Tag: Construction Battalion

March 3, 2017

Code Name: BOBCAT - Part One

Editor's note: What does a Bobcat, Pearl Harbor and the South Pacific have to do with the creation of the Seabees? A lot. Read this two-part blog series to find out how 75 years ago, the Navy established a fighting force unlike any other!Codenamed "BOBCAT," the small island of Bora Bora in the Society Islands, was destined to become the first

March 5, 2014

After much deliberation, Seabees settle on March 5 as birthday

Since March 5, 1942, the U.S. Navy has employed an elite cadre of construction battalions better known as Seabees. Guided by the motto, "We Build, We Fight," over the past 72 years the Seabees have served in all major American conflicts, supported humanitarian efforts, and helped to build communities and nations around the globe. Today, Seabees