Seabees

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,…

NMCB 11 Seabees return home

After six months of operations in Europe, more than 160 Seabees returned home today. News 25 was on base as this heartwarming reunion took place in Gulfport. After waiting half a year to see her dad, seven-year-old Cassidy Torres got…

Seabees Remember Pearl Harbor Attack

A commemoration ceremony for the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack was held at the Naval Construction Battalion Center. This especially hit home for the men and women on the Gulfport base. Seabees were created as a direct result…

Military Group Rebuilds Bridges

Massive work is underway in Ocean Springs as a group of Seabees use their skills to enhance and improve the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Site on Highway 90. This group of newly selected chief petty officers put their skills to good…