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  • Stop taking selfies with seals

    06/01/2016 7:17:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | May 31, 2016 | Jaya Saxena
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wants you to stop taking selfies with baby seals. Noting that interactions with humans could endanger a seal pup's growth and even life, the agency advised humans to stay at least 150 feet away from them at all times.
  • The Day the US Military Died

    03/29/2016 9:18:50 PM PDT · by pboyington · 30 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 29, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    In the 1993 film, Gettysburg, Lieutenant General James Longstreet says to Harrison, the actor/spy from Mississippi, “You know what’s gonna happen here in the morning?” Longstreet was attempting to convince Harrison that participating in General Lee’s attack toward the center of the Yankee lines on July 3, 1863, might not be in the best interest for his health and general well-being. He was also pointing to the fact that Harrison, while motivated to the cause, was incredibly naďve. US Defense Watch to President Obama, Ash Carter, Ray Mabus, Eric Fanning and the Joint Chiefs… “You know what’s going to happen...
  • OverDrive Big Library Read for March: American Sniper by Chris Kyle

    03/18/2016 2:21:20 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 5 replies
    OverDrive The Big Library Read ^ | 3/17/2016 | OverDrive
    AMERICAN SNIPER SELECTED FOR BIG LIBRARY READ, THE WORLD’S LARGEST LIBRARY BOOK CLUB Memoir of U.S. Navy Seal, Chris Kyle, will be available as free eBook and audiobook plus a podcast interview with his widow CLEVELAND— March 17, 2016 – For a two week period, American Sniper will be available for millions of readers worldwide in the largest digital book club through libraries. Big Library Read, facilitated by OverDrive, is a program that connects readers around the world with the same eBook and audiobook at the same time. There will be no waitlists for this popular book. Starting March 17,...
  • Navy SEALs tell top House lawmaker they don't have enough combat rifles

    03/07/2016 6:01:35 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 85 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2016-03-07 | AP
    WASHINGTON – The tip of the spear may be losing its edge. Navy SEAL teams don't have enough combat rifles to go around, even as these highly trained forces are relied on more than ever to carry out counterterrorism operations and other secretive missions, according to SEALs who have confided in Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. After SEALs return from a deployment, their rifles are given to other commandos who are shipping out, said Hunter, a former Marine who served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. This weapons carousel undercuts the "train like you fight" ethos of the U.S. special...
  • A Navy SEAL and an Army Ranger explain the difference between these two elite tiers

    02/22/2016 7:48:10 PM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 22, 2016 | Jack Murphy and Brandon Webb
    The internet has no shortage of basement-dwelling commandos beating at their keyboards like chimpanzees as they forcefully insist upon one incorrect factoid or another regarding Special Operations units. All SEALs are considered Tier One, right?No. Rangers pull security for Delta, correct? Time to throw away that scratched-up "Black Hawk Down" DVD, hero.Since the Internet stupidity goes on and on, two of the SOFREP staff decided to team up and write a definitive article about the differences between SEALs and Rangers. This article was co-written by Brandon Webb, who served in SEAL Team Three, and Jack Murphy, who served in 3rd Ranger Battalion.
  • 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...
  • Navy SEAL ostracized for writing book on bin Laden raid...

    09/07/2012 12:34:20 PM PDT · by Retired Greyhound · 70 replies
    While top military leaders publicly bash a former Navy SEAL for his book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, his foxhole comrades convey their displeasure in a more subtle way. From now on, rogue author Matt Bissonnette will be ostracized by the fraternity. No invitations will be sent to annual events for retired and active SEALs who keep the secretive community of special warriors a closely knit band of brothers, former Navy officers told The Washington Times. Don't look for Mr. Bissonnette at any sanctioned SEAL reunions or memorial events, including those at his old unit, the low-profile...
  • Fmr Pacific Fleet Admiral: Seal Six Shoot-down a ‘Capital Crime’

