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  • Navy, Marines To Open All Jobs to Women

    09/16/2015 7:57:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 61 replies
    Defense One ^ | 9/15/15 | Bradley Peniston
    Ray Mabus has made up his mind: there’s no job in the Navy or Marine Corps that’s going to be off-limits to women.With more than a month to go before the deadline, the Navy Secretary made it clear on Monday: he will not be requesting any exceptions to the Pentagon edict that all U.S. military jobs be opened to women.“Nobody’s asking for an exemption in the Navy,” Mabus told an audience at the the City Club of Cleveland. “And I’ve been pretty clear about this for a while – I’m not going to ask for an exemption for the Marines.”That...
  • Mabus Throws Down: All Combat Positions In Dept Of Navy Will Open To Women

    09/16/2015 7:43:51 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 46 replies
    /dailycalle ^ | 09/15/2015 | Jonah Bennett
    Despite considerable backlash from within the service, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said again Monday that the Marine Corps infantry and Navy SEALs will open up to women, no matter what. After receiving heated comments from both male and female Marines who participated in and ran a Marine Corps integration study, Mabus clarified Monday at a forum by the City Club of Cleveland that many of the gender gaps on performance could be closed with more training and leadership. What this means is that he’s sticking to his original plan that all combat jobs in the Department of the Navy will...
  • Ex-Navy SEAL: Bergdahl must be ‘held accountable’

    09/12/2015 11:19:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Former Navy SEAL Jimmy Hatch says Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl “needs to know how much was risked” to try to save him after he was captured by the Taliban. “I want that kid to have his day in court, because he’s an American, and he’s got that coming,” Hatch said in an interview on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” on Friday. Bergdahl, who allegedly walked off of his eastern Afghanistan base in June 2009, has been charged with one count of desertion and one count of misbehavior before the enemy. Hatch dismissed the notion that Bergdahl had “suffered enough” for...
  • Willits bypass on Highway 101 to be named in honor of late Navy SEAL

    08/18/2015 4:37:58 PM PDT · by rey · 10 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 18 July 2015 | GLENDA ANDERSON
    A one-mile elevated section of the bypass under construction on Highway 101 in Mendocino County is to carry the name of a Willits serviceman who died four years ago while in Afghanistan. U.S. Navy SEAL Jesse Pittman, 27, of Willits, was killed when the helicopter he was in was shot down by Taliban insurgents over the Wardack province Aug. 6, 2011. Thirty U.S. servicemen died in the attack. A retired high school librarian who knew him, Mikela Cameron, and Pittman’s uncle, Mike Pittman, initiated the effort to immortalize his name on a bridge. The cause gained the support of Caltrans...
  • Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader Kindle book bargain, 5/24/2015

    05/24/2015 9:08:07 AM PDT · by RicocheT · 1 replies
    Amazon Books ^ | 5/24/2015 | Jason Redman
    Decorated US Navy SEAL lieutenant Jason Redman served his country courageously and with distinction in Colombia, Peru, Afghanistan, and Iraq, where he commanded mobility and assault forces. He conducted over forty capture/kill missions with his men in Iraq. Recommended by Marcus Luttrell & others.
  • The Great Jewish Hope (This Navy SEAL who works to help veterans is entering politics)

    03/12/2015 10:32:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 19, 2015 | Bill McMorris
    If Eric Greitens sent you his résumé, you wouldn’t believe it. But maybe you have some time to kill and figure why not call him up, go to his home in Missouri, and catch him in a lie. “Very impressive resume, Mr. Greitens. A Navy SEAL and a Rhodes Scholar? Sure buddy, and I’m Mother Teresa … oh, so now you’ve worked with Mother Teresa …” Eric Greitens The conversation could go on like this for hours. You’d hear how he spent his Duke University years tending to victims of poverty and genocide from Calcutta to Rwanda, that after Oxford...
  • Oh What A Tangled Web (Clinton in Iran)

    A new Foreign Military Intelligence (GRU) report circulating in the Kremlin today is saying that United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was injured, and a top US Navy Seal Commander killed when their C-12 Huron military passenger and transport aircraft crash landed nearly 3 weeks ago in the Iranian city of Ahvaz near the Iraqi border. Iranian intelligence agents quoted in this GRU report confirm that the C-12 Huron aircraft is still in their possession in Ahvaz, but will only admit that the plane was “forced to land because of technical problems.” The US Navy Seal member reported killed...
  • American Sniper (The Movie)

