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This Week in Seabee History: August 30 – September 5

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command   5 September 2005 – A U.S. Navy equipment operator assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Seven (NMCB-7), cleared debris at Jones Park in Gulfport, Mississippi. The Seabees were supporting the U.S. Coast Guard, Fish and Wildlife Commission and the Sheriff’s Department to get the city of Gulfport and …

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This Week in Seabee History: August 23 – 29

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Operation “Desert Shield/Desert Storm”On 2 August 1990 the armed forces of Iraq began the invasion and subsequent conquest of the Emirate of Kuwait. Under United Nations’ auspices, the United States and other member nations responded by deploying military forces to Saudi Arabia. The immediate goal was to forestall further …

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This Week in Seabee History: August 9 – 15

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Seabees of CBMU 301 repair a track in Khe Sahn, RVN, 1968. (Photo courtesy ofU.S. Navy Seabee Museum) August 9 1946: 20th Naval Construction Regiment (NCR) inactivated. 1967: NMCB 1 vehicle hit by claymore-type mine on Route 1. One man was killed in action, and five men were wounded. …

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This Week in Seabee History: August 2 – 8

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Seabee Team 0406 setting the grade on footing forms for Chieu Hoi housing project, Bao Trai, RVN, 1967. (Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum) August 2 1942: 16th NCB commissioned at Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia. 1965: On this day the Chief of Naval Material transferred the material …

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This Week in Seabee History: July 26 – August 1

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Constructionman Camella J. Jones learns how to operate a large crane from a Chief Petty Officer. She was the first woman of the Navy to qualify as a Heavy Equipment Operator and to be assigned to a U.S. Navy Construction Battalion, November 1972. Photograph by PH3 Paul Mansfield, USN. …

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