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Operating as usual

Hoorah Amphibious Construction Battalion ONE (ACB 1) #CanDo
12/29/2020

Hoorah Amphibious Construction Battalion ONE (ACB 1) #CanDo

Seabees from Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 1 fix a brick walkway at a local rehabilitation center. ACB 1 is taking part in Operation Pacific Reach Exercise 2017, a bilateral training event designed to ensure readiness and sustain the ROK-U.S. Alliance by exercising an Area Distribution Center (ADC), an Air Terminal Supply Point (ATSP), Combined Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore (CJLOTS), and the use of rail, inland waterways, and coastal lift operations to validate the operational reach concept. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Chan)

#Navy #NavyReadiness #NavyMuseumAtHome #NavyMuseumFromHome #MuseumFromHome #MuseumAtHome #SeabeeHeritage #SeabeeHistory #USNHistory #Seabees #CanDo #dvids #acb1 #pacificreach2017 #rokus #cjlots #usnsm #readiness

MyNavy HR
12/29/2020

MyNavy HR

There are always resources available if you're feeling stressed. Watch out for yourself and your shipmates this holiday season.

Hoorah THREE!
12/29/2020

Hoorah THREE!

NMCB 3 demolishes an old wooden deck outside of Diego Garcia’s liberty center to alleviate a safety hazard. The battalion is deployed across the Indo-Pacific conducting high-quality construction to support U.S. and partner nations to deter aggression and enable expeditionary logistics/naval power projection. #USNavy photo by UT1 Joshua Poirier

12/25/2020
FORCM and the 12 Days: Thank You!

This time of year provides us the opportunity to reflect, rejoice and recharge. It has been challenging to say the least, and I cannot be more proud of your resolve. Although our Holiday season and gatherings will be reduced in size and as you celebrate, please keep our Service Members and families deployed; and stationed around the world in your thoughts and prayers. They are proudly standing the watch for us and will not have the opportunity to travel and visit their families, loved ones and friends this year.

To the leadership in our accession pipeline, as you know the holiday season can be tough on our young leaders...keep 'em focused, keep 'em safe and stay positive. Thank you for what you do.

To our Spouses - THANK YOU! No words can come close to express our appreciation for your unconditional love, support and commitment, especially this year. I am sure (and hope) Santa recognized it as well ;) Kelly and I wish you all the best.

#HappyHolidays #MerryChristmas #12Days #12DaysofChristmas

12/24/2020

Thank you U.S. Navy Seabee Museum for reminding us our legacy

Had a little time this morning to reflect and look through some old/young photos.  It drove me to read the definition of...
12/24/2020

Had a little time this morning to reflect and look through some old/young photos. It drove me to read the definition of:
Unique: “being the only one”.

This drove me to the following quote by HLBalcomb
“Life is about celebrating uniqueness, diversity, and then bringing it all together like the varied colors of a rainbow. Different yet connected”

It is clearly our uniqueness, diversity, diversity in thought, diversity in geographic location, diversity in age and gender that make us the great. Continue to be you and lead well. #ProudtoServe

NOTE: Whenever I start the next chapter in my life, I’m looking forward to going back to this hairstyle. I haven’t figured out what I was looking at either 🙂. Feel free to post YOUR favorite young “unique” version of yourself.

#We>Me#StrongerTogether#StaySafe#SmileMore

Caption this! #212
12/20/2020

Caption this! #212

Caption This!

Seabee ingenuity in the South Pacific as the 75th NCB created culverts out of 55-gallon drums to drain off water and sewage, circa 1942.

#Navy #NavyReadiness #NavyMuseumAtHome #NavyMuseumFromHome #MuseumFromHome #MuseumAtHome #SeabeeHeritage #SeabeeHistory #USNHistory #Seabees #CanDo #wwii #southpacific #usnsm #circa #captionthis

12/19/2020
12 Days of...CSFE Det Sheppard - Wichita Falls, TX

With less than a week away from Christmas, I am extremely motivated by the video from Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering Command Det Sheppard, Wichita Falls, TX. BZ to these young motivators and their leadership. I am motivated by their camaraderie as well as their musical talent...Hoorah Bravo (UT/CE's) #CanDO #212 #12DaysofChristmas...

