Images: Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Visits Seabees in Afghanistan [Image 3 of 3]
From left, Lt. j.g. Richard Buechel, camp move officer, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74, gives Secretary of the Navy, Honorable Ray Mabus, a tour of Camp Krutke, the new Seabee camp, along with Cmdr. Bruce Nevel, NMCB 74's commanding officer, and Lt. Cmdr. Omarr Tobias, NMCB 74's operations officer. Mabus personally recognized many of the Seabees assigned to NMCB 74 for their role in the expansion of Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, and later stated in his holiday message to U.S. service members and their families. "It is your selfless service that allows the rest of America to enjoy the holidays. Less than one percent of Americans wear the uniform, and you guarantee freedom for the other 99 percent."