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U.S. Naval Mobile Construction battalion Five (NMCB FIVE) was originally commissioned in 1942 as a part of the many US forces fighting in the Pacific Campaign against the Japanese. Since then NMCB FIVE has held its reputation as “The Professionals” facilitating construction on all 7 continents, and performing tirelessly in support of ever major US conflict from Korea to the present Global War on Terror.
NMCB FIVE has recently returned from a 6 month deployment to U.S. Central Command area of operations, Afghanistan. Working from February to August 2009 NMCB FIVE made a barren desert into what in now forward operating base “Camp Leather Neck.” This Tour also marked the first time that a full Naval Construction Force Battalion has served an entire deployment in southern Afghanistan in support of the US Marines. Two of the major highlights from this deployment were: the completion of a 1.6-million square foot Rotary Wing Parking Pad - the largest AM-2 matting project out side of the United States since World War II, and a 143-acre Ammunition Supply Point - the largest individual project ever undertaken by NMCB FIVE.
NMCB FIVE was the last Battalion to leave Vietnam in 1972 and the first battalion to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The Seabees of FIVE have toiled knee-deep in the muddy jungles of Vietnam, and worked in the freezing snow drifts of Alaska. They have battled the monstrous typhoons of Guam and Okinawa, tackled mammoth construction tasks in the Philippines, struggled in the humid jungles of Thailand, and provided key infrastructure to support the U.S. Marines and Allied Forces during Operations Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom. FIVE’s Seabees have built airstrips, hospitals, bridges, roads, and have provided humanitarian and disaster recovery assistance in almost every part of the world, and throughout it all earning a reputation of excellence.
In April 1994, NMCB FIVE made history with the arrival of the first female to serv
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|Awards||U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FIVE has earned a reputation for excellence and professionalism during the 67 years of its existence. They have earned the Battle “E” or Best of Type award 11 times, the Peltier Award 3 times and the Golden Anchor for retention excellence 6 times. The proud tradition that is represented by its “Can Do” spirit is as much a part of “The Professionals” of FIVE today as it was with their predecessors.|