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  • Seabees Rescue Family from Car Crash

    01/23/2012 9:51:21 AM PST · by Daffynition · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1/14/2012 | staff reporter
    BUELLTON, Calif (NNS) -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 and the 31st Seabee Readiness Group (SRG) helped to rescue a family involved in a car wreck on Highway 101 in Buellton, Calif., Jan. 12.
  • Family Rescued By Navy Seebees (Video)

    01/17/2012 2:37:04 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 9 replies
    KCAL9News ^ | January 16, 2012 | Jeff Nguyen
    Seabees are still making history: Seabees from Port Hueneme, California helped save a mother and her two children after their car was hit by a truck and left dangling over the edge of a bridge. Seabees are always ready to help!
  • Seabees Organize Donation Drive in Kandahar

    01/08/2011 11:14:38 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 8) – Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalions 18 and 40, assigned to Task Force Raider, concluded a donation drive Jan. 5 at Camp Nathan Smith to benefit the Kandahar Department of Women’s Affairs. They raised more than $8,000 in clothes, school supplies, food, hygiene products and toys for women in need in Kandahar province. “The donations were extra special because they came from our families and friends back home,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Carolina Forero from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40. “This is just another example of how the American people are helping and showing...
  • Seabee gives kids a homecoming surprise for Christmas (Blurry monitor alert)

    12/17/2010 6:34:48 PM PST · by Islander7 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | Dec 17, 2010 | By DONNA HARRIS
    GULFPORT -- Jayden Egger had been writing in his journal in Kristina Kovacevich's class that he hoped his dad would be home for Christmas. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7 helped make that wish come true Friday when Petty Officer 1st Class Jeff Egger and his wife, Angie, surprised Jayden, 7, and his sister Kylie, 5, at Anniston Elementary this afternoon. Egger was among the final group of Seabees from NMCB 7 to arrive home today, giving the entire battalion Christmas at home this year after a 10-month deployment.
  • 200 Seabees arrive home just in time for holidays (Goose bumps warning)

    12/11/2010 3:41:15 AM PST · by Islander7 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | Dec 10, 2010 | By KATE MAGANDY
    GULFPORT -- It’s Christmas … Baby, please come home. Two hundred Seabee families had that wish granted Friday when the advance party for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7 returned to Gulfport after a 10-month deployment. The battalion of 600 has been working from Spain and the Horn of Africa to Djibouti, Cuba, Ethiopia, Romania, Suriname, Liberia, Poland and Haiti.
  • Engineers Apply D-Day-like Focus to Afghanistan Buildup

    06/05/2009 6:42:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 752+ views
    CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan, June 5, 2009 – The last time the 25th Naval Construction Regiment had a mission even remotely approaching the scope of its task in Afghanistan, was during its last deployment, preparing for the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France. Navy Seabees position a truss for the new "Noah's Ark" headquarters and operations center under construction at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron Rooks  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. So 65 years later, Navy Capt. Jeff Borowy recognizes the symbolism as he borrows words from Army Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to tell...
  • Seabees return to Gulfport

    03/01/2009 6:56:59 AM PST · by Islander7 · 4 replies · 1,029+ views
    SUN HERALD ^ | March 1, 2009 | By J.R. WELSH
    Tashiana Johnson, 8, holds a sign for her father,Gerard Johnson of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7 ________________________________________ GULFPORT — A plane carrying 310 Seabees was greeted by jubilant family members Saturday afternoon when about half a contingent of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7 returned from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. A unit spokesman said no casualties occurred among the Gulfport-based Seabees during their battle-zone tour. They were part of 600 Seabees from NMCB 7 deployed to the Middle East. The remainder are expected to return home in mid-March. --------- Snip The Seabees had originally deployed to Iraq, but later...
  • NMCB 7 Redeploys to, Focuses on Afghanistan Operations (Sea Bees)

    02/13/2009 3:41:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 263+ views | Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SCW) Michael B. Lavender, USN
    HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (NNS) -- Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 have redeployed from Iraq to Afghanistan. The move repositioned the battalion to build bases for additional U.S. forces already flowing into southern Afghanistan to reinforce the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). "Our engineering services are needed here in Helmand Province, Afghanistan to construct a number of new forward operating bases (FOB) in support of the much publicized 20,000-plus troop surge into southern Afghanistan," said Navy Lt. Cmdr. James Brown, NMCB 7's operations officer. "We had a very important mission in Iraq supporting the First Marine...
  • While Navy Seabee Is Fighting in Iraq, His Family Under Attack by Food Regulators in U.S.

