The Official NMCB 7 Command Newsletter
Final 2010 Edition
Photo by MCC Yan Kennon Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 arrive at Gulfport, Miss. Air National Guard Center following the completion of a ten-month deployment to Naval Station Rota and several detachment sites.
NMCB 7 Returns From Successfull Ten Month Deployment Story By MCC Yan Kennon, NMCB 7 Public Affairs
More than 600 Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 returned to their homeport of Gulfport, Miss., December 17 marking the completion of a successful 10-month deployment of providing contingency construction, humanitarian and civic assistance and exercise related construction projects throughout the European, African and Southern Command areas of responsibility.
During their ten month deployment, which began last February, NMCB 7 exercised command and control of their entire deployment from Naval Station Rota’s Camp Mitchell. Once on deck, the battalion began deploying detachments, which completed construction and contingency projects in 33 separate locations in Africa, Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, Central and South America. More than 120 Seabees
were continually assigned to Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, as an enduring Detachment, with smaller Detachments completing projects in Kenya, Comoros, Ethiopia, and the Djiboutian countryside. The battalion also embarked Seabees aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), debarking for projects in several countries on the Caribbean shores.
The deployment was both challenging and rewarding due to the often extremely high operational tempo and the unprecedented volume of movements. The battalion’s deployment also presented operating environments and construction projects not normally encountered during ‘peacetime deployment’. Prior to the battalions scheduled deployment, NMCB 7 was called upon to assist with disaster relief efforts in Haiti, during Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE, following a 7.0 earthquake which struck the area Jan. 12. During Operation UBIFIED RESPONSE, NMCB 7's Air Detachment made a huge impact supporting the Joint Task Force, while working with Underwater Construction Team ONE, Amphibious Construction Battalion TWO, U.S. Marine Corps and various other joint forces. See HOMECOMING page 4
Article Courtesy of Cmdr. Jayson Mitchell NMCB 7 Commanding Officer
WE DID IT! What a way to celebrate the holiday season. The return of Magnificent SEVEN after 10 long months makes this season that much more special. I know it has not been easy. The resiliency showed by our families throughout this deployment has been nothing short of impressive. While the list of accomplishments and accolades for your Seabees has grown every month, so has the respect and admiration for all the sacrifice and support provided from the home front. As we settle in to our year-long homeport period, it presents not only a fantastic opportunity to enjoy some wellearned rest and relaxation, but to renew and strengthen relationships put to the test this past year, as well as time to find a healthy balance between work and life
demands. Making good use of this time will pay huge dividends as the battalion prepares for yet another deployment early in 2012. I've mentioned FOCUS in one of our recent issues of this newsletter, and would like to encourage all of our families to pay the folks from FOCUS (located adjacent to the medical clinic onboard CBC) a visit this year as a little time spent with their capable staff will be sure to make the family even more resilient and prepared for future challenges. My heartfelt THANKS go out to the Family Readiness Group and our Ombudsmen who unselfishly dedicated numerous hours to this battalion's success. Their efforts directly influenced mission success across a broad spectrum. Thank you to the families who endured another deployment and thank you to each and every Seabee in Magnificent SEVEN for your superlative execution of each of our challenging missions - you set the bar for the entire Naval Construction Force and I'm so proud of all of you!!!
Cmdr. Jay Mitchell 2
The Official NMCB 7 Command Newsletter
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Jayson D. Mitchell
Public Affairs Officer MCC Yan Kennon Homecoming MCC Yan Kennon
Executive Officer Lt. Cmdr. Randall E. Harmeyer
Headquarters (HQ) Company MCC Yan Kennon
Command Master Chief CMDCM (SCW) Curtis W. Cassell
Naturalization Ceremony Jan Hammond CP-10 Seabee Team Builds Success in Panama U.S. 4th Fleet
Command Ombudsmen Nicole Ribet
Detail Borror EA2 Gregg Morris
NMCB 7 DET Guantanamo Bay Seabees Press Ahead NMCB 7 Public Affairs
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NMCB 7 Shifts from SPS Mission to Continuing Promise NMCB 7 Public Affairs Town Development Partnership Opens New Library Romanian Public Affairs
The Magnificent Moments Newsletter is a monthly publication by Naval Mobile Construction Battalion SEVEN. The editorial content of this publication is prepared, edited and provided by the Battalion Public Affairs Office. It is an authorized production for members of NMCB 7 and their families. Its contents do not necessarily reflect the official views of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Navy and do not imply endorsement thereof. 3
From HOMECOMING page 1 â€œThough the situation was tragic, our Seabees reinforced the value of the Naval Construction Force to the Nation's National Security Strategy and our partner nations,â€? said Cmdr. Jayson Mitchell, NMCB 7 commanding officer. NMCB 7 turned over its operational responsibilities to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 during a December 14 ceremony at Naval Station Rota, Spain. Throughout their 10
month deployment, NMCB 7 deployed Seabees on more than 15 detachments and details spanning locations such as Israel, Morocco, Liberia, Montenegro, Burkina Faso, Latvia, Senegal, Sao Tome and Romani, to name a few. NMCB 7 is one of the original ten Seabee battalions authorized by the Chief of the Navy's Bureau of Yards and Docks in 1942. The battalion is homeported at the Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, Miss.,
Photo by MCC Yan Kennon
ITC Newtroin Foreman embraces his wife, Christine Foreman, upon return to Gulfport, Miss. after a 10-month deployment.
home of the Atlantic Fleet Seabees, and is currently the east coast's
Battle "E" Seabee battalion.
Photo by EO3 Mikayl Mondragon A Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 is greeted by his family during a homecoming ceremony at Naval Construction Battalion Center. NMCB-7 is returning from a ten-month deployment from the U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command areas of responsibility.
