Seabees Birthday

U.S. Navy Seabees Celebrate 77th Birthday!

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class George M. Bell/Released via  Flickr

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class George M. Bell/Released via Flickr

Since March 5, 1942, the U.S. Navy has employed an elite cadre of construction battalions better known as Seabees. Guided by the motto, “We Build, We Fight,” over the past 77 years the Seabees have served in all major American conflicts, supported humanitarian efforts, and helped to build communities and nations around the globe. Today, Seabees young and old are celebrating the birthday of this unique organization; however, March 5th has not always been its birthday.