Navy SEALs

Navy SEALs are a unique breed of warrior who conduct special operations in any environment, but who are trained and equipped to operate from, around and in maritime areas. SEALs take their name from the environments in which they are trained to operate: sea, air and land. Their small highly trained teams usually work quietly at night conducting some of the nation's most important missions. SEALs are constantly deployed throughout the world to protect national interests.

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Special Operations Forces

Navy SEALs: Missions

US Navy SEALs

Special Operations is characterized by the use of small units with unique ability to conduct military actions that are beyond the capability of conventional military forces. SEALs are superbly trained in all environments, and are the master’s of maritime Special Operations. SEALs are required to utilize a combination of specialized training, equ... more

SEAL Survival Guide: Fighting Tips

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[The following is an excerpt from SEAL SURVIVAL GUIDE: A Navy SEAL's Secrets to Surviving Any Disaster, written by Former Navy SEAL and preeminent American survivalist Cade Courtley.] Violence of action means the unrestricted use of speed, strength, surprise, and aggression to achieve total dominance against your enemy. I'm repeating this to dr... more

SEAL Training Tips: Mental Preparation

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[The following is an excerpt from SEAL SURVIVAL GUIDE: A Navy SEAL's Secrets to Surviving Any Disaster, written by Former Navy SEAL and preeminent American survivalist Cade Courtley.] The brain is the strongest muscle in the body. You've heard stories of how combat soldiers have been shot repeatedly but were not aware of it until the fight was ... more

Drugs on Maersk Ship Where Two Former SEALs Died

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NORFOLK, Va. -- Drugs were in the room where two former Navy SEALs were found dead aboard the Maersk Alabama, a ship that was the focus of a 2009 hijacking dramatized in the movie "Captain Phillips," a company spokesman said Thursday. Police from the African island nation of Seychelles have given no cause of death for Mark Daniel Kennedy, 43, a... more

Two Chris Kyle Stories You Won't See in 'American Sniper'

Former SEAL Chris Kyle

The movie "American Sniper," based on former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's book of the same name, omits two incredible episodes from Chris's life.  I'd like to share these stories with with you now in order to show another side of Chris, and to respond to some of the ongoing commentary about him. First, some background: Chris is one of the nine ... more

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