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This Week in Seabee History (Week of January 7 – January 13)

Consolidated by Dr. Frank A. Blazich Jr., Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command Beginning in January 1991: U.S. Marines began to move north in preparation for the expected ground assault on the Iraqis. In support of this, the Seabees began to concentrate on building and maintaining roads to serve as the main supply routes throughout northern Saudi Arabia. After months …

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Gallery: The 55 Gallon Drum

Consolidated by MC1 Gary Granger Jr., Naval Facilities Engineering Command  The 55-gallon drum is second only to the Quonset Hut in its flexibility and mass-use during any conflict or peacetime effort. Through Seabee ingenuity, the drum was and is still used in hundreds of different ways from roofing tiles to culverts to a BBQ.             …

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