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This Week in Seabee History: October 25 – 31

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Correspondence from LCDR Anderson to Admiral Moreell telling him of Sea Bee Paule’s birth and naming, 31 October 1944. “I believe that you may have heard of the little French baby girl at whose birth I arrived while serving with the Eighty First Construction Battalion in Norwaudie. The enclosed …

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This Week in Seabee History: October 18 – 24

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph of the first Chief Petty Officers of the Seabees at Quonset Point, Rhode Island, January 1942. In October 1941, the first Chief Petty Officers were reassigned from the fleet into the newly created Headquarters Construction Companies, the predecessor to the Construction Battalions. After December 7, 1941, these units …

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NMCB-5 Completes COMMEX, CPX

Story by MC1 Stephane Belcher, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5  The Seabees with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 completed a mock Communications Exercise (COMMEX) and Command Post Exercise (CPX) onboard Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, California Oct. 9. Steelworker Constructionman Nicholas Wilson, deployed with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, connects concertina wire around the perimeter during a Communication …

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This Week in Seabee History (October 11 – 17)

Seabee Teams

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Seabees cross train in the skills of their colleagues and prepare for deployment with Seabee Technical Assistant Teams (STAT), later called Seabee Teams. These teams consisted of men specially selected from Naval Mobile Construction Battalions to provide direct technical assistance to friendly nations throughout the world. The teams proved …

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UCT-1 Inspect NAS Pensacola’s Port Following Hurricane Sally

Story by Joshua Cox, Naval Air Station Pensacola Seabees with Underwater Construction Team One (UCT 1) based on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va., conducted an underwater inspection and assessment of Naval Air Station Pensacola’s deep water port this week. Seabees from Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1 prepare to conduct a dive in order to assess Hurricane Sally damage to Naval …

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This Week in Seabee History: October 4 – 10

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Seabees with the 31st Naval Construction Battalion building a road on the side of Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy Seabee Museum) October 4 1942: 29th NCB commissioned at Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia. 1966: NMCB 71 was recommissioned at Davisville, Rhode Island, and assigned to the 21st Naval …

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