120831-N-UH337-013HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Aug. 31, 2012) Maj. Gen. Charles M. Gurganus, commander of 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (1st MEF) (Forward), addresses Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Consruction Battalion (NMCB) 11 following a ceremony where two Seabees were presented with purple heart medals for wounds received in action while deployed to Afghanistan. NMCB-11 is homeported in Gulfport, Miss., and is currently deployed supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jonathan Carmichael/Released)