MILITARY NEWS | Schaleger serving as “Seabee”

GULFPORT, Miss. — Petty Officer 2nd Class Johnathon Schaleger, an equipment operator and 2009 South Kitsap High School graduate, is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133.

The battalion specializes in advance base construction, battle damage repair, contingency engineering, humanitarian assistance and disaster recovery support to fleet and unified commanders.

Construction Battalions, more commonly known as “Seabees,” are the premier military engineer units in the world today. Born out of necessity in the early days of World War II, their exploits are legendary.

The legacy is carried on today by the men and women of the Naval Construction Force who build and fight.

For over 70 years, the Seabees of the Naval Construction Force have been deployed around the world, around the clock and have defended America at all times.


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