67TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NAVAL CONSTRUCTION FORCES 142ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIVIL ENGINEER CORPS, AND 167TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NAVY FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND

Date Signed: 2/25/2009
ALMARS Active Number: 006/09

R 242350Z FEB 09
UNCLASSIFIED//
ALMAR 006/09
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2006/CMC WASHINGTON DC(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/67TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NAVAL CONSTRUCTION FORCES 142ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIVIL ENGINEER CORPS, AND 167TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NAVY FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. ON BEHALF OF ALL MARINES, WE OFFER OUR WARMEST CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL NAVAL ENGINEERS ON YOUR ANNIVERSARIES.  WE ARE PROUD TO JOIN YOU IN CELEBRATING THE RICH HERITAGE OF THE SEABEES THAT BUILD AND FIGHT ALONGSIDE OUR MARINES IN COMBAT.
2. NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND AND THE CIVIL ENGINEER CORPS HAVE PROVIDED CONSISTENT AND EXCEPTIONAL CIVIL ENGINEERING SUPPORT FOR OUR FORWARD DEPLOYED FORCES AS WELL AS CRUCIAL WORLD WIDE SUPPORT TO OUR INSTALLATIONS, ENSURING THE UTMOST IN QUALITY OF LIFE FOR MARINES AND THEIR FAMILIES AT HOME STATION.  WE ARE GRATEFUL TO THOSE OF YOU THAT REPEATEDLY AND SELFLESSLY VOLUNTEER TO DEPLOY IN HARMS WAY, PROVIDING ESSENTIAL CAPABILITIES AND SUPPORT TO FORWARD DEPLOYED MARINES.  THE DEPLOYED FIRST NAVAL CONSTRUCTION DIVISION FORCES MAKE A CRUCIAL DIFFERENCE IN REBUILDING IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN IN THE LONG WAR, PROVIDING MARINES WITH VASTLY IMPROVED LIVING CONDITIONS IN AUSTERE ENVIRONMENTS.
3. AS YOU CELEBRATE YOUR PROUD LEGACY AND MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS, IT IS FITTING TO PAUSE AND REFLECT UPON THE MANY SEABEES WHO HAVE MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE IN THE DEFENSE OF OUR NATION - WE SHARE YOUR SORROW IN THEIR LOSS.  MARINES EVERYWHERE SALUTE YOUR EFFORTS AND WELCOME EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO WORK AND FIGHT ALONGSIDE YOU ON THE NAVY-MARINE CORPS TEAM.
4. SEMPER FIDELIS, JAMES T. CONWAY, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//