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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: AZamericonnie

((HUGS))Good Tuesday afternoon, AZ. How’s it going?


101 posted on 04/24/2012 12:29:48 PM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: AZamericonnie

Thank you for reminding us of this pivotal battle!


102 posted on 04/24/2012 2:11:07 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: SandRat

WTG G-Pa! *hugs*

103 posted on 04/24/2012 2:52:11 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

95 degrees right no. I now that’s cooler than it is for you.


104 posted on 04/24/2012 2:55:41 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: E.G.C.

Hiya sweetpea it’s a beautiful day here in AZland...how’s about your way? Heating up right? *Hugs*


105 posted on 04/24/2012 2:58:48 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: LUV W; AZamericonnie
Lots of AC running here! :)

Same here...we've been in the 90s already. And Phoenix was over 100 this weekend. The kids had a Karate class outdoors in that heat and did just fine. I got a wee bit o' sunburn.

106 posted on 04/24/2012 3:06:08 PM PDT by HiJinx (A Higher Power is otherwise known as a false god.)
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To: HiJinx

It’s only in the mid-90s today and is plenty warm, and I’m just
dreading the next few days of heat. We have to do our hand-
watering out in it tomorrow evening. Ugh.

Then...we have a cool-down by the weekend. I hope!

Y’all stay cool!


107 posted on 04/24/2012 3:21:32 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: SandRat

Actually & oddly enough it’s only about 93 degrees here right now. We’ve a front moving in tomorrow night & they are teasing us with rain & cooler temps...let it be so!:)


108 posted on 04/24/2012 3:24:47 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Hope we get some of it.


109 posted on 04/24/2012 3:26:41 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: LUV W

Working on it! As long as I can afford the A/C and ceiling fans, we’ll be in good shape.

I do not for the life of me know how I managed to live in this heat when I was a teenager. My first car had no A/C, it was flow-thru ventilation for two whole summers.


110 posted on 04/24/2012 3:27:15 PM PDT by HiJinx (A Higher Power is otherwise known as a false god.)
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To: HiJinx; LUV W
Ahhhh.....the monotonous hummmmmm of A/C units running.

What's that I hear? Oh, that's the sound of my electric bill climbing! lol

Summer came early this year right?

111 posted on 04/24/2012 3:30:28 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: HiJinx

I hear ya! We played outside all day long and never even sweated much! LOL!

I’ve turned into a weenie! :)


112 posted on 04/24/2012 3:30:59 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: AZamericonnie; HiJinx

I think it did!! I can hear the AC going cha-ching as we speak! LOL!


113 posted on 04/24/2012 3:37:08 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: AZamericonnie

Yep, it’s getting rather warm. They’re forecasting near 90 today.


114 posted on 04/25/2012 2:18:11 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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