Navy SEAL Commander Tells Students To Make Their Beds Every Morning In Incredible Commencement Speech


via: Business Insider

U.S. Navy admiral and University of Texas, Austin, alumnus William H. McRaven returned to his alma mater last week to give seniors 10 lessons from basic SEAL training when he spoke at the school’s commencement.

McRaven, the commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command who organized the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, stressed the importance of making your bed every morning, taking on obstacles headfirst, and realizing that it’s OK to be a “sugar cookie.” Read more

Top 13 Jobs Navy SEALs Take After Service


Navy SEALs are among the best of the best of today’s military, but many move on to bigger and better things beyond having ripped abs and shooting things. We consulted with a number of both Navy SEAL and career experts to find the top jobs that many Navy SEALs transition into.

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#5: POLITICAL CANDIDATE WHO MENTIONS HE WAS A NAVY SEAL A FEW HUNDRED TIMES

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Former Navy SEAL Awarded for Non-Drug Solutions for Vets—Mikal Vega


Please watch.  This is an amazing story of the resilience and fortitude of the American Soldier when given the opportunity to make a difference after the battlefields and the love they have for each other and their well-being. 

Mikal Vega is a former Navy SEAL & Chief Petty Officer— a 22 year military veteran who survived numerous dangerous combat operations and deployments only to be nearly killed by the cocktail of psychiatric drugs prescribed him by military doctors. Now retired from the military, Mikal works to help Veterans overcome problems suffered in battle without the use of mind-altering psychiatric drugs or psychiatric labels. Currently Mikal is an actor who can be seen in such films as Transformers 3&4 and the web series Black – he uses his acting to help fund and promote his non-profit organization, Vital Warrior. He was one of four individuals who received a human rights award from the mental health watchdog CCHR International, on Feb 1st 2014 in Los Angeles, presented by CCHR Commissioners, Danny Masterson & Jason Dohring. Previous award winners include members of Congress, state legislators, attorneys, medical doctors, whistleblowers, and civil and human rights activists.

 

 



“We are not superheroes, but we all share a common bond in serving something greater than ourselves.  It is a brotherhood that ties us together, and that bond is what allows us to willingly walk into harm’s way together.”

  Mark Owen, SEALs Team 6

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Navy SEALs: Hell Week


Hell Week is an understatement, damn. This is where the boys are separated from the [frog] men.

Tribute: Adam Brown, Navy Seal


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Today we honor the life and service of Navy SEAL Chief (SOC) Adam Brown on the anniversary of his passing. A 12-year veteran of the United States Navy, Brown was killed in action in Kumar Province, Afghanistan on March 17, 2010. 

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English: United States Special Operations Command  emblem (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Watch our tribute to this true American hero here: http://www.nralifeofduty.tv/home/video/a-tribute-to-adam-brown

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Navy SEALs – Direct Action


 

Another great documentary about US Navy SEALs. I DO promise to share videos that AREN’T about the Navy or the SEALs; one might think I’m a bit bias of them. Truth is, I do find these videos intriguing but hold every branch in high regard and know that together they make up the US Armed Forces–a well oiled machine that work together in perfect unison. 

 

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Task Force K-Bar SEALs at one of the entrances to the Zhawar Kili cave complex (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

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English: US Navy SEALs clearing cave complexes in Zwahar Kili (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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2 Former Navy SEALS Found Dead Aboard ‘Captain Phillips’ Ship – Business Insider


People look at the U.S. flagged container ship, Maersk Alabama as it sails into the Kenyan coastal sea port of Mombasa, November 22, 2009.

I know this is old news by now but I wanted post it here. The last report I saw their names had not been released–they’re listed here.

Two former Navy SEALs have been found dead aboard the ship that was featured in the movie “Captain Phillips,” Fox News reports. Read more

The Real-Life Story Behind “Lone Survivor” — History in the Headlines


On June 28, 2005, a covert Navy SEAL mission in Afghanistan went terribly wrong and resulted in the loss of 19 American troops. Thanks to his valiant comrades, the remarkable kindness of strangers and his own courage, only one SEAL, Marcus Luttrell, made it out of the ferocious firefight alive. A new film,\”Lone Survivor,\” which hits movie theaters on January 10 and stars Mark Wahlberg as Luttrell, depicts this heroic and tragic tale. Read more

Point/Counterpoint: Navy SEALs


The following is a point/counterpoint opinion article discussing the intense debate over the seals.

The United States Navy SEALs are the world’s premier fighting force. Nay, we are the most efficient operators the world has ever known. Read more

US Navy SEAL Actually Just ‘Really Tactical’ Gunner’s Mate (duffel blog)


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USS NEW ORLEANS  (LPD-18) – Sources confirmed today that Petty Officer Third Class Rob Shakely, thought to be a Navy SEAL, is actually just an ordinary Gunner’s Mate. Shakely, a veteran of one and a half years, claims to have done nothing to perpetuate the misconception that he is a maritime commando.

“Honestly, I have no idea where people get the idea that I’m a Navy SEAL,” Shakely says, posing with a clear and safe M4 at a clearing barrel. “Seriously, like, I haven’t even been to BUD/S,” he grunts while churning out a set of pushups for the camera. Read more

SEALs Team 6


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One of the best documentaries about SEAL TEAM SIX

 

Navy SEALs Dogs


 

 

When U.S. President Barack Obama went to Fort Campbell , Kentucky ,

for a highly publicized, but very private meeting with the commando
team that killed Osama bin Laden, only one of the 81 members of the
super-secret SEAL DevGru unit was identified by name:
Cairo , the war dog.

