First Naval Construction Division

First Naval Construction Division Official 1NCD Fan Page. Seabees deliver expeditionary engineering and construction worldwide, providing military and humanitarian support, and fulfilling their motto: "With compassion for others, WE BUILD, WE FIGHT, for peace with freedom."

Rear Adm. Mark Handley and Master Chief John Mulholland retire the the First Naval Construction Division's colors during...
06/03/2013

Rear Adm. Mark Handley and Master Chief John Mulholland retire the the First Naval Construction Division's colors during the disestablishment ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk on May 31, 2013.

05/31/2013
First Naval Construction Division to be Decommissioned

The First Naval Construction Division was decommissioned this morning during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. Its functions have been transferred to Navy Expeditionary Combat Command and Naval Construction Groups (NCG) 1 and 2. Please visit their sites for continuing Seabee news.

The First Naval Construction Division (1NCD), after over a decade of globally overseeing Navy Seabee efforts, will be de

Check out this story about NMCB 15 Seabees building facilities in Afghanistan.
05/30/2013
Convoy Security Element lives up to Seabee Motto

Check out this story about NMCB 15 Seabees building facilities in Afghanistan.

Seabees assigned to the Convoy Security Element (CSE), of Navy Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 15 constructed an Ellis tower for the Afghan National Army (ANA) “soak lot,” May 22, 2013, living up to their motto, “we build, we fight.”

Seabee divers from Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1 inspected some damaged pilings at Joint Expeditionary Base Littl...
05/22/2013

Seabee divers from Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1 inspected some damaged pilings at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek/Fort Story last week. A film crew from The Weather Channel filmed them for a segment about the Navy's hurricane response capabilities. UCT 1 divers helped inspect and repair pier facilities in New York and New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy last year.

Seabees of NMCB 11 are continuing their Field Exercise at Camp Shelby in preparation for their next deployment.
05/16/2013
NMCB 11 FEX 2013

Seabees of NMCB 11 are continuing their Field Exercise at Camp Shelby in preparation for their next deployment.

Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 gather around for instruction to begin a day of unit level training more than a week into a field exercise in which the battalion is evaluated in various areas of readiness prior to a deployment cycle. NMCB 11 is a Seabee battalion specializ...

NMCB 5 Seabees are currently deployed throughout the Pacific region.  Here they are surveying a construction site at Cam...
05/09/2013
NMCB 5 surveying

NMCB 5 Seabees are currently deployed throughout the Pacific region. Here they are surveying a construction site at Camp Foster Marine Base in Okinawa.

Engineering Aide 2nd Class Randy Stump, from Riverside, Calif., holds the Philadelphia leveling rod, while Engineering Aide 3rd Class Nathaniel Peoples, from San Clemente, Calif., surveys the elevation of a hill in preparation for a future project on Camp Foster Marine Base. Stump and Peoples are as...

Seabees from NMCB 3 and NCG 1 were interviewed yesterday by  NBC Dateline correspondent Keith Morrison as part of an hou...
05/03/2013

Seabees from NMCB 3 and NCG 1 were interviewed yesterday by NBC Dateline correspondent Keith Morrison as part of an hour-long NBC program slated to air June 19. The interviews tell the story of how the Seabees became first responders to a vehicle accident while returning home from field training exercise last year.

The ability to drill water wells is an important skill in the Seabees' bag of tricks.  As part of humanitarian missions ...
04/30/2013
Water well training

The ability to drill water wells is an important skill in the Seabees' bag of tricks. As part of humanitarian missions to drought-striken regions or to help with the sustainability of military bases and camps overseas, there's always a need for water. Members of NMCB 15 are currently practicing that skill in Afghainstan.

Construction Electrician 2nd Class Ross Davis, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 15, prepares to activate a pump as he participates in water well training. NMCB 15 is currently mobilized in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and is an expeditionary element of U.S. naval forces that…

Seabees of NMCB 15 are hard at work building facilities in Afghanistan in support of Regional Command South.
04/24/2013
Kandahar Seabees build for Regional Command South

Seabees of NMCB 15 are hard at work building facilities in Afghanistan in support of Regional Command South.

Builder 2nd Class Eric Serrano, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 15, works on a critical project for Regional Command South. NMCB 15 is currently mobilized in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and is an expeditionary element of U.S. Naval forces that support various units w...

