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This Week in Seabee History: May 9 – 15

This Week in Seabee History (5-14-17)

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command A Seabee in full deep-water diving gear used by the combat demolition units and deep sea construction divers circa 1943. On May 14, 1943, the first Seabees reported to Amphibious Training Base Solomons, Maryland, to begin the four-week training course for what would later become the Naval Combat Demolition …

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This Week in Seabee History: May 2 – 8

This Week in Seabee History – May 7, 2017

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command On May 7, 1965, the Seabees of NMCB 10 landed at Chu Lai, Republic of Vietnam, in support of the III Marine Amphibious Force. This landing marked the first full scale battalion to deploy to Vietnam. After landing, the Seabees began working on the Chu Lai airfield, and establishing …

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This Week in Seabee History: April 25 – May 1

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Rear Adm. Eugene J. Peltier, who served as Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks and Chief of the Civil Engineer Corps from December 1957 to February 1962, and led the complete reorganization of the Bureau to meet the demands of the space age. On April 28, 1961, …

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This Week in Seabee History: April 18 – 24

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command April 23, 1970: NMCB-121 Delta Company personnel pouring the concrete cap on an aircraft shelter for MAG-16, DaNang. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy Seabee Museum) April 18 1969: NMCB 4 main body departed Port Hueneme, California, and arrived at Da Nang, RVN. 1972: The last Seabee Team site in …

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This Week in Seabee History: April 11 – 17

this week in seabee history (week of april 16)

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Master Chief Glen Mummert shows Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe R. Campa Jr. the various locations Navy Seabees assigned to the Naval Support Unit State Department, established in April 1966, are deployed around the world on a map at the U.S. Department of State in …

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This Week in Seabee History: April 4-10

This Week in Seabee History (Week of April 9)

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command USS Marvin Shields (DE-1066) was commissioned at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington on April 10, 1971. The destroyer escort was named in tribute of Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Marvin Shields, a member of Seabee Team 1104. Shields was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his personal …

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