    (THE UNITED WEST) Tom Trento, executive producer of the new movie “Fallen Angel – The Cover-up of the Shoot-Down of SEAL Team Six” which investigates the deaths of 30 U.S. special forces units in Afghanistan (the largest single day loss of life of SEALs in U.S. History), interviews retired U.S. Navy Admiral James “Ace” Lyons, the former commander-in-chief U.S. Pacific Fleet. Lyons states the shoot-down of SEAL Team SIX was a “dereliction of duty” and further states that the Obama-Clinton restrictive rules of engagement also directly led to the deaths of 30 of our nations finest warriors. According to Don...
  • SEAL: How a Failed Mission to Rescue Bergdahl Caused Irreparable Loss

    12/28/2015 5:56:10 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 54 replies
    Military.com ^ | December 24, 2015 | Dianna Cahn
    The juxtaposition of two American military men who could stand in the same courtroom in the coming months couldn't be set in more stark relief. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl faces a general court-martial for walking off of his base in eastern Afghanistan in 2009. Bergdahl spent five years in Taliban captivity, where he was tormented, before being freed in a controversial prisoner exchange last year. Jimmy Hatch, a Navy SEAL senior chief who led a platoon into a fierce battle to try to rescue Bergdahl, was shot and badly wounded on that mission. Beside him, service dog Remco lay mortally wounded,...
  • Weekend at BUD/S

    12/08/2015 8:23:01 PM PST · by pboyington · 15 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 8, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    It’s been a week since Ash Carter made his earth-shattering announcement authorizing women to serve in the combat arms and special operations units of the armed forces. Obviously, it was Obama’s plan to roll out Carter in the wake of the San Bernardino attacks, in order to avoid any scrutiny from conservative media outlets. Congress has thirty days to review the catastrophic decision before it becomes full blown policy. It would be interesting to be a fly on the wall and listen to the conversations that must be going on behind closed doors at the various special operations units in...
  • Navy plans to let women apply for the elite SEALs starting as early as next spring

    12/07/2015 5:44:15 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 50 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 7, 2015 | AP
    The U.S. Naval Academy is preparing to open its screening process for Navy SEAL training next year to women who are juniors at the academy, the superintendent said Monday. Vice Adm. Walter 'Ted' Carter told the academy's Board of Visitors at their quarterly meeting that the school is waiting for specific guidance from the Navy before definitely opening next spring's screening. He noted it could take longer before female midshipmen will take part in the rigorous 24-hour marathon screening process. 'We'll be ready to put women through the screener as early as next year,' Carter said. 'I don't know that...
  • Are Benghazi Survivors Hiding In A Washington, D.C. Hospital?

    03/25/2013 1:15:25 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3-25-2013 | Richard Miniter - OP/ED
    March 25, 2013 Are Benghazi Survivors Hiding In A Washington, D.C. Hospital? Richard Miniter For more than six months since the September 11, 2012 attacks on America’s diplomatic outposts in Benghazi, the Obama administration has been unwilling to turn over the names or whereabouts of any survivors. They may be hiding plain sight. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) has learned that “as many as seven Americans have been or are currently being treated,” at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C.—less than 11 miles from the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Wolf cited two independent confidential sources for his information....
  • Admiral punished suspected whistleblowers, is still poised for promotion

    10/21/2015 12:01:27 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    WaPo, via Stars & Stripes ^ | October 21, 2015 | Craig Whitlock
    The Navy is poised to promote the admiral in charge of its elite SEAL teams and other commando units even though Pentagon investigators determined that he illegally retaliated against staff members whom he mistakenly suspected were whistleblowers. Rear Adm. Brian Losey was investigated five times by the Defense Department's inspector general after subordinates complained that he had wrongly fired, demoted or punished them during a vengeful but fruitless hunt for the person who had anonymously reported him for a minor travel-policy infraction, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. After conducting separate, years-long investigations that involved more than 100...
  • Former “SEAL Team Six” Commander Makes Massive Move to Take on Barack Obama PERSONALLY

    10/17/2015 3:07:01 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 76 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Oct 16, 2015 | N/A
    This Tuesday, Rep. Ryan Zinke, a former Navy SEAL Team Six commander, confirmed with Brandon Tyler Webb, founder of the SofRep special operations news site, that he is considering running for House speaker so as to take a stand “against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” including President Barack Hussein Obama. “I think there are a few people who can do that,” the Montana Republican told Webb. “If folks like Paul Ryan and others step aside, and more of my colleagues ask me to run, I will hear the call to serve. Leadership is about service to country, not self. It’s...
  • Senator: SEAL Team 6 At Risk After OPM Hack

