030426-N-1050K-051 Camp Patriot, Kuwait (Apr. 26, 2003) — Following just 18 days of construction, the U.S. Navy’s Elevated Causeway System-Modular (ELCAS (M)) stands completed at Camp Patriot. ELCAS (M) is an expeditionary pier used to bridge the surf zone, providing an interface between lighterage, cargo vessels and the beach. Constructed by the U.S. Navy Seabees from both U.S. coastlines, this 1,400-foot pier is being used to support Joint Logistics Over the Shore (JLOTS), and the backload of what will be thousands of cargo containers holding military supplies and equipment returning home from Operation Iraqi Freedom. ELCAS (M) was constructed in a joint effort by Amphibious Construction Battalions (ACB) One, homeported in Coronado, Calif., and ACB-2, homeported in Little Creek, Va. Camp Patriot is currently home to the only Amphibious Seabees in the United States Navy – specializing in coastal construction and ship to shore throughput. (U.S. Navy Photo by Journalist 1st Class Joseph Krypel) (Released)

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