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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Special Warfare Command, California ~ 24 APR 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 04/23/2012 5:59:45 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Naval Special Warfare Command, California

The United States Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSOC or NSWC) was commissioned on 16 April 1987, at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado in San Diego, California.

As the Naval component to the United States Special Operations Command, headquartered at MacDill AFB in Tampa, Florida, Naval Special Warfare Command provides vision, leadership, doctrinal guidance, resources and oversight to ensure component maritime special operations forces are ready to meet the operational requirements of combatant commanders.

Today's Naval Special Warfare operators can trace their origins to the Scouts and Raiders, Naval Combat Demolition Units, Office of Strategic Services Operational Swimmers, Underwater Demolition Teams, and Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons of World War II. While none of those early organizations have survived to present, their pioneering efforts in unconventional warfare are mirrored in the missions of the present Naval Special Warfare warriors.

The development of a robust riverine warfare capability during the Vietnam War produced the forerunner of the modern Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman. Mobile Support Teams provided combat craft support for SEAL operations, as did Patrol Boat, Riverine (PBR) and Swift Boat sailors.

In February 1964, Boat Support Unit ONE was established under Naval Operations Support Group, Pacific to operate the newly reinstated Patrol Torpedo Fast (PTF) program and to operate high-speed craft in support of NSW forces.

In late 1964 the first PTFs arrived in Danang, Vietnam. In 1965, Boat Support Squadron ONE began training Patrol Craft Fast crews for Vietnamese coastal patrol and interdiction operations. As the Vietnam mission expanded into the riverine environment, additional craft, tactics, and training evolved for riverine patrol and SEAL support.

Post-Vietnam War operations that NSW forces have participated in include URGENT FURY (Grenada 1983); EARNEST WILL (Persian Gulf 1987-1990); JUST CAUSE (Panama 1989-1990) and DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM (Middle East/Persian Gulf 1990-1991). Additionally, NSW conducted missions in Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, Liberia.

In response to the attacks on America Sept. 11, 2001, Naval Special Warfare forces put operators on the ground in Afghanistan in October. The first military flag officer to set foot in Afghanistan was a Navy SEAL in charge of all special operations for Central Command. Additionally, a Navy SEAL captain commanded Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force (CJSOTF) South.

Commonly referred to as Task Force K-BAR, the task force included U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force and Coalition SOF forces. During Operation Enduring Freedom, NSW forces carried out more than 75 special reconnaissance and direct action missions, destroying more than 500,000 pounds of explosives and weapons; positively identifying enemy personnel and conducting Leadership Interdiction Operations in the search for terrorists trying to escape by sea-going vessels.

Naval Special Warfare has played a significant role in Operation Iraqi Freedom, employing the largest number of SEALs and SWCC in its history.

NSW forces were instrumental in numerous special reconnaissance and direct action missions including the securing of the southern oil infrastructures of the Al Faw peninsula and the off-shore gas and oil terminals; the clearing of the Khawr Abd Allah and Khawr Az Zubayr waterways that enabled humanitarian aid to be delivered to the vital port city of Umm Qasr; reconnaissance of the Shat Al Arab waterway; capture of high value targets, raids on suspected chemical, biological and radiological sites; and the first POW rescue since WWII.

Learn More About The Naval Special Warfare Command HERE!

FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT~Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. 

Please remember: The Canteen is a place to honor and entertain our troops. The Canteen is family friendly. Let's have fun!

We pray for your continued strength, to be strong in the face of adversity.

We pray for your safety, that you will return to your families and friends soon.

We pray that your hope, courage, and dignity remain unbroken, so that you may show others the way.

God Bless You All ~ Today, Tomorrow and Always

 

 



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To: Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; GodBlessUSA; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen.





81 posted on 04/24/2012 5:01:16 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning, EG ((HUGS))

Not good today. Bad start and pissed off to hear the govt wants to take my retirement savings.

Howz it out your way?


82 posted on 04/24/2012 5:05:39 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: beachn4fun

Good morning beachy and (((HUGS))). It’s 56 here now, but headed for the upper 80s.