    07/16/2015 1:23:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | July 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    John Boozman says breaches targeted ‘most sensitive information’Sen. John Boozman (R., Ark.) said personal information on the Navy’s most elite special operations team could be in the hands of America’s adversaries following the cyber attack on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Boozman told a gathering of reporters in Washington, D.C., on Thursday that the attacks, suspected to have originated from China, targeted the “most sensitive information we have.” “The breach there was really staggering, this magnitude some of the most sensitive information,” Boozman said. “A lot of people when you fill out a form to get a top security...
  • Naval Special Warfare commemorates the 10th Anniversary of Operation Red Wings

    Today is the tenth of anniversary of Operation Red Wings, the mission depicted in movie "Lone Survivor." Let's never forget these amazing heroes!
  • Firearms of Frogmen Pt 1

    06/08/2015 7:03:23 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/8/2015 | D Breteau
    The Soviet Union was the first to begin developing firearms specifically for their combat divers. The Soviet Navy was worried about divers attacking their ships in their naval anchorages, and in particular those of the Black Sea fleet based in Sevastopol, located on the Crimean Peninsula, and Odessa, Ukraine. These anchorages could be easily threatened by NATO forces operating out of Turkey. It wasn’t an idle worry. The use of divers to attack anchored ships was used extensively by the Italian Navy during World War II, and the British Navy developed their techniques by using captured Italian equipment. The Soviet...
  • Rick Perry Will be Surrounded by Navy SEALs at June Announcement

    05/25/2015 11:19:35 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Stephen Gutowski
    Rick Perry’s June event in Addison, Texas, where he is expected to announce his candidacy for president, will feature a number of retired and current Navy SEALs, according to a invite to the event. Retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, whose autobiography inspired the 2014 film Lone Survivor, will attend with his wife. The widow of retired Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose autobiography inspired the oscar-nominated American Sniper, will also be there. The event will also feature retired U.S. Navy SEAL JJ Jones, retired U.S. Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor Recipient Mike Thornton, retired U.S. Navy SEAL Pete Scobell, and...
  • SEAL TEAM SIX - EXTORTION 17 "A COVER UP?" [youtube video of Tom Trento: Enemies of the State]

    05/24/2015 2:56:05 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 27 replies
    YouTube video of Tom Trento Iheart radio ^ | May 22, 2015 | Posted by The United West
    Streamed live on May 20, 2015 WOW, watch author Don Brown blow the lid off of the official government report about the tragic shoot down of SEAL TEAM SIX helicopter, Code Name - Extortion 17. On August 6, 2011—three months after members of Navy SEAL Team Six killed Osama Bin Laden—Taliban forces took down a United States helicopter, call sign "Extortion 17." The attack killed the Air National Guard crew, seven unidentified members of the Afghan military, and seventeen members of Navy SEAL Team Six—warrior brothers from the same Team that had killed Osama Bin Laden just ninety days prior....
  • Murph: The Protector 2013 Documentary Full Movie [youtube link]

    05/23/2015 8:27:20 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 5-21-15 | Lt. Michael Murphy
    Same youtube link here
  • Sarah Palin Honors SEALs Aboard USS Iowa

    05/17/2015 7:50:12 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 27 replies
    US for Palin ^ | May 17th, 2015 | Ron Devito
    Sarah Palin Honors SEALs Aboard USS Iowa Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin honors SEALs aboard the USS Iowa last night at a dinner gala and auction held by the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation. In a brief interview with Ruben Jay, she said, “what an honor for Todd and I to be here. This is iconic of course – the history of this chunk of metal and what it represents; the history and the representative that it is of the virtues and characteristics of our military. It’s an honor to be here to help raise money for families of Navy SEALs and...
  • Bin Laden report 'full of lies,' says former SEAL

