Commander, Naval Reserve Force, Vice Adm. John G. Cotton views a Seabee project at the Al Asad airfield in western Iraq.
Al Asad, Iraq (Nov. 25, 2004) Commander, Naval Reserve Force, Vice Adm. John G. Cotton views a Seabee project at the Al Asad airfield in western Iraq. Reserve Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Two Three (NMCB-23) have taken on this extensive project, which includes making permanent repairs to 39 swimming pool-size impact craters on different sections of the airfields runways. The craters, a result of bombing during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, have left the airfield inoperable for more than a year. Vice Adm. Cotton was in Iraq over the Thanksgiving holiday to met with mobilized Navy reservists deployed to the region.
U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 2nd Class Michael D. Heckman File# 041125-N-5386H-236