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This Week in Seabee History (December 27 – January 2)

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Throughout December 1990: Among the major projects completed during Operation “Desert Shield” were a headquarters complex for the First Marine Expeditionary Force and a 15,000 man camp for the Second Marine Expeditionary Force. The latter project was the largest wartime multi-battalion Seabee project since the Vietnam War. NMCB 1, …

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This Week in Seabee History (December 20-26)

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command December 20 1943: 18th and 19th NCRs commissioned. 138th NCB decommissioned at Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC) Camp Peary, Magruder, Virginia. 1945: 3rd and 51st NCRs inactivated. 5th NCB inactivated. 87th NCB inactivated on Okinawa. 99th NCB inactivated at Samar, Philippines. 115th and 118th NCBs inactivated at Subic Bay, …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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