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Finding that Higher Gear: Lessons Learned from the Seabees

Finding that Higher Gear: Lessons Learned from the Seabees
Finding That Higher Gear: Lessons Learned from the Seabees By Lowell McAdam Chairman and CEO, Verizon Communications Seabee Diamond Anniversary Ambassador It’s amazing what you don’t know when you’re 18 years old. I had just graduated from a small high school in Barker, NY and was about to head toRead more

Robert Stethem Legacy Lives On for 31Years

Robert Stethem Legacy Lives On for 31Years
Robert Stethem Legacy Lives On for 31 Years By Patrick Stethem SW2/DV, UCT1, CBU 402, 1985 - 1995 CEC/Seabee Historical Foundation Board of Trustees Naval service is not just a Stethem family tradition, it’s a way of life. All but one member of my immediate family served in the U.S. Navy.Read more

From the Navy to the White House

From the Navy to the White House
From the Navy to the White House By William L. Ball, III 67th Secretary of the Navy, 1988-1989 Seabee Diamond Anniversary Ambassador Serving in the U.S. Navy was a great privilege, with my acceptance into the Navy ROTC program at Georgia Tech some 50 years ago, and continuing with myRead more

Seabees and Marines: There for Each Other

Seabees and Marines: There for Each Other
Seabees and Marines: There for Each Other March 5, 2016 by Frederick W. Smith Chairman and CEO, FedEx Corp. Seabee Diamond Anniversary Ambassador Much of the success of FedEx reflects what I learned in the U.S. Marine Corps. I served two tours in Vietnam where I saw the U.S. military's logisticsRead more

Why I’m Part of the Seabees’ “Can Do” Legacy

Why I’m Part of the Seabees’ “Can Do” Legacy
Why I’m Part of the Seabees’ “Can Do” Legacy by Dick Bukus NFL Hall of Famer and Former Linebacker for the Chicago Bears Seabee Diamond Anniversary Ambassador Strong. Tenacious. Unstoppable. These qualities typify a great linebacker: someone with a “Can Do” attitude who won’t hold back from tackling the toughestRead more

Pontoons — Magic Boxes Nothing Short of a Miracle

Pontoons — Magic Boxes Nothing Short of a Miracle
Pontoons – Magic Boxes Nothing Short of a Miracle March 1, 2016 by CEC/Seabee Historical Foundation This week we’ll discuss the “secret weapon” of the Navy — pontoons. They came to be called “magic boxes” and were nothing short of a miracle. A simple steel box which helped lead the way toRead more

Shafers Increase Museum Support to $20,000

Shafers Increase Museum Support to $20,000
Shafers Increase Museum Support to $20,000 February 28, 2016 by CEC/Seabee Historical Foundation Capt. Willard G. Shafer and his wife, Susan, recently increased their donation to the Seabee Museum from $10,000 to $20,000. The new donation brings the museum closer to completion of the permanent exhibits and displays. Their donation isRead more

Seabee Experience Leads to Architectural Greatness

Seabee Experience Leads to Architectural Greatness
Seabee Experience Leads to Architectural Greatness February 26, 2016 by CEC/Seabee Historical Foundation Bruce Alonzo Goff was an American architect, distinguished by his organic, eclectic, and often flamboyant designs for houses and other buildings. A 1951 Life Magazine article stated that Goff was "one of the few US architects whom FrankRead more