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Jacksonville, FL
12 October


NMCB14 Scholarship

The NMCB-14 Association is proud to announce its annual Scholarship is open again 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.


If you have any questions, please email them to


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Welcome to the NMCB 14 Association

Thank you for your interest in the NMCB 14 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.


Membership Application

All applications should be sent to:

Gregg Harkness

For Mailing Address please call 407-491-1863

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All Hands All hands ………

The NMCB 14 Association is looking for 2024 Challenge coin designs.  We are going to produce two coins this year for the 20th  Anniversary of our 2004 deployment in remembrance of our Fallon Brothers.

The 1st coin will be a limited edition in the shape of a Dog Tag - 2 inches in size, we will produce 100 of these.

     The 2nd coin will be a round 2-inch 20th anniversary edition coin. There will be 300 of these produced.

The winner in each division will win a free Coin that is chosen and BRAGGING RIGHTS!!! The Board will select the final winner.

Send your sketches or Drawings to The closing date for all submissions is January 15, 2024. When submitting your sketch or drawing please submit them separately with the subject line of the email with’’ Dog tag – Limited Edition “or “Round 20th anniversary”.

You can submit for one or both, the winner will be contacted in February and we anticipate to start selling these in late March early April.

   Get your designs in SOON!!


if you have pictures of your time in NMCB 14, we are going to create a PowerPoint show collection that will run during the 2024 Reunion, especially the 2004 Deployment.

All photos submitted become the property of NMCB 14 Association.   Your photos may or may not be used at the discretion of the editor of the PowerPoint show.  We encourage you to submit these to:



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.


NMCB14 Established





Alumni Established


Alumni Family



Association Officers

Daryl Lichti, President

Mike Camp, Vice President

Joe Leahy, Treasurer 

Gregg Harkness, Secretary

Vacant, Past President

2024 Board of Directors

Randy Bushey

Ed Crenshaw

Chuck Douge

David Porter

Richard Hoibraten

Tom Legler

John Bonaccorso

Other Contacts

Reunion 2024 Chairman


Fundraising Chairman

   Joe Leahy 

Brockway Award Chairman
   Loren Emery

    Brandi Anderson

Assistance Committee

Assistance Committee Chairman

NMCB14 Association Chaplain

Richard Hoibraten                                                           (404) 683-2834


 Betty Nelson             

                                                          (813) 376-3947



The NMCB-14 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 Association, fill out our form on the Resource tab or contact anyone on our Assistance Committee. Someone will be in contact with you shortly.




For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please email: or fill out the following form

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