    12/05/2008 6:43:59 PM PST · by davidgumpert · 18 replies · 1,541+ views
    The Complete Patient ^ | Dec. 5, 2008 | David E. Gumpert
    When officers from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio arrived last Monday at the Manna Storehouse food cooperative in LaGrange with weapons drawn and trained on Katie Stowers and her children, along with her in-laws, there was one member of the family missing. Katie’s husband, Chad, is a U.S. Navy Seabee, helping in construction projects in the midst of combat in Iraq. He’s been there, separated from his family, for the last five months, supposedly protecting our rights from abuse—the sort of abuse that appears to be taking place on an ever-more-frequent basis at farms and food outlets around...
  • Swat Team Gone Wild-Ohio Food Raid Update (Navy Wife Needs Assistance)

    12/17/2008 8:48:22 PM PST · by Copernicus · 15 replies · 895+ views
    John Jacob H RKBA Commentary ^ | 12/17/08 | John Jacob H
    Jacqueline Stowers husband is currently serving in Iraq and unable to protect his family from predatory government on the homefront. Contact the “Vote Freedom First” President George W. Bush and ask him how this will look on his legacy!
  • Seabees Build Up Forward Operating Base in Iraq

    07/17/2008 4:47:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 187+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Allison Churchill, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq, July 17, 2008 – The Navy’s amphibious construction battalions usually build water structures such as piers and bridges. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kenneth Collier, a steelworker with Team 2, Detachment India, Amphibious Construction Battalion 2, prepares wood for the 41st Fires Brigade tactical operations center annex. The Seabees also built the brigade's TOC. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Allison Churchill, 41st Fires Brigade  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. In just over six months, Seabees from Team 2, Detachment India, Amphibious Construction Battalion 2, completed more than seven projects and lent their talents...
  • Seabees Lend a Critical Hand; One Woman to Another

    02/12/2008 4:25:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 146+ views ^ | Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jalon A. Rhinehart, USN
    CAMP AR RAMADI, Iraq (NNS) -- Three Seabees attached to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 returned from Iraq Jan. 5 after serving as a part of the Lioness program for a month. While serving alongside the 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, the three women served in roles unusual to their specific ratings within the Seabee community, but critical to the success of current operations in theater. They were not only able to aid the interests of our country and allies, but they helped to make a connection between our two cultures by respecting the differences between the two. Muslim...
  • Navy Seabee’s Dedication Will Help Iraqis for Decades

    01/16/2008 3:41:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 86+ views
    Cmdr. Frost chats with families at a newly opened primary healthcare clinic. USACE photo by Norris Jones. BAGHDAD — Using his skills as a Navy Seabee, he successfully managed construction projects in some of Baghdad’s most turbulent neighborhoods. Navy Cmdr. Steven Frost is concluding a year-long deployment as the Deputy Commander with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Central district. His staff oversaw hundreds of construction projects including a new $50 million water treatment plant for Sadr City, hospital and school renovations, new courthouses, fire stations, sewer and water line installations, and road paving. But the work Frost...
  • CNO visits Gulfport Seabees

    01/12/2008 7:57:17 PM PST · by titleist975 · 3 replies · 86+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | 12 Jan 08 | Nicholas Lingo
    GULFPORT --Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead conducted an all-hands call at the Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport on Friday. Roughead was on the Coast as part of an eight-day trip to visit shipbuilders, Seabees, sailors and academics throughout the United States. Roughead noted the importance of the Seabees and the invaluable resources they provide not only to the Navy, but also to other maritime activities and joint commands the world over. "I've seen the Seabees not just here but in Iraq and in Kuwait. I've seen the work that they do and it is superb," he said....
  • NMCB 1 Brings Runway Project on Final Approach (Sea Bees)

