Home : Media : News : News Article View

NMCB 4 completes Indo-Pacific deployment, relieved by NMCB 5

By Lt.j.g. Wesley Richins, NMCB 4 | Oct. 16, 2019

OKINAWA, Japan - Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 turned over command of naval construction operations in the Indo-Pacific-Command (INDOPACOM) area of operations to NMCB 5 during a relief in place/transfer of authority (RIP/TOA) ceremony on Camp Shields, Okinawa, Oct. 15.

The RIP/TOA ceremony marks the official end of a six-month deployment for NMCB 4 across the the Indo-Pacific.

“Congratulations for the excellent job that you did. The work you carried out and the dets that you supported here from Okinawa were key to meeting the INDOPACOM objectives,” said Capt. Steve Stasick, Commodore, 30th Naval Construction Regiment, when speaking to NMCB 4 personnel during the RIP/TOA.

NMCB 4 sent details to 16 locations in 13 different countries and territories throughout the Indo-Pacific during their deployment. These details conducted critical construction operations in Okinawa, Atsugi, Iwakuni and Sasebo, Japan; Chinhae, South Korea; San Clemente Island, Calif.; Diego Garcia and Guam. The command also conducted projects focused on humanitarian assistance in areas such as Timor-Leste, Philippines, Palau, Marshall Islands, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Federal States of Micronesia.

“To my NMCB 4 family, thank you for your fantastic work during turnover. Your performance during the course of this deployment has been incredible. Together, we have advanced U.S. INDOPACOM’s strategic theater objectives in many countries across the Pacific, “ said Cmdr. Angel Santiago, commanding officer of NMCB 4.
NMCB 4 completed approximately $8.7M of high-quality and safe construction, training and exercises.

NMCB 4 Seabees completed several projects to include; storage facilities in Diego Garcia, Guam and Okinawa; radar support facilities on Okinawa as well as a critical asset addition of an asphalt batch plant on Guam, strengthening Navy and Marine Corps readiness and capabilities in the region.

Among the humanitarian work that was completed included. The Seabees of NMCB 4 built three new schools, two new bathroom facilities, three new health centers and two facility renovations, providing humanitarian assistance to our partners and allies in the region.

NMCB 4 also participated in and supported five multinational military exercises. The focus of most exercises was skills exchange, joint partnership and humanitarian assistance. During these exercises Seabees worked alongside the host nation’s military service members and local civilians along with other participating foreign organizations.

“Thank you to the men and women of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 for a successful and professional turnover that has been months in the making. You stand relieved.” said Cmdr. Ryan Carey, commanding officer of NMCB 5 “You should be proud of all that you’ve accomplished, and rest assured, we will do our best to build on your success this deployment.”

Now that the turnover is complete, NMCB 4 will return to Port Hueneme, Calif. and NMCB 5 will carry on the mission of the forward-deployed NMCB throughout the Indo-Pacific region. Ready to support major combat operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and to provide general engineering and civil support to U.S. and joint forces.
CONNECT WITH USINDOPACOM
Facebook

Like Us
Twitter
264,326
Follow Us

ENGAGE & CONNECT MORE WITH PACOM

                                                 

IN THE USINDOPACOM NEWS
Army Airborne Task Force Descends into Guam
Paratroopers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, conduct a Joint Forcible Entry Operation (JFEO) jump into Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, June 30. The paratroopers are part of the Army’s only Pacific airborne brigade with the ability to rapidly deploy worldwide. They are trained to conduct military operations in austere conditions and stay protected in the COVID environment.
June 30, 2020 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- Paratroopers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne),

F-35A Fleet Doubles at Eielson
A Defense Contract Management Agency pilot taxis a U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II after landing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 25, 2020. This was the fourth of 54 F-35As scheduled to arrive to Eielson by the end of 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)
June 30, 2020 - EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- The F-35A Lightning II fleet has officially doubled at Eielson

Misawa Airmen Enhance ACE Capabilities, Learn New Skills and Repair Runway
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Neallani Ramez, 35th Medical Operations Squadron allergy and immunization clinic NCO in charge, operates a concrete saw during a Multi-Capable Airmen event at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 12, 2020. MCA events train Airmen to support the Agile Combat Employment concept. ACE promotes cohesiveness and teamwork across the 35th Fighter Wing with the added value of learning different skillsets outside of Airmen’s primary duties.
June 30, 2020 - MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Twenty-four Airmen from nine different squadrons participated in a

Training in Guam Continues Even during a Pandemic
Officer candidates from the Guam National Guard, and ROTC Cadets from the University of Guam, train together in Barrigada on June 17. The joint exercises mark the first coordinated training effort between the two commissioning sources in over 10 years.
June 30, 2020 - Guam - They emerge from the 6-foot-high sword grass, one by one, carrying carbine paintball guns and

Nimitz, Reagan Team Up, Advance International Rules-Based Order
The flagship of Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, USS Nimitz (CVN 68), transits the Philippine Sea during dual carrier operation with Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (CSG). Dual carrier operations unify the tactical power of two individual CSGs, providing fleet commanders with an unmatched, unified credible combat force capable of operating indefinitely. The CSGs are on scheduled deployments to the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony Collier
June 29, 2020 - PHILIPPINE SEA -- The Nimitz and Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Groups are conducting dual carrier