WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) announced June 26 the release of mobile applications for the "Seabee Online" website that will work on the Apple iPhone and Android operating systems.
"Seabee Mobile" will work on most smart phones and tablets, and will provide an enhanced communications experience for Seabees, their families, veterans, and the public. "Seabee Online" (http://seabeemagazine.navylive.dodlive.mil/) is the official online magazine of the Seabees.
"My hope is that all Seabees around the world will use the mobile app as a new resource for their professional advancement, as well as a source for current Seabee news and information," said Seabee Force Master Chief (SCW) Douglas R. Dickey.
As technology and its reach continue to expand, information available quickly at a Seabee's fingertip has become an essential communication tool in today's high-tech working environment. No longer do Seabees need to be at a computer to view the "Seabee Online" website. Seabees, families, friends and veterans can now access all the latest features and articles found on the website through any mobile device.
According to "Seabee Online" Editor Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) Chris Thien, "Seabee Mobile" will provide dynamic coverage of Seabee contributions to Navy and Marine Corps warfighters around the world. Using vibrant imagery, interactive links and video, "Seabee Mobile" will showcase the Navy's Builder-Fighter like never before.
In addition to showcasing Seabees in action around the world, "Seabee Mobile" includes reunion information for Seabee veterans, heritage information from the Seabee Museum, and homefront articles written by Navy wife and blogger Lisa Smith Molinari.
"Seabees are very good at building bridges in the field; now they will be building virtual bridges to the future," said Dickey.
The new mobile apps are available free of charge for downloading directly to your smart phone or tablet. Just search for "Seabee Mobile" in your corresponding device's app store.
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