Amphibious Construction Battalion TWO

Amphibious Construction Battalion TWO Welcome to the Official U.S. Navy Amphibious Construction Battalion TWO Command fan page; operated by PHIBCB TWO Public Affairs Team. Amphibious Construction Battalion TWO (PHIBCB TWO) traces its roots to the pontoon operation battalions of World War II that participated in every major amphibious assault, beginning with the invasion of Sicily.
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By the use of pontoon causeways, barge-mounted cranes and pontoon ferries, these battalions gave the amphibious forces the ability to quickly off-load the large quantities of troops and cargo needed to assure victory. Since its commissioning as the 105th Naval Construction Battalion (NCB) on 14 July 1943, under the operational control of Commander, Amphibious Training Command, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, the command has continually participated in major amphibious operations and exercises. When Naval Beach Group TWO was established in 1948, the 105th NCB became a component of that command and was re-designated Amphibious Construction Battalion TWO in 1950. Between December 1972 and 1975, PHIBCB TWO was a component of Naval Inshore Warfare Command following the disestablishment of Naval Beach Group TWO. However, PHIBCB TWO once again became a component of Naval Beach Group TWO when it was re-commissioned in 1975. PHIBCB TWO has distinguished itself in a myriad of operations since World War II, including the 1958 crisis in Lebanon, the Multi-National Peace keeping Force in Lebanon from August 1982 to February 1984, the October 1983 rescue of American citizens in Grenada, Operation SHARP EDGE in Liberia in 1991, Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM in 1992, Operation UPHOLD DEMOCRACY in Haiti in 1994, disaster recovery efforts for TWA Flight 800 and Egypt Air Flight 990 and more recently, Hurricane Katrina and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, and Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE.

Naval Aviation’s finest! 💪🎁
12/19/2020

Naval Aviation’s finest! 💪🎁

The Department of the Navy issued orders today to ADM S. Claus, recalling him to active duty, with a report date of Dec. 24, 2020. A reservist, with 1,743 years of service, this Naval Aviator specializes in vertical delivery of high-value items. He is carrier flight deck qualified. He is also a Public Affairs Officer.

Also recalled, were LCDR Dasher, Master Chief Dancer, Senior Chief Prancer, LT Vixen, CDR Comet, LCDR Cupid, AW1 Donner, and AW1 Blitzen, Individual Augmentees from the Naval Reserve. ENS Rudolph is also authorized to report for duty; however, he must first successfully complete Carrier Qual training, which he has failed three times.

Although the above Sailors are on orders for only 24 hours, it is anticipated that they will submit a travel claim for 24,901 miles at .56/mile, using a POV. Suitable government transportation is not available.

As a special operations unit, each member is granted a high level of uniform flexibility, as well as relaxed grooming standards. Per diem is authorized and has been modified to include large quantities of hot cocoa and cookies.

Next year we’ll take home the prize!
12/18/2020

Next year we’ll take home the prize!

Congratulations and BZ to the 2020 Holiday Lights Competition Winners!

First Place: Assault Craft Unit Two
Second Place: USS Bulkeley (DDG 84)
Third place: USS COLE DDG 67
Honorable Mention: U.S. Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System Romania (virtual entry), Beachmaster Unit Two, Amphibious Construction Battalion TWO, USS WASP LHD 1

Thank you and a job well done to all participating commands for your remarkable efforts displaying teamwork, enthusiasm and holiday spirit. All of your efforts were noted and appreciated making this year's competition a tough one to judge.

The Gatorbees have truly gotten into the holiday spirit. They have done an outstanding job with creativity on these awes...
12/16/2020

The Gatorbees have truly gotten into the holiday spirit. They have done an outstanding job with creativity on these awesome decorations!

Our Sailors have come together in great holiday Spirit and entered the door decorating contest. Good luck to all that ha...
12/16/2020

Our Sailors have come together in great holiday Spirit and entered the door decorating contest. Good luck to all that have entered! The winner will be announced tomorrow at quarters!

We're very happy to announce UT1 Boyle as our Senior Sailor of the Year for FY20! Hoorah Gatorbees!
12/10/2020

We're very happy to announce UT1 Boyle as our Senior Sailor of the Year for FY20! Hoorah Gatorbees!

Join us in congratulating SW1 Budreau, and UT1 Boyle on receiving a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and a Navy a...
12/10/2020

Join us in congratulating SW1 Budreau, and UT1 Boyle on receiving a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal respectively. Fair Winds and Following Seas!

