July 3, 2009 on DIY Network - More than 100 National Guardsmen and Navy Seabees volunteered to help the crew of “Man Caves,” a DIY Network series starring former NFL defensive tackle Tony “The Goose” Siragusa, comedian Chris Grundy and contractor Jason Cameron, transform Camp Virginia’s dated USO Center into a high-tech haven for troops.
When the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum moved to its spacious new quarters at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, Director Lara Godbille was eager to see the Navy’s 151 World War II-era Naval Construction Battalions represented on a plaque wall. She envisioned each battalion’s carved wooden plaque out of storage and on display where every retired Seabee who walked through the doors could look, point and say, “That’s me.” There was only one problem. The museum’s collection had only 115 plaques. Thirty-six were missing.
Read more: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/oct/19/local-woodcarvers-help-seabee-museum-complete/?lighthouse=1#ixzz1bXXY9loR - vcstar.com
Request Service Records or Proof of Service (DD Form 214)
Camp Lejeune Historic Drinking Water Project 15March 2013 update
Camp Lejeune Historic Water Update. To download the report or summary please visit this National Academies link.
Do the Dues (2013) -send them in to Ralph if you have not already done so, annual or life member. The form, open, download, send in: click here to open form.
Link to Reservation Form 2013 Reunion
Social Security extra earnings for Military Veterans
Seabees Critical Past Films
The MCB 53 Alumni Association - Welcome
Our Seabee Motto "CAN DO" keeps the Association humming! If there is something special that you would like to see or contribute, please contact the Association Officers. Constructive criticism is always welcomed. The MCB 53 Alumni Association was founded in 1989 with Ralph Storti taking a leading role. Today's database lists 1,290 former members of the Battalion. Of these, 122 are from the WW II Era, while the remainder are from the 1968 and 1969 Tours to Vietnam. There are good names, addresses and phone numbers for 550 of them, 115 others have since passed away, and another 630 of our brothers are still waiting for us to find them. Keeping our data base accurate requires a group effort. Membership dues are $15.00 a year payable to the MCB 53 Alumni Association, or you may decide to become a Life Member. The dues forms are located in the latest Beeline Newsletter or follow this link MCB 53 Dues and contact information. Dues help defray the cost of Quarterly MCB 53 Beeline Newsletters, Postage, Phone Calls, Paper Supplies, Photo Copying, etc., etc. New members are emailed or mailed a one time copy of the contact information for our Association members. The rising cost of paper, envelopes, postage, and duplicating preclude constantly mailing out a current database (over twelve pages). Together we can and do find ways to share contact information with improving formats. Once again, constructive thoughts are always appreciated. We've had fourteen reunions to date: PA in 1992, OH in 1993, FL in 1995, MN in 1996, SC in 1998, MA in 1999, NV in 2001, PA in 2002, FL in 2004, MO in 2005, VA in 2007, Honolulu HI in October 2008, Washington in 2010, and Perdido Key 2011. Comments, please send a note to the Association Treasurer (Ralph firstname.lastname@example.org ) and the publisher (Bernie email@example.com ). If you have any questions about the organization, please ask. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Questions, comments, additions to the newsletter or web page, contact Bernie at email@example.com .
The Song of the Seabees.
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