The SeabeeGram is the newsletter of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum. The newsletter was launched in March 2021 and is published bimonthly. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide the Seabee community and other museum friends regular updates about what is happening at the museum and to increase awareness and celebrate the rich history of the U.S. Navy Seabees. This publication is the result of the Museum and the Seabee Historical Foundation, the Museum's chartered private sector partner, joining forces to tell the story of the Seabees, the Civil Engineer Corps and NAVFAC and their shared role in serving our nation.
The name SeabeeGram is not new or original. Many of the early Seabee units as well as the Seabee Enlisted Detail shop used this title to inform Seabees about events and items of interest. Since we are celebrating history, it is only fitting that we adopt it as well.
Each SeabeeGram will highlight one or two key events in Seabee history, usually on their milestone anniversary year. The main historical article will focus on more contemporary Seabee history dating from 1975 to present. The museum and the Seabee Historical Foundation are collaborating to identify historically significant events and capture the stories of Seabees who experienced them firsthand.
Additionally, the SeabeeGram is a product that readers can contribute to. At the end of every issue a segment called “Seabee Corner” will be featured. It will ask a question and readers can answer in 50 words or less. The museum will publish a select few answers in the next issue. The museum only asks that the word limit be respected and remember this is read by families so keep the language PG! Readers can also submit events that you would like to see featured in future issues. To give us time to do the necessary research, the request should come six months prior to the event. Readers can also submit an article for an event that you participated in and want remembered.
Please click the link for each SeabeeGram to access its text and associated attachments.
The SeabeeGram Volume 1, March 2021