Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FOURTEEN
"The Pride of Dixie"
NMCB-14 is a reserve component of the Naval Construction Force and it is one of the ten battalions which, among other units in the four regiments, comprise the Second Naval Construction Brigade. NMCB-14 supports Commander, Naval Reserve Readiness Command Region Eight.
The battalion is a rebirth of the 14th Mobile Construction Battalion which was commissioned at Camp Allen, Norfolk, Va. in July, 1942. Mobile Construction Battalion-14 (MCB-14) saw action in World War II in New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Guadalcanal and Okinawa. MCB-14 was disestablished in April 1946.
NMCB-14 was commissioned on July 1, 1961. The mission of NMCB-14 is to be mobilization ready in the event of war, conflict, natural/man-made disaster or other event which should require the activation of all or part of the battalion personnel for construction, combat, relief or related participation.
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