Congratulations Petty Officers! #hoorah #payitforward
12/19/2020

Congratulations Petty Officers!
#hoorah #payitforward

12/16/2020
Commander, NAVFAC RADM John Korka

#happyholidays2020

CEC/NAVFAC/Seabees,

On behalf of Executive Director Ms. LaTorre, FORCM U.S. Navy Seabees, and I, we wish you and your family a safe and joyous holiday season!

#happyholidays

Hoorah Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five!  Turn up the heat and push it that extra degree! #212
12/15/2020

Hoorah Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five! Turn up the heat and push it that extra degree! #212

Leadership placing concrete with the crew at the Seabee Tech Trainer 🐝🐝

MyNavy HR
12/15/2020
MyNavy HR

MyNavy HR

⚓ ORDERS UPDATES ⚓

As global conditions continue to change with respect to COVID-19, regional policy changes continue to impact Sailors and the requirements written into their orders.

Those updates are posted to the link below. Newest updates include that Sailors and families reporting to Spain are now required to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the scheduled arrival, and updated arrival guidelines for Singapore. These policies change rapidly. IF you are PCSing soon, check back for updates before departing.

The exception to use an expired ID card for base privileges expires on 31 March, 2021.
12/14/2020

The exception to use an expired ID card for base privileges expires on 31 March, 2021.

⚠️ ID CARD REMINDER ⚠️

Check the expiration on your ID Card. Military/Military Dependents and Retirees who have an expired ID card are encouraged to make an appointment to get their new ID card. The exception to use an expired ID card for base privileges expires on 31 March, 2021. Online appointment availability has been updated and appointments are available at: https://idco.dmdc.osd.mil/idco/

Happy 384th Birthday The National Guard!
12/13/2020

Happy 384th Birthday The National Guard!

Always Ready, Always There

Today, join us in celebrating The National Guard's 384th birthday. America's First Military Responders, protecting both our community and country since 1636.

On the Twelfth day of Christmas my Navy gave to me...Twelve motivators 212'ing itEleven new editionsTen working warriors...
12/13/2020

On the Twelfth day of Christmas my Navy gave to me...
Twelve motivators 212'ing it
Eleven new editions
Ten working warriors
Nine fighting spirits
Eight Seabees "Can Do" attitudes
Seven starched covers
Six builders building
Five golden punches
Four gravel rakes raking
A deployed NMCB THREE
Two Groundbreaking Shovels and
a hard-at-work Seabee .

U.S. Navy
12/12/2020

U.S. Navy

US Navy family, ensure your voice is heard!

All Public-Private Venture (PPV) housing tenants should take upcoming satisfaction survey.

Read Details ➡️ https://go.usa.gov/xA39H

On the Twelfth day of Christmas my Navy gave to me...Twelve motivators 212'ing itEleven new editionsTen working warriors...
12/12/2020

On the Twelfth day of Christmas my Navy gave to me...
Twelve motivators 212'ing it
Eleven new editions
Ten working warriors
Nine fighting spirits
Eight Seabees "Can Do" attitudes
Seven starched covers
Six builders building
Five golden punches
Four gravel rakes raking
A deployed Naval Mobile Construction Battalion THREE
Two Groundbreaking Shovels and
a hard-at-work Seabee .

Hoorah Professionals!
12/12/2020
Seabees with NMCB-5 assemble a Mabey Johnson bridge

Hoorah Professionals!

201208-N-PG340-1140 PORT HUENEME, Calif. (Dec. 8, 2020) Builder Chief (Select) Sean Karpinski, with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, assembles a Mabey Johnson bridge during the battalion's second Command Post Exercise onboard Naval Base Ventura County. The Seabees with NMCB-5 are homepo...

On the Eleventh day of Christmas my Navy gave to me...Eleven new editions Ten working warriorsNine fighting spiritsEight...
12/11/2020

On the Eleventh day of Christmas my Navy gave to me...
Eleven new editions
Ten working warriors
Nine fighting spirits
Eight Seabees with "Can Do" attitudes
Seven starched covers
Six builders building
Five golden punches
Four gravel rakes raking
A deployed Naval Mobile Construction Battalion THREE
Two Groundbreaking Shovels and
a hard-at-work Seabee.

