U.S. Navy Seabees, Tonga Forces Build Community Hall and Disaster Response Center

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Paige Abernathy uses a hand tool to seal blocks during construction of a community hall and disaster response center in Tonga, Dec. 17, 2013. Abernathy, a builder, is assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, Construction Civic Action Detail.  Seabees conducted civic engineering assistance projects, trained with the host nation and performed community relations events to enhance shared capabilities and improve the country's social welfare. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Fahey
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class James Griffiths uses a hand ratchet to secure bolts for the steel frame of a community hall and disaster response center in Tonga, Dec. 17, 2013. Griffiths, a builder, is assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, Construction Civic Action Detail. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Fahey
  • U.S. Navy Seaman Joshua Gresh uses a hand level while laying blocks for a community hall and disaster response center in Tonga, Dec. 17, 2013. Gresh, a builder constructionman, is assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, Construction Civic Action Detail. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Fahey
  • Tonga Defense Force Sgt. Noah Gavalea works on a block line with U.S. Navy Seabees while constructing a community hall and disaster response center in Tonga, Dec. 18, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Fahey
  • Tonga Defense Force Lance Cpl. Saili Laisolo, standing, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Debra Daco, lay blocks for a community hall and disaster response center in Tonga, Dec. 18, 2013. Laisolo, an engineering aide, is assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, Construction Civic Action Detail. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Fahey
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Debra Daco, left, and Tonga Defense Force Lance Cpl. Saili Laisolo, celebrate after completing a row of blocks during construction on a community hall and disaster response center in Tonga, Dec. 18, 2013.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Fahey
  • Tonga Defense Force Sgt. Noah Gavalea, left foreground, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Antonio Gonzalez, discuss the proper seating of a block corner for a community hall and disaster response center in Tonga, Dec. 18, 2013. Gavalea, a builder, is assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, Construction Civic Action Detail. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Fahey
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Antonio Harris uses a brick saw to cut block for a community hall and disaster response center in Tonga, Dec. 18, 2013. Harris, a construction mechanic, is assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, Construction Civic Action Detail. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Fahey