GULFPORT, Mississipi – Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133’s Air Detachment participated in the production of an instructional training video for the lightweight water purification system (LWPS).
The film was recorded on a local Gulfport beach. It featured Utilitiesman 3rd Class Nathan Gaffney, Utilitiesman 3rd Class Brandon Huot, and Utilitiesman Constructionman Matthew Kicinski deploying the pump and intake system into the Gulf of Mexico while two cameramen and Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC) Gulfport Utilities Instructor Darcy Mogler directed the evolution.
The training video will be part of the new curriculum for the Utilitiesman (UT) C1 Advanced course, Water Treatment, which was piloted from January to April.
Personnel who want to refresh their memory or commands who want to conduct Unit Driven Training (UDT) will be able to access the video via the UT Portal on Navy Knowledge Online (NKO).
The portion of the video shot June 10 focuses on the deployment of the pump and intake system, which then sends raw water to the filtration and chlorination systems, and on to a storage bladder.
While the training video is just a small part of a much larger, ongoing Seabee training reset, the efforts of the three UTs will complement course instruction. It will provide visual aids to enhance course material and will facilitate more efficient training, permitting personnel to see the process step-by-step.
NMCB 133 is currently in a home-port training cycle in preparation for their next deployment.