Latest Stories

NMCB 5 the 1st Navy Tactical Unit to Use Expeditionary Smart Surveillance Capability

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephane Belcher, NMCB 5 Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 augmented ground surveillance with the revolutionary Gantz-Mountain MT-5-R-Tactical Surveillance System, using artificial intelligence and behavior analysis at-the-tactical edge throughout their second Command Post Exercise (CPX-2). As part of a Technology Insertion program, NMCB-5 is launching several platforms to increase their tactical and engineering effectiveness. …

Read More »

NMCB 5 Completes Comprehensive, Unparalleled CPX-2

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephane Belcher, NMCB 5 U.S. Navy Seabees with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 completed their second Command Post Exercise (CPX-2) onboard Port Hueneme and Point Mugu, Naval Base Ventura County, California, Dec. 11. This exercise not only measured the battalion’s readiness for deployment but also brought novel technology, dispersed detail sites, and multiple …

Read More »

This Week in Seabee History (December 13-19)

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command The first B-29 Superfortress bombers land Dec. 21, 1944, at North Field on Tinian, the massive airbase being constructed by the 29th, 30th and 49th NCRs under the 6th NCB, commanded by Commodore Paul J. Halloran, CEC. Since July, the Seabees worked around the clock to construct North and …

Read More »

Seabees Enhance Military Reconnaissance with ENFIRE Kit

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephane, Belcher, NMCB 5 The U.S. Navy Seabees with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 employed the Instrument Set, Reconnaissance, and Surveying (ENFIRE) kit to streamline field operations during their second Command Post Exercise (CPX-2), Dec. 7. PORT HUENEME, Calif. (Dec. 1, 2020) Engineering Aide 3rd Class Hunter Sylvester, with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion …

Read More »

This Week in Seabee History (December 6-12)

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command 1954: One of the largest auctions of used and unused naval equipment ever offered for sale was held 7-8 December 1954. Materiel valued at $8.1 million went up for auction including automotive, construction and industrial equipment as well as spare parts. Among the countless items being offered were 650 …

Read More »