    12/22/2014 3:31:51 PM PST · by mabarker1 · 38 replies
    Internet ^ | 12/22/2014 | Chris Kyle/Clint Eastwood
    American Sniper- The MovieI've read the book and passed it on to others
  • Navy SEAL Who killed Bin Laden Revealed:Has Hollywood Calling

    11/05/2014 3:29:26 PM PST · by lbryce · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 5, 2014 | Martin Gould
    Full, Nothing Held Back, Almost Entire Story in The Title, Title: EXCLUSIVE - Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden revealed: Rob O'Neill named as SEAL Team Six hero who shot 9/11 mastermind three times in head - and has already inspired series of Hollywood films The Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden dead in the special force's most famous operation can be named today. The Navy hero is set to give a full interview to Fox News later this month and waive his anonymity but MailOnline has established that he is Rob O'Neill, a highly-decorated veteran who quit after...
  • Navy SEAL contractor denied medical treatment by U.S. Embassy medical professionals

    06/30/2014 1:55:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies ^ | 6/30/14 | Jai
    Brandon Webb, a former U.S. Navy SEAL and now Editor-in-Chief of, posted a sobering article today on the failures of the State Department in regards to our former military contractors working overseas. Brandon tells us the story of a CIA paramilitary and former Navy SEAL, Matthew Wojciechowski, who, while on TDY (temporary duty assignment) in ‎the Middle East, endured severe chest pains while on a mission. Instead of the medical professionals at the U.S. Embassy assisting him, they performed a stress test on him, took his vitals and sent him back to work. They denied him further treatment, leaving...

    05/08/2014 3:40:01 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 7, 2013 | Kerry Pickett
    ..... As veterans from all aspects of Special Operations, we have no doubt that there’s a lot more to what happened in Benghazi than President Obama and his Administration are letting on. From the very beginning, he has attempted to mislead and outright lied to the American people about why the attack on September 11th, 2012 happened, how it happened, and what our government did or did not do to save the lives of our patriots abroad,” former Navy SEAL Captain Larry Bailey wrote in a statement to Breitbart News. The representatives from the retired military community want “a full...
  • Neighbor Screams at Former Navy SEAL as He Takes Down His Flag: ‘You F***ing Fat A**

    05/07/2014 4:14:38 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 52 replies ^ | may 5, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Former Navy SEAL David Hall says his neighbor is a rude bully — and he’s got the surveillance footage to prove it. In a video posted on YouTube, Hall’s neighbor can be heard berating the veteran while he was putting away his American flag at sunset. “You f***ing fat a**, sitting over there,” the neighbor says in the video. “And acting fat and laying around. Laying around and doing nothing. What’d you get shot? Is that because you couldn’t run?” Hall said he believes the neighbor had been drinking when the video was taken, but his comments were still shocking....
  • ‘Lone Survivor’: How Real Navy SEAL Ensured His Amazing Story Was Told Right

    10/22/2013 10:19:13 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Matt McDaniel
    One of the problems with bringing a true story to the big screen is that the people who lived through the actual events are often not around to consult with the filmmakers to get the details right. That's why it was so important for Marcus Luttrell to be involved with the making of the upcoming war drama "Lone Survivor." He was the only man left to tell the story. The film recreates Operation Red Wings, a four-man SEAL operation in Afghanistan in June 2005. Mark Wahlberg plays Luttrell, who was on a reconnaissance mission with his team when they were...
  • Obama To Name Jeh Johnson Next Homeland Security Secretary [obama crony]

    10/17/2013 2:36:54 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 70 replies
    ABC ^ | Oct. 17, 2013 | MIKE LEVINE and MARTHA RADDATZ
    President Obama is expected to nominate former Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson as the next Homeland Security secretary, ABC News has learned. --SNIP-- Johnson has called working for the Obama administration "the highlight of [his] professional life." "I have been on an incredible journey with Barack Obama ... going back to November 2006 when he recruited me to the presidential campaign he was about to launch," Johnson said in a speech at Yale Law School last year. "I remember thinking then, 'This is a long-shot, but it will be exciting, historic, and how many times in my life will someone personally...
  • Ex-Navy SEAL: Our politicians are using us (to try to provoke us so they can crush us) {Video}

    10/16/2013 6:16:53 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | October, 15, 2013 | Bill Hemmer
    Veterans hold new protest of partial government shutdown at WWII Memorial
  • Extortion 17! Mother of slain SEAL on Biden: “He should be in prison for high crimes and treason.”