Cairo, like most canine members of the elite U.S. Navy SEALs, is a
Belgian Malinois. The Malinois breed is similar to German shepherds
but smaller and more compact, with an adult male weighing in the
30-kilo range.

German shepherds are still used as war dogs by the American military
but the lighter, stubbier Malinois is considered better for the tandem 

parachute jumping and rappelling operations often undertaken by
SEAL teams.Labrador retrievers are also favored by various military
organizations around the world.

Like their human counterparts, the dog SEALs are highly trained, highly 
skilled, highly motivated special ops experts, able to perform
extraordinary military missions by
Sea, Air and Land (thus the acronym SEAL).

The dogs carry out a wide range of specialized duties for the military
teams to which they are attached: With a sense of smell 40 times greater
than a human’s, the dogs are trained to detect and identify both explosive
material and hostile or hiding humans.

The dogs are twice as fast as a fit human, so anyone trying to escape is
not likely to outrun Cairo or his buddies.

The dogs, equipped with video cameras, also enter certain danger zones 
first, allowing their handlers to see what’s ahead before humans follow.

As I mentioned before, SEAL dogs are even trained parachutists,
jumping either in tandem with their handlers or solo, if the jump is into
water. Last year canine parachute instructor Mike Forsythe and his dog
Cara set the world record for highest man-dog parachute deployment,
jumping from more than 30,100 feet up – the altitude transoceanic
passenger jets fly at. Both Forsythe and Cara were wearing oxygen
masks and skin protectors for the jump.

Here’s a photo from that jump, taken by Andy Anderson for K9 Storm Inc.

As well, the dogs are faithful, fearless and ferocious “incredibly 
frightening” and efficient attackers.

When the SEAL DevGru team (usually known by its old designation,
Team 6) hit bin Laden’s Pakistan compound on May 2, Cairo ‘s feet would 

have been four of the first on the ground.

And like the human SEALs, Cairo was wearing super-strong, flexible body
Armor and outfitted with high-tech equipment that included “doggles” –
specially designed and fitted dog goggles with night-vision and infrared
capability that would even allow Cairo to see human heat forms through
concrete walls.

Now where on earth would anyone get that kind of incredibly niche
hi-tech doggie gear?

From Winnipeg , of all places. (*NOTE: Not Made in China )

Jim and Gloria Slater’s Manitoba hi-tech mom-and-pop business,
K9 Storm Inc., has a deserved worldwide reputation for designing and
manufacturing probably the best body Armor available for police and
military dogs. Working dogs in 15 countries around the world are
currently protected by their K9 Storm body Armor.

May God bless our military and their DOGS!

SOURCE:  William Hause, retired US Navy veteran–E-mail

 

 

Navy SEALs Cite Shabby Treatment as Team Obama Helps Hollywood Instead


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Navy SEALs are the toast of America, but revelations show that the top brass has not always watched their backs during the Obama administration.SEALs have brought exhilarating moments for the White House. The storied SEAL Team 6 killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011 and rescued U.S. cargo ship captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates in 2009. Hollywood transformed both operations into blockbuster movies — with the administration’s help.But some in the special operations community site shabby treatment.A book by Billy Vaughn, father of a SEAL killed in the Aug. 6, 2011, shoot down of a Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan, blames the administration for leaking too much information about his son’s unit.Another book by two former SEALs tells the “shameful ordeal” they endured based on allegations of prisoner abuse by one unreliable sailor and one determined terrorist. Instead of issuing gratitude for nabbing the “butcher of Fallujah” in Iraq in 2009, U.S. Central Command court-martialed the SEALs on felony charges.

 

via Navy SEALs Cite Shabby Treatment as Team Obama Helps Hollywood Instead | Vision to America.

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A Bump in the Road


THE BATTLING

Α  BOYS OF BENGHAZI   Ω

We’re the battling boys of Benghazi
No fame,
no glory, no paparazzi.
Just a fiery death in a blazing hell

Defending our country we loved so well.

It wasn’t our job, but
we answered the call,
fought to the Consulate and scaled the wall.

We pulled twenty Countrymen from the jaws of fate
Led them to
safety, and stood at the gate.

Just the two of us, and foes by the
score,
But we stood fast to bar the door.
Three calls for
reinforcement, but all were denied,
So we fought, and we fought, and
we fought ‘till we died.

We gave our all for our Uncle Sam,

But Barack Obama didn’t give a damn.
Just two dead seals who
carried the load
No thanks to us……….we were just “Bumps In The
Road”.

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“A bump in the road” …. remember  that callous statement by Obama? I don’t know the author of this poem … received it today.  Very thought-provoking and poignant.  I do recall, however, the President referring to the Benghazi incident as “a bump in the road.”  Today I heard an ex-Navy Seal being interviewed on Fox News regarding a book he has written about how to handle crisis situations in our lives.  At the end of the interview, he asked if he could make a comment on Benghazi and of course the anchor said yes.  He then thanked Fox News for keeping the Benghazi story in the news, since other news organizations are not.  He said the Seals who died deserve the public knowing the truth about the whole affair.    

The poem was written by a Marine Corps officer (ANON).