Seabees

Seabees get new digs with opening of barracks on base

Seabees who stay on base at the Naval Construction Battalion Center will have new digs starting today when an 88-room building is opened this morning. Construction on the barracks began more than three years ago when an $18.9 million contract…

Seabees celebrate 80th anniversary

The Naval Construction Battalion Center celebrated the 80th birthday of the U.S. Navy Seabees today with a cake-cutting ceremony at Colmer Dining Facility on the Gulfport base. The Seabees were established in…

Seabees celebrate 80th anniversary

The Seabees were born during World War II in 1942 as a way to complete infrastructure projects during the war with men also trained to defend themselves against the enemy. 2022…

Final day of Seabee Battalion reunion

Celebrating the 55th reunion for the Seabee Construction Battalion NMCB 74 All Era, veterans and their families reconnected with old time service buddies. Over the past three days, veterans who…

Pitching in at Keesler Air Force Base

Their primary mission is building and constructing and today some Gulfport Seabees put their skills to work to provide cover for those in training at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi. Keesler Air Force Base buzzed with activity Wednesday afternoon…

Local veteran’s final wish

Earlier this week, News 25 told you about a retired Seabee who has passed away. His final wish was to have as many Seabees as possible at his funeral. Today, Hubert Dale Bass, also known as Sam Bass, had his…

Wiggins Municipal Court and Police Department ribbon cutting

After several years, the Wiggins Municipal Court and Police Department will soon be housed under one roof, thanks to helping hands from the Seabees based in Gulfport. They’re known for building schools, hospitals, and bridges mostly overseas, but members of…

U.S Navy Seabees prepare for deployment

Nearly one hundred U.S. Navy sailors began loading the USNS spearhead ship today from the Port of Gulfport. Two hundred tons of cargo, a ship made out of aluminum, and about 100 Seabees, medical personnel, and Navy divers are all…

Seabee Memorial Plaza unveiled

This year, Seabees all across the country spent the year celebrating their 75th Anniversary. Today, the Seabees at the Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport celebrated the special anniversary with a ribbon cutting. The new Seabee Memorial Plaza was unveiled…

Seabees Return Home

Emotions were high as nearly 300 Seabees stepped foot back on American soil earlier this afternoon. Many were greeted by family members and loved ones with decorated signs welcoming the service men and women home. Members of the Naval Mobile…

Seabees Return Home

Over 150 Seabees returned to the Coast and reunited with their loved ones.

Seabee Base honors fallen Seabee

It’s a re-enactment of the Battle of Dong Xoai to honor the fallen Seabee Medal of Honor recipient Marvin Shields. News 25’s Taylor Rubach was on the battlefield at the Seabee Base and gives us an inside look of the…

Seabees remembering 9/11

The Seabees held a remembrance ceremony this morning on their base in Gulfport, gathering in honor of the American lives lost during 9/11. Prayers were said and a table was set for the victims and responders involved during the New…

Sailors return home

Each year, the Navy Seabees deploy on hundreds of missions across the world. While their humanitarian efforts are helping make the world a better place, their loved ones are anxious to have them home. News 25’s Tanner Stewart joins families…

Departure of U.S.N.S Spearhead at Port of Gulfport

It was a unique opportunity at the Port of Gulfport as longshoremen and Seabees loaded a special shipment on Saturday. Saturday the U.S.N.S Spearhead sat anchored in the Port of Gulfport marking a first for the port. The loading of…

Disaster Preparedness Exercise Week

Hurricane season is approaching and the Gulfport Seabee Base is doing their disaster exercises that reaches region wide from Corpus Christi, Texas to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Time is ticking as the days draw closer to hurricane season. The Seabee Base…

Mississippi Gulf Coast Navy Week

Mississippi’s bicentennial weekend also marked the beginning of Mississippi Gulf Coast Navy Week. That celebration continues through Saturday. The purpose of this week is to share the Navy’s story with people in the community and raise awareness of the Navy,…