    05/11/2015 6:29:56 PM PDT · by robowombat · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/11/15 04:53 PM EDT | Ben Kamisar
    By Ben Kamisar - The former Navy SEAL who says he killed Osama bin Laden is slamming a new report that challenges the White House’s account of the mission, calling it “garbage.” “The story that I read, the part from [Seymour] Hersh, was full of lies,” Rob O’Neill said on Fox News's "Shepard Smith Reporting." “It took me a long time to read it because I had to put it down — I couldn’t read the nonsense.” Hersh on Sunday published in story in the London Review of Books that says Pakistani intelligence officers played a significant role in the...
  • Female SEALs get open door to combat - Full integration likely starts in 2016 Read more at

    05/04/2015 10:05:08 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 82 replies
    WND ^ | May 04, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Women who pass SEAL training will likely be able to participate in the same military missions as their male counterparts, beginning in 2016. The U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command put out a report saying the physical standards currently demanded of SEAL trainees should not be lowered, but that women who meet these standards ought to be given the chance to head into combat, Fox News reported. The study will likely press Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to advance the cause for women in combat, with the effective date of January 2016, Fox said. Carter has opened up 20,000 new positions to...
  • BYU grad rescues child sex slaves

    02/16/2015 8:00:56 PM PST · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    BYU Universe ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | Donovan C. Baltich
    A team of former Navy Seals and CIA operatives splash beer on their faces as they prepare to play the part of American sex tourists. They’ll have to maintain laser-sharp focus as they engage in negotiations with some of the world’s dirtiest criminals. One suspicious move or remark could put their whole team at risk and prevent the rescue of dozens of innocent children. This team, known as Operation Underground Railroad, works to prosecute child sex traffickers and to rescue the victims. Heading the team is Tim Ballard — a husband, a father of six children and a BYU alumnus....
  • Feds hide details of Navy SEALs shootdown

    03/31/2015 8:08:52 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 48 replies
    World News Daily ^ | March 28, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    Parents suing for 'betrayal' want government held in contempt An attorney suing the CIA, Department of Defense and National Security Agency over the shootdown of the Extortion 17 helicopter mission hauling a quick-reaction force of Navy SEALs in Afghanistan in 2011 is asking a court to issue a contempt citation to the federal agencies. In a new motion, attorney Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch argues the defendants have missed an agreed-upon deadline for producing requested documents. The lawsuit itself, Klayman says, arose from the defendants’ failure to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request regarding the crash that killed...
  • Afghan who saved Navy SEAL seeks asylum in U.S., lawyer says [Lone Survivor]

    01/14/2015 2:02:02 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    CBS New York ^ | January 14, 2015 | N/A
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An Afghani man’s heroism inspired a movie as he risked it all to save in American, but he himself has become the one in need. As CBS2’s Scott Rapoport reported, Mohammed Gulab is a simple Afghani villager, but he is as brave a hero as there is. Just ask Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, whose life Gulab saved at great personal peril. “He very well could have just left me laying there on the side of that waterfall and let me die,” Luttrell said. “But he didn’t.” In a remarkable story depicted in the movie “Lone Survivor”...
  • ‘American Sniper’ Being Put Down Before It Even Hits Theaters

    12/25/2014 7:48:21 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 12/24/2014 | Katie A
    Chris Kyle’s story is one I believe absolutely should be told, and although I have my concerns regarding how accurately the movie will relay the events of his service as a SEAL, I wouldn’t miss it. Unfortunately it’s looking as though the naysayers are working overtime on this one, though, because the movie has yet to come out and the mud slinging has already begun.
  • SEALs and Usama bin Laden

    11/15/2014 7:59:20 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/15/14 | Jim O'Neill
    I salute their service and sacrifice Many in the community are…infuriated, [O’Neill] says. “There’s a shitstorm around this.”—Rob O’Neill referring to SEALs going public, “The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden…Is Screwed” “Frankly, a week ago Sunday, in the Situation Room, we all agreed that we would not release any operational details from the effort to take out bin Laden. That all fell apart on Monday—the next day.”—Then Defense Secretary, Robert Gates 5/12/11 Our present POTUS tells lies like they are an art form he is determined to master. God knows he has shown a remarkable flair for it—although if...
  • Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden revealed.