Dates of Significance •
January 26, 2010 - NMCB 7 Air Detachment departs for Port-au-Prince, Haiti in support of Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE
February 7, 2010 - NMCB 7 Horn of Africa Detachment (HOA) departs Gulfport, Miss. for Djibouti in support of Commander Joint Task Force (CJTF) HOA
February 10, 2010 - NMCB 7 Advance Party arrives at Naval Station Rota, Spain
February 12, 2010 - NMCB 7 Romania Detail departs to Constanta, Romania in support of Task Force East (TF-E)
February 12, 2010 - NMCB 7 Cameroon Detail departs to Limbe, Cameroon in support of CTF-365
February 13, 2010 - NMCB 7 Liberia Detail departs to Monrovia, Liberia in support of CTF-365
February 17, 2010 - NMCB 7 completes Turnover with NMCB 3 at Naval Station Rota, Spain
February 19, 2010 - NMCB 7 Delayed Party arrives at Naval Station Rota, Spain
February 20, 2010 - NMCB 7 African Partnership Station (APS) Detail departs Rota, Spain for Africa Partnership Station 2010 onboard USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44)
March 3, 2010 - NMCB 7 Burkina Faso Detail departs to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in support of Exercise FLINTLOCK 2010
March 19, 2010 - NMCB 7 Latvia Detail departs for Ventspils, Latvia in support of Exercise BALTOPS 2010
March 26, 2010 - NMCB 7 Senegal Detail departs to Thies, Senegal in support of Exercise FLINTLOCK 2010
March 27, 2010 - NMCB 7 Air Detachment improves conditions in Petionville, Haiti for displaced Haitians, sponsored by actor Sean Penn
April 18, 2010 - NMCB 7 Burkina Faso Detail completes Joint Command Center (JCC) building refurbishing project
April 1, 2010 - NMCB 7 African Partnership Station (APS) Detail conducted community relation projects in Liberia and Senegal
May 1, 2010 - NMCB 7 Morocco Detail departs to CAP DRAA, Morocco participate in Exercise AFRICAN LION 5
Dates of Significance Cont. •
May 5, 2010 - NMCB 7’s Air Detachment Advance Party returns to Gulfport, Miss. from support of Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Air Detachment rejoined battalion mainbody on June 24, 2010
May 22, 2010 - NMCB 7’s Air Detachment Delayed Party returns to Gulfport, Miss. from support of Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Air Detachment rejoined battalion mainbody on June 24, 2010
May 24-28, 2010 - Seabees assigned to NMCB 7 participates in New York City’s Fleet Week aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7)
May 29, 2010 - NMCB 7 Latvia Detail returns to mainbody deployment site at Naval Station Rota, Spain, from support of BALTOPS 2010
June 6, 2010 - NMCB 7 Morocco Detail returns to mainbody deployment site at Naval Station Rota, Spain, from support of Exercise AFRICAN LION
June 11, 2010 - NMCB 7 receives Retention Excellence Award and named to the Quarterly Retention Honor Roll for the second quarter of 2010
June 23, 2010 - Lt. Marcel Duplantier relieves Lt. Cory Maccumbee as Detachment HOA Officer in Charge (OIC). Lt. Maccumbee transfers to 1st Naval Construction Division (1NCD) Norfolk, Va.
July 6, 2010 - Montenegro Detail departs to Kolasin, Montenegro in support of Exercise MEDCUR 10
July 12, 2010 - Sao Tome Detail departs in support of Exercise WEST AFRICA TRAINING CRUISE (WATC)
July 25, 2010 - Israel Detail departs to locations near Tel Aviv in support of Exercise JUNIPER COBRA 12
July 30, 2010 - Mozambique Detail departs in support of Exercise SHARED ACCORD 2010
August 9, 2010 - GTMO Detachment departs to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to provide general base support to Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC)
August 12, 2010 - HSV-2 Swift Detachment departs in support of Humanitarian Civic Assistance (HCA) throughout U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM)
August 14, 2010 - Mozambique Detail returns to mainbody deployment site at Naval Station Rota, Spain 6
Dates of Significance Cont. •
September 7, 2010 - Poland Detail departs in support of Exercise JACKAL STONE 2010
September 16, 2010 - Seven (7) Seabees promoted to the ranks of Chief Petty Officer during a ceremony at Naval station Rota, Spain.
September 30, 2010 - Poland Detail returns to mainbody deployment site at Naval station Rota, Spain
October 6, 2010 - Israel Detail returns to mainbody site at Naval station Rota, Spain
October 21, 2010 - Senegal Detail returns to mainbody deployment site at Naval Station Rota, Spain
November 19, 2010 - Sao Tome Detail returns to mainbody deployment site at Naval Station Rota, Spain
November 20, 2010 - Continuing Promise 2010 Detachment returns to Gulfport, deployment complete
November 22, 2010 - Detail Romania returns to mainbody deployment site at Naval Station Rota, Spain
November 23, 2010 - Detachment Suriname returns to Gulfport, deployment complete
December 2, 2010 - Detail Montenegro returns to mainbody site at Naval station Rota, Spain
December 10, 2010 - NMCB 7 Advance Party (Rota) returns to Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, Miss.
December 16, 2010 - NMCB 7 Delayed Party (Rota) returns to Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, Miss.
December 16, 2010 - NMCB 7 Detachment Guantanamo Bay returns to Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, Miss.
December 17, 2010 - NMCB 7 Detachment Horn of Africa returns to Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, Miss.
“No Construction Results Without HQ Support” Story and Photos By MCC Yan Kennon Part III of a III part battalion series
NMCB 7 Headquarters Company in formation at Camp Mitchell, Naval Station Rota, Spain.