83 posted on 04/24/2012 5:06:35 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: y'all; Arrowhead1952; beachn4fun; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; HiJinx; ...

Ok! I'm awake already!
Not that I want to be!
Anywhoooooo...you Early Birds have a great day!
...and pace yourselves! :)
It's gonna be a scorcher here!
94 today and 100 tomorrow! Ugh!
((((hugs))))

84 posted on 04/24/2012 5:09:52 AM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good morning, dear ((HUGS))

Are you having a mild spring so far? I mean our temps & humidity are low this year. It’s nice when not raining.

Howz the garden?


85 posted on 04/24/2012 5:26:34 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: beachn4fun; LUV W
Going OK. Took Bo out to the lake yesterday. Had some fun out there.

((HUGS))Good morning, LUV W. How's it going?

86 posted on 04/24/2012 5:33:49 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: beachn4fun

Good morning and (((HUGS))) to you too. Need rain for my garden.

Well, if you call mid 80s in the afternoon mild, yes.


87 posted on 04/24/2012 5:34:55 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: LUV W
Good morning LUV and (((HUGS))).

It's gonna be a scorcher here!

No mid 90s or triple digits in the forecast for us yet.

88 posted on 04/24/2012 5:36:59 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: LUV W

Good morning, night owl ((HUGS))
Whew! That's getting warm out there.
Hope you stay kewl!


89 posted on 04/24/2012 5:44:41 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: Arrowhead1952
if you call mid 80s in the afternoon mild, yes.

Not exactly, but I thought up until today you hadn't really been near 80.

90 posted on 04/24/2012 5:46:32 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: beachn4fun

We’ve had afternoon temps that ranged from the upper 60s to the upper 80s this spring. Most days have been in the mid 70 - 80 range.


91 posted on 04/24/2012 5:49:51 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks Kathy!

{{HUGS}}


92 posted on 04/24/2012 10:04:37 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: beachn4fun

Lots of AC running here! :)


93 posted on 04/24/2012 10:23:08 AM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: beachn4fun
Good afternoon, Beachy1

*HUGS*

Happy Tuesday! How are you doing today? I was up at Hopkins this morning for a follow-up appointment.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!
br />Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

94 posted on 04/24/2012 10:45:47 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: LUV W
Good afternoon, Luv1

*HUGS*

Hope your temps moderate son!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!
br />Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

95 posted on 04/24/2012 10:47:55 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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This Day In Military History

*The Battle of the Hills Began 24 April 1967*

The Battle of Hill 881 was a battle during the Vietnam War between the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN, or in US sources "North Vietnamese Army" or NVA) and United States Marines. Conducted in the I Corps Tactical Zone it became known as "the Hill Fights", involving Hill 881 North ( WikiMiniAtlas16°41′26.5″N 106°39′34.5″E / 16.690694°N 106.659583°E / 16.690694; 106.659583), Hill 881 South ( WikiMiniAtlas16°40′18″N 106°39′45.2″E / 16.67167°N 106.662556°E / 16.67167; 106.662556), and Hill 861 ( WikiMiniAtlas16°40′36″N 106°41′13″E / 16.67667°N 106.68694°E / 16.67667; 106.68694).The 'hill' designation in this case actually refers to a "hill mass" or a collection of ridges and saddles, the numbers to the elevation the highest point of the hill masses in meters.

With the hills properly bombarded, American forces managed to take Hill 881 North and South in the same day. After beating off a fierce NVA counterattack on Hill 881 North, the Marines could finally claim victory in what had become the bloodiest battle of the Vietnam War so far.


96 posted on 04/24/2012 11:29:19 AM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: beachn4fun
Sneaking in...I'm hammered today. Have a good rest of Tuesday, beachy...((HUGS))


97 posted on 04/24/2012 11:55:30 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

100?


98 posted on 04/24/2012 12:14:05 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

100?


99 posted on 04/24/2012 12:14:05 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

100?


100 posted on 04/24/2012 12:14:05 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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