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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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Navy SEALs: Missions

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

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SEAL Survival Guide: Fighting Tips

[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

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SEAL Training Tips: Mental Preparation

[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

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Drugs on Maersk Ship Where Two Former SEALs Died

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

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Women Navy SEALs on the Horizon?

With recent legislation paving the way for women in the military partaking in combat roles, it was inevitable that talk would eventually turn to special operations, and The Christian Science Monitor reports that while military occupational specialties once open only to men are now being considered for gender neutrality, it may come as a surprise... more

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