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NMCB-3 Packs to Perform

Navy News Service

Story Number: NNS150310-17
Release Date: 3/10/2015 3:07:00 PM

By Builder 1st Sergio Armas, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 Public Affairs

PORT HUENEME, Calif. (NNS) -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 Seabees executed an embark exercise (EMBEX) at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, March 3-5.

More than 100 Seabees executed the 48-hour evolution which demonstrated the battalion's ability to forward deploy the battalion's air detachment, a company of 89 personnel, their civil engineering support equipment (CESE) and supply cargo pallets for any humanitarian aid or recovery effort anywhere around the world.

According to Equipment Operator 1st Class Abel Abeyta, embark leading petty officer, NMCB-3's embark team conducted weighing and marking unit driven training (UDT's), and embark training exercises (ETX's) to prepare them before this evaluated EMBEX.

'We have a highly motivated young crew of Seabees that have conducted this exercise for the first time and they have done an exceptional job,' said Abeyta. 'I am very pleased with the results and very proud of them. It goes to prove that you may not have all the experience, but if you have the motivation and eagerness to learn, you can just as easily succeed.'

This exercise prepared the men and women from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 to execute their mount out exercise for their upcoming field training exercise (FTX).

The Naval Construction Force is a vital component of the U.S. Maritime Strategy. The force provides deployable battalions capable of providing disaster preparation and recovery support, humanitarian assistance and combat operations support.

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