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Center for Seabees Learning Sites Adjust Courses in Response to COVID-19

By Amber Vaglica, Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering Public Affairs Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering’s (CSFE) learning sites fully embrace the “CAN DO” spirit of the Seabees by finding creative ways to continue to train accessions-level Sailors and keep up morale while mitigating COVID-19 risk. Utilitiesman 1st Class Jalesa Thomas, an instructor at Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC) …

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This Week in Seabee History: June 7 – 13

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command USS Robert Stethem (DDG-63), named in honor of Steelworker 2nd Class Robert Stethem, circa 1995. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum) June 7 2008: Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 and Armed Forces of the Philippines soldiers from the 546th Engineer Construction Battalion carried …

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NMCB-3 Completes Command Sustainment Exercise

Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lopez, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 successfully completed a command sustainment exercise, May 4-22. Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 guide a concrete catch basin into place during a Seabee Technical Trainer underground utilities module as part of a command sustainment exercise. (Photo …

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This Week in Seabee History: May 31 – June 6

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command During the Normandy invasion in World War II, Seabees with the 111th Naval Construction Battalion unload heavy equipment from a Rhino ferry, June 1944. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy Seabee Museum) May 31 May 31-June 4, 1942: 10th NCB commissioned at Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC) Camp Allen, Norfolk, …

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This Week in Seabee History: May 24 – 30

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Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command In 1963, Seabee Teams were sent to Thailand to assist in the Royal Thai Government’s Accelerated Rural Development Program. In the northern provinces these diversified units taught and advised local Thais in an effort to help them form the cadre of essential rural public works organizations. Three years of …

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This Week in Seabee History: May 17 – 23

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command On Memorial Day 1974, the Seabee Memorial Monument was dedicated. The monument is located on Memorial Drive leading to the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. It depicts the Seabee as builder, fighter and ambassador of good will. The larger-than-life-size figure of a Seabee on the monument stands in …

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