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The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday…Really?

It’s true. I have a room key at the famed Hotel Del Coronado. I’m actually a guest here. Yes, the same Hotel Del Coronado made famous by Marilyn Monroe. And the same Silver Strand beach that Navy SEAL wannabes run up and down almost every day or until they drop. Hi, my name is Larry…

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Begin Now Finding Your Navy Transition Team To Uncensored Civilian Life

One mission the Navy, the Teams or the military never prepares us for is the mission where we transition out of service back into the civilian population. I do not limit the word transition to just skills, attributes and qualifications. I speak of transition in the context of, the military does not prepare us to…

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In The End Who Will Be There To Celebrate With You

“If you want to see a sad sight. Go to someone’s retirement ceremony who achieved everything professionally, but at the expense of their family” – Coach Daniel Congratulations! You have completed your service to this great nation honorably. You are standing there at the position of attention accepting your end of term service or retirement…

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President Trump Spends Thanksgiving With Troops in Afghanistan

President Donald J. Trump highlighted the sacrifices and grit of U.S. service members fighting against extremism by visiting Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, for Thanksgiving. A man speaks from behind a podium surrounded by military members. The president also met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the U.S. Air Force headquarters on the base. He then spoke…

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Secretary of the Navy Terminates Trident Review Boards

The acting Secretary of the Navy directed the Chief of Naval Operations to terminate the Trident Reviews for three Naval Special Warfare team members. Given the unique circumstances of these three remaining cases, he determined that any failures in conduct, performance, judgment or professionalism exhibited by these men would be addressed through other administrative measures…

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Defense Secretary Says SEALs Focus Now On Ethics

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said he wants the Navy and the SEALs to focus now on professionalism and ethics following the resignation of Richard V. Spencer as Navy secretary. "I want the SEALs and the Navy to move beyond this now and get fully focused on their warfighting mission, and I also want…

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Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched In The Mouth

Written By Former United States Representative Scott William Taylor is an American politician and former Navy SEAL who served as the United States The title of this piece is, of course, a famous line from legendary boxer Mike Tyson. He said it in response to people who asked him how he would deal with opponents,…

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