Seabees delay groundbreaking on meteorology center

The Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport has rescheduled the groundbreaking of the Naval Meteorology Professional Development Center to 10 a.m. Friday.

The threat of severe winter weather today forced Seabees to reschedule the event at the Seabee Center.

The $8.75 million facility will be built by Roy Anderson Construction.

The new Naval Meteorology Professional Development Center will provide a modern facility to meet the current and future mission to advance, implement, and manage the education and advanced professional training of Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) Officers, Aerographer's Mates and civilians in order to enhance environmental support for the fleet war fighters, specifically in Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW), Mine Warfare (MIW), and Naval Special Warfare (NSW).