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This Week in Seabee History: May 3 – 9

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command On May 7, 1965, the Seabees of NMCB 10 landed at Chu Lai, Republic of Vietnam, in support of the III Marine Amphibious Force. This landing marked the first full scale battalion to deploy to Vietnam. After landing, the Seabees began working on the Chu Lai airfield, and establishing …

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NMCB-5 Aides Pohnpei Island in COVID-19 Preparation

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christian Carlson, NMCB-5 Seabees with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5’s Detail Pohnpei completed the first set of eight head and shower facilities to assist the local government in a proactive response to the COVID-19 outbreak April 21. Construction Electrician 3rd Class Ignacio Munguia (front) and Equipment Operator Constructionman James Caouette, with Naval Mobile Construction …

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This Week in Seabee History: April 26 – May 2

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Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Seabees attend a memorial service in Fallujah, Iraq, on May 15, 2004, honoring seven Seabees from NMCB-14 who died as a result of hostile fire in the Al Anbar Province on April 30 and May 2. (Photo by PH2 Eric Powell) April 26 1943: 9th Special NCB commissioned at …

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Pacific Seabees Demonstrate Expeditionary Expertise; Support COVID-19 Fight

Story by Chief Petty Officer Matthew White, Commander Task Force 75 A skilled and dedicated team of U.S. Navy Seabees are providing engineering and expeditionary logistics support to the Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) being constructed onboard Naval Base Guam, as part of the Navy’s fight against COVID-19 in Guam. Equipment Operator 3rd Class Tyler Dowling, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion …

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This Week in Seabee History: April 19 – 25

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command April 23, 1970: NMCB-121 Delta Company personnel pouring the concrete cap on an aircraft shelter for MAG-16, DaNang, Vietnam. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy Seabee Museum) April 20 1946: 301st Naval Construction Battalion (NCB) inactivated on Guam. 1970: NMCB 3 advance party returned to the continental United States (CONUS) …

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Pacific Fleet Seabees Aid COVID-19 Efforts Using 3-D Printing Technology

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Heather Salzman, Naval Construction Group ONE Seabees assigned to Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1, Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (NMCB) 3 and 4 along with Naval Facilities Engineering Command Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) launched the first large-scale, 3-D printing operation in support of COVID-19 response and relief efforts on Naval Base Ventura County, California, April …

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