Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport
The Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, otherwise know as NCBC, maintains and operates facilities and provides services and material to support Naval Construction Force Units as well as provides other tasks as they are assigned. The main units supported in Gulfport include Amphibious Construction Fleet Units, the Maritime Prepositioning Force (Enhanced), and the other fleets and assigned organizational units deployed from or homeported at NCBC Gulfport.
The mission is to maintain and operate facilities and provide services and material in support of Naval Construction Force Units, to include Amphibious Construction Fleet Units, the Maritime Prepositioning Force (Enhanced), and other fleet and assigned organizational units deployed from or homeported at CBC Gulfport, and to perform such other functions and tasks as may be assigned by higher authority.
The Seabees have been the military construction arm of the U.S. Navy since 1942. The first Seabees were civilian construction workers who enlisted early in World War II to continue building for the Navy in the Pacific Theater and in Europe. Their accomplishments during the war are legendary. Nearly 200,000 men, master craftsmen, the most skillful of the nation’s skilled workers, are credited with paving the road to victory for the allies in the Pacific and in Europe. The work done by the Seabees was work only they could do. Using brains, brawn, blood and “Can Do”, they hacked at jungle growth and blasted coral to build the victory road to Tokyo. It appears a certainty that the 10,000-mile accomplishment will always remain the Seabees’ greatest masterwork.
The overall population in Gulfport, Mississippi is 71,822.