By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd
Class Dominique Lasco, Naval Special Warfare Command
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Special Boat Team (SBT) 12 and
Navy Region Southwest hosted a ribbon-cutting
ceremony May 14, on Naval Base Coronado to
commemorate the opening of the new SBT-12 Storage
The $10.5 million
facility will replace the current storage area and
help enhance efficiency and morale for the team.
"For many years the operators would return from
back-to-back training operations with very little
time for sleep or space to stow their gear," said
Cmdr. Jeffery Drinkard, commanding officer, SBT-12.
"This building not only provides the space for their
equipment but a barracks area for them to stay when
The building was a joint effort between Naval
Special Warfare Group 4 and Navy Region Southwest
and took 18 months to complete. The two-story
facility will provide training, storage, living and
office spaces for all troops at SBT-12 when they
move in June 1st.
Prior to the new construction, there was limited
space for the team according to Chief Master-at-Arms
Steven Gingery, who oversaw the project. This new
building includes more than 300 storage cages and
enables the operators to train and stow gear in a
central location permanently.
"I think it's a beautiful building," said Drinkard.
"This will make a better operator because it will
enable them to take care of their gear and these
guys work so hard at what they do, they really
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