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Female Seabees Team Makes History in Afghanistan

January 25, 2012 by  
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In the rocky mountains of Helmand province the group from Port Hueneme becomes the first all-female team in Seabees history to take on and complete a construction project.

“It was an unusual job even for the Seabees, the U.S. Navy’s construction forces trained to hold a hammer in one hand and a Beretta M9 in the other.

First, the team selected to build barracks high in the mountains of Afghanistan consisted of eight women, who are all stationed at Naval Base Ventura County. And second, the women completed the job far ahead of schedule.

Beating deadline made up for long days and freezing nights in tents without plumbing, building four 20-by-30-foot structures, said Gafayat Moradeyo, the mission commander. But when the women returned to Bagram air field, their Afghanistan base, they learned that they had nailed another achievement: a place in naval history.

Military officials say they are the first all-female construction team to take on a construction job from start to finish in the Seabees’ 70-year history. And they did it in record time in the barren rocky mountains of Helmand province, a Taliban stronghold and the focus of recent combat efforts.”

(This is just an excerpt, please read the entire story at The Los Angeles Times)

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2 Responses to “Female Seabees Team Makes History in Afghanistan”
  1. Doris Vinson says:

    I am so proud of these women. I am a veteran myself, but this shows that our female veterans or “can do” women. They have the skills and knowledge to perform any task that is put before them. Keep up the good work ladies God is really proud of his creation.

  2. Doris Vinson says:

    I am thinking that there is nothing that we can’t do if we put our minds to it and work as a team. This is a great example of unity.

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