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As the result of budget cutting efforts across the Department of Defense, the Navy decommissioned two Seabee Battalions in 2012. NMCB 7 was decommissioned on Sept. 5 in Gulfport, Miss., and NMCB 40 was decommissioned Sept. 12 in Port Hueneme, Calif. Both battalions trace their roots back to World War II, when they were commissioned in 1942. Both were also decommissioned after the war. NMCB 7 was reactivated from 1951 to 1970 and was then commissioned a third time in 1985. NMCB 40 was reactivated in 1966. Despite these reductions, the Seabees remain a vital component of the Navy's Global Force for Good as demonstrated by the fact that Seabees are currently contributing globally to military operations at the tactical, operational and strategic levels by providing support across the full range of military operations on five continents.

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