker 2nd Class Robert D. Stethem award during a ceremony, February 24. Rear Adm. John Korka, right, commander of Naval Facilities Engineering Command, presents the Steelworker 2nd Class Robert D. Stethem award to …

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This Week in Seabee History: February 21-27

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command One of the major projects for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command and the major project for the Seabees in the 1970s and early 1980s was the construction of a naval complex on the atoll of Diego Garcia, part of the British Indian Ocean Territory. Diego Garcia, one of the …

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This Week in Seabee History: February 14-20

This week in seabee history

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 301 Seabees working at Khe Sanh in 1968.  (Photos courtesy of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum) February 14 1946: 86th NCB inactivated on Okinawa. 1966: NMCB 1 advance party arrived in Da Nang, RVN. 1968: Cmdr. D.N. Shockey, CEC, was relieved as commanding officer …

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From Builder to Building Careers

Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brianna Green, NAVFAC EURAFCENT When joining the U.S. Navy, there are a plethora of rates to choose from, but a Navy Counselor is not one of them because a Command Career Counselor serves as the critical link between a Sailor, their command and supporting Navy organizations. Being a Career Counselor requires knowledge and experience …

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This Week in Seabee History: February 7-13

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command February 7 1943: 66th NCB commissioned at Camp Endicott, Davisville, Rhode Island. 1968: NMCB 3’s seventh flight to the continental U.S. (CONUS) received two small arms rounds while taking off from Phu Bai Airport, RVN; Lt. Cmdr. Daniel B. Leonard, Civil Engineer Corps (CEC), relieved Lt. Cmdr. Stanley P. …

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