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This Week in Seabee History: September 20 – 26

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Members of a Seabee Team in 1963 show off their rates. These teams could be tailored to fit any size task, but normally consisted of one junior Civil Engineer Corps officer, eleven construction men and a hospital corpsman. The crew and equipment utilized by these highly mobile, air transportable …

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This Week in Seabee History: September 13 – 19

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command September 13 1942: The 25th NCB was commissioned at Camp Bradford, Norfolk, Virginia. 1945: The 6th NCB was inactivated at Okinawa, Japan. Joan Shields, widow of CM3 Marvin Shields, with their daughter Barbara Diane, receiving her husband’s Medal of Honor from President Lyndon Johnson, September 13, 1966. (Photo courtesy of U.S. …

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This Week in Seabee History: September 6 – 12

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command From Rota to Zaragota the OICC Madrid was charged with building 20 major air and naval facilities with Rota being the crown jewel. Across the bay from Cadiz, Rota was the main terminal for the 485 mile underground fuel transportation system which supplied Air Force and Navy bases with …

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This Week in Seabee History: August 30 – September 5

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command   5 September 2005 – A U.S. Navy equipment operator assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Seven (NMCB-7), cleared debris at Jones Park in Gulfport, Mississippi. The Seabees were supporting the U.S. Coast Guard, Fish and Wildlife Commission and the Sheriff’s Department to get the city of Gulfport and …

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This Week in Seabee History: August 23 – 29

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Operation “Desert Shield/Desert Storm”On 2 August 1990 the armed forces of Iraq began the invasion and subsequent conquest of the Emirate of Kuwait. Under United Nations’ auspices, the United States and other member nations responded by deploying military forces to Saudi Arabia. The immediate goal was to forestall further …

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