    11/11/2014 8:08:11 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 109 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 Nov , 2014 | Martin Gould
    'People are asking if we are worried that ISIS will come and get us because Rob is going public. I say I'll paint a big target on my front door and say come and get us.'
  • MacKay Trophy For AFSOC Osprey Crews: A Tale Of Bullet Riddled Planes

    11/05/2014 2:26:35 PM PST · by SZonian · 16 replies
    Military.com ^ | Nov. 3, 2014 | Richard Whittle
    Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Shea sensed no danger as he stood with his .50 caliber machine gun ready at the open ramp of his CV-22 Osprey coming in to land on a small, rutted airstrip in Bor, South Sudan. A crowd of up to 10,000 people milled about a United Nations compound 200 feet below, where 30 U.S. citizens were waiting that sunny Sunday morning for the Ospreys to evacuate them from a country slipping into civil war. The Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) crews and 21 Navy SEALs on board to protect the operation had been told...
  • US Navy SEALs told to stop spilling secrets

    11/04/2014 8:04:47 AM PST · by Cheerio · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/4/2014 | Breitbart
    The commander of US Navy SEALs has issued a stinging rebuke to troops who have broken the elite force's hallowed tradition of secrecy and humility by publishing memoirs and speaking to the media. Days after the Fox News network announced it would broadcast a documentary with a commando who claims to have shot Osama bin Laden, Rear Admiral Brian Losey, the head of Naval Special Warfare Command, wrote to his troops denouncing anyone who seeks fame or fortune by revealing details of secret missions. "A critical tenet of our Ethos is 'I do not advertise the nature of my work,...
  • Parents of SEAL Team Six soldier killed in action call for President Obama's resignation

    09/02/2014 7:09:42 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 September 2014 | Ashley Collman
    One couple knows all too well the pain suffered by the parents of James Foley, the American photojournalist executed on camera last month by the Islamic State. Billy and Karen Vaughn also lost their son Aaron Carson Vaughn in 2011, when the SEAL Team Six soldier's Chinook helicopter was shot down over Afghanistan. Now the couple are calling on President Barack Obama to step down, citing his reaction to the Foley video and 'lack of leadership' in confronting ISIS.
  • Jesse Ventura: Don’t feel sorry for Chris Kyle’s widow, I’m the victim here

    07/30/2014 10:29:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 30, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Jesse Ventura, Minnesota’s former governor, won his lawsuit against the late Navy SEAL and American Sniper author Chris Kyle on Tuesday. He claimed he was defamed in that book and, while a jury agreed, the vainglorious former wrestler-turned-politician-turned-conspiracy-buff has not exactly comported himself in a fashion that elicits much sympathy. After having been awarded nearly $2 million to be paid by the late serviceman’s widow, one might assume that Ventura would simply slip away and enjoy his victory. It seems, however, Ventura’s narcissism prevented him from taking the tasteful approach here. In an appearance on CBS News’ This Morning on...
  • Witness: Ventura Said SEALs Deserved To Lose Men In Iraq

    07/16/2014 5:42:28 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 39 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 7/16/14 | Pat Kessler
    Defense lawyers in the Jesse Ventura defamation case rolled out a parade of witnesses Wednesday claiming Ventura got punched out in a California bar. That’s the claim in the best-selling war memoir “American Sniper” by the deceased author Chris Kyle. It’s about to be made into a movie. But the bar fight is a claim Ventura says never happened. For the last two days, Navy SEALs have claimed in court that they saw one part or another of the bar fight. Ventura, described in the book as “scruff face,” is accused of shooting off his mouth about the war and...
  • How Did Michael Strange Really Die in Afghanistan?[Extortion 17]

    06/27/2014 6:17:23 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    Philadelphia ^ | June 26, 2014 | Jason Fagone
    [Subtitle]"After Northeast Philly’s Michael Strange was killed in Afghanistan in 2011, his father, Charles Strange, went on a quest for answers. It’s a journey that’s brought him face-to-face with Congress, the military bureaucracy, the NSA, a lawyer who believes Barack Obama is a Muslim, and the very dark heart of America in 2014." ***** "They had a whole long list of concerns, but most of them can be boiled down to one word: vulnerability. In reading about how the helicopter went in and went down, the families saw how vulnerable their loved ones had been. They were vulnerable, it seemed,...
  • Navy losing sailors and SEALs over emphasis on social issues

