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    Story time with NMCB 3 Seabees

    Pacific deployment 2016

    Photo By Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Gomez | 160125-N-YG415-059 PALAWAN, Philippines (Jan. 25, 2016) Construction Electrician 2nd...... read more read more

    PALAWAN, Philippines – Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3, read short stories to local children at Abaroan School District in Roxas City, Philippines as part of a community relations event, Jan. 25.

    The six Seabees volunteered their time to read short stories to elementary students throughout eight different classrooms.

    “I love seeing the reaction of the kids when we were reading to them,” said Builder Constructionman Devin Johnson. “Reading was a good way in giving back to the community.”

    After each story was complete, the reader would ask the children questions about their favorite part of the story and tried to get to know the children a little better. Every student in the class raised their hand up as high as they can, just to talk to the reader about the story.

    “I really enjoyed being able to connect with them [children],” said Utilitiesman Jamison Rigley. “They seem to like that we took the time out of our day to spend time with them.

    At the end of the event, the Seabees donated all the books to the children and played few games with the students, such as Around the World, head up, seven up, and hangman.

    NMCB 3’s Construction Civic Action Detail (CCAD), Palawan, Philippines is currently together with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) 2nd NMCB, Naval Combat Engineering Brigade, to build a two classroom school building at Abaroan School District in Roxas, Philippines.

    NMCB 3 is homeported in Port Hueneme, Calif., and is currently deployed to Okinawa, Japan. The mission of NMCB 3 is to support Navy and joint forces throughout the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) Area of Responsibility (AOR) through construction projects and humanitarian missions in more than 14 different geographical locations.



    Date Taken: 01.25.2016
    Date Posted: 02.12.2016 00:34
    Story ID: 188688
    Location: PALAWAN, PH
    Hometown: DES MOINES, IA, US
    Hometown: ELYRIA, OH, US

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