U.S. Navy Equipment Operator Constructionman Ashley Chamberlin, of Mystic, currently assigned to the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4, Construction Civic Action Detail, in the Federated States of Micronesia, prepares to cut wires that will be used to build rebar cages during construction of the new Nan U Medical Dispensary in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.

The U.S. has been sending construction teams to Micronesia for decades to continue strengthening the enduring friendship and partnership between the two countries. The battalion provides expeditionary construction and engineering capabilities that includes maintenance and operation of expeditionary bases and facilities, tactical sustainment bridging, humanitarian assistance through construction civic action details and civic action teams and theater disaster response capabilities in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

Photo courtesy U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jasen Moreno-Garcia.

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