NEWS | March 6, 2018

NMCB-11 Det Poland Turnover with NMCB-133

By NMCB 11 Public Affairs Office

Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 arrived at Powidz Air Base, Poland, Feb. 8, 2018, to turn over NMCB-133’s six-month deployment.

NMCB-11 Seabees spent five days working alongside their NMCB-133 counterparts turning over mission status, project package material, tool kit inventories, and area orientation information.

"It was great working with NMCB-133 during our turnover with them" said Builder Constructionman Elizabeth Morton. "They have shown us who and where to go get the resources we may need in order to complete our project, and the things we need on a daily basis to keep us operationally prepared."

Since NMCB-133’s departure, the Det. of NMCB-11 Seabees in Poland have been working on project package development, training and improvement, Seabee combat warfare, and expeditionary combat warfare qualifications.

"It was a proud moment when we were able to send NMCB-133's Det. Poland home," said Engineering Aid 3rd Class Anthony Howell. "They get to go home and be with their families, and now it's our turn to do some great work out here for NMCB-11 in Poland."

NMCB-11’s Det. in Poland is quickly making its mark in that country by coordinating and embedding with the U.S. Army and host nation. Det. Poland is eager to complete the construction of helicopter mooring pads in support of the European Deterrence Initiative.

NMCB-11 is homeported in Gulfport, Mississippi, and is part of the Naval Construction Force (NCF). They have personnel assigned to more than 15 locations world-wide, performing a variety of missions in support of the Navy and the Department of Defense.

The NCF is a vital component of the U.S. Maritime Strategy and is comprised of deployable battalions capable of providing contingency construction, disaster preparation and recovery support, humanitarian assistance, and combat operations support.

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