Category Archives: SEALs

Spotlight

By lex, on May 9th, 2011

The US Navy’s elite SEAL teams have been much in the spotlight of late, with overjoyed media outlets eager to print something, anything positive gushing over their professionalism and the arduousness of their training. Unfortunately for some folks, that spotlight has some spillover:

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Fido

 

By lex, on May 5th, 2011

Add one more unnamed warrior to the roll of Abbottabad heroes – this one with four legs vice two:

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The Compound

By lex, on May 5th, 2011

The White House is going silent on the net about the dramatic mission to capture or kill Osama bin Laden, cross threaded at having to substantially change the story about how and why he was shot after the initial fog of war lifted. The administration also backed water on publishing photographs of his bloody corpse – a good call, in my humble: Those inclined towards conspiracy theories will cry “photoshop!” anyway, and there’s no reason to give the perpetually aggrieved set another bloody shirt to wave.

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Warship

By lex, on May 5th, 2011

Navy  is all set to commission its newest guided missile destroyer, and her crew will have a lot to live up to:

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Ghosthawk Down

By lex, on May 4th, 2011

The armorer’s pal Bill T – a man with enough experience flying sideways to make a fixed wing guy green (and not with envy) – has his own take on the mysterious helicopter that landed on either side of OBL’s wall:

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Already?

By lex, on May 4th, 2011

We will very likely never learn the name of the hero that killed Osama bin Laden. We know that he endured a grueling 120 hours of Hell Week in training, smack in the middle of a six month, arduous Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training program that has an 80-85% washout rate. We know that he spent a further year in training with his team before being deemed combat ready. We suspect that he was a member of the Naval Special Warfare Group – DevGru – which is to a straight-stick SEAL team what the SEALs are to the Navy, the elite of the elite. Working the math on his recruitment, selection and training, we can assume he is in his late 20s or early 30s.

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Perhaps it’s Just Me

By lex, on June 19th, 2010

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Farce

By lex, on April 22nd, 2010

Well, that didn’t take very long:

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Remembering Scott Helvenston

By lex, on December 17th, 2009

As congressmen and many in the public stew over the pending court martial of three Navy SEALs accused of abusing a detainee and making false official statements, a SEALs blog * remembers one of them men murdered whose desecrated remains were hung from that infamous bridge in Fallujah:

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SEAL Plane

By lex, on July 21st, 2009

Well, with what might be the final nail hammered home in the F-22 coffin, money that would have gone towards sweeping a future adversary from the skies may now be re-purposed towards bug-hunting:**

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