    12/24/2007 8:55:36 AM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 330+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Petty Officer 2nd Class Chad Runge
    CAMP AL TAQADDUM — The Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, currently deployed to several locations in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Micronesia, recently made the final concrete placement marking the completion of an overhaul of the runway system at Camp Al Taqaddum. Already one of the largest logistics hubs in the region, the airfield transfers passengers and millions of pounds of cargo daily. Upon completion of the project, Camp al Taqaddum’s airfield will be fully-operational for the first time since the Coalition air strikes of Operation Desert Storm. NMCB 1 is the fifth battalion to tackle the...
  • G-d Bless our WWII Veterans

    10/03/2007 7:19:09 PM PDT · by richardtavor · 103 replies · 1,861+ views
    Our WWII Veterans are dropping like flies. I lost my Dad in February. I thought I would pass on some of the information that I found when I inherited a photo album of his experiences. He was stationed on Guam in 1944 and 1945. He arrived on the day the Staff declared the island won, when there were still 5000 hostile Japanese on the Island. This album is amazing--it shows an accurate picture of that conflict (about 300 photos.) He was a SeaBee and apparently spent most of his time at Agana. There was a poem that he posted at...
  • Seabees, Marines Help Iraqis Build Future (Teaching Iraqis to create, maintain infrastructure)

    08/23/2007 6:44:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 263+ views
    Defense News ^ | Chief Petty Officer Shane Montgomery
    CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, Iraq, Aug. 23, 2007 — Every action taken by coalition forces in Iraq is leading toward the ultimate goal of accomplishing Provincial Iraqi Control. "I hope the Iraqis take our training and run with it. They have the opportunity to make a real difference in their country after we are gone." U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Marlon Romero construction electrician. Whether it’s routing out insurgents alongside the Iraqi Army or helping Iraqi police maintain peace, much of the recent success in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq can be attributed to Americans and Iraqis working together....
  • Seabees Deploy First Intelligence Superhighway

    06/15/2007 4:56:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 326+ views
    NAVY newsstand ^ | Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW/AW) Shane Montgomery
    FALLUJAH, Iraq (NNS) -- If Wedge Donovan’s Seabee battalion had intelligence gathering specialists during the climatic battle at the end of the 1944 movie, “The Fighting Seabees,” perhaps his combat construction team would have been better prepared for the unexpected second enemy column that eventually forced him to heroically ram his bulldozer into a petroleum storage tank. While he destroyed the enemy, it cost John Wayne’s tough, no-nonsense character his life. The idea may have come too late to save the fictional World War II era Donovan, but a new program that incorporates intelligence specialists into Seabee units deploying to...
  • Seabees Help Marines Spearhead Effort

    05/01/2007 7:07:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 214+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Cpl. Wayne Edmiston
      Seabees Help Marines Spearhead Effort Teamwork builds combat outposts in Amariyah-Ferris Region. By Cpl. Wayne Edmiston 2nd Marine Logistics Group AMARIYAH-FERRIS REGION, Iraq, May 1, 2007 — The 30th Naval Construction Regiment conducted a mission supporting the effort to drive insurgents out of the Amariyah-Ferris area with the construction of combat outposts here. Eighth Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), spearheaded the operation with the helping hand of Seabees attached to them by the regiment. These Seabees, a collaboration of sailors from various naval mobile construction battalions, joined the Marines in the project, which included the...
  • Seabees Build Modular Protected Billeting for Warfighters

    04/18/2007 5:55:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 299+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Lt. Cmdr. Christa Ford
    U.S. Navy Seabee Jeremy Edwards of Corpus Christi, Texas, saws a two-by-four for a modular protected billeting facility in support of a Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 28 project in the Al Anbar province of Iraq, April 10, 2007. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Christa Ford Seabees Build Modular Protected Billeting for Warfighters Hardened roofs offer better protection from mortar impacts. By Lt. Cmdr. Christa Ford Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 28 Public Affairs AL ASAD, Iraq, April 18, 2007 — The word of the day for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 28 is "prefabrication," and they're putting their words into...
  • Happy Birthday Seabees!

