Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4, transferred authority to NMCB 11, from Gulfport, Miss., during a ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
U.S. Army MG Terry Ferrell, commanding general, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, praised NMCB 4 for their "awe-inspiring" contributions to CJTF-HOA, U.S. Africa Command and the African continent. He went on to commend the Seabees flawless transition from performing humanitarian missions to operational missions directly contributing to the
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, CJTF
With few medical assets located in the southwest region of Djibouti, the nearest hospital for the village of Kontali is about a 30-minute drive to Dikhil. Otherwise, for women in labor or the infirm, it's often a journey made on foot.
Thanks to the Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Four, deployed from Port Hueneme, Calif., in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, a maternity ward is being built here that bridges the gap and helps strengthen Djiboutian in
U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 Seabees assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa partnered with Ethiopian National Defense Force engineers to share best practices during a water well drilling exercise in Fiche, Ethiopia, beginning Nov. 27, 2012.
The ENDF supports the UN Security Council authorized peacekeeping missions in Darfur and Abyei. The exercise was designed to improve the operational capability of ENDF specialists to operate in remote and austere environm
As the four-wheel drive vehicles shuddered and lurched over the rocky dirt road, Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 caught a glimpse of the Kontali village as it appeared on the horizon, nearly hidden by the mid-day sun, October 1.
The small village, which sits atop a hill overlooking a vast expanse of dry land, was bustling with activity as villagers hurried to make the final preparations for a futbol game and cultural festival held for the Seabees.
"They [the S
Navy Capt. Kathryn Donovan, Commodore 22nd Naval Construction Regiment (22 NCR) and 22 NCR Command Master Chief Joseph Perrone, recently traveled from Gulfport, Miss. to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti to visit the Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 Detail Horn of Africa (Det. HOA) Feb.17-18. NMCB 74 Det. HOA is currently deployed to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) to assist in building partnerships in partner nations where the U.S. and coalition forces have
Sailors operating from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) participated in an exchange of masonry knowledge with local skilled laborers January 7 as part of an ongoing U.S.-Djiboutian joint construction project.
A team of two Navy construction workers, commonly called Seabees, from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 and an engineer from CJTF-HOA spent their day laying bricks with 20 Djiboutians on a 45-foot section of wall at the site of a future medical clin
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti, Dec 24, 2010 —
Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Mark S. Ripka, U.S. Africa Command's (U.S. AFRICOM) senior enlisted leader, personally recognized several Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 during a visit to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti December 20-24.
Ripka met with many sailors, soldiers, airmen and Marines attached to Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF)-HOA during his trip, including the Seabees of NMCB 74.
“I always make time
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti - Dec 15, 2010 –The Seabees assigned Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 Detail Horn of Africa (HOA) officially relieved NMCB 7 Det. HOA during a turnover ceremony on Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, December 15, 2010. NMCB 7 Det. HOA has been deployed to assist Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) in building partner nation capacity since February 2010.
A small party of key personnel, assigned to NMCB-74 Det. HOA, arrived December 3 to begin miss
Nurses of the Dil Chora Hospital in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, attended the first week-long emergency medical technician (EMT) course, October 15, 2010.
The course is a partnership between Dr. Manyazewal Dessie, senior orthopedic surgeon at Dil Chora Hospital, soldiers of the U.S. Army 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, Charlie Company, and Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7 (NMCB 7).
The curriculum for the 23 students, approved by the hospital to meet their standards, consist
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,
Seabees from NMCB 7 Detachment Horn of Africa (HOA) are improving living conditions for service members assigned to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
SNMCB 7 Detachment Horn of Africa (HOA) departed Gulfport, Mississippi on February 5, 2010 for a regularly scheduled 10-month deployment in support of the U.S Africa Command mission.
Detachment Seabees, assigned to augment Camp Lemonnier Public Works Department, began construction of additional living quarters to service members stationed ab
It comes in a box the size of a small living room, the Expandable Light Air Mobile Shelter is designed to fit everything from X-Boxes and a surround sound theater to wireless high-speed internet and satellite phones. The USO in a box will build morale and provide recreation to Seabees when they deploy to dig wells and build schools as well as other construction missions.
"It's great because it provides a satellite connection to home," said Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Holla
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,
More than 300 students from Douda de Ecole Primary School will benefit from a new dining facility built by Seabees with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa in July 2009.
Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 from Gulfport, Mississippi recently laid a 2,100-square foot foundation and vertical columns for the dining facility, which will be completed in time for the new school year.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Lahey said before Seabees began building the canti
Sailors from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 Detachment Horn of Africa (NMCB 11, Det. HOA), from Gulfport, Mississippi, have completed work on a concrete bridge of major importance to residents of Aroma and continue to work on a second one nearby.
The crew of Seabees built the Aromo low-water crossing bridge over a small river, replacing a lighter bridge that washed out during the last seasonal high floods and heavy rainfall. The bridge will once again connect the village of Arom
Seabees assigned to the Gulfport, Mississippi-based Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11, Detachment Horn of Africa (NMCB 11 Det. HOA) maintain what they call Civil Engineer Support Equipment, or CESE. That equipment is used daily by Seabees in construction and other operations in direct support of the Djibouti-based Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa mission.
"If we have to order a part to a forklift, it has to be ordered from the United States and it takes two weeks to get
U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 completed construction on a concrete, low-water crossing here May 7, 2009.
Completion of the culvert bridge at Walela will be of great benefit to local residents, according to Uganda Peoples' Defense Force (UPDF) Lieutenant B.Y. Gala. "This is a great development for the people of Uganda and this region and a great achievement for the U.S. Navy and the UPDF," Gala said.
Gala led a group of UPDF engineers who
Sailors from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 Detachment Horn of Africa (NMCB 11, Det. HOA), from Gulfport, Mississippi, have completed work on a concrete bridge of major importance to local residents in Walela, Uganda and continue to work on a second one nearby.
The crew of Seabees built the Walela low-water crossing culvert bridge over a small river, replacing a lighter bridge that washed out during the last seasonal high floods and heavy rainfall. The bridge will once again con
U.S. service members with the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) made repairs at a local school near Djibouti on May 31, 2008, to improve conditions for teachers and students and allow a greater number of children to receive an education.
With an assortment of materials and construction skills, U.S. Seabees and soldiers completed a number of small projects and donated educational materials to Balbala primary school. The team replaced light fixtures, hinges and hasps on
Several thousand miles and seven time zones away from their home base in Gulfport, Mississippi, U.S. Navy construction specialists, "Seabees," are working on bringing clean water to the Garissa District through a series of well-digging project with the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA).
In a location this close to the equator -- less than 1 degree south latitude -- the sun beats down ferociously on the service members. The heat, combined with the continuous nee
Airmen and sailors joined Kenyans on March 30 and 31, 2008, in an effort to increase access to clean drinking water within the country's arid Garissa District.
More than 100,000 pounds of well-drilling equipment and nearly a dozen Navy construction specialists known as "Seabees" were delivered to Nairobi's airport by an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III during the two-day delivery mission. The Seabees will use the equipment to drill wells which will be used by Somali nomads who inh