DVIDS – News – NMCB-5 completes NIEX, test of interoperability capability with other expeditionary units
PORT HUENEME, Calif .– Mobile Naval Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 completed the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) Integrated Exercise (NIEX) aboard Ventura County Naval Station, Port Hueneme, Calif., May 14.
The Seabees participated in the Advanced Phase Integrated Exercise Assessment, hosted by the Expeditionary Warfare Development Center (EXWDC), to demonstrate how they manage integrated task-based scenarios in a real-world deployed environment.
“We had very realistic scenarios to tie into the next upcoming combat in the INDOPACOM area of operations,” said Ensign Corey Kite, NMCB-5 communications officer, who also worked with EXWDC, the immediate superior of the command in charge of the scenarios. “We’ve seen where we fit into the grand scheme of things and what we’re bringing to the table as a shipbuilding force – in the larger expeditionary combat community.”
This exercise consisted of an operational planning team (OPT) and a monitoring team. The OPT meets to perform mission analysis and present action plan decision notes. Once this process is complete, they inform the commander of the various injects, scenarios and recipes of the mission.
NIEX allowed the Seabees of the NMCB-5 to see firsthand how the OPT and the ground practice of surveillance goes through the Navy planning process.
“What we are doing is improving the ability of the fleet to go further,” said Kite. “We are part of the logistics supply train, and we continue to update and expand their ability to reach and touch farther and farther away than the aircraft carrier can approach.”
The Seabees support the Navy’s mission through various partnerships and constructions, such as airfield damage repair and port damage repair. These projects give planes and ships places where they can refuel, resupply for their mission, and go to fight.
“We will be the first there to build an expeditionary airfield or repair an existing one,” Kite said. “We can even bear the loss of capacity that an aerodrome already has. We are here to maintain and maintain these facilities on an ongoing basis, to extend our combat capability beyond the horizon. “
Battalions are just one of many NECC platforms that play a role in the bigger picture when deployed for humanitarian assistance / disaster relief or major combat operations.
NIEX is developed for all of these NECC commands and certifies that they can integrate with the Naval Combat Expeditionary Force (NECF) to support theater commanders in the execution of the national defense strategy. It enhances the command’s ability to operate simultaneously in the Navy Expeditionary Combat Force.
NIEX analyzed and noted how NMCB-5 handled command and control of its units and communicated with other platforms. This familiarized them and helped them understand the capabilities and limitations of other expeditionary units under the NECF umbrella, all of which have a different set of skills and things they can do that NMCB-5 did. no opportunity to see day and night. day.
|Date posted:||06.06.2021 22:11|
|Location:||PORT HUENEME, California, United States|
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