    03/05/2007 12:58:37 PM PST · by SeabeeDet01 · 17 replies · 1,917+ views
    March 5, 2007 | SeabeeDet01
    65th Birthday of the Seabees!
  • 'SeaBees' Repair Runway at Logistics 'Hub'

    12/11/2006 5:26:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 300+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Lance Cpl. Ben Eberle
    'SeaBees' Repair Runway at Logistics 'Hub' Navy and Marine engineers focus on repairing vital runway By Lance Cpl. Ben Eberle 1st Marine Logistics Group CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq, Dec. 11, 2006 -- Camp Taqaddum is considered the logistics "hub" of Iraq due to its existing infrastructure and proximity to major supply routes, but the base's single runway has presented somewhat of a logistical challenge. Navy construction workers, or "SeaBees," and Marine combat engineers have responded by repairing 10 miles of concrete on Camp Taqaddum's flight line. They plan to have both base runways operational by Feb. 1, 2007. "It's the...
  • Navy volunteers helping USACE rebuild Iraq

    10/10/2006 5:22:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 239+ views
    CAMP FALLUJAH — The Army Corps of Engineers was recently augmented by some senior enlisted Navy members who volunteered to help rebuild cities within the Al-Anbar province in Western Iraq. Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Handler Michael Yule has now found himself playing a vital role in the rebuilding of the provincial cities of Al-Asaad, Ramadiand and Fallujah. “Right now we’re rebuilding more than 50 new houses in Fallujah,” said Yule, a native of Pittsburgh. “We’re also repairing roads and coordinating the expansion of office and living spaces on camp and building billboards that promote the Iraqi army and police.” The...
  • Air Force C-17s Deliver Supplies to Aid with Evacuation

    07/21/2006 5:00:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 426+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Chuck Marsh
    WASHINGTON, July 21, 2006 – Air Force C-17 Globemaster III crews assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron operating in Southwest Asia have added another mission to their resume, providing humanitarian civil assistance to the effort to evacuate Americans from Lebanon. Airlift operations have responded quickly to the urgent needs in the Middle East, supporting U.S. citizens evacuating from Lebanon to Cyprus, U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials said. The 816th EAS is flying water and meals, as well as essential personnel and equipment, to Royal Air Force Base Akrotiri on the island of Cyprus. In the first four...
  • Update: Port Hueneme California Reopens After Terror Threat (Naval Shipyard)

    06/26/2006 2:47:07 PM PDT · by bd476 · 36 replies · 748+ views
    PORT HUENEME, Calif. -- A Southern California port was closed off Monday afternoon while authorities investigated a possible terrorist threat on a cargo ship, a port official said. A dock worker at the Port of Hueneme in Ventura County discovered a possible threat written in the cargo hold of a ship carrying bananas from Guatemala, said Will Berg, the port's marketing director. Berg said the message, scrawled in marker on a metal pillar in the ship, read: "This nitro is for you Mr. George W. Bush and your Jewish cronies." Federal authorities, including the FBI, and local officials were investigating,...
  • Seabees and soldiers create security points for Iraqi forces

    06/08/2006 4:22:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 304+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | JO1 Benjamin Franklin
    AL ANBAR, Iraq -- Seabees and soldiers of the 9th Naval Construction Regiment (9th NCR) completed major projects that will directly aid Iraqi Security Forces in their efforts to reinforce security and maintain stability in the area. The goal was to create several security posts in Al Anbar Province. These posts would be manned entirely by the Iraqi Army and would help them to maintain law and order. Constructing these posts would be risky. Prolonged construction periods in this area might endanger construction workers. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 (NMCB 40) decided it would be better to build the base...
  • Five Seabees from NMCB 133 Presented with Purple Heart

