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This Week in Seabee History: February 21-27

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command One of the major projects for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command and the major project for the Seabees in the 1970s and early 1980s was the construction of a naval complex on the atoll of Diego Garcia, part of the British Indian Ocean Territory. Diego Garcia, one of the …

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This Week in Seabee History: February 14-20

This week in seabee history

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 301 Seabees working at Khe Sanh in 1968.  (Photos courtesy of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum) February 14 1946: 86th NCB inactivated on Okinawa. 1966: NMCB 1 advance party arrived in Da Nang, RVN. 1968: Cmdr. D.N. Shockey, CEC, was relieved as commanding officer …

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This Week in Seabee History: January 31 – February 6

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, pose for a group photo during the Ali Oune Medial Clinic ribbon cutting ceremony in Ali Oune, Djibouti, Jan. 31, 2019. The clinic, which the Seabees worked on for five months, is …

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This Week in Seabee History: January 24-30

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Late January 1990: Devastating floods struck central Tunisia, displacing families and destroying railroad lines and bridges. As part of Exercise “Atlas Rail,” Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3’s Air Detachment worked jointly with Tunisian army engineers to repair flood-damaged rail lines. A truck convoy moves out to a U.S. Navy …

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This Week in Seabee History: January 17-23

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command January 17 1968: The second advance party departed the continental United States (CONUS) via C-130 and C-118 aircraft to join the first advance party in Republic of Vietnam (RVN). Jan. 17-19, 1968: NMCB 53 main body arrived at Da Nang, RVN. January 18 1943: 75th NCB commissioned at Camp …

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This Week in Seabee History: January 10-16

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command January 10 1942: The first man received at Quonset Point, Rhode Island for the newly formed construction force was Shipfitter 1st Class Robert Thomas Adams, USNR, from Newport, Rhode Island. He arrived on January 10, 1942. Adams was not the first man enlisted, but because of the alphabetical sequence …

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