Seabees celebrate annual Oktobeefest in Gulfport

To honor comradery between Seabee brothers and sisters, the Seabee Historical Foundation hosted its annual Oktobeefest.

Seabees from the Coast gathered today at Chandeleur Island Brewing Company to celebrate the annual Oktobeefest.

Dressed in their best Oktoberfest gear, current and veteran Seabees headed to the party where they were able to catch up with brothers and sisters they may have not seen in a while.

The past three years, the event has been held in Ocean Springs, but was moved to Gulfport this year.

However, Oktobeefest is an event that’s held across the whole country with this year spanning 13 places from here to Guam.

Guests were also able to participate in a raffle for a Seabee ice chest with all proceeds going to the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association. Seabee Historical Foundation Executive Director/ CEC Dan Miller said, “Mostly it’s just everybody just getting together and reconnecting. People in the Navy travel around the world and they separate from each other for years at a time, and this is a great event for people to come back and reconnect current and retired military as well.”

All guests were also given a glass with the Oktobeefest 80-year Seabee anniversary logo on it.

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