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NMCB-5 supports the National Institute of Health in Dili, Timor-Leste

By Builder 3rd Class Sierra Hall, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5’s Detail Timor-Leste finished a two-room school and four-stall head facility at the National Institute of Health March 30. Builder 3rd Class Jaidean Soto, deployed with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5’s Detail Timor-Leste, uses a trowel to form a mortar bed …

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This Week in Seabee History: March 29 – April 4

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command On April 6, 1968, the Hill 494 Quarry Cantonment and Rock Production was dedicated as Camp DeShurley in honor of mortar crew leader Builder (Light) 3rd Class George R. DeShurley and the five other Seabees of Detail Echo, who killed in action in the defense of the facility on …

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Center for Seabees Helps Develop Seabee Rate Training App

By Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering Public Affairs Seabees in the seven Seabee rates can now download the Naval Construction Forces’ new Seabee Rate Training Manuals (RTM) App and study on-the-go, where ever they are in the world. (Photo by Amber Vaglica)  It is easier than ever for Seabees to complete rate training for advancement. Sailors in the seven …

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This Week in Seabee History: March 22-28

This Week in Seabee History – March 26, 2017

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presents the Silver Star to Brooke Toner, widow of Navy Lt.j.g. Francis L. Toner, IV, at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 2011. Halfway through a year-long Individual Augmentee (IA) assignment with the Afghan Regional Security Integration …

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This Week in Seabee History: March 15-21

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Seabees with CBMU 301 fixing a bulldozer’s track near Khe Sanh in 1968. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum) March 15 1942: 1st NCB commissioned at Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC) Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia. 1945: ACORN 27 decommissioned. (An ACORN was a “tailored” unit designed to …

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This Week in Seabee History: March 8- 14

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command On this Day in Seabee History: 12 March 1942 – The Navy shipped out scores of trucks with vital materials and equipment to be used for the the construction of Advance Base Depot Port Hueneme. This photograph, taken in November 1943 shows the expansion at Camp Rousseau that would …

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