Headquarters Company, often referred to as HQ, serves as the battalion’s military and administrative organization for personnel assigned to the executive and special staffs. Comprised primarily of Navy Fleet ratings, HQ Company is the overall support force of the command and the heartbeat of the battalion. Providing a variety of services which allows the
CESE P-25 Table of Allowance (TOA) valued at over $65 million. Training Department, comprised of various Seabee ratings, led an aggressive deployed training program during the Rota deployment. The program encompassed over 6,800 man-days of mission-essential training to maintain a C1 training readiness rating. The Training
battalion to fulfill its mission, HQ is comprised of numerous shops and departments. Supply Department, comprised primarily of the Logistic Specialists (LS) rating, encompasses not only supply, but the Material Liaison Office and the Central Tool Room. During the Rota deployment, Supply Department expertly managed a Non9
Department executed weapons sustainment training for qualification ranges on the M16, M9, M240B, M2HB, AT4 and M500 weapons in Rota and M16, M9 and M500 in HOA. Qualified communications instructors conducted more than 800 communication classes in Rota that directly led to the successful execution of a Battalion CPX at the mainbody site in Rota. Training Department closely monitored Seabee Skills Assessment (SSA) interviews to document OF-13 construction skills. Overall, the Battalion conducted 564 SSA interviews in Rota and awarded more than 500 skills. The Administration Department, primarily comprised of the Personnel Specialist (PS) and Yeoman (YN) ratings, maintains all administrative support and personnel related requirements for more than 630 Seabees deployed to 12 countries. See HQ page 10
throughout the deployment. The Religious Ministries Team (RMT), comprised of a Religious Petty Officer (RP), established a Seabee library procuring over $6000 in books at no cost to the command, to include more than 45 titles from the U.S. Navy Reading List, 30 titles from the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and many other titles spanning professional, personal development and leisure. RMT additionally worked with outside organizations to provide over 75 care packages to Dets in remote locations improving morale and welfare. The RMT also developed a United Through Reading (UTR) Program, with cameras being sent out to multiple sites. Personnel recorded over 100 books for children and families in order to help them stay connected. The Public Affairs Office published more than 200 photographs, through military and civilian media sources and captured more than 4,000 photographs of battalion events, as well as supporting various awards, ceremonies, promotions, investigations, and training evolutions. More than sixty (60) internal and external articles were released covering news, actions, and events through the deployment, with the majority of the articles, and accompanying photographs, being published via “Big Navy” and civilian media avenues such as print and social media sites. The Communications Department, comprised of Electronics Technicians (ET) and Information Systems Technicians (IT) ratings, trained 52 personnel during seven highly successful Battalion Communication Exercises. The department received high praise from 20th Seabee Readiness Group evaluators as "the best communication platoon ever". Flawlessly maintains an inventory for over $9M of communication equipment to include 300 Controlled Cryptographic items and 2,300 pieces of non-CCI gear. Additionally, trained and managed the qualification of 650 personnel for EKMS. At the conclusion of NMCB 7’s deployment, and upon the return of all personnel from deployment standdown, Headquarters Company will begin sending its Seabees to various schools for essential qualifications and certifications to meet all requirements for their next deployment site.
From HQ page 9
Through exceptional dedication, the Admin Department generated and processed correspondence, concurrent reports, the handling of contingency travel requirements, and processed more than 250 end of deployment awards. The Personnel section, within the Administrative Department, provided guidance and support to 110 transfers and separations, 75 gains, 95 promotions, and conducted pay and entitlement audits for the entire Battalion. The department also provided Educational Service support by coordinating and administering over 430 advancement examinations during the March and September 2010 Navy-Wide Advancement Examinations. The Medical and Dental Departments, comprised of the Hospital Corpsman (HM) rating, are also a part of Headquarters Department. During this deployment, Medical Department has managed to maintain an overall Medical Readiness at or above 90%, of the approximately 630 Seabees assigned, for the majority of this extended deployment and offered several preventive medicine and medical training opportunities for the Battalion. The Dental Department has faced many logistical and time critical challenges during the 2010 deployment. Through the proficient prioritizing of individual detachments, based on time away from main body, allowed the dental department to project well into deployment to ensure it maintained an above readiness percentage
Photo by MCC Yan Kennon Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Ricardo Hayward discusses patient treatment course of actions with NMCB 7’s Battalion Physician, Lt. Matthew Lutynski.
Expectations are high for a joyous season of reunion celebrations and simply returning to "normal life." Troops remember things as they were last February: Johnny was 4' tall; the living room walls were white; Baby Emma had just started to crawl. Now Johnny is almost as tall as his mother; the living room walls are green; and Baby Emma is running around the house. Although they know life continued in their absence, the changes still surprise them. Families have their expectations too. They've imagined how it would be to welcome their troops home--making a favorite meal, hanging a welcome sign on the garage door, and reaching up for that first embrace. Return and Reunion brings itâ€™s own stresses and now it is added on top of one of the busiest times of the year. Remembering a few basic ideas can help troops and families make the most of this blessed holiday season. 1. Rest and relaxation We have very simple needs at our core. Allowing time for rest and recharging will help troops and the family members transition into the holidays and return to the normal routine more quickly. It will be important that people listen to their bodies and make time to rest. We all know how hard it is to enjoy time with others when what we really need is a good routine of sleep, healthy meals, and exercise. 2. Communication While our troops were away, they kept in touch through email, Facebook, Skype, and maybe even snail mail. Families stateside felt the absence of these troopâ€™s role in the home. While children asked daily when Mommy or Daddy would be home and mothers faithfully prayed for their children's safe return, spouses carried double the household duties on the home-front. Family members and loved ones have needs that their returning troops can meet, but ten months is a long time and both parties have learned to adapt. It is important to understand that the reintegration period must have communication to go smoothly. In some ways, it can result in a power struggle in the home. Privacy, time spent off duty, and responsibilities in the home are areas where spouses need to voice their expectations and concerns before it results in marital stress. Open communication is the key. 3. Giving All the insight for return and reunion boils down to one word aptly associated with the season-giving. Considering others' needs naturally puts people at ease and helps people to enjoy the holiday season. Also the spirit of giving combats selfishness, the #1 cause of stress in relationships. Thinking of how to meet the other personâ€™s needs is the key. So this holiday season, enjoy your time with family and friends. Let rest and relaxation, good communication, and giving help you make this the best ever return and reunion for you and your loved ones.