    04/28/2014 7:10:58 PM PDT · by armydawg505 · 59 replies
    www.allenbwest.com ^ | 4/28/14 | Allen West
    Hate to say “I told you so” but President Obama’s disinterest in enhancing our combat capability in favor of social egalitarianism and a warped sense of social justice is indeed having an impact on war readiness. According to the Washington Times, “A Navy F-18 fighter pilot and former Top Gun instructor is publicly warning admirals that retention is beginning to suffer from the military’s relentless social conditioning programs. Cmdr. Guy Snodgrass said sailors are becoming fed-up with the constant emphasis on social issues — an apparent reference to gays in the military, women in combat and ending sexual harassment.”
  • 6-Year-Old With Rare Disorder Gets to Be Navy SEAL for a Day

    04/13/2014 3:21:35 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 6 replies
    FOX NEWS Insider ^ | April 12, 2014 | BY FOX NEWS INSIDER
    A 6-year-old got the birthday surprise of a lifetime when he found out he would be a Navy SEAL for a day. Mason Rudder has already endured 10 surgeries for a rare genetic disorder that affects his range of motion, but that hasn’t stopped him from dreaming of becoming an elite Navy SEAL one day. Navy SEAL Jared Ogden spent a day training Mason. They went through demolition and sniper training, and during their lunch break, Mason led the SEALs on a mission.
  • Opening Seals...Rev 4-6 pt 11

    And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.(Revelation 6:1-2)In John’s vision, we have been escorted into the very throne room of God himself, and we have beheld wonderful, and mysterious things. God has granted this vision to his servants,that we may know the things which must...
  • Yes, the Navy Did Try To Ban The “Don’t Tread On Me Patch”

    04/04/2014 12:44:55 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 17 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 04/04/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    In October of 2013, Hardhatters received an email from a trusted source within the Navy claiming the Navy SEALs were ordering personnel to remove the traditional “Don’t Tread On Me” patch, also known as the First U.S. Navy Jack, which is often used by conservative/Tea Party groups. The source had received the order by email which states the following: ALL:WARCOM and GROUP TWO/ONE have pushed out the uniform policy for NWU III and any patches worn on the sleeve.All personnel are only authorized to wear the matching “AOR” American Flag patch on the right shoulder. You are no longer authorized...
  • WAR DOGS: Got Yer Back!

    03/25/2014 8:59:37 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • The Worrisome Future of Special Operation Forces (Common Core to be applied to Navy SEALS, etc.)

    03/23/2014 5:56:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    DanielPipes.org ^ | Mar 23, 2014 | Daniel Pipes
    I just had the opportunity to spend an afternoon with a Council on Foreign Relations group at the United States Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. Its commander, the famed Admiral William H. McRaven, started the briefing, followed by his staff. I expected to learn about Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, and their air force and marine counterparts. I thought I would hear about the exploits of this 67,000-strong command operating in 84 countries, maybe even about the taking down of Osama bin Laden. But that was not to be. Instead, he and the other officers...
  • U.S. to hand over tanker with contraband oil back to Libya

    03/21/2014 3:04:43 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:48pm EDT | Phil Stewart and David Alexander; Editing by Stephen Powell
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy will meet Libyan authorities in international waters in the next day or two to hand over a tanker carrying contraband Libyan oil seized this week by U.S. commandos in the Mediterranean, the Pentagon said on Friday. ... The Morning Glory had been escorted by the USS Stout, a guided-missile destroyer. But Warren said that the Stout had been relieved on Wednesday, and that the tanker was now being escorted by the USS Elrod, a guided-missile frigate. Some 34 sailors from the Elrod were aboard the Morning Glory, he said. The North Korean-flagged Morning Glory, which...
  • SEALS "liberate" tanker: more than meets the eye?

