March 5th marks the anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Navy Seabees. The Seabees include the enlisted personnel in the USN’s occupational field-7 (OF-7), all officers and enlisted assigned to the Naval Construction Force, and the U.S. Naval Construction Battalions (CBs). Please enjoy our photo gallery of the Seabees hard at work!
The Seabees’ Birthday | Image Gallery
An MH-60S Knighthawk assists Navy Seabees construction personnel in offloading of 1,200 tons of construction equipment and supplies from the USS Saipan (LHA 2) during support exercise New Horizons, in Gonaives, Haiti, in February 2005. U.S. Navy image Enlistment and recruitment posters asked men to do their duty and join the military forces. This WWII-era poster calls on skilled tradesmen to apply their skills in support of the Navy. Library of Congress image 3rd Marine Division, 2nd Raiders sign on Bougainville. 53rd NCB was the shore party to the 2nd Raiders on Green Beach, D-Day. The U.S. Seabee Museum African American Seabees, members of Naval Construction Battalions whose training center was at Camp Allen and Camp Bradford, near Norfolk, Virginia, training in landing tactics as well as in general military drill., ca. 1942. Library of Congress image Seabees waiting to offload cargo from the top deck of a Landing Ship, Tank, in the Solomon Islands, 1943. U.S. Navy Seabee Museum image The 53rd CB erecting camera towers on Bikini Atoll for filming U.S. atomic tests. The U.S. Seabees Museum image During the Vietnam War, as they had so many times before, Seabees put down their hammers and picked up their weapons. U.S. Seabee Museum image Seabees of CBMU 301 have a BBQ at Khe Sanh, Vietnam, 1968. U.S. Navy Seabee Museum image In 1969, a detachment from Amphibious Construction Battalion 2 augmented by an additional 17 Seabee divers from both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets as well as the 21st NCR constructed the Tektite underwater habitat for Tektite 1, the first scientists-in-the-sea program sponsored by the U.S. government. NOAA Image A Seabee petty officer from Underwater Construction Team Two (UCT-2) undergoing training during Exercise Tandem Thrust 2001. Tandem Thrust 2001 was a combined United States, Australian and Canadian military training exercise. U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Eric J. Tilford. NMCB 15 Seabee mans a vehicle-mounted machine gun while travelling through Al Hillah, Iraq in May 2003. U.S. Navy image Naval Support Unit Seabees securing a diplomatic compound in December of 2010. U.S. Department of State image Seabees provide general engineering and civil support to Navy, Marine Corps and joint operational forces globally. U.S. Navy photo by Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Kristine Castillo A member of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3, Construction Civic Action Detail Palawan, unveils a Seabee statue during a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of a two-room school house. U.S. Navy image