30th Anniversary of Desert Storm Reunion May 1st – May 3rd, 2020
Brothers, we are estimating a head count of 75 adults, we’re not counting kids, they don’t eat much. We are asking for $15 per adult. That will cover catered barbecue, burgers and dogs, plus sides. That will also handle the table, chairs, & a tent rental. You can pay thru PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail a check…to Rick Palmer, 20119 Box Cove, Saucier, MS 39574. We are wanting to have all collected by April 12. Leftover funds will go towards next year…Our backyard landscape has changed a bit from last year, so come prepared to take a plunge.
If you haven’t confirmed, please do. This will help get a firm headcount for the food…looking forward to seeing ya’ll.
The dates for next years reunion have been set based on a poll on our Facebook group NMCB 74 Desert Storm Veterans for the weekend of May 3rd – May 5th, 2019 with the main event being held at Rick Palmer’s house on Saturday, May 4th located at 20119 Box Cv, Saucier, MS 39574-8702. On Friday, May 3rd Reno Hollen will be hosting a meet and greet at his house. We will have updates as they become available. We encourage all members of the group to go through your list of Facebook friends and invite them to join our group and\or to make it a priority to attend this years reunion.
Our Facebook group is called NMCB 74 Desert Storm Veterans which now has almost 300 members. Make sure to go through your friend’s list and add any NMCB 74 Desert Storm Veterans to the group. Please continue to use the facebook group for everyday conversations, announcements and sharing personal photos.
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion SEVENTY-FOUR deployed to Southwest Asia as part of Operation Desert Shield/Storm in support of enforcing the United Nations sanctions against the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. The Battalion initially deployed on 03 December 1990 to Suman Air Base, Bahrain, redeployed to Ra’s Al Mishab in northeastern Saudi Arabia in mid-December 1990, and later retrograded to Camp Rorhbach in Al Jubail in mid-April 1991. Detail sites included ASU, Bahrain; Al Kibrit and Al KhafJi, Saudi Arabia; and Suman Air Base, Bahrain. This Deployment Completion Report reflects the actions of NMCB 74 in Operations Desert Shield/Storm from 04 December 1990 to 08 May 1991.
2019 Reunion Details
May 3rd – 5th
Gulf Coast, Mississippi
The planning has started and the dates are the weekend of May 3rd – May 5th. Friday will be a meet & Greet at Reno Hollen’s house and Saturday for the main event Rick Palmer will be hosting a Crawfish Boil or Barbecue.
Some suggestions so far have been a golf outing, deep sea fishing, reception at Seabee Museum, party at Mark Mcavoy’s boat, take over a bar for the evening
Days Until 2019 Reunion
Tribute WallU.S. Navy Seabee Prayer
Lord, stand beside the men who build and give them courage, strength, and skill. O grant them the peace of heart and mind, and comfort loved ones left behind. Lord, hear our prayer for all Seabees, wherever they be on land or sea.