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Old 5 March 2017, 00:01
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Seabees Celebrate 75 Years of History

This is a great article about the history of the Seabees with lots of historic photos.

Article here
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Old 5 March 2017, 00:17
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That is a unit that many fail to realize their true importance and the things they have accomplished throughout the years that were vitally important to our military.

Great unit!
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Old 5 March 2017, 10:20
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I had the pleasure of being an armorer for NMCB 74 home ported out of Gulfport, MS from Mar 2001 - April 2007. Saw those guys and girls do an amazing amount of work on one particular deployment from Oct 2002 - May 2003. They started with this: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=6953
and went on to build a camp attached to an Air Force base for the battalion and a FOB on the border of Kuwait/Iraq that was large enough for two AD battalions and one reserve battalion. They finished up the FOB in January, then the rest of NMCB 74 arrived in country. All of that work done by 130 out of 650 pers assigned to the unit. I was impressed to say the least.
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I was a Seabee 88-93 still used 1911s,M16A1s didn't wear a K-pot until I went Army Guard lol. Found the Steel pot more useful to be honest.
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That is a unit that many fail to realize their true importance and the things they have accomplished throughout the years that were vitally important to our military.

Great unit!
Indeed! All of those WWII airfields in the Pacific that didn't exist prior to 1942 were built by the Seabees, including the one used by the Enola Gay and Bockscar.
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Old 5 March 2017, 13:44
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Watched them work on roads and bridges (northern Vietnam 69) that required the same work the next week. They were 'Can Do'.
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Old 5 March 2017, 14:56
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I was AD when the 50th anniversary was celebrated. Pretty cool getting to meet the original guys and showing them around CBC PT. Who needs me. No regrets about my choice of rating.
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Outstanding work. One of the best military unit emblems ever as well.
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My uncle, the only sibling on my mother's side still alive, was in the SeaBees from 1950-1979. Retired EOCS. Every piece of clothing he wears has the SeaBee emblem. Every one. Half of his family is in Tidewater, Virginia, where he retired....the other half in and around coastal Mississippi from his time there.
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Yep and for all we've done we're still the bastard children of the Navy. The NCF, would love to simply contract all this work back out again. Hey, there's a reason we were created in the first place.
Speaking to ADM McRaven in A-stan in 2013, he had wanted to make the 'Bees a Tier-2 SOF unit and the NCF said no. Too bad, because they can bring a lot to the plate if they're allowed to.
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Davisville, Rhode Island. Original Home of the SEABEES. They have the original SEABEES Statue there. Dam thing is made out of steel and boiler plate. They also have a small museum there.
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We had a SEABEE who was our assistant football coach in h.s......he built us one a hell of a leg press machine out of steel pipes and plates as well.

Congrats SEABEES!
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