Members of U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa assist members of the Djiboutian Armed Forces during the construction of modular shelter systems in and around Djibouti City, Feb. 27, 2017. The six military grade shelter systems were donated by Alaska Structures through the Global Action Coalition for use as schools, clinics, and centers for cottage industry to promote the health, education and economic stability of the Djiboutian people.
A team of U.S. Navy Seabees began construction on the Ecole 5 school in Djibouti, June 2010. The school, which will be attended by approximately 1,200 students, is scheduled to be completed by early 2011.
"We're planning to build a 6,508 square foot building," said U.S. Navy Petty Officer First Class Joseph Waddell, Ecole 5 project supervisor. "Right now we're going to be building new columns for stability and structural integrity."
Waddell leads a team of seven sailors,
Students of Djibouti's Douda Primary School showed their appreciation for a new cafeteria provided by U.S. Navy construction battalion Seabees during a ribbon-cutting ceremony, March 16, 2010.
At the start of the ceremony, nearly 300 students sang and performed several traditional dances to thank the American people for the addition.
"You can see the impact down here at the ground level and what it means to [them]," said Navy Lieutenant Cory MacCumbee, officer in charge for C
Students at the Ecole Douda School in Djibouti will now be able to enjoy lunch in the shade thanks to a new cantina provided by U.S. Navy Seabees at Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, January 6, 2010.
Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 homeported in Port Hueneme, California took the project from NMCB 11 in August and expect to complete the cantina by January 15.
"Right now our team is finishing the roof, sanding down the plaster and painting the facility,