Happy Holidays. God bless, Chaplain Martin
Photo By MCC Yan Kennon
Applicants recite the oath of allegiance as they become the newest members of the United States November 17, 2010.
Naval Station Rota Holds Naturalization ceremony Jan Hammond, Naval Station Rota Public Affairs Naval Station Rota Spain welcomed nine new United States citizens as they took the oath of allegiance to the United States of America during a naturalization ceremony held in the courtroom of the Community Service Center Nov. 17. Lt. Justin Boyd, Region Legal Service Office Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, presided over the event and reminded those in attendance they are all immigrants in some way, coming from different backgrounds with all of their families making it to America in some way and at some time. “America strength through immigration,” said Boyd. “This ceremony is like renewing our commitment to bringing new people to our country and assimilating the best portions of their culture into our culture.”
The four service members and five family members sat in anticipation of becoming Americans as NAVSTA Commanding Officer, Capt. Bill Mosk applauded them for their commitment. “I applaud your commitment. It’s stringent. The requirements are hard and they should be,” said Mosk. “You have to earn it. And you all have. I have a tremendous amount of respect to what you’ve done.” Thanks to the Navy Legal Service Office and especially the help of Manuela Bernal Lopez, NAVSTA Rota Immigration Specialist, it is now easier to become a citizen of the US than it had been in the past. Candidates are now able to complete the process right here in Rota instead of having to fly back to the States. Manuela assists candidates with the paperwork to trans-
fer the case from the US to Rome and makes sure everything is filled out properly. Although there is a fee for family members, military personnel are able to do so for free. “It is a much faster process,” said Manuela. “It is very simple and will give you a lot more opportunities with jobs and education.” Mark Farfaglia, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Rome, spoke to the applicants before administering the oath of allegiance. “At USCIS we have a saying. There are two kinds of US citizens: US citizens by chance and US citizens by choice. To get my citizenship, all I had to do was be born in a place called Texas and that makes me a citizen by chance,” said Farfaglia. “The young men and women that we see up here today have
done considerably more. They had to demonstrate that they are individuals of good moral character, well disposed to government, the constitution and laws of the US and very importantly, they had to affirm their commitment to renounce their allegiance to their current country of nationality which is not a decision that anyone can take lightly. We say that a lot of us that are citizens by chance have a lot to learn by those of us that are citizens by choice.” But if you ask the applicants why they decided to take this step, the pride and determination was evident as they spoke about America’s freedoms and opportunities. Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Jay Jay Robles said it was something he has wanted to do for some time. When asked why he did it, he did not hesitate and replied, “My country.” “From the time that you utter that oath and become a citizen, things will change for you forever. You will never look at this flag again the same way,” said Mosk. “If you are at a ceremony and the national anthem is played, you will stand a little taller, you’ll hold your head up a little higher and, if you’re like me, you may get a little teary eyed. That’s what I always do. It’s going to mean a whole lot more to you. It will never be the same. “ As the newest American citizens were being congratulated, Mosk had one final remark to the nine men and women who now somehow stood a little taller. “Welcome to the greatest nation that this land has ever known. I will be proud to call you fellow citizens.” NMCB 7 Seabees that participated in the ceremony were PS2 JayJay Robles, BUCN Veronica CarrionRodrigues and CECN Rico Velacruz Jr.
Courtesy of Military OneSource
When your family reunites after deployment, it’s a time of joy and relief. But it’s also a time of adjustment. The transition takes time, effort, and patience. The week before and day of reunion Reunions are stressful. Travel plans can change, people are tired, and expectations are high. It can help keep stress under control if you: •
Have a backup plan. In case travel plans change or arrival times aren’t communicated, make sure your service member has a way to get in touch with you, including a backup number for another person if for some reason your phone doesn’t work. Plan something special, but simple. Your service member is likely to be exhausted. Start by preparing a special meal or creating a welcome-home banner. A large gathering right off the bat can be overwhelming for all of you. Be ready to be understanding and forgiving if the reality of the reunion doesn't match your plans and hopes. Rebuilding family relationships takes time and patience.