    05/10/2006 6:09:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 346+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Journalist 1st Class Robert Wesselman
    GULFPORT, Miss. (NNS) -- Commander, 1st Naval Construction Division Rear Adm. Robert L. Phillips presented five Seabees, currently serving with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, with the Purple Heart medal here May 8. Steelworker 2nd Class Jody Allen, Construction Electrician 2nd Class Sean Sullivan, Steelworker 3rd Class Christopher Moran, Constructionman Cody Cannon and Constructionman Richard Fisher received the Purple Heart for injuries sustained while operating in and around Al Asad, Iraq, as part NMCB 133’s recent deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition to elected officials, family members and Seabees, guests at the ceremony included more than...
  • Seabees Help Bring Water to Drought-stricken Ethiopia

    04/24/2006 4:39:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 361+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Hospital Corpsman 1st Class David Minchin and Chief Journalist (DV) Robert Palomares
    JIJIGA, Ethiopia (NNS) -- Members of the water well drilling unit of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 from Gulfport, Miss., are making a difference in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia by drilling wells that will produce clean drinking water for residents, as well as water for crops and livestock. The Seabees have been in the remote region since February drilling into known aquifers, or underground lakes, from which to draw the water. Their goal is to drill as many wells as possible and provide as much water as possible. “For the most part, the people of the region depended...
  • Seabees Building Dormitory for Djiboutian Students

    04/20/2006 6:07:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 241+ views
    DIKHIL, Djibouti, April 20, 2006 – In three months, children in this region of Djibouti will be able to further their education, thanks to Seabees and soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa. Navy Secretary Donald Winter speaks with Seabees from Gulfport, Miss. at a project in Dikhil, Djibouti, April 20. The Seabees are building a dormitory for junior high students in the village. Photo by Jim Garamone  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The Seabees are building a dormitory for junior high school students in the region. The dormitory will house about 150 boys and girls....
  • Deployed Seabees Celebrate 64th Birthday in the Desert

    04/13/2006 4:10:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 432+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Chief Journalist Jeffrey J. Pierce
    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait (NNS) -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 21 and Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2 joined together in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in March to celebrate 64 years of Seabee history. For many, it afforded them the chance to catch up with friends that they had served with before. “It was good to see several different commands in attendance,” said Utilitiesman 1st Class Dennis Maine, of NMCB 7. "When you’re deployed you don’t normally run into personnel from other battalions. I ran into a friend of mine who’s with ACB 2....
  • Amphibious Construction Battalion Seabees Return Home from Kuwait

    04/01/2006 12:48:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 398+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Photographer’s Mate Airman Michael Starkey
    NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors from Amphibious Construction Battalion (PHIBCB) 2 Kuwait Det. 1 returned to Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, March 31, after completing a six-and-a-half month deployment in support of the global war on terrorism. “Mobilizing Reservists and blending was a challenge but worked very well,” said PHIBCB 2 Commanding Officer, Capt. Thomas C. Nicholas. The team’s 44 active-duty Sailors and were joined by 13 naval Reservists and supported public works operations for the Army’s Area Support Group (ASG)-Kuwait. “The guys did a great job and got lots of recognition,” said Nicholas. The Seabees worked together with the...
  • HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS: 2 wounded Iraqi vets get new homes:FUNDRAISER

    02/24/2006 2:34:26 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 27 replies · 1,910+ views
    NAVY SEABEE VETERANS OF AMERICA | 02/24-2006 | RaceBannon
    HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS is a non-Profit organization that builds or adapts homes for returning Iraqi veterans who have lost limbs and have special needs physically that require their homes to be remodeled to make the required changes to accomodate the injuries sustained by our warriors in Iraq. I have met these men who run the show there, and highly endorse what they are doing. Recently, due to just a simple choice, 2 Marines who served in Iraq and were seriously wounded are having either a new home built by HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS or a used home will be...
  • North: State of Disunion

