The U.S. military has been taxed with fighting wars for 16 years in multiple countries and with the previous presidential administration cutting back on troop levels, modernization of the service’s equipment, the Defense Department’s readiness is in “dire straits” across the board according to some reports just released. The report from the Heritage Foundation, the 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.
On this day in 2006, Michael A. Monsoor a Navy SEAL would distinguish himself to be a true selfless hero and willingly gave his life to safeguard his fellow SEAL operators and would later be presented the Medal of Honor. Monsoor lost his life in during operations against insurgents in Ar Ramadi, Iraq during Operation More »
Sometimes it is a nice thing to be pleasantly surprised. CBS’ new drama series “SEAL Team” had its debut with the pilot episode Wednesday night and from the look of the first showing, they did it right. The good folks at CBS may have a long-term, viable hit on their hands if they can play More »
The Pentagon is now rushing more military disaster relief aid to the stricken areas of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands as the awful plight of the people there reaches into the second week after Hurricane Maria. The utter devastation and scale of the disaster have overmatched the local authorities ability to respond to the More »
The Trump White House has reversed the trend of recent administrations from being aggressive on drugs that are flowing into the United States. With the decreasing amounts of illicit drugs that are coming across the border on land, law enforcement authorities are finding more and more drugs at sea. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited More »
After the disastrous results of Hurricane Harvey that drenched the Houston area with a year’s worth of rain in just a few days and the huge Hurricane Irma that is bearing down on Florida and scheduled to hit this weekend, I see the military is actively involved. As it should be, we wrote here last More »
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 »
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 »