161005-N-VT150-008 METINARO, Timor Leste (Oct. 5, 2016) Petty Officer 2nd Class Carl Plum (left) and Petty Officer 3rd Class Christian Astigarraga (right) assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, work on a water pump while on the job site. NMCB 5 is the forward deployed Western Pacific NMCB ready to support Major Combat Operations and Humanitarian Assistance/ Disaster Relief operations and to provide general engineering and civil support to Navy, Marine Corps and joint operational forces. Homeported out of Port Hueneme, Calif., NMCB 5 has 12 detachment sites deployed throughout the United States and Western Pacific area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Henry Files/Released)
Taken: 10.03.0016 | Courtesy Photo
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 assumed charge of all Western Pacific Region Naval Construction Force missions during a Relief in Place/Transfer of Authority ceremony at Camp Shields in Okinawa, Oct. 1. The relief in place and transfer of authority ceremony (RIP/TOA) marked the official end of NMCB 4's deployment. "NMCB 4 completed a very successful deployment by executing a detailed and meticulous turnover at all sites. NMCB 5 spent a year in homeport getting ready, and we are," said Cmdr. Matthew Riethmiller, commanding officer of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5. "Our country, Navy, families and friends, as well as our Hosts in nearly a dozen countries across the Pacific expect us to be the very best –...
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