    01/27/2006 2:39:01 PM PST · by cgk · 14 replies · 573+ views ^ | Jan 27, 2006 | Lt. Col. Oliver North, USMC
    "State of disunion" By Oliver NorthJan 27, 2006 PORT HUENEME, CALIF. -- This sprawling U.S. Navy Construction Center, 60 miles north of Los Angeles, is "home port" for thousands of "Sea-Bees" who are deployed in the global war on terror. These "warriors who build" with a legendary "can-do" spirit are busy repairing schools and hospitals in Iraq, constructing roads and runways in Afghanistan and helping to forge a safer future in places most Americans can't even pronounce. Though most of the men and women in the Naval Mobile Construction Battalions are reservists with good private sector jobs, all I have spoken...
  • First Lady Recognizes Deployed Seabees' Families

    12/13/2005 7:32:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 336+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 13, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2005 – To military families who've endured a double whammy - Hurricane Katrina's devastation and their loved ones' deployments - first lady Laura Bush's Dec. 12 visit to Gulfport, Miss., represented a welcomed burst of encouragement. Bush visited about 50 children of Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalions 133 and 74 at Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport. NMCB 133 had been slated to leave on a deployment in October, but remained a month longer in Gulfport to provide hurricane relief as part of a "super-Seabee battalion," explained Lt. Cmdr. Kyra Hawn, 22nd Naval Construction Regiment public affairs...
  • USS Pearl Harbor, Seabees Bringing Relief Equipment to Pakistan

    10/14/2005 6:05:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 406+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Oct 14, 2005 | Journalist 2nd Class Cassandra Thompson
    MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) made a brief port stop in Bahrain Oct. 14, where Sailors loaded 13 pieces of heavy equipment bound for Pakistan. The machinery will be used to assist the victims of the worst earthquake in that country’s history. Pearl Harbor, a dock landing ship, usually transports Marines and their combat equipment to areas worldwide. The crew of approximately 425 is on a regularly-scheduled deployment to the North Persian Gulf as part of maritime security operations (MSO), and it received orders to change course in order to load dump trucks, front-end loaders, backhoes,...
  • Marines and Seabees rebuild Hit Bridge

    10/13/2005 5:51:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 431+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 13, 2005 | 1st Lt. Rob Dolan
    HIT, Iraq (Oct. 13, 2005) -- Navy Seabees and Marines from Regimental Combat Team-2 and Soldiers from Task Force 2-114, Mississippi National Guard, repaired a section of bridge here yesterday that was heavily damaged by an insurgent car bomb September 4. The bridge spans the Euphrates River connecting Hit to the suburb of At Turbah on the eastside of the river. Navy Seabees conducted site surveys and assessments on the bridge and decided the best way to get the two cities connected again was by prefabricating a patch for the bridge to repair the damaged section. “They rehearsed the move...
  • Seabees Building Tent City to House 1,000 Katrina Homeless

    10/03/2005 5:52:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 424+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Oct 3, 2005 | Journalist 2nd Class Barrie Barber
    PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (NNS) -- U.S. Navy Seabees are building a “tent city” in what’s left of this devastated coastal town to house 1,000 people rendered homeless by the impact of Hurricane Katrina. Some 250 Seabees from detachments across the United States have gathered behind the city’s War Memorial Park, where they’re also constructing a temporary police department headquarters and other municipal offices as government leaders organize plans to rebuild the town they lost. The tent city, a sign of life in a beachfront resort town otherwise in shambles, will have basic necessities from a laundromat to a place to...
  • Seabees Help School Recover, Prepare to Reopen

    09/30/2005 5:06:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 258+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Sep 30, 2005 | Journalist 1st Class (SCW/SS) James G. Pinsky
    JEFFERSON PARISH, La. (NNS) -- Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 40, deployed to the Gulf Coast region in support of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita relief efforts, are helping a private school here to recover from damage caused by the hurricanes. Students at Saint Louis King of France Catholic School are on schedule to meet their self-imposed Oct. 10 deadline to be back in the classroom, thanks to the Seabees. “The hurricane affected everybody, and that includes the [repair] contractors,” said Pam Schott, Saint Louis King of France’s principal. “So there’s no one here to help us get...
  • Seabees, Local Residents Establish Temporary Housing for Hurricane Victims