    03/18/2014 5:21:30 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 15 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 3/18/14 | Steve Berman
    A platoon from SEAL team 2 boarded and retook a pirated oil tanker in the Mediterranean. Fox News reports this matter-of-factly, and even brought in former SEAL Chad Williams to explain it. Maybe I am living in a media-amped Jack Bauer kind of fog, but I can't help thinking there's more to this than meets the eye.
  • U.S. Navy SEALs seize fugitive oil tanker

    03/17/2014 8:40:54 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 17, 2014 | Laura King
    CAIRO — U.S. Navy SEALs seized control of an oil tanker that had illegally taken on a cargo of crude oil peddled by rebels in Libya who had earlier captured key oil ports, the U.S. military announced early Monday. The seaborne raid, staged off of the Cypriot coast, came at the behest of the governments of Libya and Cyprus, the Pentagon said in a statement. “No one was hurt tonight when U.S. forces … boarded and took control of the commercial tanker Morning Glory,” the statement said. The SEAL team, backed by helicopters, launched its operation late Sunday local time...
  • On Defense Cuts, Obama Just Comes Right Out And Says He Wants The Terrorists To Win

    03/06/2014 5:57:19 AM PST · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    duffelblog.com ^ | 3-3-2014 | Juice Box
    WASHINGTON — Confirming suspicions of Americans and Fox News contributors everywhere, Communist-in-Chief Barack Obama announced today that his plans to downsize the Defense Department in size and spending are singularly rooted in a heartfelt desire to allow the terrorists to win. “I’m doing this because I hate America,” Obama told reporters. “Plain and simple.” Indeed, last week, the president unveiled proposals that would shrink the Army to pre-World War II levels, slash a number of costly programs, and roll back some benefits to service members and their families. Speaking today from the White House briefing room, the president assured Americans...
  • Ex-Navy Seals 'died of drug overdoses' on Captain Phillips ship

    02/22/2014 6:44:01 AM PST · by yldstrk · 66 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | February 21, 2014 | AP
    <p>Two former Navy Seals found dead aboard the Maersk Alabama, the ship hijacked in the Tom Hanks' film Captain Phillips, are believed to have died of drug overdoses. Mark Daniel Kennedy, 43, and Jeffrey Keith Reynolds, 44, were found dead on Tuesday in a cabin with drugs and hypodermic needles as the ship berthed in the Seychelles.</p>
  • Drugs on Maersk Ship Where 2 Ex-SEALs Died

    02/21/2014 6:32:40 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 2/20/14 | Brook Verkakis
    Drugs were in the room where two former Navy SEALs were found dead aboard the Maersk Alabama, a ship that was the focus of a 2009 hijacking dramatized in the movie "Captain Phillips," a company spokesman said Thursday. Police from the African island nation of Seychelles have given no cause of death for Mark Daniel Kennedy, 43, and Jeffrey Keith Reynolds, 44. The Americans were security contractors who were found dead Tuesday in a cabin on the ship while berthed in Port Victoria in the Indian Ocean. "We are saddened by the tragedy and our thoughts are with the family...
  • Kain Colter compares NU football training to Navy SEALs

    02/20/2014 5:50:10 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 11 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 18 Feb 2014 | Seth Gruen
    Kain Colter compares NU football training to Navy SEALs The Northwestern football players hearing with the National Labor Relations Board in an attempt to unionize continued on Tuesday and former Kain Colter began his testimony. While Colter’s testimony initially appeared to bolster the argument of the players, a comparison made between the Northwestern football team and Navy SEALs readying for operations in Iraq will likely draw backlash. When asked by petitioning council about the preparation for a college football game, Colter likened it to military personnel preparing for operation in Iraq. Though he did go on to explain that Northwestern’s...
  • 2 former Navy SEALs found dead aboard ship at center of ‘Captain Phillips’ saga

    02/19/2014 7:52:16 AM PST · by yldstrk · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 19, 2014 | Fox News
    <p>Two former Navy SEALs working as security contractors aboard the Maersk Alabama were found dead Tuesday aboard the container ship, a day after it was docked near an island northeast of Madagascar, according to the Trident Group, the security firm that employed the men.</p>
  • 2 Maersk Alabama guards dead (former USN SEALs)

    02/19/2014 7:28:35 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 44 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/19/2014
    Listening to domestic-extremist/right-wing-AM-radio, heard a news report about 2 guards being found dead on the Maersk Alabama in Seychelles. The report identified the guards as 'former Navy SEALs'. Tragic. If it's posted anywhere, I can't find it and it's not indexed in search engines yet. I can't say with certainty whether it was Bloomberg news or Fox News, as this station mixes it up and I didn't catch that.