On the Tenth day of Christmas my Navy gave to me...Ten working warriorsNine fighting spirits Eight Seabees "Can Do" atti...
12/10/2020

On the Tenth day of Christmas my Navy gave to me...
Ten working warriors
Nine fighting spirits
Eight Seabees "Can Do" attitudes
Seven starched covers
Six builders building
Five golden punches
Four gravel rakes raking
A deployed Naval Mobile Construction Battalion THREE
Two Groundbreaking Shovels and
a hard-at-work Seabee .

On the Ninth day of Christmas my Navy gave to me...Nine fighting spirits Eight Seabees "Can Do" attitudes Seven starched...
12/09/2020

On the Ninth day of Christmas my Navy gave to me...
Nine fighting spirits
Eight Seabees "Can Do" attitudes
Seven starched covers
Six builders building
Five golden punches
Four gravel rakes raking
A deployed Naval Mobile Construction Battalion THREE
Two Groundbreaking Shovels and
a hard-at-work Seabee .

Are you ready? #212
12/08/2020

Are you ready? #212

JANUARY 2021 CYCLE 250 E-7 ACTIVE DUTY AND FULL-TIME SUPPORT

FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
TO NAVADMIN
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
BT
UNCLAS
NAVADMIN 290/20
PASS TO OFFICE CODES:
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/OCT//
SUBJ/JANUARY 2021 CYCLE 250 E-7 ACTIVE DUTY AND FULL-TIME SUPPORT
NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION//
REF/A/DOC/BUPERS/19SEP18//
REF/B/MSG/SECNAV WASHINGTON DC/052044ZMAR13//
REF/C/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/201449ZDEC18//
REF/D/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/272057ZDEC18//
REF/E/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/161157ZJUL20//
NARR/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1430.16G, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR ENLISTED
PERSONNEL OF THE U.S. NAVY AND U.S. NAVY RESERVE. REF B IS ALNAV
015/13, PERSONNEL SECURITY INVESTIGATION SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS.
REF C IS NAVADMIN 312/18, ADVANCEMENT POLICY UPDATE. REF D IS
NAVADMIN 316/18, ENLISTED ADVANCEMENT WORKSHEET. REF E IS NAVADMIN
201/20, PROFESSIONAL MILITARY KNOWLEDGE ELIGIBILITY EXAM REVISED
BUSINESS RULES.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the guidance for the administration
of the January 2021 (cycle 250) E-7 Navy-wide advancement
examination (NWAE) for Active-Duty (AD) and Full-Time Support (FTS)
Sailors. As a continued safety measure during the COVID-19
outbreak, exams will be administered utilizing a testing window from
18-29 January 2021. This testing window will allow for smaller
groups of test takers to ensure adequate social distancing can be
maintained between testers at testing facilities, while maintaining
the high standards and continued culture of learning that drive our
enlisted advancement system. Canvasser Recruiter (CANREC) personnel
with a branch class of 32 and a special program indicator code of
*W* (enlisted CANREC) will no longer take Active-Duty exams.
Commencing with the February 2021 (cycle 108) E-7 Selected Reserve
(SELRES) exams, CANREC E-6 personnel are authorized to take the
SELRES exam for Limited Duty Officer (LDO) purposes. The
administration of the exam across a window and shifting CANREC
Sailors to take the SELRES exam are both changes to reference (a).
Information pertaining to selection board criteria will be
promulgated in a future NAVADMIN.
2. Timeline
a. 18-29 January 2021: Administration of exams.
b. 31 January 2021: Congressionally designated combat zones
and approved contingency operations areas (CDCZ/ACOA) evaluations
used for time-in-rate (TIR) waivers must have an ending period by
this date.
3. Eligibility requirements are found in chapter 2 of reference
(a). The following information is specific only to cycle 250:
a. The terminal eligibility date used to compute TIR is 1
January 2022.
b. The minimum TIR date must be on or before 1 January 2019.
c. TIR requirements for early promote Sailors can be waived by
1 year with the commanding officer (CO)/officer-in-charge (OIC)
approval, in line with paragraph 214.e. of reference (a).
d. High-year tenure (HYT) date must be effective 1 September
2021 or later. All HYT waivers must be approved prior to 21 January
2021.
e. Candidates in a rating requiring a security clearance must
have a favorable investigation adjudication by the Department of
Defense Central Adjudication Facility reflected properly in the
Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) prior to 1 January 2021.
If the CO of the candidate grants an interim clearance, JPAS must be
updated prior to 1 January 2021. Candidates who do not meet the
