War on Terrorism

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

ISAF Command Sergeant Major Visits Keystone Seabees

By Chief Mass Communication Terrina Weatherspoon, Third Naval Construction Regiment Public Affairs

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (NNS) -- International Security Assistance Force command sergeant major visited Task Force Keystone, led by Third Naval Construction Regiment, currently stationed at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, Oct. 6.

Sgt. Maj. Marvin L. Hill visited to better understand the contributions of theater engineers and to personally thank them for their support of the warfighter.

This is part of an ongoing effort by Hill to visit troops in the Afghanistan Theater of Operations and to let these Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Soldiers know just how important their contributions are. It's important to him to see firsthand the effort and dedication they bring to the fight.

Hill visited project sites and gave out command coins to Seabees identified by the project site managers as young men and women working above and beyond expectations.

The main Seabee effort Hill visited was Mustang Ramp. Mustang Ramp is home for a series of Southwest Asia Huts built by Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 21 that will be used as office buildings and berthing spaces for the Army, Air Force and coalition forces.

"I was overly impressed with how quickly the site was being erected," said Hill. "Normally when you want something really bad, that's just how you get it – really bad. That is not the case here. These great Sailors are signing their name on this project. They take extreme pride in what they do and will stake their unit's and personal reputation on the project's outcome. It was remarkable to see the energy displayed by the non-commissioned officers and the young Seabees."

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