Seabees Build Djibouti School

DJIBOUTI - Service members with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7, removes debris from Ecole 5, a five-classroom school in Djibouti on June 30, 2010. NMCB-7 is operating out of Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, and is homeported at the Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Mississippi. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Laird) CJTF-HOA Photo DJIBOUTI - Service members with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7, removes debris from Ecole 5, a five-classroom school in Djibouti on June 30, 2010. NMCB-7 is operating out of Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, and is homeported at the Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Mississippi. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Laird)
DJIBOUTI - Equipment Operator Constructionman Apprentice Corey Moore, Utilitiesman 3rd Class Mike Mclean and Builder Constructionman Selina Rodriguez, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7, remove debris from Ecole 5, a five-classroom school in Djibouti on June 30, 2010.  NMCB-7 is operating out of Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, and is homeported at the Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Mississippi. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Laird) CJTF-HOA Photo DJIBOUTI - Equipment Operator Constructionman Apprentice Corey Moore, Utilitiesman 3rd Class Mike Mclean and Builder Constructionman Selina Rodriguez, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7, remove debris from Ecole 5, a five-classroom school in Djibouti on June 30, 2010. NMCB-7 is operating out of Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, and is homeported at the Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Mississippi. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Laird)
DJIBOUTI - An overview of the site at Ecole 5, a five-classroom school in Djibouti that is currently under construction by the Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7.  NMCB-7 is operating out of Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, and is homeported at the Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Mississippi. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Laird) CJTF-HOA Photo DJIBOUTI - An overview of the site at Ecole 5, a five-classroom school in Djibouti that is currently under construction by the Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7. NMCB-7 is operating out of Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, and is homeported at the Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Mississippi. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Laird)
DJIBOUTI - Equipment Operator Constructionman Apprentice Corey Moore, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7, removes debris from Ecole 5, a five-classroom school in Djibouti on June 30, 2010. NMCB-7 is operating out of Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, and is homeported at the Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Mississippi. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Laird) CJTF-HOA Photo DJIBOUTI - Equipment Operator Constructionman Apprentice Corey Moore, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7, removes debris from Ecole 5, a five-classroom school in Djibouti on June 30, 2010. NMCB-7 is operating out of Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, and is homeported at the Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Mississippi. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Laird)

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, working to clean up and reinforce the foundation and infrastructure of the expected school.

"The school is going to have five classrooms, two offices and two storage rooms," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Moore, project crew leader. "The last couple days we've just been doing construction and ground work."

The team has also recently been working on excavation of the classrooms, cleaning out the rooms and preparing to install concrete walls with cement blocks for additional stability, Moore said. The projected completion is February 2011.

To take advantage of the training opportunity, Waddell and his team started the project June this year, with plans to finish the school in nine months. "We should definitely be able to finish by February." Moore said.

Tags

U.S. Navy Seabees Djibouti

We suggest

Seabees lend a hand

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.

Seabees of CJTF-HOA keep the mission moving with tools of the trade

The U.S. Navy's Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE help keep Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, and the local East African community progressing through their specialized skills.

Seabees Build Djibouti School

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,

U.S. Seabees Complete Cafeteria for Djiboutian School

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

Seabees Build School Cafeteria in Djibouti

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,