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The Payoff from 24 Weeks of Hell On Coronado Beach

The following article written by by Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service. CORONADO, Calif., As Navy Secretary Donald C. Winter last week praised Navy SEALS as “the ultimate warriors,” officials at the Naval Special Warfare Center here said they’re holding fiercely to stringent training standards as they strive to produce more of the elite special…

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The New SEAL?

The legendary toughness of the Navy's SEAL teams was on display as the general in charge of U.S. Special Operations Command addressed the 57 sailors graduating from SEAL Qualification Training Class 322 in Coronado, Calif. Socom Commander Army Gen. Richard Clarke opened his Aug. 2 address noting he felt fortunate to be addressing the graduating…

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Trump Says To Rescind Medals of Gallagher Prosecutors

The military medals given to the prosecutors of the Navy SEAL, Edward Gallagher, who was recently acquitted of the murder of an Iraq prisoner have been requested to be revoked by President of the United States. Yesterday, the Navy Secretary Richard Spencer ordered seven Navy Achievement Medals and 3 letters of commendation given to the…

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Becoming a Navy SEAL

There are dozens, if not hundreds, of websites boasting about becoming a Navy SEAL. A few, a little embellishment and more fiction than fact. So with that and to avoid outdated and/or bad info, I thought that I would simply relate what Navy.com, the official Navy website, has to say about a career as a…

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The Veterans Benefits Administration: What is it?

The Veterans Benefits Administration The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) is “an organizational element of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs” that is in charge of administering the department’s programs that offer financial as well as other kinds of assistance to veterans, their dependents, and their survivors. The mission for the VBA, in partnership with the…

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Navy Parachute Team 2019 Schedule

The United States Navy Parachute Team “The Leap Frogs” is the official parachute demonstration team of the United States Navy. Part of the United States Naval Special Warfare Command. The Leap Frogs Navy Parachute Team is made up of active-duty Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC) and support personnel. The team is sanctioned by…

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Another Navy SEAL Awarded Medal of Honor

Navy SEAL Receives Medal of Honor for Afghanistan Actions in 2002 WASHINGTON -- Sitting in the White House reading the citation for the Medal of Honor doesn’t give the real flavor of why retired Navy Master Chief Petty Officer and special warfare operator Britt K. Slabinski is receiving the award. Official portrait of retired Navy…

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How Will You Celebrate Memorial Day?

I’d like to share with you the official description of Memorial Day and how it came to be. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial…

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What’s it Take to Get to Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL Training

Ever wondered what it takes to just get to Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL Training? When a teenager wants to serve his/her country, it's a noble undertaking. Some even take it a step further with aspirations to join the Navy SEALs or another Special Ops group. Not everybody can be a SEAL, however. If you're considering…

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Was the Bin Laden Raid A Kill Mission From The Go?

A former Navy Seal and author of the new book, "No Easy Day", reveals his first hand personal experience during the amazing Osama bin Laden raid. Matt Bissonnette, pseudonym name Mark Owen, version of that historic raid writes that Bin Laden was shot in the head when looking ‘outside’ his bedroom door by a fellow…

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