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03-05-16 Super Saturday


Republican voters will caucus today in Kansas, Kentucky and Maine

Louisiana will hold a primary election



Happy Birthday to the U.S. Navy’s Seabees !


Seabees logo


Convinced that war was coming, the U.S. Navy realized that fighting in theaters halfway around the world would present new challenges in logistics and would require a vast infrastructure. Beginning in 1940 they began a program of building bases on far-flung Pacific islands using civilian contractors.

On March 5th, 1942, all Construction Battalion personnel were officially named Seabees by the Navy Department. Admiral Moreell personally furnished them with their motto Construmus Batumius, or We Build, We Fight  (


Seabee poster



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