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The Little Counter-Gray Zone Operations Force That Could…and “Can Do”: The U.S. Navy Seabees

Story by Cmdr. Ryan Carey, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5, commanding officer The recently released article “The Case for Change” authored by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Berger, continues to lay out the rationale for sweeping changes in Marine Corps future investment to meet three challenges: the “rise of precision strike regimes, gray zone strategies, and the imperative to …

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Pacific Seabees Demonstrate Expeditionary Expertise; Support COVID-19 Fight

Story by Chief Petty Officer Matthew White, Commander Task Force 75 A skilled and dedicated team of U.S. Navy Seabees are providing engineering and expeditionary logistics support to the Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) being constructed onboard Naval Base Guam, as part of the Navy’s fight against COVID-19 in Guam. Equipment Operator 3rd Class Tyler Dowling, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion …

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Pacific Fleet Seabees Aid COVID-19 Efforts Using 3-D Printing Technology

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Heather Salzman, Naval Construction Group ONE Seabees assigned to Naval Construction Group (NCG) 1, Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (NMCB) 3 and 4 along with Naval Facilities Engineering Command Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) launched the first large-scale, 3-D printing operation in support of COVID-19 response and relief efforts on Naval Base Ventura County, California, April …

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NAVFAC EXWC Aids DoD COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Response Efforts by Manufacturing Face Mask Kits

Story by Sarah MacMillan, Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center   Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic through the use of the command’s additive manufacturing capabilities. NAVFAC EXWC partners with NAVAIR and the Pacific Fleet Seabees of NCG-1 to prepare and support COVID-19 pandemic emergency response efforts through manufacturing face mask kits …

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Center for Seabees Helps Develop Seabee Rate Training App

By Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering Public Affairs Seabees in the seven Seabee rates can now download the Naval Construction Forces’ new Seabee Rate Training Manuals (RTM) App and study on-the-go, where ever they are in the world. (Photo by Amber Vaglica)  It is easier than ever for Seabees to complete rate training for advancement. Sailors in the seven …

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Fallen Seabee Honored at Gate Renaming Ceremony

By Amber Vaglica, Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering Public Affairs Hundreds gathered at the Needham Theater on Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Port Hueneme to rename the main gate in honor of the memory and sacrifice of fallen Seabee, Steelworker 3rd Class Eric L. Knott, March 5. The parents of Steelworker 3rd Class Eric L. Knott cut the ribbon …

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