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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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This Week in Seabee History: March 7-13

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command March 7 1967: EOC J.C. Haines, CET3, L.R. Riddle, and CMH3 R.E. Kasper, NMCB 4, were killed in action in a mine explosion on the road from An Hoa to Da Nang, RVN. March 8 1968: Camp Barnes received 10 rounds of enemy rocket and artillery fire. The action …

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Task Force Oceania and Seabees Team Up in Timor Leste

Story by Staff Sgt. Solomon Navarro, Task Force Oceania Task Force Oceania’s Team Timor-Leste and members of the U.S. Navy Seabees worked together to conduct joint-humanitarian efforts in the Pacific island country Jan. 6-7. The purpose of the team-up, which was encouraged by the Falintil de Defesa de Timor-Leste (F-FDTL), was to serve the vulnerable populations of the country, meet …

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This Week in Seabee History: February 28 – March 6

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command February 28 1968: Cmdr. R.M. Fluss, Civil Engineer Corps (CEC), United States Navy (USN), commanding officer of NMCB 4, relieved Cmdr. W.W. Degroot, III, CEC, USN, commanding officer of NMCB 58, as commanding officer of Camp Haskins. 1969: Cmdr. H.A. Crisp relieved Cmdr. R.D. Keegan as commanding officer of …

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