Join us in welcoming our newest bunch of Gatorbees! We look forward to seeing you all contribute to our mission's contin...
12/03/2020

Join us in welcoming our newest bunch of Gatorbees! We look forward to seeing you all contribute to our mission's continued success! Hoorah!

Congratulations to all of our Gatorbees who received recognition during this morning's virtual Quarters! Hoorah Gatorbee...
11/25/2020

Congratulations to all of our Gatorbees who received recognition during this morning's virtual Quarters! Hoorah Gatorbees!

CEC/ Seabee Historical Foundation
11/22/2020

CEC/ Seabee Historical Foundation

Today in Seabee History!

Nov. 22:
1960: During the summer, an unusual rainfall caused Lake Miragoane, near Mira, Haiti, to rise and virtually isolate the southern tip of Haiti. Haitian Army engineers called on the United States to help. A Seabee detachment from Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2 was sent to the area. The detachment constructed a bridge and improved six miles of road leading to it. On November 22, the bridge and road were dedicated. The dedication ceremonies were attended by the U.S. ambassador to Haiti and numerous Haitian government officials. (Photo from Wikipedia)

1969: NMCB 121 relieved NMCB 8 on board Camp Haskins South, Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam (RVN).

Nov. 22-26, 1969: NMCB 8 main body deployed from Camp Haskins South, Da Nang, RVN, to Construction Battalion Center (CBC), Port Hueneme, California.

1971: NMCB 5 completed its deployment to the Western Pacific (WESTPAC).

#Seabees #NavySeabees #USNavy #SeabeeHistory

This past week, our command has gone out to Fort Story for a Field Training Exercise (FTX) in order to ensure our Gatorb...
11/21/2020

This past week, our command has gone out to Fort Story for a Field Training Exercise (FTX) in order to ensure our Gatorbees are ready for whatever mission we may be called upon to execute. It's been great to see the outstanding efforts of our instructors and participants!

Here's a look into our exciting week. Hoorah Gatoerbees!

Congratulations to the following GATORBEES on their selection to Chief Petty Officer:BMC(select) William BaldwinBMC(sele...
11/19/2020

Congratulations to the following GATORBEES on their selection to Chief Petty Officer:

BMC(select) William Baldwin
BMC(select) Nicholas McDonald
NCC(select) Jamie Sandoval

BRAVO ZULU!

Congratulations to EN3 Ambrosio on receiving his SCW pin this morning!
11/12/2020

Congratulations to EN3 Ambrosio on receiving his SCW pin this morning!

Congratulations to our Gatorbees that were presented challenge coins for their standout efforts during our most recent c...
11/09/2020

Congratulations to our Gatorbees that were presented challenge coins for their standout efforts during our most recent command post exercise! Hoorah!

This past week our Gatorbees and members of Naval Beach Group teamed up with the U.S. Army’s 7th Transportation Brigade ...
11/09/2020

This past week our Gatorbees and members of Naval Beach Group teamed up with the U.S. Army’s 7th Transportation Brigade for a Command Post Exercise, or CPX.

During the CPX, participants practiced moving equipment to and from the beach, exercising the joint logistics over-the-shore mission in preparation for JLOTS '21. Despite a turbulent year, the Navy's mission never stops, and we look forward to continuing to exercise our unique capabilities!

Congratulations to both SW1 Budreau, and UT1 Boyle on their reenlistments! Glad to keep you both a part of the Navy team...
10/30/2020

Congratulations to both SW1 Budreau, and UT1 Boyle on their reenlistments! Glad to keep you both a part of the Navy team!

Congratulations to all of our Gatorbees recognized this morning!  HT2 Minkoff received an Navy and Marine Corps Achievem...
10/29/2020

Congratulations to all of our Gatorbees recognized this morning!

HT2 Minkoff received an Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and was frocked to HT1. BM1 Jeffreys received his SCWS Pin, and Our SOQs received their plaques!

Congratulations to our Sailor, Junior Sailor, and Bluejacket of the Quarter!EO1 McAlisterHM2 CharlesEN3 Vanim-BottingHoo...
10/22/2020

Congratulations to our Sailor, Junior Sailor, and Bluejacket of the Quarter!

EO1 McAlister
HM2 Charles
EN3 Vanim-Botting

Hoorah Gatorbees!

Congratulations to our Gatorbees who've been nominated for Sailor, Junior Sailor, and Bluejacket of the Quarter respecti...
10/16/2020

Congratulations to our Gatorbees who've been nominated for Sailor, Junior Sailor, and Bluejacket of the Quarter respectively:

SOQ:
BM1 Baldwin
CE1 Moore
EO1 McAlister
SW1 Baird

JSOQ:
CE2 Gamble
CM2 Blair
EN2 Mora Macedo
HM2 Charles

BJOQ:
EN3 Vanim-Botting
CECN Post
EOCN Rushing

Hoorah Gatorbees!