    07/29/2013 4:34:03 PM PDT · by Man_Wolf64 · 43 replies
    The D.C. Clothesline ^ | 7/28/13 | Chad Miller
    Perhaps folks are just becoming burnt out & suffering from scandal fatigue. God knows if these scandals were oil, Obama would be a pipeline of inexhaustible energy. Like the multi-headed Lernaean Hydra confronted by Hercules during his 12 labors, it seems for every scandal Obama manufactures that we try to deal with, 2 more scandals pop up to add to the pile. It’s unbelievable.
  • A Tribute to Matt Bracken (known on Free Republic as Travis McGee)

    04/30/2013 5:47:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 149 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Matt aboard steel yacht that he built During the last frantic battle to defend the Constitution against those who despise its limitations on government action, one name stands out among Freepers. That name is Matt Bracken, or his freeper screen name, Travis McGee. Matt recognized the immensity of the challenge immediately. This is not new to him, he has been among the foremost in sounding the alarm about the creeping police state that we find ourselves in. His superb dystopian novels in the Enemies Foreign and Domestic trilogy and his top of the line action/adventure novel Castigo Cay are loud...
  • Transgender Navy SEAL 'Warrior Princess' Comes Out

    06/03/2013 6:08:09 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 3, 2013 | Lee Ferran
    A former member of the elite U.S. Navy SEALs has come out to say she's now a woman.
  • Report: US apologizes to Israel for disclosing that Israel was behind Damscus strikes

    05/19/2013 10:07:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/19/13 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Israel Radio reported this morning (Sunday) that the United States has apologized to Israel for disclosing that Israel was behind the strikes on Damascus two weeks ago. According to the report, the decision to disclose that Israel was behind the strikes was made at a low level in the Pentagon, and the US Department of Defense is investigating how that happened. According to the report, Israel believes that it is now facing much stronger threats from Bashar al-Assad as a result of the disclosure.
  • 10 Facts About Benghazi Even the Whistleblowers Did Not Reveal

    05/10/2013 1:44:14 PM PDT · by True Grit · 32 replies
    Pakalert Press ^ | May 10, 2013 | Susanne Posel
    Senator Lindsey Graham believes that “the dam is about to break on Benghazi. We’re going to find a system failure before, during, and after the attacks. We’re going to find political manipulation seven weeks before an election. We’re going to find people asleep at the switch when it comes to the State Department, including Hillary Clinton.” John Bolton, former UN Ambassador and current senior fellow for the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) remarked that “the three witnesses who have been identified are not bystanders. These are not people who are going to report on hearsay of what somebody in Tripoli told...
  • Traffic stop of Yucaipa man leads to exposure of phony SEAL (CA)

    04/22/2013 10:59:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | 04/21/2013 | Beatriz Valenzuela
    After years of pretending to be a Navy SEAL and a member of law enforcement, a Rhode Island felon is facing multiple years in California and Rhode Island prisons after finally slipping up because of expired vehicle tags. William Burley pleaded not guilty to charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and in possession of ammunition on Wednesday in Morongo Superior Court. Just the previous week in the same court, Burley, a Yucaipa resident, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, a prohibited person in possession of ammunition and receiving stolen property. Due...
  • Revealed: Marine who 'killed' famous sniper threatened to 'blow his brains out and kill his family

    02/04/2013 5:04:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/4/13 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Police now say that the former marine accused of killing the country’s best sniper and another man at a shooting range now says that he threatened to kill himself and his family back in September and he was hospitalized. A police report from the September 2 incident states they were alerted to the threat when they received a call about 25-year-old Eddie Ray Routh, who is now in jail on two murder counts for allegedly killing Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. ‘Eddie stated he was hurting and that his family does not understand what he has been through,’ the police...
  • Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle Killed at Shooting Range; Suspect Arrested

    02/03/2013 5:38:20 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 3, 2013 | DEAN SCHABNER
    By DEAN SCHABNER Feb. 3, 2013 A man is under arrest in connection with the killing of two men at an Erath County, Texas, gun range, police said. One of the victims is former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. "We have lost more than we can replace. Chris was a patriot, a great father, and a true supporter of this country and its ideals. This is a tragedy for all of us. I send my deepest prayers and thoughts to his wife and two children," "American Sniper" co-author Scott McEwen said in a statement to ABC News....
  • Author of "American Sniper" among the dead at Rough Creek (CHRIS KYLE MURDERED!)

