Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 Construction Mechanic Constructionman Cory Young gasps for air after completing an underwater obstacle at the Marine Corps’ Jungle Warfare Training Center (JWTC). More than 60 NMCB 3 Seabees attended the eight-day JWTC course. The training helped sustain the battalion’s overall readiness as the Pacific Region’s primary forward-deployed construction battalion prepared to provide conventional combat, counter-insurgency and irregular warfare capabilities. One of the first battalions commissioned during World War II, NMCB 3’s legacy stands strong in its ability to build and fight anywhere in the world as either a full battalion or as a group of autonomous detachments, simultaneously completing critical engineering and construction missions. For this deployment, NMCB 3 has split into nine details to perform critical construction projects in remote island areas such as Timor-Leste, Tonga, Cambodia and the Philippines. The teams will also conduct operations in Atsugi, Yokosuka and Okinawa, Japan; Chinhae, Republic of Korea and China Lake, Calif. The Naval Construction Force is a vital component of the U.S. Maritime Strategy. They provide deployable battalions capable of providing disaster preparation and recovery support, humanitarian assistance and combat operations support.