April 21, 2014
39 members of the U.S Navy Seabees were honored Sunday for their service to the country whilst operating in Iraq.
Over a hundred people were on-hand to celebrate their acomplishments at the naval base in Stead.
The Seabees are the Construction Battalions of the United States Navy. The Seabees have a history of building bases, bulldozing and paving thousands of miles of roadway and airstrips, and accomplishing myriad other construction projects in a wide variety of military theatres dating back to World War II.
The name "seabee" is a backronym of the pronunciation of CB, the abbreviation for Construction Battalions. Incidentally, bees are known of their hive construction skills.
This group recently finished a mission in Iraq where they have been operating for over 10 months.
Today, the Governor made a proclamation thanking the Navy Seabees for their service to our country.
The El Dorado donated a picnic lunch for the friends and familys to then chow down on after the award ceremoney.