    02/02/2013 7:01:42 PM PST · by hawkeye101 · 328 replies
    A former Tarleton State University student who wrote the best-selling book, "American Sniper," was one of two victims shot and killed at Rough Creek Lodge late Saturday afternoon. Chris Kyle and a friend were found dead at Rough Creek's shooting range.
  • SEAL Team Four commander in Afghanistan 'commits suicide' as body of married father is found shot

    12/23/2012 7:44:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/23/12 | the Daily Mail Reporter
    Commander John W Price, 42, oversaw SEAL Team Four, which was training Afghan police in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan Father of a young daughter Jillian, 9, is also survived by his wife Stephanie SEALs have suffered heavy casualties in Afghanistan The leader of Navy SEAL Team Four, one of the most senior commanders in the elite world of special operations, has died after apparently committing suicide in Afghanistan, it was reported today. Commander John W Price, 42, was found dead in his quarters with a gunshot wound on Saturday - just three days before Christmas. Cmdr Price was based in Naval...
  • US Navy SEAL commander dies in Afghanistan

    12/23/2012 2:48:26 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    US Navy SEAL commander dies in Afghanistan AAP December 24, 2012 8:51AM A SAILOR identified by US media as the commanding officer of US Navy SEAL Team 4 has died in Afghanistan, military officials say. The Pentagon said Commander Job Price, 42, did not die in combat, and that his death was under investigation. Price, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, died on Saturday of a "non-combat related injury while supporting stability operations in (central) Uruzgan province, Afghanistan," a Defence Department statement said. It said Price was assigned to a Naval Special Warfare unit in Virginia Beach, Virginia. NBC News reported that Price...
  • Navy Seal Killed in Afghanistan

    12/10/2012 4:30:38 PM PST · by PennsylvaniaMom · 29 replies
    KDKA-TV Pittsburgh ^ | 12/10/12 | KDKA-TV
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – The Pentagon says a Navy SEAL from Monroeville was killed during a rescue mission in Afghanistan that freed an American doctor abducted by the Taliban. Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque, 28, died after being shot in the head Dec. 8, during the mission. Checque was a member of SEAL Team Six, the same unit that killed Osama Bin Laden last year. However, it is unknown at this time if he participated in that mission.
  • Father of Ty Woods, Slain SEAL: White House Told 'Pack of Lies'; 'They are the Murderers of My Son'

    10/26/2012 12:16:16 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/26/2012 | Staff
    Charles Woods spoke with Megyn Kelly about his son Ty Woods and called him an "honorable" man. Woods said that to make this about politics "would dishonor" his son but that he is speaking out on the "pack of lies" coming from the administration. Kelly and Woods discussed that the very act of Ty fighting back and protecting the Ambassador and those trapped in the consulate from the oncoming attack was a violation of orders Ty had received. Kelly revealed that new reports state that it is believed that Ty was shooting in protection of his fellow Americans "until the...

    10/26/2012 8:15:27 AM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 506 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 26,2012 | Jennifer Griffin
    Those in the CIA Annex requested permission to aid the consulate. Were told to stand down at least twice. Went anyway after being told to stand down the second time
  • Hillary to Fallen Seal’s Dad: Film Creator Will be ‘Arrested and Prosecuted’

    10/26/2012 6:50:54 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 73 replies
    TheBlaze,com ^ | Oct 26, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    Hillary to Fallen Seal’s Dad: Film Creator Will be ‘Arrested and Prosecuted’….Biden: Son Always Have ‘Balls the Size of Cue Balls?’ Navy SEAL Killed in Benghazi: ‘Did Your Son Always Have Balls the Size of Cue Balls?’ Posted on October 25, 2012 at 7:19pm The father of one of the former Navy SEALs killed in the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya says President Barack Obama wouldn’t even look him in the eye and Vice President Joe Biden was disrespectful during the ceremony when his son’s body returned to America. He also says the White House’s story...
  • Biden to Father of SEAL Killed in Benghazi: ‘Did Your Son Always Have Balls the Size of Cue Balls?’

