161008-N-SD965-007 JACKSONVILLE (October 8, 2016) - Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 work to remove debris along a security fence on board Naval Air Station Jacksonville, October 8, 2016. NMCB 1 provided preparation assistance and disaster relief efforts for Hurricane Matthew. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign George Villanueva)
Taken: 10.08.2016 | Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brannon Deugan
The crew of 19 Seabees worked more than 30 hours to clear fallen trees and debris from roadways and vehicle inspection areas at the main entrance in efforts to allow for the full operation of the bases. “This is one of the core functions the Seabees are available to perform,” said Petty Officer 1st Class John Duke, from Tupelo, Mississippi. “It was important because NAS Jacksonville and NS Mayport needed our assistance to get the base fully operational.” In Jacksonville, the crew cut and hauled fallen trees to clear roadways and swept three major roadways on base. While at Mayport, the crew assisted with clearing and hauling 17 fallen trees including one large oak that fell into a vehicle inspection area at the main entrance...
10.17.2016 | GULFPORT, MS, US | Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Brannon Deugan