Seabees recognized for efforts across HOA

130720–F–VN235–059 — U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Terry Ferrell, Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa commanding general, commends members of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 at an awards ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 20, 2013. The Seabees earned Flag Letters of Commendation for the successful completion of multiple construction projects across the Horn of Africa. CJTF-HOA Photo 130720–F–VN235–059 — U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Terry Ferrell, Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa commanding general, commends members of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 at an awards ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 20, 2013. The Seabees earned Flag Letters of Commendation for the successful completion of multiple construction projects across the Horn of Africa.
130720–F–VN235–062 — U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Terry Ferrell, Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa commanding general, and U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Bonnie Skinner CJTF–HOA senior enlisted leader, present members of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 with Flag Letters of Commendation at an awards ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 20, 2013.  The Seabees successfully completed multiple construction projects across the Horn of Africa. CJTF-HOA Photo 130720–F–VN235–062 — U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Terry Ferrell, Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa commanding general, and U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Bonnie Skinner CJTF–HOA senior enlisted leader, present members of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 with Flag Letters of Commendation at an awards ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 20, 2013. The Seabees successfully completed multiple construction projects across the Horn of Africa.
130720–F–VN235–062 — U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Terry Ferrell, Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa commanding general, recognizes U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Priscilla French, U.S. Navy Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 equipment operator, with a Flag Letter of Commendation during an awards ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 20, 2013. The Seabees successfully completed multiple construction projects across the Horn of Africa during the course of their six–month deployment here. CJTF-HOA Photo 130720–F–VN235–062 — U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Terry Ferrell, Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa commanding general, recognizes U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Priscilla French, U.S. Navy Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 equipment operator, with a Flag Letter of Commendation during an awards ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 20, 2013. The Seabees successfully completed multiple construction projects across the Horn of Africa during the course of their six–month deployment here.
130720–F–VN235–102 — Seabees of the U.S. Navy Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 salute U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Terry Ferrell, Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa commanding general, during an awards ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 20, 2013. They earned Flag Letters of Commendation for their successful completion of multiple construction projects across the Horn of Africa. CJTF-HOA Photo 130720–F–VN235–102 — Seabees of the U.S. Navy Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 salute U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Terry Ferrell, Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa commanding general, during an awards ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 20, 2013. They earned Flag Letters of Commendation for their successful completion of multiple construction projects across the Horn of Africa.
130720–F–VN235–114 — U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Terry Ferrell, Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa commanding general, praises members of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 during a ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 20, 2013. The Seabees earned the recognition for the successful completion of multiple construction projects across the Horn of Africa. CJTF-HOA Photo 130720–F–VN235–114 — U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Terry Ferrell, Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa commanding general, praises members of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 during a ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 20, 2013. The Seabees earned the recognition for the successful completion of multiple construction projects across the Horn of Africa.

After 150 days in scorching temperatures, hammers, shovels, and saws are put away and Combined Joint Task Forceeâ?Horn of Africa Seabees and leaders finally paused to reflect on numerous accomplishments.

Seabees of the U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 received a Flag Letter of Commendation recently during an awards ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 20, 2013. NMCB 4, deployed from Port Hueneme, Calif., were presented the FLOC, by U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Terry Ferrell, CJTFFâ?HOA commanding general.

"After working with Seabees for the past 10 years, they still never cease to amaze me," said U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jackson Habeck, officer in charge of NMCBBâ?4 detachment. "They have done it faster, safer and with the best quality."

According to the award citation, members of this battalion received this award for their successful completion of multiple construction projects across the Horn of Africa throughout their sixxâ?month deployment.

"It was nice for the troops to see that their hard work and dedication is being recognized", said U. S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class David Allmer, NMCB 4 construction builder.

One project, a highhâ?visibility Manda Bay runway extension project on the Kenyan Naval Base took roughly 14 Seabees only four months to complete.

The ceremony concluded with praises from leaders and peers across CJTFFâ?HOA.

"They have embodied the "Can Do" Seabee legacy and can proudly hold their heads up knowing they have truly made a difference." Habeck said.

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