NMCB 14 ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
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NMCB 14 Alumni Association Reunion
Start Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
End Date: Monday, October 24, 2022
Last Day to Book: Friday September 30, 2022
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The NMCB-14 Alumni Association is proud to announce its first Scholarship to assist active and alumni members and their families. The details, requirements and application instructions are included in the attached file. Please review and feel free to pass this on to anyone you feel is qualified. Applications for this year are closed. Please stay tuned for next year.
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Welcome to the NMCB 14 Alumni Association
Thank you for your interest in the NMCB 14 Alumni Association .
Join this growing group to reconnect with fellow Seabees and to attend our annual reunions.
You’ll also receive periodic newsletters and other updates on what’s going on for past and present Seabees of NMCB 14.
All applications should be sent to:
For Mailing Address please call 386-679-8932
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During the 2003-2004 Iraqi Freedom deployment of NMCB 14, seven of its Seabees were killed and 34 wounded. In 2004, a Purple Heart Ceremony was held at NAS Jacksonville, Florida where NMCB 14 has its headquarters. It was well attended by the military community, as well as, retired and former members of NMCB 14. As a result of this gathering, Capt. Bob Brockway organized a small group of key retired officers and enlisted personnel to form an alumni association with a primary mission of aiding the families of those NMCB 14 personnel who were killed or wounded during Iraqi Freedom and any future conflict casualties.
On March 12, 2005 a meeting of the organizing committee was held at the Best Western Hotel & Suites in Orange Park, Florida. Those in attendance were Jack Araneo, Bob Brockway, Randy Bushey, Ron Helton, Al Kenny, Bill Purkis, Joe Schweigart, Bill Tydings, and Mike Wood. Neil Orange, who also was part of the organizing committee, was not able to attend. An organization was set up and interim appointments were made to the Executive Committee (Board of Directors and Officers). The initial purpose of the Association was in keeping with the following goals:
1. Camaraderie within the Seabee community, inclusive of all Navy rates, ranks and designators.
2. Support of the inclusive Seabee community.
3. Communications with members.
4. Historical restoration and preservation.
Other interested personnel were added to the organizing committee for future meetings.
By-laws were established and a nonprofit status was applied for. In November 2007 the nonprofit status was granted. The association was then a 501 (c) (19) military nonprofit organization. Click on the links below for the Nonprofit Documents and By-Laws.
During future planning meetings the first annual reunion was organized and was held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Jacksonville, FL on November 2-5, 2006. The reunion was attended by 51 members and 38 spouses. During this reunion a general meeting of the Association was held where Officers and members of the Board were elected.
DIRECTORS & OFFICERS
Bob Suggs, President
Tom Legler, Vice President
Joe Leahy, Treasurer
Brandi Anderson, Secretary
Gregg Harkness, Past President
2022 Board of Directors
Anthony Amesquita Jr.
Reunion 2021 Chairman
Brockway Award Chairman
The NMCB-14 Alumni Association is proud to announce its first Scholarship to assist active and alumni members and their families. Go to our Resource tab for more information.
To find past newsletters, photo galleries of past reunions and events, click on the Resources tab above.
Additionally, if you are interested in receiving assistance from the Alumni Association, fill out our form on the Resource tab or contact anyone on our Assistance Committee. Someone will be in contact with you shortly.
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