1943: 66th Naval Construction Battalion (NCB) commissioned at Camp Endicott, Davisville, Rhode Island.
1968: Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3’s seventh flight to the continental U.S. (CONUS) received two small arms rounds while taking off from Phu Bai Airport, Republic of Vietnam (RVN); Lt. Cmdr. Daniel B. Leonard, Civil Engineer Corps (CEC), relieved Lt. Cmdr. Stanley P. Stewart, CEC, as executive officer of NMCB 40.
1969: Seabee Teams 0101 and 0102 arrived in Davisville, Rhode Island from RVN for reassignment to NMCB 1.
1974: NMCB 71 turned over the new Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station to Commander, Naval Support Force Antarctica. This ended the involvement of Seabees at construction and facility maintenance at the South Pole. Thereafter the National Science Foundation contracted out all construction and maintenance work at the South Pole. (Read Rendezvous with Penguins: Seabee Construction of the South Pole Dome for more information.)
Published in http://seabeemagazine.navylive.dodlive.mil/2016/02/09/this-week-in-seabee-history-week-of-february-7/