04/22/2013
Seabees Celebrate Three Years Free of ARI

Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 303 celebrated three years of having no alcohol-related incidents.

The Seabees of Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 303 Detachment Bangor, Wash., March 27 celebrated the anni

Seabee Online's newest issue is now "live." In this issue you can find out about a 'Bee from CBMU 202 who was invited to...
04/18/2013
Seabee Magazine Online

Seabee Online's newest issue is now "live." In this issue you can find out about a 'Bee from CBMU 202 who was invited to the White House, NMCB 4 building a medical facility in Djibouti, UCT 2 conducting pile restoration in Pearl Harbor, an article about a combined U.S. and Philippine Seabee project in support of Balikatan 2013, and much more. Seabees conducting missions around the world - can do! Check it out at http://seabeemagazine.navylive.dodlive.mil/.

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In Honduras, BU2 Jorge Aviles of Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 202, helps build a shower facility as pa...
04/16/2013
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In Honduras, BU2 Jorge Aviles of Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 202, helps build a shower facility as part of Southern Partnership Station 2013.

"Balikatan" means "shoulder-to-shoulder" or "shouldering the load together."  This photo is a great image of that theme ...
04/15/2013

"Balikatan" means "shoulder-to-shoulder" or "shouldering the load together." This photo is a great image of that theme as US and Philippine Seabees work together during Exercise Balikatan. BUCN Brittany McGrath and other members of of NMCB 5 are working with their Philippine counterparts pulling a suspension cable for a footbridge at San Passcul, Philippines.

Naval Construction Group 2 and Navy Expeditionary Combat Command are participating in a Command Post Exercise this week.
04/11/2013
NECC and NCG2 conduct CPX/ULTRA

Naval Construction Group 2 and Navy Expeditionary Combat Command are participating in a Command Post Exercise this week.

Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Anthony Perry, assigned to Naval Construction Group 2, checks the cables on a Ruggedized Deployable Satellite Communication Terminal during an NCG 2 and Navy Expeditionary Combat Command command post exercise/unit level training assessment (CPX/ULTRA) at Join...

Seabees of NMCB 5 are currently deployed to numerous locations in the Pacific, including Sasebo, Japan, where they're bu...
04/09/2013
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Seabees of NMCB 5 are currently deployed to numerous locations in the Pacific, including Sasebo, Japan, where they're building a concrete ramp.

Another nice story about NMCB 4 building a maternity clinic in Djibouti.
04/08/2013
Seabees Build Medical Facility in Djibouti

Another nice story about NMCB 4 building a maternity clinic in Djibouti.

With few medical assets located in the southwest region of Djibouti, the nearest hospital for the village of Kontali is about a 30-minute drive to Dikhil. Otherwise, for women in labor or the infirm, it's often a journey made on foot. Thanks to the Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction

04/04/2013
Seabee Invited to White House

Check out this story about EOCR Jiang Liu, a Seabee from CBMU 202 who was invited to the White House last week to take the oath of citizenship and become a U.S. citizen.

After submitting his application for U.S. citizenship and completing the required exam, Equipment Operator Constructionm

Check out this cool news program from Joint Task Force Horn of Africa called "Duty in Djibouti." It features a story abo...
04/03/2013
Duty In Djibouti - April 1

Check out this cool news program from Joint Task Force Horn of Africa called "Duty in Djibouti." It features a story about NMCB 4 Seabees building a maternity ward there that will help the local villagers.

This edition of Duty in Djibouti features Sailors of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 who are working to build a maternity ward for local villagers, service members of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa who participated in a Lent Walk with local Djiboutions and Air Force Pararescuemen t...

NMCB 40 Seabees are currently working with Philippine Seabees to build a footbridge, one of eight projects going on as p...
04/02/2013
BK13 San Pascual footbridge anchor placement

NMCB 40 Seabees are currently working with Philippine Seabees to build a footbridge, one of eight projects going on as part of exercise Balikatan.

From Left: Philippine Navy Seabee Chief Builder Florentino Calupe, Navy Seabee Builder 3rd Class Travis Klawonn and Philippine Navy Seabee Chief Builder Samala Rodolfo smooth out freshly poured concrete during construction of the San Pascual footbridge. The project was one of eight engineering civic...

