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  • How Military Fitness Changed My Life

    How Military Fitness Changed My Life

    Tyler, the fifteen year-old son of a friend of mine, asked me a question for a school project,"How has military fitness changed/affected your life?" Leave it to the next generation to come up with the best questions. Tyler, this is for you pal... ...the short answer is military fitness shaped who I am today, and I don't just mean literally regarding my appearance, I mean my attitude, which is a factor of ten times more important than anything... more

  • Deadly Day in Spec Ops History: The Chinook Crash

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    August 6 marks the anniversary of what has become known as the deadliest day for special operations in U.S. military history. On this date in 2011, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed, killing 38 personnel on board. Among the casualties were 30 Americans, including 17 Navy SEALs. It was the worst single loss-of-life day for the U.S. in the war in Afghanistan and was also the worst in the history of Naval Special Warfare. The Chinook was carryi... more

  • From SEALs to Startups: Special Ops Drawn to Silicon Valley

    In this photo taken Wednesday, June 29, 2016, former Navy SEAL Keith David poses in the lobby of his office at Anki in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    SAN DIEGO -- Keith David spent years flying around the globe on covert missions, making life-and-death decisions and overseeing multiple units unleashing airstrikes against insurgents. The former Navy SEAL now realizes it was the perfect training for a career in Silicon Valley. A growing number of U.S. special forces veterans are veering off the traditional path of working for private security firms and law enforcement agencies, and instead a... more

  • Navy SEAL Killed in Parachute Training Identified

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    SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Navy SEAL who died Wednesday from injuries sustained during an accident while conducting parachute jump training operations in Riverside County has been identified as Special Warfare Operator 3rd Class Jason Kortz, 29, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Firefighters received an emergency call at about 9 a.m. Wednesday and found a body in a dry riverbed near Richard Street and Highway 74 in Perris. “Jason distinguished himself... more

  • The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness

    The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness

    The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness, Third Edition So what if you don't want to blow stuff up or burn stuff down. Every man - and maybe a few women after the 1997 action movie "G.I. Jane" - have dreamed about being a Navy SEAL. The Navy SEAL - which stands for sea, air, land - has reached mythic stature among young and old. While only a few hundred people in the United States qualify, you can bite off a small piece of SEALness by practi... more

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