The first week at home Once the initial reunion is over, it’s time to put the puzzle pieces of family life back together. Try to keep in mind that: •
Intimacy may be awkward between spouses. It takes time to regain physical and emotional intimacy. Talk with each other. Try to treat each other as you did when you were dating. See REUNION page 18 17
Many of us have become more aware lately of the need for financial resilience. Eight in 10 Americans say that having a personal safety net has become more important to them, according to the most recent MetLife “Study of the American Dream.” Half of the people surveyed said that they are only two paychecks away from “not being able to meet their financial obligations if they were to lose their job,” MetLife reported. If you need to strengthen your financial resilience, don’t wait until an emergency occurs to figure out how to cope. Take steps now to develop your ability to bounce back from unexpected shocks to your bank account or savings plan. Here are six ways to build financial resilience for yourself and your family: 1. Live within your means. Draw up a budget and stick with it. Don’t run up credit card debts you can’t repay promptly. If you overspend, look closely at how much money you have coming in and where it’s going. See if you can make helpful cutbacks. Could you pack your own lunch instead of buying takeout? Switch to a plan that would bundle your phone and Internet service at a lower rate? Limit yourself to using three credit cards instead of five or six — or buying on a cash-only basis — until you bring runaway spending under control. 2. Put aside money for emergencies. Try to have at least three to six months’ income available to cover expenses if something unexpected happens. Keep this money separate from any retirement savings, college savings, or other accounts for which you would pay penalties for early withdrawal. 3. Make a habit of saving. Many experts advise that you save about 10–15 percent of your income in your 20s, 15–25 percent in your 30s, and 25–35 percent in your 40s and beyond. If these numbers aren’t realistic for you right now, decide what you can manage and save that amount regularly. Make saving easier by taking advantage of the Thrift Savings Plan and other payroll deduction plans or automated funds transfers available through an employer, bank, or credit union. 4. Pay down your credit card debts. Reducing or eliminating debts builds financial resilience in many ways. One is that it helps you avoid high interest rates on credit cards or loans. Another is that it allows you to spend your income on your current needs, not on purchases you made months or years ago. Paying off debts also helps because about a third of your credit rating is based on how much of your credit you’ve used up compared with how much you have available. Too much debt can keep you from getting an emergency loan even if you pay your bills on time. 5. Have more than one safety net. You’ll need at least three safety nets for maximum financial resilience: cash for your current needs, a long-term savings or investment plan, and health and other insurance. If you have all three, you’re less likely to face a crisis because one net fails or doesn’t provide all the protection you expected. 6. Have regular financial checkups. At least once a year, sit down with an adviser such as a financial planner, a tax preparer, or a trusted friend or relative who has solid experience with managing money. You can make an appointment with a financial planner through your installation’s personal financial management program. You can also contact Military OneSource at 1-800-342-9647 or www.MilitaryOneSource.com to schedule an appointment with a personal financial planner. Talk about how to meet your current needs as well as your long-term financial goals. Focus on whether you need to make adjustments because of changes in your life or in the overall economy.
Remember, too, that building financial resilience can help you stay emotionally resilient. You’ll have more peace of mind if you know you’ve done all you can to plan for a rainy day — even if you never have to open your umbrella. Courtesy of Military OneSource 18
From REUNION page 16 • •
Children are likely to test their limits. Set aside some time to talk about parenting, and to present a united front. Spouses shouldn’t expect helpers at home. Your service member won’t jump in and take over all those tasks he or she did before. It takes time to recover from jet lag and transition to the many other new aspects of home life.
Over time It takes time to regroup as a family — to allocate who makes certain decisions or completes certain responsibilities. For the spouse who has been running the household alone during deployment, it may be hard to no longer feel quite so independent. Either of you may feel unwanted or unappreciated, and you may overreact. You may spend too much, or clamp down on the family budget. For the service member, combat experiences may compound these issues. •
Don’t force talking about war, but be open. The service member may prefer to talk to a counselor, chaplain, or a trusted friend who has had a similar experience. If
Continuing Promise 2010 Seabee Team Builds Success in Panama emphasized the importance of construction projects in regards to the success of the mission. "Seabees hope to build a strong relationship with Panama by constructing quality products to improve the daily lives of those who are less fortunate, and we judge mission success by the lives we impact long after we depart," said Kelly. "Through our 'Can Do' spirit we will undoubt-
Story by U.S 4th Fleet NMCB 7 Public Affairs
Seabees embarked aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) improved the quality of life for Panamanian citizens by adding upgrades to a school and medical clinic in Chiriqui Grand, Panama, Oct. 3, as part of Continuing Promise 2010. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 and Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202
(CBMU 202) Seabees added window screens, 290 feet of fencing, 70 feet of sidewalk, and playground equipment to the Silico Creek School. Seabees also added an ambulance carport, medical storage space, and a septic system to the Silico Creek Clinic. Lt. j.g. Kelly Stevens, officer in charge of the Seabees participating in Continuing Promise,
Photo by MC2 Zane Ecklund Amphibious Assault Ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) at anchor off the coast of Panama. Seabees assigned to NMCB 7 and CBMU 202 are embarked aboard Iwo Jima to provide engineering assistance, in support of the Continuing Promise humanitarian and civic assistance mission in eight countries.
edly win the hearts and minds of the lives we touch here in Panama." Chief Steelworker Leslie Morgan, assigned to NMCB 7, enjoyed the opportunity to help people, even if it only meant giving them basic amenities such as plumbing. "Most of the deployments I've been on have been on a base, but this mission I've been able to get out and meet people, and you find how nice people are," said Morgan. "It's a good experience for the Seabees." The improvements made by Seabees at the Silico Creek Clinic greatly increased the capability of the facility which provides care to 3,000 individuals. The construction at Silico Creek School increased the safety and sanitation of the facility for the children attending the school. Equipment Operator Constructionman John Hinds, also assigned to NMCB 7, said he appreciated the opportunity to help the Panamanian See PANAMA page 29
Photo by Detail Borror Seabees assigned to NMCB 7 DET HOA, participate in the project completion ceremony in Burnt Forest, Kenya. The Seabees, along with Combined Joint-Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), completed the 60-day renovation school project in Kenya’s Borror District.