    10/26/2012 2:00:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 25, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    The father of one of the former Navy SEALs killed in the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya says President Barack Obama wouldn’t even look him in the eye and Vice President Joe Biden was disrespectful during the ceremony when his son’s body returned to America. He also says the White House’s story on the attack doesn’t pass the smell test. Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, called into “The Glenn Beck Program” on TheBlazeTV Thursday and recounted his interactions with the president, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Biden at the ceremony for the Libya victims...
  • (Audio) Father of Navy SEAL Breaks Silence, Recounts Meeting President, Sec. of State

    10/25/2012 11:36:08 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 22 replies
    rightnewz ^ | 10/25/12 | woods
    Shaking Hands With Obama ‘Like Shaking Hands With Dead Fish’…. Hillary Clinton “Did Not Appear To Be One Bit Sincere At All” the father of Tyrone Woods, who was killed in Benghazi said about his meeting the the Pres. and Sec. Clinton
  • Navy SEAL Author Rejects the Pentagon's Legal Threat

    08/31/2012 9:34:58 PM PDT · by Rabin · 36 replies
    .theatlanticwire ^ | August 31 | John Hudson
    Defense Department's top attorney , "all remedies legally available" against the publication of No Easy Day, (of the) firsthand account of the mission (which culminated in the demise of 0 bin Laden). "You are in material breach and violation of the nondisclosure agreements you signed," wrote Pentagon general counsel Jeh Charles Johnson. The letter; threats of a criminal prosecution seizure of as well as go after publisher Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Group. In a written response, "Mr. Owen sought legal advice about his responsibilities before agreeing to publish his book and scrupulously reviewed the work to ensure that it...
  • Ex-SEAL: Jesse Ventura got popped after popping off

    08/29/2012 6:02:34 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 16 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | August 28, 2012 - 11:00 PM | DAN BROWNING
    If former Gov. Jesse Ventura didn't like what Navy SEAL Chris Kyle wrote about him in his memoir, "American Sniper," he's going to positively hate what five fellow SEALs -- and the mothers of two of their fallen comrades -- have to say about him. Kyle's friends and associates have rallied to his defense in a defamation lawsuit Ventura filed in Hennepin County.... *** Andrew Paul, a reservist Navy SEAL, said he notified Mansoor's family about his death and helped carry his body off the plane. "I grew up watching [the movie] 'Predator' and professional wrestling. I thought it would...
  • Bin Laden was ALREADY DEAD when Navy SEALs burst into his bedroom Shocking claim by retired soldier

    08/28/2012 10:54:31 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 8/29/12 | Staff
    A blow-by-blow account of the Navy SEAL raid that took down Osama bin Laden has revealed that the al-Qaeda chief was unarmed and already dead when soldiers burst into his room in his Pakistan compound. The book, No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden, was written anonymously under the name Mark Owen, who was one of the SEAL Team Six members who saw the terror leader die in May 2011. A copy of the book, obtained by The Huffington Post, says that the mission was quite unlike the popular version of what went...
  • Jihadis Online: A Few Thoughts

    07/24/2012 3:24:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies
    Society For Internet Research ^ | JULY 5, 2011 | S.O.F.I.R.
    SNIPPET: "I. When considering the matter of jihadis online, remember that most of what we think we know is based on analyses of the comments made by an handful of vocal activists. The vast majority of jihadis online, be they on forums or social networking sites[i], say nothing. Skillful translations and insightful analyses by definition tell us little about this potentially lethal yet silent majority."
  • Carl Higbie Navy SEAL: Politics Have Infiltrated Military - Battle on the Home Front

