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NMCB-11 Completes Table of Allowance Exercise on Naval Base Guam

Story by Lt.j.g. Joshua Marks, NMCB 11 Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 Det. Guam completed their Table of Allowance exercise (TOA-EX) on board Naval Base Guam to ensure Naval Construction Force (NCF) readiness to respond to conflict or disaster in the Pacific region, March 12. NMCB 11’s TOA-EX consisted of inventorying and performing operational tests on …

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This Week in Seabee History: March 14-20

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command March 14 1966: Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 arrived in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN), the first Atlantic battalion to take part in the war, deployed by direct airlift from Davisville, Rhode Island to Da Nang, which was now standard transportation for incoming and outgoing Seabee battalions. Its …

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Navy Creates Seabee Master Chief Rating – Here’s Why

Story by MC1 Mark D. Faram, Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs Effective March 15, all Seabee ratings will now compress into a single rating at the E-9 level, Seabee Master Chief (CBCM), eliminating the three existing E-9 compression ratings currently in the community.  The move, announced in NAVADMIN 054/21, released March 5,  will result in an immediate title change …

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NMCB-4 Seabees Assist the Island of Tinian in the Fight Against COVID-19

Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Wenhan Fan, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 As the COVID-19 virus began to devastate the world in 2019, the small pacific island of Tinian began to implement precautions aimed at slowing the spread of the virus. Since arriving on the island of Tinian at the beginning of 2021, Seabees attached to Naval Mobile Construction …

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UCT-2 Deploys to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka

Story by Emily Murphy, Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka The Navy’s Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2 Construction Dive Detachment Bravo (CDD/B) deployed to Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) Feb. 15 through 24, as part of their regularly scheduled deployment to the Indo-Pacom Region. CFAY was the first stop on a three-stop deployment for the Port Hueneme, Calif.-based UCT 2. While onboard …

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Long-standing Navy-Army Partnership at Fort Hunter Liggett

Story by Amy Phillips, Fort Hunter Liggett Public Affairs Office Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 (NMCB 5) based at Port Hueneme, California, spent two weeks at Fort Hunter Liggett (FHL) in February, as part of Operation Turning Point. The exercise was a win-win for the Seabees utilizing their skills in real-world projects at installations across the nation and for the …

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