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By Gina Nichols

In 1942, the army sought a position for an strengthen base at the West Coast to send building materiel, apparatus, and males into international struggle II's Pacific theater. Port Hueneme's deepwater harbor, rail process, and rural surroundings made it the perfect website from which to ship 20 million size a whole lot warfare materiel and 1 / 4 of 1000000 males onto island specks that later turned headlines: Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and the Philippines. Seabees later deployed from Port Hueneme to serve within the Korean, Vietnam, barren region Shield/Desert hurricane, and Iraqi conflicts, in addition to in peacetime, for greater than 60 years. Charged with construction air bases, ports, strive against camps, hospitals, and different help amenities as a part of army and humanitarian
efforts worldwide, the Seabees stay at domestic in Port Hueneme.

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