With Hurricane Irma still a Category 5 storm and one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic, the military has ordered an evacuation of over five thousand personnel from the Key West Naval Air Station in Florida. As the storm lashes the Caribbean islands of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands with heavy More »
Naval Special Warfare Command
Naval Special Warfare (NSW) is comprised of approximately 8,900 total personnel, including more than 2,400 active-duty Special Warfare Operators, known as SEALs, 700 Special Warfare Boat Operators, also known as Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC), 700 reserve personnel, 4,100 support personnel and more than 1,100 civilians.
Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC or “WARCOM”) is a component command of the United States Special Operations Command (US SOCOM). WARCOM is headquarterd in San Diego, Calif. and leads the Navy’s special operations force and the maritime component of SOCOM.
As one can guess from the title of this, it isn’t going to end well. I have a built-in bias against anyone wearing a Che Guevara shirt. Every time I encountered this, it usually ended in an ugly fashion. Sorry, but there it is. And I’ll spell out my experiences below. One of the biggest More »
The U.S. Navy on Wednesday relieved the Commander of the US 7th Fleet based out of Japan for “loss of confidence” in his ability to command after the service has suffered four catastrophic accidents at sea. The last two have cost multiple sailors their lives. Admiral Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet has More »
The U.S. Navy had another ship collision in the Pacific on Sunday night and 10 of the sailors were missing. Five other sailors were injured when the guided-missile cruiser USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore. The McCain’s hull was breached by the tanker causing severe damage and More »
After a fatal collision with a container ship that left seven sailors dead in June, the Navy has relieved the commander and the senior leadership of the USS Fitzgerald for losing “situational awareness” in the hours leading up to the collision, the service’s deputy chief said Thursday. Cmdr Bryce Benson will be relieved for cause More »
In a startling move, the leaders of the military broke with President Donald Trump and have denounced the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend. Five of the military’s service chiefs representing the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and National Guard have taken to social media to condemn the white nationalists, the More »
Back to the gym today, working our back and shoulders followed by a shuttle run and a swim in fatigues and boots. Remember to stretch really well before and after your workout and drink plenty of water. I know that we harp on that a lot but it is the truth. So, we’ll deal with More »
If you own a commercial or privately-owned drone, you now fly over any military base at the risk of losing your aircraft. The Pentagon has given the military the green light and new guidelines allowing the military to down drones flying near or over select US military bases. The classified guidance was first issued back More »
With the arrival of President Trump into the White House this winter, Hollywood is responding by kicking out three new military themed shows for its September lineup. Coincidence? Some critics are crying foul, saying that the shows are more flag-waving patriotic, conservative propaganda. But the producers of one of these new shows, SEAL Team claim More »
On July 30, 1945, in the closing days of World War II, the cruiser Indianapolis (CA-35), unescorted in the Pacific Ocean, was steaming for Leyte, having left Guam after just delivering the components for the atomic bomb to Tinian. The Indianapolis’ orders were to rendezvous with the battleship U.S.S. Idaho (BB-42), in the Leyte Gulf More »