Happy birthday! @NAVFAC turns 170 years young
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) celebrates 170 years of naval history, Aug. 31. The 13th Secretary of the Navy, Abel P. Upshur, officially established NAVFAC's predecessor, the Bureau of Naval Yards and Docks in 1842, to execute the design, construction and maintenance of Navy yards and a few other shore stations around the eastern seaboard of the United States. Eventually the Bureau and its responsibilities would grow into the global enterprise known as NAVFAC, which was officially established in May 1966. "Today's NAVFAC team of Civil Engineer Corps officers, civil servants, Seabees, and contractors are a testimony to the tremendous contributions of those who have given their all to this organization in the past 170 years," said Adm. Christopher Mossey, NAVFAC commander and chief of civil engineers. "I could not be more proud of what...