This resolution of the Continental Congress marked the establishment of what is now the United States Navy."Resolved, Th...
10/13/2020

This resolution of the Continental Congress marked the establishment of what is now the United States Navy.

"Resolved, That a swift sailing vessel, to carry ten carriage guns, and a proportionable number of swivels, with eighty men, be fitted, with all possible despatch, for a cruise of three months, and that the commander be instructed to cruize eastward, for intercepting such transports as may be laden with warlike stores and other supplies for our enemies, and for such other purposes as the Congress shall direct.

That a Committee of three be appointed to prepare an estimate of the expence, and lay the same before the Congress, and to contract with proper persons to fit out the vessel.

Resolved, that another vessel be fitted out for the same purposes, and that the said committee report their opinion of a proper vessel, and also an estimate of the expence."

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Happy Birthday to the world’s finest Navy!  245 years going strong!
10/13/2020

Happy Birthday to the world’s finest Navy! 245 years going strong!

Happy 245th Birthday to world’s finest, U.S. Navy!

Congratulations to BUCN Sammons on receiving his SCWS pin this morning during our virtual Command Quarters!Also, what a ...
10/01/2020

Congratulations to BUCN Sammons on receiving his SCWS pin this morning during our virtual Command Quarters!

Also, what a big day for CM2 Fernandez! Getting his SCWS pin, and getting Meritoriously advanced to Petty Officer 2nd Class all in the same morning! Hoorah CM2!

Congratulations to LT Sharpe, EO2 Myers, and ENFA Smith for their recognition during this morning's Quarters!Our Gatorbe...
09/24/2020

Congratulations to LT Sharpe, EO2 Myers, and ENFA Smith for their recognition during this morning's Quarters!

Our Gatorbees continue to press on no matter the situation, and this is a true testament to that! Hoorah Gatorbees!

Congratulations to both CSCS Flournoy, and ENCS Allen! What tremendous step in both of their careers! Hoorah Gatorbees!
09/18/2020

Congratulations to both CSCS Flournoy, and ENCS Allen! What tremendous step in both of their careers! Hoorah Gatorbees!

Congratulations to EO1 Wygant, CE2 Gretten, and CE2 Watson who were all given awards during this morning's virtual quart...
09/17/2020

Congratulations to EO1 Wygant, CE2 Gretten, and CE2 Watson who were all given awards during this morning's virtual quarters! Hoorah Gatorbees!

Congratulations to the following on their selection to SCPO!ENCS Corey AllenCSCS Brian Flournoy CMCS Eric Reilly Bravo Z...
09/14/2020

Congratulations to the following on their selection to SCPO!

ENCS Corey Allen
CSCS Brian Flournoy
CMCS Eric Reilly

Bravo Zulu!

ACB2 Sailors, Friends and Family,Today is September 11, 2020 …it is 0900 eastern standard time as I write this….19 years...
09/11/2020

ACB2 Sailors, Friends and Family,

Today is September 11, 2020 …it is 0900 eastern standard time as I write this….19 years ago, at 0846 Flight 11 crashed into the north face of the North Tower, then at 0903, Flight 175 crashed into the south face of the South Tower. Yesterday I was talking with several other sailors and we all shared stories about where we were on that day, home, deployed, some still in school, and the impact it had on our lives. We remembered the shock and confusion of that moment as well as the commitment and determination that rose from the ashes of the tragedy and loss. We recalled the pride we felt as our country united and rallied and stood fast in the face of hatred and fear. As President Bush said on that day, “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve”.

Let us never forget the thousands of innocent people who lost their lives that day in the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, in Shanksville, PA or the first responders who went into the fire and smoke and never came out. Let us continue to be grateful that there are Americans from all walks of life and all corners of this great country who are willing to stand up and serve to defend our country and our communities. #NeverForget, #September11, #LetsRoll, #SeabeesCanDo, #GoNavy

Sincerely,
CAPT Jeff Lengkeek
Commanding Officer
Amphibious Construction Battalion TWO

Today's Colors ceremony was performed by our ACB Two Chiefs Mess who commemorated the 19th anniversary of the terrorist ...
09/11/2020

Today's Colors ceremony was performed by our ACB Two Chiefs Mess who commemorated the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took place on September 11, 2001.

