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This Week in Seabee History: July 19 – 25

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command The front cover of the July 29, 1966 edition of the first Seabee Courier. (Photo by Brian Lamar) July 20 1943: Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Richard Maurer, Naval Construction Battalion (NCB) 63, was cited for the Navy Silver Star following an attack near Bairoko Harbor, New Georgia, in the Solomon …

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Let’s Get After It: Message from the Seabee FORCM

From FORCM Delbert Terrell, Force Master Chief of the Seabees Seabees, this guide was created based on your feedback… Thank You for your input as well as CMDCM Laurie, CMDCM Lopez, CUCM Sherman, MC1 Granger, YN1 Padilla and many others who provided input on multiple occasions along the way. This was truly a Team Effort! What I also like about …

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This Week in Seabee History: July 12 – 18

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command On 15 July 1958, Amphibious Construction Battalion TWO (PHIBTWO) assist Marines with landing at Beirut, Lebanon. The U.S. government was asked by the Lebanese government for military aid, and to assist in the establishment and maintenance of order in the wake of dissidents attempt to overthrow the government. In …

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This Week in Seabee History: July 5 – 11

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Port Hueneme, California, April 1944. Two years earlier on July 15, the 7th Naval Construction Battalion left Advance Base Depot, Port Hueneme, for San Francisco, the first battalion to stage through this location. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum) July 5 1942: The 4th Naval Construction Battalion (NCB) …

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NMCB-5 Supports Ie Shima Training Facility Repairs

Story by MC1 Class Stephane Belcher, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 Equipment Operator Constructionman Chase Frenze and Equipment Operator 3rd Class Conner Legg, deployed with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, operate civil engineer support equipment to spread cement and gravel, May 20. (Photo by EO1 James Trebnik) Seabees with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 started resurfacing a vertical take-off …

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This Week in Seabee History: June 28 – July 4

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command This World War II-era advertisement showcased the Seabees’ rhino ferry. It was a huge barge constructed from pontoons with two propelling units. In the first 10 days of the invasion of Normandy, 85 percent of all vehicular equipment was transported to shore using the rhino ferry. It was critical …

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