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SEABEE TEAM OFF TO NAIROBI.



Byline: Sylvia L. Oliande Daily News Staff Writer

A team of U.S. Navy Seabees from the Naval Construction Battalion Center left its base of operations Noun 1. base of operations - installation from which a military force initiates operations; "the attack wiped out our forward bases"
base

air base, air station - a base for military aircraft

army base - a large base of operations for an army
 in Guam this week to help in the cleanup effort following the U.S. Embassy bombing in Nairobi, Kenya.

Thirty-one Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three deployed to Kenya on Tuesday on a mission that is expected to include a variety of demolition, construction and repair work.

Although it is unclear exactly what Operation Resolute Operation Resolute is the Australian Defence Force's contribution to patrolling Australia's Exclusive Economic Zone. Operation Resolute began on 17 July 2006 and consolidated a number of previous ADF operations, including Operation Relex.  Response will require of the Seabees, the team composed of steel workers, builders, construction electricians, utility men and an emergency medical technician e·mer·gen·cy medical technician
n. Abbr. EMT
A person trained and certified to appraise and initiate the administration of emergency care for victims of trauma or acute illness before or during transportation of victims to a health care
 are trained to handle any assignment.

``I suspect they'll be doing recovery efforts, cleaning up debris, helping to search for bodies, some of the humanitarian efforts they do,'' said Sarah Borford of the Port Hueneme base's public affairs office.

More than 200 people, including 12 Americans, were killed Friday when the U.S. embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam Dar es Salaam

Largest city (pop., 1995 est.: 1,747,000), capital, and major port of Tanzania. Founded in 1862 by the sultan of Zanzibar, it came under the German East Africa Co. in 1887.
, Tanzania, were bombed. Officials said it was unknown why the effort would not extend to Tanzania as well.

``I don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)

"Don't know the trade." A Street expression used whenever one party lacks knowledge of a trade or receives conflicting instructions from the other party.
 what we might encounter while working there . . . the human suffering may be great, but we're prepared to deal with it,'' Petty Officer 2nd Class
This article is about the Canadian Forces rank. For the United States Navy rate, see Petty Officer Second Class.


Petty Officer 2nd Class or PO2 is a Naval non-commissioned member rank of the Canadian Forces.
 Kevin Walsh said in a news release. ``Whatever we do, whatever happens, we'll back each other up.''

The Seabees in Guam were chosen for their proximity to Kenya, and they flew over in several small planes Tuesday and Wednesday.

Officials said the entire 89-person air detachment team initially was requested to go, but a lack of lodging and limited equipment available in Nairobi required that most abandon the trip.

The Seabees' overall mission includes being prepared to respond in a time of emergency or disaster, and so they are on 48-hour watch.

Seabees from Port Hueneme have been sent to Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War, to Florida to provide relief to towns ravaged rav·age  
v. rav·aged, rav·ag·ing, rav·ages

v.tr.
1. To bring heavy destruction on; devastate: A tornado ravaged the town.

2.
 by Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and to famine-racked Somalia that same year.

Many of those who went to Kenya this week had been working recently with AIDS patients in Thailand, building a second-story onto an existing building serving the patients.

Their work also has included building roads and bases, and, a little closer to home, clearing the way in the open desert for a Metrolink train station.
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