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NMCB FOUR Constructs Pier System with NAVFAC Southwest and Industry Partners

Story by Lt.j.g. Eric Fallon, NMCB 4 “The difficult we do at once. The impossible takes a bit longer!” Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 have exceeded even the most ambitious timelines to complete the installation of piles that will ultimately support a catwalk pier system for a Short Approach Lighting System (SALS) at Runway 36 on Naval …

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This Week in Seabee History (November 15-21)

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Seabees working at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, while an aircraft lands. Beginning in 1955, Seabees began deploying yearly to the continent of Antarctica. As participants in Operation Deep Freeze, their mission was to build and expand scientific bases located on the frozen continent. The first “wintering over” party included 200 …

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The Warfighter is Live

Story by MC2 Brianna Green, NAVFAC EURAFCENT Public Affairs Office Standing on the forecastle of the Arleigh-burke guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG-75), Sailors waits for a signal from a Boatswain’s Mate to start heaving a line. Regardless of their time out to sea, every Sailor loves to hear the sound from their commanding officer, “liberty call, liberty call.” Everyone …

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This Week in Seabee History: November 1 – 7

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Operation Deep Freeze II Seabees prepare an amphibious tracker supply convoy for a trip from Little America to South Pole Station, 6 November 1956. (Coutesy of Naval History and Heritage Command) November 1 1943: Aviation, Construction, Ordnance, Repair, Navy (ACORN) 15 arrived at Noumea, New Caledonia. ACORNs were advanced …

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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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