Detail Borror Seabees Complete School Project in Kenya Story By EA2 Gregg Morris, NMCB 7 Public Affairs
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 Detachment Horn of Africa (HOA), along with Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), held a school project completion ceremony in Burnt Forest, Kenya on October 25. The NMCB 7 detachment, led by Chief Steelworker Phillip Hayes, turned over a school office building, located in the Borror District of
Kenya, after a 60-day construction renovation project was completed. The ceremony, while not large, was a clear indication of the overwhelming gratitude the school leadership had for the Seabee’s hard work and perseverance. The completion of this project in conjunction with help from the local Ministry of Education enhanced the Burnt Forrest community’s trust and confidence in the Kenyan
Government, and its ability to provide essential services throughout the Great Rift Valley. Upon the Seabees arrival, the project structure was nothing more than an unutilized, unfinished building which lacked doors, windows, and other essential materials of comfort. It was prevalent that the school’s Headmaster and head teacher were being deprived of valuable office space, and more impor-
tantly, the local children were being deprived of their only library. Once onsite, Chief Hayes and his crew began their project with the placement of concrete for the front and rear porches, then moved to the placement of the interior doorways and floors. “Being in a remote location like the Borror District, mass production of concrete was a luxury that we did not have,” said Hayes. “All of the concrete used was made and placed with nothing more than shovels and a wheelbarSee DET HOA page 23
From DET HOA page 22
row.” While a portion of the crew mixed and placed concrete, local tradesmen joined in to lend a helping hand. The rest of the crew took on the task of applying and finishing stucco, to building exteriors, using local application methods. “The cooperation between the Seabees and the local laborers was a big contributor to the success of the mission, as it not only improved the construction skills of our Seabees, but also helped to highlight the value placed in partnerships,”
said Hayes. During the completion ceremony, the Seabees celebrated and enjoyed refreshments with the beneficiaries of their dedicated work, the children of the Borror District. As the Seabees packed away their equipment, in preparations to depart their completed project, the children sang songs of joy and thanked them for their work. “Their songs will serve as a reminder to the detachment that, at the end of the day, at the end of all their hard work, the enduring partnerships that they have made will
Photo by Detail Borror NMCB 7 Seabees and local Borror District school children during a project ceremony in Burnt Forest, Kenya.
last forever,” said Hayes. The NMCB 7 Seabees are nearing the completion of a scheduled 10 month deployment in support of general engi-
neering and construction within the EUCOM, AFRICOM, and SOUTHCOM areas of operations (AOR).
Photo by Detail Borror NMCB 7 Detachment Horn of Africa (HOA) Seabees enjoy refreshments with local Borror District school children after the project completion ceremony held to celebrate the Seabee’s restoration project to the Burnt Forest, Kenya school.
NMCB 7 DET Guantanamo Bay Seabees Press Ahead to teach the younger troops and mentor them as Seabees. They are all eager to learn and are extremely motivated to finish all assigned projects on time.” Aside from the projects crew, the ALFA Company Seabees continue to work through their own set of challenges. In the month of September alone, they successfully raised their Civil Engineering Support Equipment (CESE) availability from 61% to a remarkable 84%. ALFA Company has also successfully completed more than 400 Planned Maintenance System (PMS) checks on equipment assigned to their detachment. “I think we are doing pretty well with the resources that are available to us,” said Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Robin Nicely, ALFA Company Detachment Work Center Supervisor. “Motivation is high among the troops, and we all are looking forward to completing our tasking
Story by NMCB 7 Public Affairs
Photo by MC2 Elisha Dawkins Seabees assigned to NMCB 7 pull a panel from an Automatic Building Machine (ABM) for constructing a rooftop for a new youth center. NMCB 7 is deployed to Guantanamo Bay in support of general engineering, construction and project management for Naval Station Guantanamo Bay.
Since their arrival at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, the NMCB 7 detachment prepares for the end of their scheduled ten month deployment. During the past three months, since arriving from their mainbody deployment site of Rota, Spain, the Seabees have managed to accomplish numerous operational tasking, while continuing essential training to maintain acquired and tactical skills. The assigned project crews are nearing the completion of their con-
struction of two K-spans, which are projected for completion on December 15, a date that seemed easily feasible for this group of highly motivated Seabees. With the arrival of hurricane season, diminished weather conditions and constant rain continues to threaten the Seabee’s projected timelines of completion. “Rain is just one of those uncontrolled variables,” said Steelworker 1st Class William Bruchey, project supervisor. I see this minor setback as an opportunity
and redeploying back home soon.” Of course, as always with any group of Seabees, hard word deserves some fun time. The Seabees of NMCB 7 Detachment Guantanamo are no exception to this rule. “There are a plethora of Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) opportunities that my Seabees have had the opportunity to take advantage of,” said Lt.j.g Andrew Winckler, detachment Officer in Charge (OIC). “The Seabees seem to never run out of things to do in their off time. They can be found indulging in a number of activities, to include sports, fishing, scuba diving, and boating to name a few.” Detachment Guantanamo redeployed from NMCB 7 Battalion mainbody deployment site of Naval Station Rota, Spain in August 2010 in support of general base support and construction to Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC).
Photo by MC2 Elisha Dawkins Seabees assigned to NMCB 7 carry a panel for a rooftop of a new youth center.
Photo by MC2 Ricardo Reyes Chief Master John Kinkela, a civilian mariner assigned to High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift, keeps a watchful eye as equipment assigned to U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 is being loaded off the ship as the battalion gets ready to shift from Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2011 to Continuing Promise 2010 to finish a project delayed by the movement of Hurricane Tomas in the Caribbean. Continuing Promise is an annual humanitarian civic assistance operation that provides opportunities to establish new partnerships with other nations, non-government organizations (NGOs), and international government organizations while learning from host nations and civilian experts.
