This article is included in these additional categories:

Bases & Infrastructure | Engineer Units | Events | Leadership & People | Logistics | Power Projection | Support & Maintenance | USA

Katrina’s Aftermath: NAVFAC on the Scene

For more on this and other stories, please consider purchasing a membership.
If you are already a subscriber, login to your account.
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Damage Assessment Teams (DATs) from across the nation deployed to Gulf Coast naval installations ravaged by Hurricane Katrina Aug 31/05, even as other US military assets prepare to move south. Twenty-four hours after Hurricane Katrina came ashore in New Orleans, NAVFAC DATs were in route to the Gulf Coast naval installations with structural and mechanical engineers, architects, roofing specialists and construction contract specialists from NAVFAC commands in Charleston, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Norfolk, VA; Port Hueneme, CA; Great Lakes, IL; and Washington, DC. Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL will be the staging area for the teams as they move westward into the affected areas. The teams, traveling by trucks or vans, will use military air transportation as necessary to get to their destinations. While Lt. Cmdr. Darren Sweet’s team from NAVFAC Southern Division in Charleston, SC is assessing the damages, Capt. Paul Walden, Navy Region Southeast Regional Engineer, will be sending another NAVFAC team to Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, MS. This team will ensure the installation operations and facilities are able to meet mission readiness which will include securing U.S. government property, restoration of basic installation functions such as opening roadways, sanitation, water, electricity and […]

One Source: Hundreds of programs; Thousands of links, photos, and analyses

DII brings a complete collection of articles with original reporting and research, and expert analyses of events to your desktop – no need for multiple modules, or complex subscriptions. All supporting documents, links, & appendices accompany each article.


  • Save time
  • Eliminate your blind spots
  • Get the big picture, quickly
  • Keep up with the important facts
  • Stay on top of your projects or your competitors


  • Coverage of procurement and doctrine issues
  • Timeline of past and future program events
  • Comprehensive links to other useful resources