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Fallen US Navy SEAL Fought in Defense of Fellow Americans, Kurds


WASHINGTON, DC –  A US Navy SEAL was killed Tuesday during a firefight with ISIS militants in Tel Askuf, Iraq.  Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles Keating IV served as part of the quick reaction force tasked to extract American and Kurdish troops pinned down by ISIS fighters. A team comprised of less than 12 US military advisers in Tel Askuf …

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US Navy SEAL Killed in Iraq


WASHINGTON, DC — A US Navy SEAL advising and assisting peshmerga forces in Iraq was killed by enemy fire north of Mosul today. Defense Secretary Ash Carter — in Germany for this morning’s U.S. European Command change of command and to convene a meeting of his counterparts whose nations are leading the effort to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq …

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Navy SEAL to be Awarded Medal of Honor


WASHINGTON, DC (NSW) – On February 29, 2016, President Barack Obama will present the Medal of Honor to Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers, U.S. Navy.  Senior Chief Byers will receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as part of a team that rescued an American civilian being held hostage in Afghanistan on December 8-9, 2012. …

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SEAL Team One Plank Owner Remembered


SAN DIEGO, CA (NSWC) – The United States Navy is famously based in history and tradition. Indeed, many Naval customs date back to the service’s formation in 1775, predating even the creation of the country. Yet in the case of Naval Special Warfare, the first men to be called Navy SEALs crafted their own traditions in the early 1960s – …

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SEAL Team 17 and HSC-85 Celebrate Centennial of the Navy Reserve

Navy Reserve Centennial

SAN DIEGO, CA (PO1 Melisa Russell)- SEAL Team 17 and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 85 (HSC-85) recognized the Centennial Celebration of the Navy Reserve with a visit from Chief of Navy Reserve, Vice Adm. Robin Braun and events onboard both Naval Air Station North Island and Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. Navy Operational Support Centers and reserve detachments across the Navy …

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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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Maersk Alabama Hijacking (2009)


The Maersk Alabama hijacking was a series of events involving piracy that began with four Somali pirates seizing the cargo ship MV Maersk Alabama 240 nautical miles (440 km; 280 mi) southeast of the Somalia port city of Eyl. This event ended with the Action of April 12, 2009. It was the sixth vessel in a week to be attacked …

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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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