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NMCB-5 connects with the community of Marshall Islands

Story by MC1 Stephane Belcher, NMCB-5 Public Affairs Seabees with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, Detail Marshall Islands, teamed up with local Marshallese volunteers to aide with the community’s material and logistical needs at Ennibur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of Marshall Islands. Equipment Operator Constructionman Manuel Mendez Correa, from Memphis, Tennessee, deployed with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5’s …

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This Week in Seabee History: May 10 – 16

This Week in Seabee History (5-14-17)

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command A Seabee in full deep-water diving gear used by the combat demolition units and deep sea construction divers circa 1943. On May 14, 1943, the first Seabees reported to Amphibious Training Base Solomons, Maryland, to begin the four-week training course for what would later become the Naval Combat Demolition …

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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

TWiSH (4-30-17)

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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