We Build, We Fight



I love a good John Wayne Movie.

One of my favorites has always been the Fighting Seabees. March 5 is recognized as the official birthday of the Seabees and I salute all of the men and women who have served in this vital part of the US Armed Forces.

From World War 2 to present, these combat engineers have provided the infrastructure for every manner of crisis and contingency. One of my personal favorite stories is how they built the “base” at Holy Loch Scotland 60 years ago. Without their ingenuity, the men of the submarine force would not have had the facilities and dry dock that served the country so well during the darkest days of the Cold War. The base established a strong friendship between our two countries that lasts even to today.

The following information comes from the Naval Heritage and History Command:

Seabee History: Formation of…

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