NMCB 7 Shifts from Southern Partnership Station Mission to Continuing Promise name," said Chief Steelworker Gene Murphy, NMCB 7 team leader. "This is just another example of our 'Can Do' spirit, because we're committed to supporting Navy efforts in the region by joining Continuing Promise." The Seabees rehabilitation efforts will include installing a fire escape, electrical system repair, renovating a bathroom, and building bookshelves. The deadline for the project is Nov. 14. "This is an important job, and the deadline we have is critical, because the young girls who live at this boarding school will be homeless if we don't meet our deadline," said Equipment Operator 2nd Class John Rivera. "But they can count on us making sure it all works out." "This is a testament to the flexibility and capability of the men and women of NMCB 7," said SPS 2010 Mission Commander, Cmdr. Mark Becker. "When called upon to adjust their mission, they were ready and able to move at a moment's no-
Article by NMCB 7 Public Affairs Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 Seabees shifted from Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2010 to Continuing Promise 2010 Nov. 5 to finish a project delayed by the movement of Hurricane Tomas in the Caribbean. The 17 Seabees were part of the joint-forces crew embarked aboard High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV) 2 and were scheduled to conduct training and participate in subject matter expert exchanges with partner nations in South America. Instead, they will deploy to the Republic of Suriname to complete a ten day rehabilitation project at a local girls' boarding school and library begun by another NMCB 7 detachment embarked aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), which is now steaming to Haiti to offer humanitarian assistance. "We were scheduled to complete a roof repair project in Concepcion, Chile, but unfortunately we won't have the proper amount of time, so we're continuing our support efforts in Suri-
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Town Development Partnership Opens New Library atmosphere. The town leader, Vasile Băjan, stated that the partnership with the U.S. and Romanian troops, training in the area of the town of Saraiu, was signed a year ago at the MK base and that the partnership for the renovation of the library was signed only two months ago. For this event, the American guests were received according with Romanian customs, with bread and salt, folk songs and poems recited by students from the town. On behalf of the Mayor, the members of the crew, that worked at the project, were presented photo albums picturing landscapes from Dobrodgea to remind them of the places they visited and where they conducted their engineering projects. The service was performed in the presence of all the guests by the local priest Miu, Mihai. The promoters of this project were Librarian Alexandru Mia, on behalf of the local authorities from Saraiu, and Nolan Blount representing the U.S. Navy Seabees. The event ended in a meal offered by the City Hall on the occasion of achieving this goal during which Romanian and U.S. friendships were bonded. “I am satisfied and happy with everything the U.S. partners did for our town. We hope to have more such good partnerships in the future that would materialize the same results as this library did, an ‘ever flowing’ source of information for children,” stated Vasile Băjan.
Story and Photos By Romanian Public Affairs
On November 19 the local authorities of Saraiu cut the ribbon to a new library achieved through an important partnership with the American Soldiers and Seabees assigned to Mihail Kogalniceanu (MK) base. The event took place in the presence of the Mayor, the Deputy Mayor and Town Hall employees, who witnessed the grand opening of the newest project in the town. In appreciation of the hospitality provided to the U.S. troops training in the area, the Americans thought they should do something in return; something that the inhabitants of the town would be proud of. The troops came up with the idea of setting up a library and appropriately furnishing it. The once desolate building was repaired from scratch, through hard work and coordination between the Seabees of NMCB 7 and army Soldiers assigned to the area. The walls were plastered and painted, electrical system fully replaced, new lights installed, laminated flooring in all rooms was placed, new double-sided glass doors and windows and new wallmounted book shelves were installed. The completed library is located in the same building as the local internet center that provides the local youths with free internet service. Books to be placed on the shelves were those from the school library, allowing the local children to benefit from a more robust and modern library
NMCB 7 Seabees assigned to Detachment Romania participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of a new library in the town of Saraiu, Romania
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people. "Being able to provide people with things like this makes me feel like we're helping these people progress their education, and I like knowing I was part of that," said Hinds. "When people think of the military, they think of big guns and trucks, but we're here building stuff like schools."
Continuing Promise 2010 is a humanitarian civic assistance (HCA) mission. The assigned medical and engineering staff embarked aboard Iwo Jima work with partner nation teams to provide medical, dental, veterinary, and engineering assistance to eight different nations to improve mutual understanding of current medical issues.
From SHIFT page 26 tice. My hat's off to them." Continuing Promise is an annual humanitarian civic assistance operation that provides opportunities to establish new partnerships with other nations, nongovernment organizations (NGOs), and international government organizations while learning from host nations and civilian experts. SPS 10 is an annual deployment of U.S. ships to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility in the Caribbean and Latin America. The mission's primary goal is information-sharing
with navies, coast guards and civilian services throughout the region. Commander, U.S. Navy Southern Command (COMUSNAVSO) is the naval component command for U.S. Southern Command and is responsible for all naval personnel and assets in the area of responsibility. COMUSNAVSO conducts a variety of missions in support of the U.S. Maritime Strategy, including Theater Security Cooperation, relationship building, humanitarian assistance and disaster response, community relations, and counter-illicit trafficking operations.
Our Seabees word direct from them to you! NMCB 7 XO Staff I’d like to Shout Out to all the spouses, families and friends of SEVEN that keep the home fires burning, keep our kids safe and healthy, and keep the homefront secure while we’re out doing our work here. HOOYAH! BU1 Brandon Simons Delta Company To my beautiful wife Heather: It has been a long 10 months, but it’s finally over! Ilove you so much and I look forward to the next year home with you!! YNC Isiah Curtis HQ Company Daddy is on his way home. I miss you guys and I can’t wait to see you all again. I love you! BU2 Michael Vandevender Delta Company To my wife and kids: “I miss you and love you guys and I can’t wait to be back home with you.”
MCC Yan Kennon HQ Company I’m giving a major “Shout Out” to my family who has supported me through this long endeavor of what is known to us as deployment. Without you guys, each day away would have seemed like Ground Hog’s Day. The time has now come for me to return to the ones I love and miss dearly. To my wife, mother, daughter, son, and Zoie, I’d like to quote one of my favorite phrases: “WHOOOOOO, I back in Da Game BABY!” See ya’ll soon. “Yan, officially signing off, from Rota, Spain.” OUTTA HERE! LS2 William Newton HQ Company I would like to send a Shout Out to my wife, Sheila, and my two stepchildren, Kayla (14) and Austin (10). ITC Reese Foreman HQ Company I would like to say hi to my beautiful wife. Look forward to spending quality time with you soon.
Magnificent PAO NMCB 7 As we enter the final days of this successful deployment, we would like to thank everyone for there continued support of NMCB 7. Though the times have been a test of morale and personal endurance, I can honestly say the your Seabees met the challenges head on, and succeeded in “MAGNIFICENT” fashion. OORAH SEVEN! NMCB 7, Deployment 2010... OUT!
