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Sign for U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 (NMCB-1)

PH1 Ted Salois Tinian, Marianas Islands....Constructionman Steve Baum of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 (NMCB-3) hoses down crushed stone while working on a roadway project in a village on the island. NMCB-3 and Marines from the 3rd Force Service Support Group are participating in exercise Kennel Bear '89. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 Ted Salois Tinian, Marianas Islands....Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 kick up a cloud of smoke and dust as they fire an M-2 .50 caliber machine gun during exercise Kennel Bear '89. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

Equipment Operator Cosntructionman Tom Lowendowski operates a Galion grader while grading a dirt road. Mt. Aetna is in the Background. Lowendowski is a member of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4

Hull Technician 1ST Class Joel Gulley, left, gives Equipment Operator Construction Apprentice John Wallace instructions in the tire repair shop at the Naval Construction Battalion yard. Both men are members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4

Engineering Aide 2nd Class John Cost, left, and Engineering Aide Constructionman Kevin Rodd examine construction plans. Both men are members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4

SEAMAN Howard Werk of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 operates a front-end loader

Builder Construction Apprentice Steve Herman uses a circular saw to cut plywood at the Naval Construction Battalion yard. Herman is a member of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4

A Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 front-end loader fills a dump truck with dirt to be used in the construction of a perimeter road on the base

A member of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 (NMCB 5) operates a front end loader

A member of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 (NMCB-5) operates a backhoe attached to a front end loader

A member of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 (NMCB-5) uses a backhoe attached to a front end loader to dig up ground and place it in an M-125 10-ton truck

A member of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 (NMCB-5) operates a backhoe attached to a front end loader

A member of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 (NMCB-5) operates a backhoe attached to a front end loader

A member of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 (NMCB-5) operates a backhoe attached to a front end loader

A view of a dog kennel under construction. The kennel is being built by members of Company C, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 (NMCG-74), under the supervision of the air station's resident officer in charge of construction

Builder 1ST Class (BU-1) Steve Mayes, left, and Building Constructionman (BCSN) Paul Beck, both of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 (NMCB-133), drive a wooden stake to support a concrete form while participating in a civic action project

Lieutenant (LT) Jeff Steele, right, and Photographer's Mate 2nd Class (PH2) Paul Kerr of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 (NMCB-133), spread concrete into a form while participating in a civic action project

Builder 2nd Class (BU2) Rickey Givens, left, and Steelworker Constructionman (SWSN) Shawn Jones, both of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 (NMCB-133), place wire mesh inside a concrete form while participating in a civic action project

Steelworker 3rd Class (SW3) Mark Smith, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 (NMCB-133), hauls a wheelbarrow of concrete from the mixer to the form site while participating in a civic action project

Builder 1ST Class (BU-1) Joseph Peacock, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 (NMCB-133) puts the finishing touch on a piece of trim in a dining room at the SENIOR Citizens Center. Peacock is participating in a civic action project

Building Constructionman (BUSN) Robert Audette, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 (NMCB-133), adds water to a concrete mixer while participating in a civic action project

Constuction Electrician 1ST Class (CE1) James Monteressi, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 (NMCB-133), paints the interior of the SENIOR Citizens Center while participating in a civic action project

Disbursing Clerk 2nd Class Joe Hill, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 (NMCB-133), spreads concrete into a form while participating in a civic action project

A view of the batch plant used by Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 at Camp Mitchell

A view of the woodworking shop of Company B, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion at Camp Mitchell

A view of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40's quarterdeck at Camp Mitchell

A view of the Company B, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 area at Camp Mitchell

A view of the command office, operations and other buildings used by Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 at Camp Mitchell

A view of the office structure for Company C, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40, at Camp Mitchell

A view of the the Camp Mitchell quarterdeck, galley and surroundings used by Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40

A view of the entrance to the operations office of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 at Camp Mitchell

A view of the game room used by Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40

A view of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40's Camp Mitchell basketball court and Bachelor Enlisted Quarters 1775 and 1776

Dental Technician 2nd Class D. Pierce works in the dental office of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 at Camp Mitchell

A view of the Camp Mitchell main road, facing the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 central tool room and other structures

A view of the chief petty officer barracks used by Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40

A view of the medical and dental offices of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 at Camp Mitchell

A view of the Company A, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 maintenance shops at Camp Mitchell

A view of the command office, administration, and operations buildings used by Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 at Camp Mitchell

