22 NCR and NMCB 74 Support Maritime Strategy in Africa

DJIBOUTI, (Feb.18, 2011) U. S. Navy Utilitiesman Victor Carr, a Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74, detail Horn of Africa (Det. HOA), lowers an empty cement bucket to be refilled by an awaiting Seabee during construction at the Ecole 5 primary school construction project February 18, 2011.  NMCB 74, Det. HOA is deployed to support Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa by providing construction engineering support of schools, medical clinics, and water wells throughout the region. CJTF-HOA Photo DJIBOUTI, (Feb.18, 2011) U. S. Navy Utilitiesman Victor Carr, a Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74, detail Horn of Africa (Det. HOA), lowers an empty cement bucket to be refilled by an awaiting Seabee during construction at the Ecole 5 primary school construction project February 18, 2011. NMCB 74, Det. HOA is deployed to support Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa by providing construction engineering support of schools, medical clinics, and water wells throughout the region.
DJIBOUTI (Feb. 18, 2011) U.S. Navy Captain Kathryn Donovan, left, commodore 22nd Naval Construction Regiment, shares a light moment with her daughter Emily Parks, a Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 Detail Horn of Africa (Det. HOA) at the Ecole 5 primary school  project in Djibouti February 18, 2011.  Donovan visited with members of NMCB 74 and key leaders of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) to ensure the Seabees are being used effectively in providing construction engineering support. CJTF-HOA Photo DJIBOUTI (Feb. 18, 2011) U.S. Navy Captain Kathryn Donovan, left, commodore 22nd Naval Construction Regiment, shares a light moment with her daughter Emily Parks, a Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 Detail Horn of Africa (Det. HOA) at the Ecole 5 primary school project in Djibouti February 18, 2011. Donovan visited with members of NMCB 74 and key leaders of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) to ensure the Seabees are being used effectively in providing construction engineering support.
DJIBOUTI (Feb. 18, 2011) U.S. Navy Captain Kathryn Donovan, commodore 22nd Naval Construction Regiment, shakes hands with a Djiboutian citizen, during her recent visit of the Ecole 5 primary school project in Djibouti, February 18, 2011. Ecole 5 primary school is currently under construction by the Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74, detail Horn of Africa (Det. HOA).  Donovan visited with members of NMCB 74 and key leaders of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) to ensure the Seabees are being used effectively in providing construction engineering support. CJTF-HOA Photo DJIBOUTI (Feb. 18, 2011) U.S. Navy Captain Kathryn Donovan, commodore 22nd Naval Construction Regiment, shakes hands with a Djiboutian citizen, during her recent visit of the Ecole 5 primary school project in Djibouti, February 18, 2011. Ecole 5 primary school is currently under construction by the Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74, detail Horn of Africa (Det. HOA). Donovan visited with members of NMCB 74 and key leaders of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) to ensure the Seabees are being used effectively in providing construction engineering support.
DJIBOUTI, (Feb.18, 2011) U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Casey, a Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74, detail Horn of Africa (Det. HOA), uses a trowel to apply and smooth a coat of stucco to an exterior wall during construction at the Ecole 5 primary school construction project February 18, 2011.  NMCB 74, Det. HOA is deployed to support Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa by providing construction engineering support of schools, medical clinics and water wells throughout the region. CJTF-HOA Photo DJIBOUTI, (Feb.18, 2011) U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Casey, a Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74, detail Horn of Africa (Det. HOA), uses a trowel to apply and smooth a coat of stucco to an exterior wall during construction at the Ecole 5 primary school construction project February 18, 2011. NMCB 74, Det. HOA is deployed to support Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa by providing construction engineering support of schools, medical clinics and water wells throughout the region.
DJIBOUTI (Feb. 18, 2011) U.S. Navy Capt. Kathryn Donovan, Commodore 22nd Naval Construction Regiment, receives a brief lesson in painting interior walls from Petty Officer 3rd Class Jemol Gresham, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 Detail Horn of Africa (Det. HOA), at the Ecole 5 primary school  project in Djibouti Feb. 18, 2011.  Capt. Donovan visited with members of NMCB 74 and key leaders of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) to ensure the Seabees are being used effectively in providing construction engineering support assisting CJTF-HOA in accordance with the U.S. Maritime Strategy. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lindsey/Released)
 
