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    NMCB-11 Constructs ADR Training Pad

    NMCB-11 Constructs ADR Training Pad

    Photo By Ensign Nira Galgana | 220617-N-MR969-004 CAMP SHELBY (Jun. 17, 2022) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile...... read more read more



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    Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11

    Story by Steelworker 1st Class Francis Rodriquez

    A task-tailored detail of eight Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 Seabees completed a 9,000 square foot 12-inch Airfield Damage Repair (ADR) training pad onboard Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center. The detail successfully executed the excavation, site work, and placement of 367 cubic yards of concrete in three 120 cubic yard monolithic placements. The purpose of this pad is an enduring mission to add realistic training value to ADR classes, training exercises, and future mission sets. This pad will also increase the interoperability of NMCBs, Underwater Construction Teams (UCT), and Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Units across the Fleet and Force.

    Officer in Charge (OIC) and Project Supervisor, Steelworker 1st Class Francis Rodriguez was quoted in saying “The mission sets we as Seabees are tasked with completing are ever changing and diverse in nature, it is a privilege to be a part of completing this project for future Seabees, Airmen, Soldiers, and Marines to use.”

    This training pad will be used by Seabees in conjunction with service members from other branches training aboard Camp Shelby. The project Crew Leader, Builder 2nd Class Harley Henning, said that “having served in a Public Works as my first duty station, it really feels good to be out here placing concrete. Knowing its intended purpose really adds perspective to this project.”

    Utilization of this training pad will enable the Naval Construction Force (NCF) units to reduce the timeline and logistics requirements to conduct ADR which enable Distributed Maritime Operations. Navy Expeditionary Forces enable the naval commander to translate sea control into power projected ashore; first by enabling access and then by establishing the expeditionary infrastructure required by naval forces to conduct and sustain operations.

    Ultimately the crew completed this project with zero discrepancies, ahead of schedule, amid a heat wave, and with zero safety incidents. The crew’s service and dedication are a tribute to the NCF’s capacity to support sustained fleet aviation recovery and repair operations.

    Homeported in Gulfport, Mississippi, NMCB-11 is part of the NCF. The NCF is a vital component of the U.S. Maritime Strategy and is comprised of deployable battalions capable of providing contingency construction, disaster preparation and recovery support, humanitarian assistance, and combat operations support.



    Date Taken: 06.24.2022
    Date Posted: 06.28.2022 15:51
    Story ID: 423951
    Location: CAMP SHELBY, MS, US 

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