    09/30/2005 5:03:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 265+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Sep 30, 2005 | Journalist 1st Class (SCW/SS) James G. Pinsky
    PLAQUEMINE PARISH, La. (NNS) -- Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 40 and local Plaquemines Parish residents teamed up in September to help the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) expedite establishing housing for hundreds of Hurricane Katrina evacuees. One of FEMA’s plans for relocating evacuees involved Plaquemines Parish landowners like Ray Tolar, who volunteered his land to host trailers for local families to stay in. In Tolar’s case, FEMA placed 19 trailers in his front yard, and Seabees are installing water, sewage and electrical connections for the trailers. “The faster and better we can install these lines,” said Construction...
  • Reserve Seabees Support Katrina Recovery Efforts

    09/21/2005 6:07:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 411+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Sep 21, 2005 | Cmdr. Meg Reed
    GULFPORT, Miss. (NNS) -- Reserve Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 18 are supporting their active-duty counterparts here during hurricane relief efforts. A twelve-member detachment from NMCB 18, headquartered in Washington, is augmenting NMCB 1, an active-duty battalion homeported at the construction battalion center here. "Our heart goes out to the people affected by this horrific event, and our unit is proud that we can be part of the first responders to help those in desperate times,” said Cmdr. Bradley Posadas, NMCB 18’s commanding officer. “I'm very happy our personnel from both Helena, Mont., and Central Point, Ore., detachments...
  • Seabees Repair Naval Station Pascagoula, Community

    09/19/2005 4:51:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 491+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Sep 19, 2005 | Journalist 2nd Class Margaret A. Peng
    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (NNS) -- Seabees from Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 202 based in Little Creek, Va., are clearing debris and performing repairs in local areas here affected by Hurricane Katrina. Water moccasins, metal rods, giant wood beams and mounds of debris were some of the challenges faced by CBMU 202 when they arrived on board Naval Station (NS) Pascagoula to help clear and repair damage caused by the hurricane. The Seabees involved in the Pascagoula operation include members of CBMU-202 from Little Creek, Va. and members of the CBMU-202 Detachment from Kings Bay, Ga. One of the priority projects...
  • Seabees Provide Home for Dolphins Displaced During Katrina

    09/19/2005 2:14:37 PM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 35 replies · 1,263+ views
    Navy News Service, U.S. Fleet Forces Command Public Affairs ^ | 9/19/2005 | Journalist 3rd Class Chris Gethings
    GULFPORT, Miss. (NNS) -- Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) Gulfport opened its doors Sept. 17 to Kelly, Toni, Jackie and Noah, four of eight Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins displaced when a reported 40-foot storm surge caused by Hurricane Katrina destroyed their home at Marine Life Oceanarium Aug. 29. The dolphins' temporary home includes three portable saltwater above-ground pools, filters, pumps and monitoring equipment set up by U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program personnel from San Diego at an NCBC facility. One 22,000-gallon pool and two 10,000-gallon pools will be used to provide a temporary home for eight dolphins while they recover from...
  • NMCB 1 Seabees Assist with Hurricane Recovery in Pass Christian

    09/12/2005 4:41:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 356+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Sep 12,2005 | Journalist 1st Class (SW) Dennis J. Herring
    GULFPORT, Miss. (NNS) -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, based in Gulfport, Miss., launched Seabees from Construction Battalion Center (CBC) Gulfport Sept. 9 to neighboring communities throughout Harrison and Stone counties in Mississippi to assist its citizens with disaster recovery in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. When CBC Gulfport officials offered Seabee assistance to the community at large, Malcolm Jones, acting mayor of Pass Christian, stepped forward with his town’s need for improvements to an aid distribution station including a large tent to store donated food and supplies. Also with no water and sewer service, the citizens needed a...
  • Gulfport Seabees Receive International Military Support During Hurricane Relief

