Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74, Detachment (DET) Niger, worked in support of the multinational exercise known as Flintlock 2014. Located near Niamey, Niger, Africa, this DET played a crucial role in allowing Flintlock 2014 to start on-time, assisting in the construction of multiple office spaces, a galley space, and housing for the 300 personnel who participated in the combined exercise.
With only a few items remaining, members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 Detail (DET) SOCAFRICA: Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ) have been charging hard and are in the final stages of constructing of a facility being built to contain communication equipment.
For the final major concrete placement of their Operational Multi-Use (OMU) Facility, all hands were on deck.
The concrete was called in to place a major beam known as a bond beam, a vital part of the roof structure, which supports the roofing system and ties in the reinforced concrete columns, resulting in significant structural strength to the OMU.
Preparing for the rainy season has not been an easy task for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74, Detail (DET) Niger. While the current weather usually produces highs in the hundreds with sparse, if any, cloud cover, the rainy season is fast approaching. To improve the functionality of the Niamey camp during the rainy season, the Seabees have been busy preparing the site for a different but equally imposing threat - the coming...
By Steelworker 3rd Class Frank Piner, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74
This month, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 Detail (DET) Horn of Africa (HOA) onboard Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, has made significant progress towards completing construction of a Pre-Engineered Building (PEB). The crew has nearly completed the roof, with only one more roof panel to place and has moved on to other construction activities...