DET 4 GETS A SURPRISE VISIT FROM CDR AGUAYO

By LCDR Chris M. Coggins, Officer-in-Charge, NMCB 11 Detachment 4

BAGRAM, Afghanistan (May 21, 2012) Commander Lore Aguayo, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 Commanding Officer, addresses her Seabees attached to the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force- Afganistan. Aguayo thanked the Seabees for supporting the special warfare operators by improving the quality of life of service members deployed to austere contions throughout Afghanistan. NMCB 11 is homeported in Gulfport, Miss., and is deployed to Afghanistan to conduct general, mobility, survivability engineering operations, defensive operations, Afghan National Army partnering and detachment of units in combined/joint operations area - Afghanistan. (U.S. Navy photo by LCDR Chris Coggins)

BAGRAM, Afghanistan – Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, Det-4 recently got a surprise visit from NMCB 11 Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Lore Aguayo and Command Master Chief, Christopher Levesque while on route to visit other NMCB 11 brothers and sisters at forward operating bases in eastern Afghanistan.

Although most of Det-4 is deployed out in remote areas of Afghanistan supporting the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force- Afghanistan’s mission of village stability operations, the Seabees at Bagram were able to see the Skipper pin the Seabee Combat Warfare insignia on the Det Assistant Officer in Charge (AOIC), LT Brian Holmes, after he successfully completed his Personnel Qualification Standards and passed his oral examination board.

Despite her visit being limited to only minutes on the ground in Bagram, Aguayo took time to thank the troops for their hard work and give them a snapshot of some of the great things that the Seabees from NMCB 11 are doing throughout Afghanistan.

BAGRAM, Afghanistan (May 21, 2012) Lt. Brian Holmes from Los Lunas, N.M., attached to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 Det-4, receives his Seabee Combat Warfare qualification and insignia from Cmdr. Lore Aguayo, Commanding Officer of NMCB 11. Det 4 has an active SCWS program based on the concept of “Learning, Earning, and Returning” SCWS knowledge and experience. NMCB 11 is homeported in Gulfport, Miss., and is deployed to Afghanistan to conduct general, mobility, survivability engineering operations, defensive operations, Afghan National Army partnering and detachment of units in combined/joint operations area - Afghanistan. (U.S. Navy photo by LCDR Chris Coggins)

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