HOMECOMING: What are you most looking forward to upon return from deployment?
LSCS Kenneth Morrison
BUCS Robert Morrison
“Spending quality time with my wife and two daughters, first dinner at Carrabbas, and no more phone calls from CUCM Babb saying ‘Hey, you got a minute?”
“Reconnecting with my wife and spending time with my six beautiful children.”
YN2 Jimmie Watson
UT3 Michael Galvin
“A 3-piece witta biscuit and a large red beans with rice from Popeye’s… ‘Love that chicken from Popeye’s!”
“Spending quality time with my daughter, Taylor.”
Chief Information Systems Technician Newtroin Foreman
October 1, 2010 Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Steven Wolf
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Chief Builder Joe Williams
October 5, 2010 Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Thomas Weber
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Steelworker 1st Class Riley Edwards
October 11, 2010 Construction Electrician 3rd Class Brandon Lechner
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Equipment Operator 3rd Class Lamaar Moore
November 2, 2010 Steelworker 1st Class Frank Fuller
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Equipment Operator 2nd Class Tabetha Smith
November 5, 2010 Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Taylor Shilling
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Chief Construction Electrician Keith Kahn
November 22, 2010 Equipment Operator 2nd Class Anthony Booth
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Builder 3rd Class Justin Oâ€™Donnell
November 29, 2010 Builder 2nd Class Michael Vandevender
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Equipment Operator 2nd Class Orlando Williams & Equipment Operator 2nd Class Jonathan Montoro
November 30, 2010 Construction Electrician 3rd Class Kevin McKeehan
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Equipment Operator 3rd Class Garry Robinson
December 2, 2010 Construction Electrician 1st Class Rogelio Rodriguez
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LS3 Nicholas Farrish Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
BUCN Zachary Wallace Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
EO1 Michael Gravley Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
PS2 JayJay Robles Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
YN3 Jonathan Felix Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
SW2 Brenton Heisserer Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
EO3 Shawn Hinton Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
CS3 Derhon Finch Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
EO2 Anthony Booth Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
EO2 Jonathan Montoro Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
UT1 Thomas Wilhorn Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
SW1 Jason Read Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
ET1 Bradley Anderson Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
YN2 Jimmie Watson Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
CS2 Donald Welch Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
CM2 Kelley Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
CE3 Luke Clemens Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
BU2 William McCorkle Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
BU3 Joseph Schiflett Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
RP2 Michael Pornovets Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
ET1 Bradley Anderson Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
BU2 Colen Schilz Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
CE2 Jared Carbone Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
BU3 Joshua Messer Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
CE3 Brandon Lechner Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
CE3 Luke Clemens Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
EOCN Krystle Harris Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
LSSN Robert Greenwood Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
CMCN Andrew Clayton Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
CECN Andrew Heinze Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
CECN Zachary Joerger Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
CMCN Joshua Carlon Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
UTCN Julie Davidson Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
CE3 Kevin McKeehan Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
EO3 Joshua Horner Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
CE3 Jonathan Ritschard Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
LT William Donovan Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
ITC Newtroin Foreman Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
MCC Yan Kennon Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
EO3 Clayton Dalrymple Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
HM1 Shealeasa Sims Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
CM2 Steven Wolf Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
ET2 Kevin Bahr Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
BU3 Joseph Fekete Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
EACN Christopher Kumpf Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
HM3 Mark Lunde Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
ET3 Scott Fredette Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
CE3 James Madison Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
CMCN Amos Whiteside Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
LSSN Chase Parker Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
EO2 Joe Razo Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
LTJG Charles Noyes Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
CWO2 Antoine Stephens Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
GM2 John Hubbert Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
PS2 JayJay Robles Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
SW1 Jimmie McKinney
UT2 Ian Perna
CE2 Timothy Powell
CM2 Timothy Tressler
LS3 Cody Clark 52
CM3 Gustavo Cardona
CM3 Landry Hooks
CM3 Adam McKenzie
CM3 Eric Williams
CM3 Brandon Winkelman 53
BU3 Patricio Rodriquez
BU3 Michael Thompson
BU3 Zachary Wallace
CE3 Stanley Nelson
GM3 Lane Moorlach 54
EO3 Michael Quarisa
EO3 Jennifer Scurlock
SW3 Justin Sneed
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ONE, at every detachment site, evenly contributed to the success of this command over the past 10 months. Though operationally, our tasking may be complete, but our overall mission is still ongoing. We can not, and will not let our guards down! I would like to congratulate our new Petty Officers, and those who have advanced further through the ranks. I also would like to congratulate our newest SCWS Warriors and award recipients over the entire deployment. In closing, I want wish everyone a safe and joyous homeport cycle. Take this time to reunite, catch up, and return to the homefront routines. Once again, I applaud the fine men and women of NMCB 7, you are the best! I would like to wish the very best to NMCB 74. May you too have a safe and successful deployment. Command Master Chief, signing off . OORAH SEVEN!
¡Hola a todos (Hello all), the time we’ve all waited for is finally upon us. First off I want to express my appreciation, gratitude and thanks to all of the families and friends that supported us during our extended deployment. Your patience and perseverance was nothing less than extraordinary, and we greatly appreciate it. Since the last edition of “Magnificent Moments”, the battalion has returned home for some well deserved rest and relaxation, and has endured a wonderful holiday season. When we left homeport, back last February, few knew the challenges and obstacles that we’d face during our deployment. After 10 months of blood, sweat, and tears, we can confidently say that we kicked butt, and took no prisoners! There isn’t a finer group of Seabees out there, than your Bees of NMCB 7! The Seabees of this battalion can definitely walk proud with there heads held high, knowing that they all accomplished their mission “Magnificently.” Throughout our deployment sites, across four Combatant Commands (COCOMS), accolades continue to pour in on the pride and professionalism battalion displayed. I want everyone to take a look in the mirror because you are the reason that these comments have been expressed. EVERY-
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