• Builder 1st Class Fidel Tapia, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 28 works with interpreter Aarash Habibi, a role-playing contractor, to defuse the tension raising in the civilian crowd that approached the gate. More than 1,000 Seabees, assigned to NMCB 25 and 28, were tested and evaluated by Naval Construction Group ONE (NCG 1) while training in "full mission profile" field exercises at Fort Hunter Liggett.

    Exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett includes role-players

    Builder 1st Class Fidel Tapia, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 28 works with interpreter Aarash Habibi, a role-playing contractor, to defuse the tension raising in the civilian crowd that approached the gate. More than 1,000 Seabees...

  • Vice Adm. Robin Braun, Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force holds an 'all hands' call for Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (NMCB) 28 and 25, followed by a tour of the training areas and observed two scenarios orchestrated by Naval Construction Group ONE (NCG 1), Battle Awareness and Protection. More than more 1,000 Seabees, assigned to NMCB 25 and 28, were tested and evaluated by NCG 1 while training in "full mission profile" field exercises at Fort Hunter Liggett.

    COMNAVRESFOR talks to Reserve Seabees at Fort Hunter Liggett

    Vice Adm. Robin Braun, Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force holds an 'all hands' call for Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (NMCB) 28 and 25, followed by a tour of the training areas and observed two scenarios orchestrated by...

  • Vice Adm. Robin Braun, chief of Navy Reserve, thanks Culinary Specialist 1st Class John Johnson, a native of Chattanooga, Tenn., assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25, for his service in preparing the last cooked meal planned for NMCB 25 prior to departing for field training. More than 1,000 Seabees assigned to NMCB 25 and 28 were tested and evaluated by Naval Construction Group 1 while training in "full mission profile" field exercises.

    Chief of Navy Reserve: compliments to the field chef

    Vice Adm. Robin Braun, chief of Navy Reserve, thanks Culinary Specialist 1st Class John Johnson, a native of Chattanooga, Tenn., assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25, for his service in preparing the last cooked meal planned for NMCB 25...

  • Vice Adm. Robin Braun, chief of Navy Reserve Forces, meets with the Supply Department, A Company, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25. The two battalions, consisting of more than 1,000 Seabees, were tested and evaluated by Naval Construction Group 1 while training in "full mission profile" field exercises at Fort Hunter Liggett.

    COMNAVRESFOR visits Reservists in California

    Vice Adm. Robin Braun, chief of Navy Reserve Forces, meets with the Supply Department, A Company, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25. The two battalions, consisting of more than 1,000 Seabees, were tested and evaluated by Naval Construction Group 1...

  • Vice Adm. Robin Braun, chief of Navy Reserve, center, tours the staging site with Cmdr. Curtis Smith, and Cmdr. Jennifer Donahue, commanding officers of Naval Mobile Construction Battalions 28 and 25. The two battalions, consisting of more than 1,000 Seabees, were tested and evaluated by Naval Construction Group 1 while training in "full mission profile" field exercises at Fort Hunter Liggett.

    Vice admiral visits Reservists at Fort Hunter Liggett

    Vice Adm. Robin Braun, chief of Navy Reserve, center, tours the staging site with Cmdr. Curtis Smith, and Cmdr. Jennifer Donahue, commanding officers of Naval Mobile Construction Battalions 28 and 25. The two battalions, consisting of more than 1,000...

  • Vice Adm. Robin Braun, chief of Navy Reserve and commander, Navy Reserve Force, looks on as the Navy Base Ventura County Honor Guard folds the American flag to present to the family of Yeoman 1st Class Philip Fischer, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 55 (VR-55). Fischer passed away July 14, 2013, while training with fellow sailors at Point Mugu. The somber event was planned by VR-55 to give Fischer's family and his Navy family a chance to mourn together.

    VR-55 holds memorial for fellow sailor

    Vice Adm. Robin Braun, chief of Navy Reserve and commander, Navy Reserve Force, looks on as the Navy Base Ventura County Honor Guard folds the American flag to present to the family of Yeoman 1st Class Philip Fischer, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron...

FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. - During her August visit to the California coast, Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. Robin Braun visited Fort Hunter Liggett to observe Seabee field training exercises.

Braun also attended a memorial service at the Point Mugu chapel for Yeoman 1st Class Philip Fischer, who died July 14 while training with fellow Sailors.

After a day of activities at Navy Base Ventura County, Braun made the 400-mile trek up the coast to Fort Hunter Liggett to spend the day with reservists from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 25, based at Fort McCoy, Wisc., and NMCB 28, based in Barksdale, La.

The two units, totaling more than 1,000 Seabees, were training in "full mission profile" field exercises with contractors providing a realistic pre-deployment training and role-playing experience.

"It was a wonderful opportunity to have Vice Adm. Braun visit us," said Cmdr. Jennifer Donahue. "As NMCB 25 prepares for mobilization to CENTCOM next year, this exercise is critical for our tactical readiness. Moreover, the troops really appreciated Vice Adm. Braun here to see us in action."

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