    08/14/2012 8:28:19 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 7 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-14-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie wrote a book effectively showing how politics have infiltrated at high levels of the Military. I say "effectively" because the Pentagon refused to vet the book, meaning that Higbie had to choose: continue his career as a Navy SEAL, in which he had 9 years invested, or leave and publish what he believes is information Americans need to know: politics have invaded Military and there must be a battle for the home front, on the home front. Military procedure is that the Pentagon must review the book and sanction it before publishing. In Higbie's case,...
  • Service: A Touching Testament to Our Heroes in Uniform

    06/23/2012 9:05:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 23, 2012 | Elise Cooper
    Marcus Luttrell with James D. Hornfischer has written another emotional story that the reader will not want to put down. Titled Service, this one is the sequel to the compelling and gripping Lone Survivor. (Lone Survivor chronicles what happened to Marcus in Afghanistan. It documents a reconnaissance mission, Operation Redwing, in June 2005 when four US Navy SEALs were dropped into the mountainous region between the Afghan-Pakistan borders to observe the activities of a top al-Qaeda leader. It is believed that local goat herders who had crossed the SEALs' path, yet were released by them, informed the Taliban of the...
  • Kenya Getting Navy SEAL Boats from Obama

    05/28/2012 11:51:33 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 32 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | May 28, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The Obama Administration has arranged to provide—free of charge—several customized special-operations military vessels to the Government of Kenya, U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor has learned. Finalization of those plans came exactly one week prior to today’s explosion in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Although officially it remains unclear whether the blast was the result of a utility problem or the work of terrorists, Reuters reports that a witness saw a man place a suspicious package in business-district building right before the explosion. The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command is awarding a noncompetitive “sole-source contract to United States Marine Incorporated (USMI)...
  • Jesse Ventura aims to get even with Navy SEAL in court

    02/24/2012 6:43:49 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 48 replies · 1+ views ^ | 2/24/12 | Dan Browning
    "Scruff Face"? Them's fighting words to Jesse "The Body" Ventura, Minnesota's controversial former governor and TV provocateur. Ventura, whose real name is James Janos, recently filed a defamation lawsuit against Navy SEAL Chris Kyle over the portrayal of a bar fight Kyle claims they had six years ago in Coronado, Calif. Kyle wrote about the alleged incident in his recent memoir "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History." Under the headline, "Punching Out Scruff Face," Kyle describes a confrontation with a "celebrity" who served in the military during the Vietnam War and who "most...
  • NYC Police Throw Navy SEAL Into Psych Ward for Claiming…He’s a SEAL

    01/23/2012 12:44:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/23/12 | Buck Sexton
    A Virginia man claimed to be a Navy SEAL to talk his way out of a gun possession arrest on Thursday, and the New York Police Department committed him to a psych ward thinking his claims of elite military status were the rantings of a lunatic.NYC Police Throw Navy SEAL Into Psych Ward For Claiming... Hes a SEAL Turns out the guy was in fact an elite Navy SEAL. But as the New York Post put it, telling the NYPD “I’m in an elite military unit, you can’t arrest me,” doesn‘t help much when the city’s draconian gun laws are...
  • Man Convicted in Death of War Hero's Dog (Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell's dog DASY)

    12/03/2011 1:29:28 AM PST · by BagCamAddict · 56 replies
    The Huntsville Item ^ | 12-02-11 | Cody Stark
    Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell still feels upset about the shooting death of his service dog DASY almost three years after the fact. (snip) Luttrell said he heard a single gunshot, grabbed his pistol and ran next door to his mother’s residence to check on her. He then made his way down to the roadway, crawled underneath a fence and saw DASY had been shot. (snip) “I wanted to take a shot at the driver, but I figured if I missed and shot out the back window, I would not be able to catch them,” Luttrell said. (snip) “(Alfonso Hernandez)...
  • Rick Perry’s new campaign ad stars former Navy SEAL with powerful personal endorsement (VIDEO)

    11/23/2011 3:31:24 PM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 11/23/11 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    . . . Luttrell is a former Navy SEAL, who — in this new campaign video — plainly talks about the worst day in his life when he escaped from heavy assaults and attacks by Taliban and Al-Qaeda forces in Afghanistan in 2005. As he so poignantly recalls, 19 of his buddies died on that day. Luttrell says of Perry: “He’s one of the most honorable men I’ve ever met. As far as character and honor and commitment and all those words that most people use as a punch line, he lives that stuff. It’s those characteristics in a man,...
  • Navy Seal Widow Searches for Husband's Wedding Ring

