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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 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.
Gatorbee of the Week Vol. 5
EO3 Adrianna C. Gosnell
Gosnell is a McDade, TX. native who works in Alfa Company. She like to do crafts such as making candles, and sewing outfits when at home, as well as reading books.
"Everything was new to me when I got here...I thought it was awesome that we get to do ELCAS, and I was excited that there were cranes."
Congratulations to all of our Bravo Company Sailors who received their certificate for completing the Amphibious Liquid Bulk Transfer System (ABLTS) course!
Congratulations to our newest Sailor given promotion from Ensign to Lieutenant Junior Grade; LTJG Hague! Hoorah!
Today the GATOR BEES of ACB-2 recognize those who came before us and made the ultimate sacrifice. We thank them for their service and promise to honor their legacy and never forget. #MemorialDay
Gatorbee of the Week Vol.4
PS3 Josnea M. Duplessis
Duplessis is a New Orleans, LA. native who comes to us from NOSC Augusta. She earned BJOY for FY 18 and FY 19 at her previous command, and has also recently received the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (MOVSM)!
"The Navy has taught me that there is no limit to the things I want to achieve!"
Gatorbee of the Week Vol.3
EA3 Grant L. Schadle IV
Schadle is a Shenandoah, PA. native who works at Charlie Company. As a surveyor, he has an important job of evaluating terrain during builds like the Elevated Causeway System- Modular (ELCAS).
"The PBHIB is one of a kind...what you get to do here, you can't do anywhere else."
Congratulations to our very own Executive Officer, CDR Atiim Senthill on his selection to Captain! BZ!!
Just a little sample of how our Gatorbees continue to push through these times and follow through with our mission! Hoorah!
To to all military spouses out there, the Gator Bees of ACB 2 want to say thank you for the love and the support you give every single day. We couldn’t do what we do without you!
Congratulations to the Gatorbees that were presented with their plaques for Sailor, Junior Sailor, and Bluejacket of the Quarter this week! Hoorah!
The mission goes on, and as always, our Gatorbees continue to push forward with training! Hoorah!
Gatorbee of the Week Vol.2
EN2 Madeline Zinn
Zinn hails from York, PA. and is one of our amazing Sailors down at Bravo Company that keeps the gears turning in order for us to maintain mission readiness!
"The proudest moment in my career is teaching, and qualifying my shipmates to be craft engineers...as an EN nothing gets your adrenaline running like operating your own plant, and I love watching people take pride in that"
Please join all of us here at ACB2 in presenting our inaugural Gatorbee of the Week:
CM1 Charles Reed. Reed was recently meritoriously promoted to CM1 due to his outstanding work ethic, as well as for his willingness to assist the command in any way he can.
"A personal accomplishment of mine was being able to have a good impact throughout the entirety of the command by helping many people attain their qualifications, and watching folks apply them to their job to help the command." - CM1 Reed
Congratulations to each of those selected for Sailor, Junior Sailor, and Bluejacket of the quarter:
Before April comes to a close, we just wanted to remind everyone that April being Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) month doesn’t mean that we stop doing our best to both stop and to help the victims in any way we possibly can.
A big thank you to HM2 Alixandra Luskey for her efforts within our command.
Also a big thank you to our CO, Capt. Heather Walton for signing the pledge on our command’s behalf.
Bravo Zulu to all of our Gatorbees who have been nominated for Sailor, Junior Sailor, and Bluejacket of the Quarter!
Congratulations to following GATOR BEES on their selection to Senior Chief Petty Officer!!
HMC Armando Leija
BMC Cliff Junkins
Join us in congratulating Electronics Technician 1st Class Stanley Benes in receiving a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for all of his hard work here at PHIBCB 2!
Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate!
Join us in giving congratulations to all of our Gatorbees that were personally recognized by Commodore Anderson for their hard work during MPFEX 20!
Some throwback photos from MPFEX 20 showcasing the all around great efforts that made it such a success
Congratulations to everyone who was individually recognized by Commodore Anderson, and a special thank you to everyone at Oasis Galley at Naval Station Mayport for their warm hospitality throughout our exercise!
Some more photos from MPFEX 20, including media day, highlighting the great efforts of all of our Gatorbees! Assault Craft Unit Two Beachmaster Unit Two
Congratulations to the the following 25 RC GATOR BEES selected for advancement to the next paygrade:
A team of our Gatorbees were selected to demostrate the capabilities of different weapons systems at our Command's disposal! Check it out.
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A big thanks to ACB2's Diversity Committee for putting together a great potluck for Asian American/ Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance! In particular, IT3 Manyrath for giving a short presentation! Hoorah Gatorbees!
Both AC and RC Gatorbees show case some of ACB-2’s “Can Do” spirit by using the 200T crane to drive pile during this quarter’s Reserve Mission Training (RMT) weekend. Stayed tuned to see more of this weekends excitement!
ENS Howard operating a grader!! Can Do!!!
Smooth...like...buttah! Awesome job to the entire crew! Part 2
Moving the 200 ton crawler crane up the ramp onto the roadway sections is one of the more delicate evolutions of an ELCAS build. The crew did it flawlessly today. Bravo Zulu to the crew!! (CMDCM) Part 1.
ELCAS pile driving!
NBG-2 Hurricane Harvey Disaster Response
Video coverage of PHIBCB TWO and additional NBG-2 command's loading and departure for the Gulf of Mexico as part of U.S. Fleet Forces Command's support of Northern Command's hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
July 2017 RMT In Review
Come and see what our Active and Reserve Component Sailors accomplished during this past RMT!
Adopt A Seabee
PHIBCB on TV! This aired last week on channel 13. Stay connected to PHIBCB2 for more developments from our ongoing partnership with Granby Elementary School
PHIBCB 2 Bravo CO. Boatswain's Mates
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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.
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).
Just wondering if there is a place where the Christmas Party photos are available?