NEWS | June 1, 2018

Seabees in Rota Conduct Mud Run Renovations

By Steelworker Constructionman Sage Charfauros, NMCB-11 Public Affairs Office

Seven Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 were tasked with the renovation of the Naval Station Rota mud run course in preparation for the base mud run event, May 20, 2018.

The project, led by Equipment Operator 3rd Class Blake Farnsworth, project supervisor, cleaned running trails and filled water obstacles along the course.

“We are here to help renovate this course that's been used for several years prior to 2018,” said Farnsworth. “It has not been given the attention that was needed which led to it becoming overgrown with weeds and plants which is what we are here to clear from the paths.”

The Seabees efforts improved course safety and made it a more enjoyable event for the participants and spectators.

“The project was fun and the crew was amazing,” said Construction Electrician 3rd Class Gregory Credle, project safety officer. “Everyone worked hard and safely which made my job easier and made everything run smoothly.”

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.