Port Hueneme Seabees Honor Their Own Through Volunteering

07 April 2022

From BUC Christopher Chilton

PORT HUENEME, Calif. (April 2, 2022) -- Volunteers from Naval Base Ventura County honored fellow Seabees, past and present, at the Seabee Museum located in Port Hueneme California March 11.
Volunteers from Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering Chiefs Mess, and instructors and students from the Naval Construction Training Center Port Hueneme install commemorative bricks.
SLIDESHOW | 0 images | 220311-N-UQ872-1001 220311-N-UQ872-1001 PORT HUENEME, Calif. (March 11, 2022) – Volunteers from Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering Chiefs Mess, and instructors and students from the Naval Construction Training Center Port Hueneme install commemorative bricks in the entry walkway to the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum in Port Hueneme, California. (U.S. Navy photos by BUC Christopher Chilton)
Volunteers from Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering Chiefs Mess, and instructors and students from the Naval Construction Training Center Port Hueneme install commemorative bricks.
SLIDESHOW | 0 images | 220311-N-UQ872-1002 220311-N-UQ872-1002 PORT HUENEME, Calif. (March 11, 2022) – Volunteers from Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering Chiefs Mess, and instructors and students from the Naval Construction Training Center Port Hueneme spread sand on commemorative bricks they are installing in the entry walkway to the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum in Port Hueneme, California. (U.S. Navy photos by BUC Christopher Chilton)
Volunteers from Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering Chiefs Mess, and instructors and students from the Naval Construction Training Center Port Hueneme install commemorative bricks.
SLIDESHOW | 0 images | 220311-N-UQ872-1003 220311-N-UQ872-1003 PORT HUENEME, Calif. (March 11, 2022) – Volunteers from Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering Chiefs Mess, and instructors and students from the Naval Construction Training Center Port Hueneme spread sand on commemorative bricks they are installing in the entry walkway to the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum in Port Hueneme, California. (U.S. Navy photos by BUC Christopher Chilton)



PORT HUENEME, Calif. (April 2, 2022) -- Volunteers from Naval Base Ventura County honored fellow Seabees, past and present, at the Seabee Museum located in Port Hueneme California March 11.

Members from Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering Chiefs Mess, and instructors and students from the Naval Construction Training Center Port Hueneme volunteered their time to install commemorative bricks outside the entrance of the museum.

Funding issues and Covid-19 safety protocols temporarily halted the installation of commemorative bricks purchased to, and a total of 132 bricks accumulated behind the Seabee Museum.

Doing what they do best, the Seabee volunteers completed this seemingly overwhelming task in no time.

The Seabee’s work was recognized by a surprise visit from attendees of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 annual reunion. The meeting between the volunteers and reunion attendees brought together generations of Seabees centered on a shared lineage of heritage and pride.

Each memorial brick that paves the entry walkway to the U.S. Navy Seabee museum is a permanent recognition of a Seabee and his/her service in the U.S. Navy civil engineer corps. Seabee family members and friends can purchase bricks to honor their Seabee’s service to their country.

According to the Seabee Historical Foundation website, the decorative bricks showcase the “Can Do” spirit of the Seabees and the Civil Engineer Corps, still strong and vital after six decades of helping preserve our national freedom, protect our interests and create a safe, better world.

To learn more about the Seabee Museum at Port Hueneme California, visit their website at https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/museums/seabee.html

To purchase a brick, or to find a brick already purchased, please visit http://seabeehf.org/bricks/. Bricks can also be purchased for the Seabee Heritage Center in Gulfport, Mississippi.
 
 
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