outlined criteria should not be allowed to participate in the exam.
Candidates must maintain security clearance eligibility throughout
the advancement cycle to be eligible for advancement. If, for any
reason, a clearance is denied or revoked, an exam is not authorized
until a new clearance is granted. Ratings requiring a security
clearance are AC, AE, AG, AO, ATI, ATO, AWF, AWO, AWR, AWS, AWV, AZ,
CTI, CTM, CTN, CTR, CTT, EOD, ET, FC, FCA, GM, HT, IC, IS, IT, LN,
MA, MC, MN, ND, OS, QM, SB, SO, STG, YN, as well as all nuclear and
submarine ratings. Refer to references (a) and (b) for additional
guidance.
f. Naval Special Warfare (NSW) personnel. In line with
reference (a), the NSW alternative final multiple score will be used
to determine selection board eligibility for special warfare
operator and special warfare boat operator ratings.
g. Reporting Senior Cumulative Average Performance Mark Average
(RSCA PMA). RSCA PMA must be computed as outlined in reference (c),
using E-6 evaluations with the ending date that falls within the
period of 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020. Refer to reference
(c) and paragraph 308 of reference (a) for additional guidance.
h. Enlisted Advancement Worksheet (EAW). For guidance on
establishing EAW user roles and completing worksheets, refer to
reference (d). EAW is mandatory for cycle 250 and will be the
authority for RSCA PMA.
i. Professional Military Knowledge - Eligibility Exams (PMK-EE)
are mandatory for cycle 250 and must be completed prior to 1
December 2020 in accordance with reference (e).
4. Exam Ordering. Order exams in line with chapter 4 of reference
(a).
a. Deploying commands and candidates departing to CDCZ/ACOA can
order exams up to 6 months prior to the scheduled exam date. Refer
to chapter 4 and paragraph 614 of reference (a) for additional
guidance.
b. Regular Exams:
(1) Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Exams.
Cryptologic-Technician Interpretive (CTI)/Cryptologic-Technician
Network (CTN)/Cryptologic Technician-Collection (CTR) SCI exam
ordering dates can be found on the Navy Enlisted Advancement System
(NEAS) website via MyNavy Portal at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/.
Select the Career and Life Events tab, Advancement and Promotion
tab, Navy Advancement Center tab and then the Command Info for
Educational Services Officers (ESO). ESOs must verify initial
active TIR eligibility lists on the NEAS website for exam ordering.
Supplemental SCI exams are ordered via preferred message formatted
e-mail to sfly_cryptologic.products(at)navy.mil or naval message
following the guidelines in chapter 4 of reference (a).
(2) Non-SCI Exams. Exam ordering for non-SCI regular exams
is available now. ESOs must verify TIR eligibility lists on the
NEAS website during the following time periods:
(a) Initial TIR lists will be available through 1
November 2020.
(b) Supplemental TIR lists will be available from 2
November to 29 November 2020.
(3) Exams ordered after the TIR lists have closed shall be
ordered using preferred message formatted e-mail to
sfly_N321_exam_order(at)navy.mil or naval message following
guidelines in chapter 4 of reference (a). Ensure a point of contact
is included in the submitted e-mail or message. Orders submitted
after supplemental TIR list closure will result in a substitute exam
being sent.
c. Substitute Exams:
(1) The deadline for ordering both SCI and non-SCI
substitute exams is 31 January 2021.
(2) Naval Education and Training Professional Development
Center (NETPDC N321) is the approval authority for all substitute
exams.
(3) Substitute exams may be administered with regular exam
administration or in line with reference (a), paragraph 606.
d. ESOs must verify exam orders at the *View Previous Exam
Orders* link via the NEAS website within 7-10 days of placing the
order. If exam order discrepancies are noted, contact the Fleet
Services Branch NETPDC (N321), as listed on the NEAS website in the
NETPDC (N321) point of contact table.
e. Exceptions to policy for exam orders will continue to be
submitted in line with reference (a).
f. Candidates in the following ratings are separated into the
following competitive groups:
(1) CTI:
Group 1 Middle East/North Africa
Group 2 East/Far East
Group 3 Latin/South America
Group 4 Eastern Europe
(2) EMN, ETN and MMN:
Group 1 Submarine
Group 2 Surface
(3) MU:
Group 1 Premier Band
Group 2 Fleet Band
5. Exam Administration and Answer Sheet Return.
a. AD/FTS E-7 exams will be administered using a testing window
from 18-29 January 2021. This testing window will allow for smaller
groups of test takers to ensure that adequate social distancing can