A view of the Camp Mitchell armory and barracks for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40

A view of Camp Mitchell berthing for Company C, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40

A view of the Camp Mitchell main road, facing the Company B, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 area

A Seabee from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 sights in on a target 200 meters away while participating in M16A1 rifle qualifications during the battalion's annual 20-day combat field exercise

Builder 3rd Class (BU3) Charles Ketler holds his end of the line while his squad sets up a command post for Company C, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4, during the battalion's annual 20-day combat field exercise

A range coach shows a Seabee from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 how to hold, arm and throw a fragmentation grenade from the safety of a reinforced pit during the battalion's annual 20-day combat field exercise

Target pullers take their positions in the target pits at the rifle range as Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4. begins M16A1 rifle qualifications during the battalion's annual 20-day combat field exercise

Instructors prepare live fragmentation grenades for issue to Seabee's of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 during the battalion's annual 20-day combat field exercise

A convoy of Seabee's from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 drives into an ambush during the convoy phase of the battalion's annual 20-day combat field exercise

Construction Mechanic 2nd Class (CM2) Eric Cambell instructs members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 on patrol and ambush techniques during the battalion's annual 20-day combat field exercise

Construction Mechanic 2nd Class (CM2) Eric Cambell calls for a recount on a disputed score in the target pits during M16A1 rifle qualifications for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4. The battalion is participating in its annual 20-day combat field exercise

A Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 convoy is attacked by agressors throwing smoke grenades during the ambush phase of the battalion's annual 20-day combat field exercise

A platoon of Seabee's from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 leaves the rifle range target pits during M16A1 rifle qualifications. The battalion is participating in its annual 20-day combat field exercise

A squad of men from Company C, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4, set up a command post during the battalion's annual 20-day combat field exercise

Construction Mechanic 2nd Class (CM2) James B. Kurtz, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4, watches for enemy movement during the patrol phase of the battalion's annual 20-day combat field exercise. Kurtz is armed with an M16A1 rifle

A squad of Seabee's from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 walk a mined and booby-trapped path during the battalion's annual 20-day combat field exercise

Construction Mechanic 3rd Class (CM3) Michael G. Heraty counts up the score of a rifleman after the rapid fire sequence of M16A1 rifle qualifications for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4. The battalion is participating in its annual 20-day combat field exercise

Builder 2nd Class (BU2) Joseph Pitluck and Engineering Aid 1ST Class (EA1) Martin Miranda guard the single access road leading to the main camp of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 during the battalion's annual 20-day combat field exercise

A view of repair efforts being made on the public school by members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 62. Seabees are helping to rapair damage caused by Cyclone Uma

Local shoppers patronize Port Vila's open-air market. Members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 62 are on the island to help repair damage caused by Cyclone Uma

A member of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 62 measures a board while helping to repair damage caused by Cyclone Uma

Builder 3rd Class (BU3) Marvin Chandler, a member of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 62, applies stucco to the Central Kindergarten School near Port Vila. Seabees are helping to rapair damage caused by Cyclone Uma

Native children look on at a construction site at Port Vila as members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 62 help repair damage caused by Cyclone Uma

Builder 2nd Class (BU2) Todd Heck, a member of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 62, works at a construction site while helping to rapair damage caused by Cyclone Uma

Steelworker 3rd Class of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 (NMCB-3) drills a hole in a concrete block wall to create an opening for an air conditioning duct

Builder 2nd Class Howd of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 (NMCB-3) uses a hammer to tamp a concrete block into place, checking a level to ensure that the wall will be straight

Builder 2nd Class Anderson of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 (NMCB-3) uses a level to check the straightness of a concrete block wall under construction

Steelworker 2nd Class Adamson of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 (NMCB-3) welds a piece of corrugated sheet metal that will be used as a roof

A Marine is silhouetted against a buring flare as he moves toward a Seabee camp during Exercise Kennel Bear '89. Marines from Marine Barracks Guam are acting as aggressors against Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 (NMCB-3) and Marines from the 3rd Force Service Support Group (3RD FSSG)

Two Marines move past a burning flare as they advance on a Seabee camp during exercise Kennel Bear '89. Marines from Marine Barracks Guam are acting as aggressors against Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 (NMCB-3) and Marines from the 3rd Force Service Support Group (3rd FSSG)

Two Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 (NMCB-3) take a meal break at the firing range during Exercise Kennel Bear '89

