US Navy SEALs

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A member of Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team 8 checks his 7.62mm M-14 rifle aboard the fleet oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188). SEAL Team 8 is providing boarding teams to assist the Maritime Interception Force in their enforcement of UN sanctions against Iraq during Operation Desert Storm. (official US Navy photo)

 

140121-N-KB563-148 CORONADO, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2014) Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUDs) students participate in Surf Passage at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. Surf Passage is one of many physically demanding evolutions that are a part of the first phase of SEAL training. Navy SEALs are the maritime component of U.S. Special Forces and are trained to conduct a variety of operations from the sea, air and land. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Russell/Released)

CORONADO, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2014) Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUDs)
students participate in Surf Passage at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. Surf
Passage is one of many physically demanding evolutions that are a part of
the first phase of SEAL training. Navy SEALs are the maritime component of
U.S. Special Forces and are trained to conduct a variety of operations from
the sea, air and land. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st
Class Michael Russell)

 

140928-N-GT589-210 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 28, 2014) Maritime special operations forces prepare for a mission during a training exercise aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). SEALs and Marine Corps special operations forces from Special Operations Command Pacific conducted maritime interoperability training aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Everett Allen/Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 28, 2014) Maritime special operations forces prepare for a mission during a training exercise aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). SEALs and Marine Corps special operations forces from Special Operations Command Pacific conducted maritime interoperability training aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Everett Allen/Released)

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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