be maintained between testers at testing facilities. Administration
for all substitute exams will follow guidelines in reference (a).
b. All commands should develop a plan to meet COVID-19
mitigations. Every effort should be made to ensure appropriate
COVID-19 mitigation measures are in place, to include, but not
limited to, face coverings, adequate social distancing, available
hand sanitizer, medical (questionnaire) screenings and temperature
checks.
c. To the maximum extent practicable, exams for the same
ratings should be administered on the same day. Sailors are
directed not to discuss exam content after taking an exam to ensure
no advancement candidate is disadvantaged in the advancement
process. Unauthorized disclosure of exam content may result in
administrative and/or disciplinary action.
d. For exam administration and answer sheet return
instructions, refer to chapter 6 of reference (a). Do not
administer cycle 250 examinations prior to 18 January 2021 unless
specifically authorized by Navy Personnel Command, Enlisted Career
Administration (PERS-8031).
e. Authorized materials during examination administration.
Only those materials specifically identified and listed in chapter 6
of reference (a), this NAVADMIN and the general examination verbatim
instructions are authorized for use during examination
administration.
f. If an exam is administered in error, the command must
request to invalidate in line with paragraph 610 of reference (a).
g. ESOs must check the exam tote board on the NEAS website
often to ensure answer sheets have been received and processed. The
tote board can be accessed via MyNavy Portal at
https://www.mnp.navy.mil/. Select the Career and Life Events tab,
Advancement and Promotion tab, Navy Advancement Center tab and then
the Command Info for ESOs. Answer sheets that are in error will not
be counted until they are processed successfully.
6. Discrepancy Correction
a. A detailed discrepancy list can be found on the NEAS
website. For guidance on discrepancy correction requirements, refer
to chapters 3 and 7 of reference (a) and reference (d).
b. Post-exam administration discrepancy correction
correspondence with NETPDC (N321) is to be submitted using the EAW
post-exam administration comments (PAC) function outlined in
reference (d). All corrections must have a CO/OIC letter and
supporting documentation included as attachments.
c. Exception to Policy for Selection Board Eligibility Waivers.
(1) CDCZ/ACOA Candidates. As an additional enclosure to
cycle 250 Letter of Transmittal, commands with CDCZ/ACOA candidates
should submit a list of Selection Board Eligible Candidates by
activity. This is a change to paragraph 614.f.(5) of reference (a).
(2) Non-CDCZ/ACOA Candidates. Submit message formatted e-
mail exception to policy for selection board eligibility waiver
directly to Enlisted Plans and Policy Branch (OPNAV N132C) at
NXAG_N132C(at)navy.mil, per paragraph 104 of reference (a). This is
a change to paragraph 614.f.(5) of reference (a).
7. Examination Results. Refer to chapter 7 of reference (a).
8. Any additional information regarding this cycle will be posted
on the NEAS website.
9. Points of Contact.
a. MyNavy Career Center (MNCC) is available 24/7 by phone at 1-
833-330-MNCC (1-833-330-6622) or via e-mail at askmncc(at)navy.mil.
b. SCI exam questions and orders can be reached at (850) 473-
5867/DSN 753 or via e-mail at sfly_cryptologic.products(at)navy.mil.
c. Non-SCI exam questions and orders can be reached at
(850)473-6148/DSN 753 or via e-mail at
sfly_N321_exam_order(at)navy.mil.
d. Exam records and discrepancies can be reached at (850) 473-
6148/DSN 753 or via the EAW PAC function.
10. For further NEAS information, to include exam verbatim and
other related documents, visit MNP at
https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/navy-advancement-center/my-eso.
11. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or
canceled, whichever occurs first.
12. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//

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Force Master Chief of the Seabees

The Senior Enlisted Advisor, now the Force Master Chief, position was created in 1968 to act as a point of contact for the Master Chief of the Navy on enlisted personnel matters concerning Seabees in the field. They also actively participate in Seabee personnel planning, promoting welfare, and providing guidance to the Chief of NAVFAC on all matters affecting the Seabees. The position name was changed from Senior Enlisted Advisor to Force Master Chief in 1980 although the duties remained the same.

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