NCHB 1 conducts training in Saipan
SAIPAN HARBOR, Saipan (Sept. 10, 2019) Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Dalton Arndt, a native of Mesa, Arizona and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class David Sweza, a native of Dumas, Arkansas, both assigned to Navy Cargo Handling Battalion (NCHB) 1, remove high-performance cargo slings after completing crane operator training evolution aboard Military Sealift Command maritime prepositioning force container, roll-on/roll-off and mobile landing platform USNS Dahl (T-AKR 312). NCHB-1, Detachment Guam, assigned to Commander, Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific, is the Navy’s only active duty cargo handling battalion. They are a rapidly deployable unit of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, capable of loading and discharging ships and aircraft in all-climatic and threat conditions.
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