Congratulations to both, HMCS Wells and BMC Champion for their recognition during today's command quarters! Senior Wells...
09/10/2020

Congratulations to both, HMCS Wells and BMC Champion for their recognition during today's command quarters! Senior Wells received his SCWS Pin today, and Chief Champion completed yet another reenlistment! Hoorah Gatorbees!

What a pleasure it was to have Rear Adm. Brad Cooper of Surface Force Atlantic taking the time to visit our command, and...
09/09/2020

What a pleasure it was to have Rear Adm. Brad Cooper of Surface Force Atlantic taking the time to visit our command, and see what our Gatorbees are all about. Hoorah! 🐝 Beachmaster Unit Two

09/03/2020
Commander, NAVFAC RADM John Korka

Commander, NAVFAC RADM John Korka

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Shipmate BU1 Anthony Messina. BU1 Messina was assigned to AC...
08/29/2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Shipmate BU1 Anthony Messina. BU1 Messina was assigned to ACB2 DET 105 out of Pittsburgh. Our thoughts and prayers go out to BU1's family and loved ones. We have the Watch Shipmate.

Congratulations to both, ETC Smith, and to EN2 Johnson. During yesterday's quarters ETC received a Navy and Marine Corps...
08/21/2020

Congratulations to both, ETC Smith, and to EN2 Johnson. During yesterday's quarters ETC received a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and EN2 (DET 206) was frocked to Petty Officer Second Class! Hoorah Gatorbees!

GOW. 🐊
08/13/2020

GOW. 🐊

Congratulations to PS1 Colon Rodriguez, who was an integral part of our Admin department, on receiving a Navy and Marine...
08/13/2020

Congratulations to PS1 Colon Rodriguez, who was an integral part of our Admin department, on receiving a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal during today's virtual quarters. Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate!

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Amphibious Construction Battalion TWO (PHIBCB TWO) traces its roots to the pontoon operation battalions of World War II that participated in every major amphibious assault, beginning with the invasion of Sicily. By the use of p0ntoon causeways, barge-mounted cranes and pontoon ferries, these battalions gave the amphibious forces the ability to quickly off-load the large quantities of troops and cargo needed to assure victory. Since its commissioning as the 105th Naval Construction Battalion (NCB) on July 14, 1943, under the operational control of Commander, Amphibious Training Command, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, the command has continually participated in major amphibious operations and exercises. In 1950, the 105h NCB became a component command of the recently established Naval Beach Group TWO and was re-designated to Amphibious Construction Battalion TWO. Between December 1972 and 1975, PHIBCB TWO was a component of Naval Inshore Warfare Command following the decommissioning of Naval Beach Group TWO. However, PHIBCB TWO once again became a component of Naval Beach Group TWO when it was re-commissioned in 1975. PHIBCB TWO has distinguished itself in a myriad of operations since War World II, including the 1958 crisis in Lebanon, the Multi-National Peace keeping Force in Lebanon from August 1982, to February 1984, the October 1983 rescue of American citizens in Grenada, Operation SHARP EDGE in Liberia in 1991, Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM in 1992, Operation UPHOLD DEMOCRACY in Haiti in 1994, disaster recovery efforts for TWA Flight 800 and Egypt Air Flight 990, Hrricane Katrina, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE, and more recently with Hurricane Irma and Maria relief efforts to devastated areas of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Key West.

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Where do you sport you [email protected] patch! we used to wear it on our right arm
Looking to get decals for my husband - can anyone direct me to the right site?
While I was checking out ACB2 page looking for old ELCAS (with Jack System) Photos, I think I recognized your CO. Is she the same Heather Walton that was assigned to ACB2 ELCAS 1987 88 89 ????? If she is I am Very Impressed. Congrats I retired as an EO1 2002
Happy Father's Day Seabees! -SW3 Bryan Wickham (2005-2010)
Are any of the unit Chiefs on here? Can you PM me?
Does ACB-2 have a Challenge coin. Thank you EO1 Retired. ACB-2 was my first Command 1986 -88
So as I was gathering up all of my stuff to finally build my shadow box I realized that of all my coins I do not have one from the phib where I spent 5 years at. I have looked online and can find coins for most every other battalion but nothing for the phib. Are there any out there?
Bm1 Allen was in C co with Big tom went to the med in 1973
Can I post some pictures on this site of when I was stationed at Littlecreek, ACB2 in 1966 & 67?
my name is iBm1 Joseph Allen retired i worked on the water front in 1973 i was a 3rd class Bm working with Big Tom a 1st class Bm we went to the Med that year living in Miami now
...at Little Creek in the early 60's, Med cruise, landing's etc. Still loyal 55 years later. ship USS Rockbridge (APA-228).