Tag Archives: NSW

Mental Toughness: What Exactly is It?


By Lu Lastra, Master Chief SEAL (Ret.), Naval Special Warfare Director of Mentorship Your mind can be your best friend or worst enemy. Here are common questions I have been asked on Mental Toughness and my responses to each: 1 – What is the definition of mental toughness? Mental Toughness is found in all aspects of life. It can come …

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Naval Special Warfare Commemorates 10th Anniversary of Operation Red Wings


SAN DIEGO, CA (PO2 Timothy Black) – In June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs set out on a mission, code-named Operation Red Wings, to scout anti-coalition militia leader Ahmad Shah, deep behind enemy lines east of Asadabad in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. These men, motivated by their passion of service to country and Team, fast-roped onto a 10,000-foot …

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Anchored in Service: A Hero is Remembered


CORONADO,CA (Abraham Loe McNatt) – When U.S. Navy Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Jeremy Trump looks at photos of his late grandfather, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Chief Motor Machinist’s Mate William Trump, it’s not just the same strong jaw line that is reflected back, it goes much deeper. Images of William Trump hold a legacy of service, sacrifice and …

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Naval Special Warfare Participates in IDCERTEX


PACIFIC OCEAN –  Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Navy SEALs, surface warfare combatant-craft crewmen (SWCC) and NSW support personnel integrated with ships from the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Carrier Strike Group during an independent deployer certification exercise (IDCERTEX) Nov. 8-14. During the exercise, NSW personnel trained to increase cooperation between special operations forces and the fleet by collaborating with Sailors …

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Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC)


The United States Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSPECWARCOM, NAVSOC or NSWC) was commissioned on April 16, 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 …

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SEAL Teams


The United States Navy Sea, Air and Land (SEAL) teams or SEAL Teams are the elite Special Operations Forces of the U.S. Navy, employed in unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, direct action, Counter-Terrorism, and special reconnaissance operations. Those qualifying to become Navy SEALs are authorized, after completing a specialized program known as SQT (SEAL Qualification Training) and a probationary period, …

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