NMCB 40 decommissioning ceremony pictures

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On Sept. 12, 2012, the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Forty was honored with a decommissioning ceremony at the Naval Base Ventura County, Calif. Friends and families of the Seabees and past commanders of Battalion 40 gathered to honor the Battalion’s accomplishments.

Former SAME President Rear Adm. Christopher Mossey, commander of Naval Facilities Engineering and a former officer with Battalion 40, addressed the crowd before giving the final decommissioning order. See photos of the event below.

Photos courtesy of U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Ace Rheaume. Read related article here.

 

Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (NMCB) 3, 4, 40, 5 and Underwater Construction Team 2 stand in formation during the decommissioning ceremony of NMCB 40 at Naval Base Ventura County, California September 12, 2012.

 

 

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) Forty photos were on display during the decommissioning ceremony.

 

 

Cmdr. Timothy J. DeWitt, commanding officer of Naval Mobile Construction Battalions 40 (NMCB 40) speaks of his battalions accomplishments.

 

Rear Adm. Christopher J. Mossey, commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Chief of Civil Engineers, gives thanks to NMCB 40.

 

(From left to right) Cmdr. Timothy J. DeWitt, commanding officer of Naval Mobile Construction Battalions 40 (NMCB 40), Rear Adm. Christopher J. Mossey, commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Chief of Civil Engineers and NMCB Forty Command Master Chief Jamye E. Rainwater hold a plaque featuring NMCB 40′€™s accomplishments.

 

Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 (NMCB 40) case their battalion colors during the decommissioning ceremony.

 

Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 (NMCB 40) case their battalion colors during the decommissioning ceremony.

 

Timothy J. DeWitt, commanding officer of Naval Mobile Construction Battalions Forty renders a final salute while departing the decommissioning ceremony.

2 Comments

  1. E.O. 2 Bersane /

    Wow!!!! Why would a Flagship Battalion be decommissioned?!?!?! Very upsetting news!

  2. Rick Gray /

    My brother Bob Gray was in the Fighting Fortieth in Chu Lai air base, Viet Nam, I believe in 1966?

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