    10/06/2011 4:51:01 AM PDT · by blueyon · 3 replies
    MyFox ^ | 10/05/2011 | ??
    NORFOLK, VA - A woman who lost her husband overseas says she's lost something else close to her heart and she's asking America for help finding it. "My jaw dropped, my heart just fell to the floor, I felt like someone was standing on my chest," said Kimberly Vaughn. She'd been wearing the ring on her right thumb since her husband, Aaron Vaughn was killed in what was the deadliest day for our troops in Afghanistan since 2005. "Since my husband was killed in action on August 6, I've been wearing his wedding band on my hand...just a nice reminder...
  • Loyal Navy SEAL Dog Adopted

    09/05/2011 10:13:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KCRG ^ | Sep 5, 2011
    The loyal dog of a fallen Iowa NAVY SEAL that touched the hearts of millions of Americans has found a new home. Hawkeye, the dog of Petty Officer Jon Tumilson of Rockford, laid longingly in front of his master's casket at his funeral last month. Pictures of the dog's final salute spread through the internet. One of Tumilson's friends from Fort Bragg, North Carolina has now adopted Hawkeye. The same friend had watched the chocolate lab while Tumilson was deployed. A Fort Bragg spokesperson says Hawkeyes adoption went according to Tumilson's final wishes. Tumilson was one of 30 Americans killed...
  • Heart-Wrenching Image: Dog Keeps Watch Over Fallen SEAL’s Casket During Funeral

    08/23/2011 10:56:39 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 85 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 23 August 2011 | NA
    Petty Officer Jon T. Tumilson was laid to rest Friday in Rockford, Iowa, where an estimated 1,500 mourners came to pay respects for the fallen Navy SEAL, including his dog Hawkeye. In fact, Hakeye’s loyalty to his owner at the funeral was visible, creating a heart-wrenching image as he laid down by the casket of his owner during the entire service:
  • SEAL sleuths expose those who've faked service

    05/11/2011 11:55:13 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 47 replies ^ | 05/11/2022 | DAVID SHARP
    Navy SEAL wannabes lie to get free beers, to get women into bed, to further their civilian careers or to get military benefits. And the number of phonies will probably only grow with the SEALs in the spotlight for the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. In fact, there might be more fakes than the real thing — so despite being outnumbered, retired SEALs and others are doing what they can to stop impostors from stealing the valor that rightly belongs to others who have trained for some of the world's toughest military missions. "There were about 500 SEALs that...
  • Meet The 'Seal Team 6', The Bad-Asses Who Killed Osama Bin Laden

    05/02/2011 11:19:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/02/2011 | Robert W. Johnson
    The military team that killed Osama Bin Laden is an elite special forces group unofficially called Seal Team 6. Officially, the team's name is classified and not available to the public, technically there is no team 6. A Tier-One counter-terrorism force similar to the Army's elusive Delta group, Team 6's mission rarely make it to paper much less the newspaper. It shows how important the publicity about Bin Laden's killing is to the U.S. that this morning, Team 6 is front pages news. The members of Team 6 are all "black" operatives. They exist outside military protocol, engage in operations...
  • David Goggins: The Toughest Athlete On The Planet?

    In 2005 Petty Officer First Class David Goggins’ life took a tragic turn. Several of his fellow U.S. Navy SEAL(s) were killed in a helicopter crash during a mission in Afghanistan. To honor them, Goggins vowed to raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which gives college scholarships and grants to the children of fallen special operations soldiers. Goggins rationalized that to raise money, he would have to do something extreme, something phenomenal— something incredibly painful. He decided to race ultramarathons when he Googled the 10 most difficult feats in the world. First on the list was the Badwater...
  • Decorated Little Creek-based SEAL dies in Afghanistan

    08/20/2010 8:34:07 PM PDT · by SevenMinusOne · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | 8-21-10 | Cindy Clayton
    highly decorated Navy SEAL from Virginia Beach died Wednesday from injuries sustained in combat operations in eastern Afghanistan, the Navy said Friday. Chief Special Warfare Operator Collin Trent Thomas, 33, was shot while deployed with a SEAL team based at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek. As is customary in operations involving the elite commando units, the Navy released no other details about the circumstances of his death