Seabee Online's newest edition is now "live." In this issue you can find out about “The Future of the Seabees,” by Rear ...
03/27/2013
Seabee Magazine Online

Seabee Online's newest edition is now "live." In this issue you can find out about “The Future of the Seabees,” by Rear Adm. Mark Handley and view an illustration of the Seabees new realignment structure. Also, in celebration of Women's History Month, read a Question and Answer session with NAVFAC Commander and Chief of Civil Engineers Rear Adm. Kate Gregory. In addition, check out articles on Seabees and Marines inter-service training in Japan, water well efforts and a brothers’ reunion in Afghanistan, and the latest Seabee awards and commendations.

Leading her last command, Rear Admiral Kate Gregory talks about the people and situations that helped her become the first female NAVFAC Chief.

Demoliton began today on the old headquarters building for the First Naval Construction Division. Located at Joint Exped...
03/26/2013

Demoliton began today on the old headquarters building for the First Naval Construction Division. Located at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek/Fort Story, Building 3006 was originally built as a temporary barracks in 1943 and has been used as a Seabee headquarters building since 1974 when Construciton Battalions Atlantic (CBLANT) moved in. It was home to the Second Naval Construction Brigade before it became 1NCD.

Check out the photo gallery of CBMU 202 Seabees currently in Guatemala supporting Southern Partnership Station.
03/25/2013

Check out the photo gallery of CBMU 202 Seabees currently in Guatemala supporting Southern Partnership Station.

CBMU 202 SeaBees hard at work improving Guatemalan military infrastructure

NMCB 5 members in Sasebo, Japan talk about why they love being Seabees in this short video.
03/25/2013
CFAS Seabees Building on Tradition (Short Version)

NMCB 5 members in Sasebo, Japan talk about why they love being Seabees in this short video.

More often than not, Sailors spend most of their careers at sea, but a select few get to see a very different side of the Navy. Petty Officer Greg House spent the day with a some of these Sailors to see how the Navy looks from the shore.

Welcome home to the Seabees of NMCB 133 who just returned from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan.  Great coverage of...
03/22/2013
Seabees return home to open arms and honor

Welcome home to the Seabees of NMCB 133 who just returned from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. Great coverage of their homecoming on the local news in Gulfport.

After being stationed in Afghanistan for six months, more than 200 Seabees came home Thursday afternoon and reunited with family and friends.

NMCB 133 transferred authority to NMCB 15 in Afghanistan this week.
03/21/2013
Task Force Anchor’s Aweigh

NMCB 133 transferred authority to NMCB 15 in Afghanistan this week.

U.S Navy Seabees in Afghanistan transferred authority for the country’s Navy engineering operations mission during a ceremony at Camp Leatherneck March 19.

Congratulations to BU1 Nicholas Mileham of NMCB 133 for earning the 2012 Stethem Award.
03/19/2013
NAVFAC, Seabees, Civil Engineer Corps Celebrate Unique Heritage

Congratulations to BU1 Nicholas Mileham of NMCB 133 for earning the 2012 Stethem Award.

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Commander and Chief of Civil Engineers Rear Admiral Kate Gregory and retired Rear Adm Benjamin Montoya present BU1 (SCW) Nicholas Mileham, Naval Mobile Construction Command 133, the 2012 Steelworker 2nd Class Robert D. Stethem award for his outstanding achieveme...

03/19/2013

On this date in 1942, the Secretary of the Navy gave authority for Civil Engineer Corps officers to command Seabee units.

Seabee divers from Underwater Construction Team 2 are repairing a pier at Pearl Harbor.
03/18/2013
Structural pile restoration

Seabee divers from Underwater Construction Team 2 are repairing a pier at Pearl Harbor.

Builder 2nd Class Kyle Neuman, left, and Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Danial Nichols both assigned to Construction Dive Detachment Alpha, part of Underwater Construction Team 2 out of Port Hueneme, Calif., weld during a structural pile restoration at the Hotel Pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hick...

NMCB 4 Seabees just arrived in Cameroon, where they will build two new medical clinics.
03/14/2013
Clinic construction

NMCB 4 Seabees just arrived in Cameroon, where they will build two new medical clinics.

Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 share a coconut with local Cameroonian villagers during a site survey in preparation for building two new medical centers. NMCB 4 sailors are partnering with members of the Cameroon Battalion d'Intervention on construction projects in…

Seabees of NMCB 1 wrapped up their mission in Africa and transferred responsibility in the region to NMCB 4.  From water...
03/13/2013
NMCB 1 transfers authority, CJTF-HOA legacy to NMCB 4

Seabees of NMCB 1 wrapped up their mission in Africa and transferred responsibility in the region to NMCB 4. From water wells in Ethiopia to camp improvements in Djibouti, NMCB 1 leaves behind a lasting legacy. Check out the story.

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 out of Gulfport, Miss. transferred authority to NMCB 4 out of Port Hueneme, Calif., during a ceremony Feb. 15, 2013, at 11 Degrees North, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.

Another historic day yesterday as Naval Construction Group 1 was stood up in Port Hueneme, Calif. Check out the photos o...
03/12/2013
Naval Construction Group ONE

Another historic day yesterday as Naval Construction Group 1 was stood up in Port Hueneme, Calif. Check out the photos of their stand-up ceremony on their new page. NCG 1 will continue conducting training and providing logistcs and operational support to Pacific Seabees.

Official Naval Construction Group ONE Fan Page

NMCB 133 Seabees recently surveyed a potential river crossing site in Afghanistan to assist the Afghan Border Police.
03/11/2013
RSC-SW engineers, Navy Seabees survey river crossing

NMCB 133 Seabees recently surveyed a potential river crossing site in Afghanistan to assist the Afghan Border Police.

Engineers from Regional Support Command-Southwest and U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 surveyed a potential permanent bridge site and a fording site here Feb. 11, 2013.

Here's photo of NMCB 5 Seabees building a form for a concrete pour in Diego Garcia.
03/08/2013
Constructing a form

Here's photo of NMCB 5 Seabees building a form for a concrete pour in Diego Garcia.

U.S. Navy Steelworker 3rd Class Joseph M. Hintsala, left, and Builder 3rd Class Patrick S. McGonigle, right, both Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5, construct a form in preparation for a concrete pour at U.S. Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia, Feb. 27, 2013. (U.S. Navy photo...

Seabees of NMCB 133 are wrapping up drilling their fifth water well in Afganistan, providing a reliable source of water ...
03/07/2013
Water well teams improve bases, save millions in costs

Seabees of NMCB 133 are wrapping up drilling their fifth water well in Afganistan, providing a reliable source of water for years to come.

Naval engineers in Afghanistan are completing their fifth water well project, providing coalition forces direct, cost-effective water access on bases across the country, saving the military millions in costs.

03/06/2013
Seabee Headquarters Begins Realignment

1NCD has begun the process of merging with NECC, and subordinate commands are being reorganized as well.

First Naval Construction Division (1NCD), the headquarters organization for the Navy Seabees, began a realignment initia

Seabees of CBMU 202 are in Belize participating in Southern Partnership Station.  Here they are building a SEA hut along...
03/05/2013

Seabees of CBMU 202 are in Belize participating in Southern Partnership Station. Here they are building a SEA hut alongside Belizean Defense personnel.

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COROZAL, Belize(Feb.27, 2013) U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to the Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202 secure lap siding to an open bay structure called a seahut as part of Southern Partnership Station 2013 in 4th Fleet's area of responsibility. CBMU 202 is performing three construction activities alongside the Belizean Defense Force. They are also building a shower and renovating a restroom. SPS is an annual deployment that exchanges training and expertise between U.S. military and civilian agencies with their counterparts in Central and South America and the Caribbean. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Hyatt/Released) (SA)


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Seabees have always had a great relationship with the Marines.  Check out this story about some special training in Okin...
02/27/2013
Marines and Seabees train to build and breach

Seabees have always had a great relationship with the Marines. Check out this story about some special training in Okinawa, where Seabees and Marines taught each other a few tricks.

Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 conducted inter service training with the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Assault Battalion in Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 20-22.

Seabees of NMCB 133 are building an operations center in Kabul, Afghanistan for Special Operations Forces.  Check out th...
02/25/2013
Navy Seabees provide critical support to Special Operations Task Force

Seabees of NMCB 133 are building an operations center in Kabul, Afghanistan for Special Operations Forces. Check out the Marine Corps perspective on the work they are doing there.

Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (NMCB), also known as Seabees, and Special Operations Forces (SOF) have a long history of working together and this relationship has been strengthened over the last several months at Camp Phoenix, in Kabul.

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