Seabees and Marines are silhouetted against the morning sky as they stand by to begin firing their M-16A1 rifles. Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 (NMCB-3) and Marines from the 3rd Force Service Support Group (3rd FSSG) are on the island for Exercise Kennel Bear '89

Constructionman Steve Baum of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 (NMCB-3) hoses down crushed stone while working on a roadway project. NMCB-3 and Marines from the 3rd Force Service Support Group (3rd FSSG) are on the island for Exercise Kennel Bear '89

Two Marines adjust their gear before moving into the jungle during Exercise Kennel Bear '89. The Marines, from Marine Barracks Guam, are acting as aggressors against Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 (NMCB-3) and Marines from the 3rd Force Service Support Group (3rd FSSG)

Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 (NMCB-3) take a meal break at the firing range during Exercise Kennel Bear '89

A Seabee from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 (NMCB-3), his helmet over his face, rests after a day on the firing range during Exercise Kennel Bear '89. Marines from 3rd Force Service Support Group (3rd FSSG) walk by in the background

PFC Edwin Childs, his face smeared with camouflage paint, stands in the jungle with his M-16A2 rifle during Exercise Kennel Bear '89. Marines from Marines Barracks Guam are acting as aggressors against Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 (NMCB-3) and Marines from the 3rd Force Service Support Group (3rd FSSG)

A United States Navy enlisted woman translates for a group of Soviet sailors who are visiting with Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 (NMCB-1). Three ships of the Soviet Pacific Fleet are in San Diego for a five-day goodwill visit

Members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 load a self-propelled, vibratory roller aboard an aircraft for transportation to a construction site

Engineering Aid Constructionman Allen Lacombe of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 measures a lump of concrete at a construction site

Builder 3rd Class Tim Mead, a members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40, lays blocks at a construction site

Steelworker/Constructionman John Geelan, Builder Construction Apprentice Chris Torina and Builder Constructionman John Requena install metal support bars in a concrete form. The men are members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40

Builder Constructionman Randy Jepson and Builder 3rd Class Kevin Magouirk operate a jointer in the carpenter shop of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40

Members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 pour concrete

A crew from a local television station interviews a Seabee from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 (NMCB-5) as he prepares to board a chartered airliner. One hundred sixty-two members of NMCB-5 are flying to Saudi Arabia to participate in Operation Desert Shield

Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 (NMCBB-5) standed in line while waiting to board a chartered airliner. One hundred sixty-two members of NMCB-5 are flying to Saudi Arabia to participate in Operation Desert Shield

Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 (NMCB-5) board a chartered airliner. One hundred sixty-two members of NMCB-5 are flying to Saudi Arabia to participate in Operation Desert Shield

Several Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 (NMCB-5) wait at the top of a staircase while boarding a chartered airliner. One hundred sixty-two members of NMCB-5 are flying to Saudi Arabia to participate in Operation Desert Shield

A Seabee from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 (NMCB-40) cuts blocks of wood as he helps build tent frames during Operation Desert Shield.

A Seabee from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 (NMCB-40) operates a front loader while excavating a pit for an ammunition supply point during Operation Desert Shield.

A Seabee from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 (NMCB-40) empties the bucket of his front loader into the back of a dump truck while excavating a pit for an ammunition supply point during Operation Desert Shield.

A Seabee from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 (NMCB-40) operates a bulldozer while assisting in the construction of an ammunition supply point during Operation Desert Shield.

A Seabee from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 (NMCB-40) operates a bulldozer while assisting in the construction of an ammunition supply point during Operation Desert Shield.

A Seabee from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 (NMCB-40) empties the bucket of his front loader into the back of a dump truck while excavating a pit for an ammunition supply point during Operation Desert Shield.

A Seabee from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 (NMCB-40) operates a bulldozer while assisting in the construction of an ammunition supply point during Operation Desert Shield.

A Seabee from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 (NMCB-40) uses a bulldozer to move a rock while assisting in the construction of an ammunition supply point during Operation Desert Shield.

A Seabee of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 attaches screening to a tent frame in a Marine camp which is being built during Operation Desert Storm. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 install electrical wiring in a tent frame in a Marine camp which is being built during Operation Desert Storm. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Seabee Floyd B. Jeffreys of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 constructs a tent frame in a Marine camp which is being built during Operation Desert Storm. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 install electrical wiring in a tent frame in a Marine camp which is being built during Operation Desert Storm. Exact Date Shot Unknown