    09/11/2005 7:11:05 PM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 5 replies · 391+ views
    U.S. Fleet Forces Command Public Affairs Detachment, Gulfport ^ | 9/11/2005 | Journalist 3rd Class Chris Gethings
    D'IBERVILLE, Miss. (NNS) -- Seabees stationed at Gulfport, Miss. received aid Sept. 8 from U.S. and international forces in support of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts here. U.S. Marines from Camp Pendleton, Calif., Mexican marines from ARM Papaloapan (A 411), Sailors on board USS Bataan (LPD 5) and Dutch sailors on board HMS Van Amstel (F 831), participated in one of the first international humanitarian efforts here, repairing D'Iberville Elementary School just outside of Biloxi. The elementary school is currently being used as both a shelter and a food and water distribution center. The 75 Mexican marines arrived Sept. 8 via...
  • Caption This - U.S. Seabee

    03/17/2003 6:58:52 PM PST · by SirChas · 35 replies · 350+ views
    Defend America ^ | 17 Mar 03 | SirChas
    Sen Hillary Clinton visits the front line, as seen here talking to a Seabee.
  • Seabee Hurricane Recovery Force to Reach 3,000

    09/02/2005 7:17:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 581+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Sep 2, 2005 | Daryl Smith
    NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy Seabees are currently deploying additional personnel to the Gulf Coast to help with Hurricane Katrina recovery operations. Two active-duty Seabee battalions from Port Hueneme, Calif., Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) detachments from both coasts, and Reserve Seabee volunteers from various areas will join those already in Gulfport, Miss., for a total Seabee force of up to 3,000. As currently envisioned, their initial mission will be to clear roads so that civil organizations can reach hurricane victims and to set up logistics centers to distribute food and water as well as to provide emergency...
  • NMCB 40 Seabees Deploy to Support Hurricane Katrina Recovery

    09/02/2005 3:37:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 629+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Sep 2, 2005 | Journalist 2nd Class (SW) Barbara Silkwood
    PORT HUENEME, Calif. (NNS) -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 40 began deploying a detachment of 125 personnel to Gulfport, Miss., Sept. 1 to provide humanitarian assistance and conduct debris removal in the aftermath of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. The detachment will lend support to the 22nd Seabee Readiness Group in disaster recovery operations. Twenty-seven NMCB 40 Seabees comprised the first group to deploy to the Gulf Coast, with the remaining Seabees scheduled to deploy sometime during the same week. NMCB 40 is currently at its homeport for a 10-month training period.
  • Seabees give buzz on military building

    08/04/2005 5:59:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 486+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 4, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Ray Lewis
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Aug. 4, 2005) -- They drill, they build, and if need be, they fight — with rounds ready in their M-16A2 rifles. They’re Seabees – Naval construction battalions trained in combat skills to support Leathernecks overseas. “(Our) mobile construction battalions provide aid for Marines in theater (via) the forward operating base,” said Navy Lt. Dude L. Underwood, referring to Marines’ constant presence in Iraq. These hard-hat-wearing sailors not only build bunkers, they also rebuild structures while providing their own security. When they’re not overseas, they’re seen working on home-front projects in various places —...
  • New York City Honors NMCB 21 Seabees With 'Freedom Award'

    07/12/2005 4:54:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 388+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | July 11, 2005 | Journalist 3rd Class Ron Kuzlik
    BROOKLYN, N.Y. (NNS) -- The City of New York honored four Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 21 with the “Freedom Award” in a ceremony at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College June 29. Lt. Douglas Luback, Chief Construction Mechanic Patrick Sabatini, Construction Mechanic 1st Class Daniel Johnson and Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Anthony Carrube were recognized by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg for their active-duty service in the global war on terrorism. The four Reservists are full-time municipal employees with the New York City Department of Sanitation. The City cited the NMCB...
  • News From The Home Front-(Ollie reporting the truth about our guys in Iraq; lib media ignores it)

    05/26/2005 10:35:50 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 45 replies · 1,341+ views
    FALLUJAH, Iraq -- For three weeks, my FOX News team has been immersed in little more than what's been happening around us. Memorial Day isn't, as they say over here, on our radar screens. The soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines we've been covering and living with in Al Anbar Province have been focused on chasing terrorists, avoiding IEDs and staying alive. They call it situational awareness -- being alert to only the friendly and enemy situation in the immediate vicinity is an absolute necessity for these young Americans in harm's way in this hot, dusty and dangerous place. And because...