CJTF-HOA Photo DJIBOUTI (Feb. 18, 2011) U.S. Navy Capt. Kathryn Donovan, Commodore 22nd Naval Construction Regiment, receives a brief lesson in painting interior walls from Petty Officer 3rd Class Jemol Gresham, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 Detail Horn of Africa (Det. HOA), at the Ecole 5 primary school project in Djibouti Feb. 18, 2011. Capt. Donovan visited with members of NMCB 74 and key leaders of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) to ensure the Seabees are being used effectively in providing construction engineering support assisting CJTF-HOA in accordance with the U.S. Maritime Strategy. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lindsey/Released)
DJIBOUTI (Feb. 18, 2011) Petty Officer 3rd Class Jemol Gresham, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 Detail Horn of Africa (Det. HOA), gives a brief lesson on painting interior walls to U.S. Navy Capt. Kathryn Donovan, Commodore 22nd Naval Construction Regiment, at the Ecole 5 primary school  project in Djibouti Feb. 18.  Capt. Donovan visited with members of NMCB 74 and key leaders of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) to ensure the Seabees are being used effectively in providing construction engineering support assisting CJTF-HOA in accordance with the U.S. Maritime Strategy. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lindsey/Released) CJTF-HOA Photo DJIBOUTI (Feb. 18, 2011) Petty Officer 3rd Class Jemol Gresham, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 Detail Horn of Africa (Det. HOA), gives a brief lesson on painting interior walls to U.S. Navy Capt. Kathryn Donovan, Commodore 22nd Naval Construction Regiment, at the Ecole 5 primary school project in Djibouti Feb. 18. Capt. Donovan visited with members of NMCB 74 and key leaders of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) to ensure the Seabees are being used effectively in providing construction engineering support assisting CJTF-HOA in accordance with the U.S. Maritime Strategy. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lindsey/Released)
DJIBOUTI (Feb. 18, 2011) Petty Officer 3rd Class Jemol Gresham, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 Detail Horn of Africa (Det. HOA), gives a brief lesson on painting interior walls to U.S. Navy Capt. Kathryn Donovan, Commodore 22nd Naval Construction Regiment, at the Ecole 5 primary school  project in Djibouti Feb. 18.  Capt. Donovan visited with members of NMCB 74 and key leaders of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) to ensure the Seabees are being used effectively in providing construction engineering support assisting CJTF-HOA in accordance with the U.S. Maritime Strategy. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lindsey/Released) CJTF-HOA Photo DJIBOUTI (Feb. 18, 2011) Petty Officer 3rd Class Jemol Gresham, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 Detail Horn of Africa (Det. HOA), gives a brief lesson on painting interior walls to U.S. Navy Capt. Kathryn Donovan, Commodore 22nd Naval Construction Regiment, at the Ecole 5 primary school project in Djibouti Feb. 18. Capt. Donovan visited with members of NMCB 74 and key leaders of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) to ensure the Seabees are being used effectively in providing construction engineering support assisting CJTF-HOA in accordance with the U.S. Maritime Strategy. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lindsey/Released)

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 common strategic interests.

Donovan and Perrone met with Rear Adm. Brian Losey, commander CJTF-HOA, and members of his staff to discuss the role of the Seabees in Africa, and how they can best be utilized to accomplish the Navy’s Maritime Strategy.

“Command Master Chief and I came to see what “74” was doing, to improve relationships with CJTF-HOA, and see what future work we can get for the Seabees,” said Donovan. “When I met with Adm. Losey, he couldn’t say enough about all the work NMCB 74 has done here and how the Seabees are one of his most effective units that he can send out to make a quick decisive impact.”

During their visit, Donovan and Perrone were able to see firsthand the work going on at the Ecole 5 primary school construction project in Djibouti. They both said they were impressed with the hard work NMCB 7 and NMCB 74 put in to make so much progress on the school.

“It’s this type of project that builds relationships between our troops and the locals nearby. Once the project is completed, these local school children will remember us and we’ll have left a positive impression,” said Donovan. “This is executing the Maritime Strategy of building partnerships with our host nations and it’s just amazing, the strategic benefit we will get from this.”

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22 NCR and NMCB 74 Support Maritime Strategy in Africa

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