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 »
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.
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 »
What does nearly every successful mission by Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, Marine Raiders, and Green Berets have in common? They’ve probably been carried to and from their missions by members of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Airborne with the abbreviation of 160th SOAR (A). The 160th SOAR commonly known as the “Night Stalkers” are More »
On June 28, 2005, Navy SEAL LT Michael P. Murphy would perform heroic actions that would result in his being awarded the Medal of Honor. It would also cost him his life in the process, in one of the bloodiest days in the history of the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and the SEALs. Murphy More »
Cry havoc… Since the time of Greece and the Roman Empire, the dog has been a valued and trusted member of the military. The Romans used a breed of Mastiff that is now extinct. Then, they covered their canines in armor with spiked collars and used them to wreak havoc on their enemies. The use More »
The Pentagon has reported that a US Navy F-18 fighter plane has shot down a Syrian SU-22 ground attack aircraft after the Syrian pilot attacked SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) on Sunday. The US-led SDF have been advised by US Special Operations forces, however, it isn’t known if any US troops were present when attacked by More »
The Wando Terminal in Mt. Pleasant, SC part of the ports of Charleston was shut down on Wednesday night after a phone call to authorities from Ohio said there was a dirty bomb in a container in the terminal. According to LT J.B. Zorn, at approximately 8 p.m. a caller stated that a “dirty bomb” More »
The military of Russia has warships visiting the port of Hong Kong for the first time in modern history in a non-official port call. The Russians two ships, the guided missile cruiser Varyag and the tanker Pechenga, are based with the Russian Pacific Fleet at Vladivostok. And the purpose of the public visit is two-fold. It More »