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NSW Conducts Bilateral Training with Cyprus SOF - LIMASSOL, Cyprus (Jan. 25, 2024) East Coast-based U.S. Naval Special Warfare Operators (SEALs) and Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (SWCC) conduct maritime training with Cypriot Underwater Demolition Command (MYK) forces near Limassol, Cyprus on Jan. 25, 2024. This training strengthens the relationship between U.S. Special Operations Command Europe and its Allies and partners throughout Europe, reinforcing the United States commitment to the region. Naval Special Warfare Group TWO produces, supports, and deploys the world’s premier maritime special operations forces to conduct full-spectrum operations and integrated deterrence in support of U.S. national objectives. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bill Carlisle)

Navy SEALs Forge Alliance with Cypriot Navy Underwater Demolition Team in Eastern Mediterranean

Navy SEALs Forge Alliance with Cypriot Navy Underwater Demolition Team in Eastern Mediterranean

In a constant demonstration of partnership in the Eastern Mediterranean, U.S. East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare Operators (SEALs) and Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (SWCC) collaborated with Cypriot Navy Underwater Demolition Team (MYK) partners Jan. 22 – Feb. 14, 2024, refining their operational expertise in the maritime domain throughout waters surrounding Cyprus. This relationship serves as a powerful deterrent, showcasing a united front against potential threats to regional and maritime security in the area

NSW Conducts Maritime Training with Romanian Special Operations Forces - CONSTANTA, Romania (Nov. 16, 2023) East-Coast based U.S. Naval Special Warfare Operators (SEALs) conduct visit, board, search, and seizure training with the 164th Romanian Naval Special Operations Forces near Constanta, Romania, Nov. 16, 2023. Naval Special Warfare’s unique maritime capabilities are underpinned by their ability to sustain the highest level of warfighting excellence through joint and multinational evolutions such as this, ensuring the U.S. and its Allies prevail in competition, crisis, and conflict. Naval Special Warfare Group TWO produces, supports, and deploys the world’s premier maritime special operations forces to conduct full-spectrum operations and integrated deterrence in support of U.S. national objectives. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bill Carlisle)

Naval Special Warfare Enhances Allied Defense with Romanian Special Operations Forces

Naval Special Warfare Enhances Allied Defense with Romanian Special Operations Forces

East-Coast based Naval Special Warfare Operators (SEALs) and the 164th Romanian Naval Special Operations Forces (ROUSOF) conducted training on maritime interdiction operations, special reconnaissance, and special operations tactics to enhance allied defense throughout the European region. The joint effort was conducted November 4-17, and enhanced maritime expertise and strengthened the capacity to respond to maritime crises in the Black Sea region.

NA - Metlakatka, Ala. (2018) Retired U.S. Navy Chief Warrant Officer 4 Solomon Atkinson, center, is greeted by a representative of the Veterans Advocacy Organization, right, and escorted by son-in-law Franklin Hayward before receiving the Alaska Governor’s Veteran Advocacy Award during a ceremony in 2018. Atkinson returned to his native Alaska after 22 years of Naval service in 1976, continuing to serve his community on the Indian Community Council and Board of Education, as a founder and president of the first veteran’s organization on Annette Island, and as mayor of Metlakatla. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy)

SECNAV Names Future Navajo-Class Towing, Salvage, and Rescue Ship Solomon Atkinson

SECNAV Names Future Navajo-Class Towing, Salvage, and Rescue Ship Solomon Atkinson

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Carlos Del Toro announced today that a future Navajo-class Towing, Salvage, and Rescue (T-ATS) ship will be named in honor of Solomon Atkinson, a pioneering Navy SEAL and an Alaskan Native of the Metlakatla Indian Community, Annette Islands Reserve.

230714-N-TB148-1342 - CARTAGENA, Colombia (July 14, 2023) East-coast based U.S. Naval Special Warfare Operators (SEALs) and Colombian special operations personnel conduct over the beach movement training during UNITAS 2023. Hosted this year by Colombia, UNITAS is the world’s longest-running maritime exercise bringing together multinational forces from 20 partner nations, training in joint maritime operations that enhance tactical proficiency and increase interoperability. Naval Special Warfare Group 2 produces, trains, supports, and deploys the world’s premier maritime special operations commandos to conduct full-spectrum operations and integrated deterrence that support national objectives. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bill Carlisle)

Navy SEALs Enhance Maritime Domain Dominance with Partner Forces in Colombia

Navy SEALs Enhance Maritime Domain Dominance with Partner Forces in Colombia

East-Coast-Based Naval Special Warfare Operators (SEAL) showcased their capabilities and strengthened international partnerships during their participation in the multinational exercise UNITAS 64. As part of the exercise, SEALs trained alongside partner nation special operations forces in submarine operations, visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS), and close quarters combat (CQC), reaffirming the importance of collaboration in maritime defense strategies.

230613-N-GG858-1003 - VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (June 13, 2023) Chief Hutch, a combat assault dog assigned to SEAL Team Four, poses for a portrait before his retirement. Hutch, a Belgian Malinois trained to detect explosives and other dangerous materials, worked alongside Naval Special Warfare operators for five years and deployed twice to East Africa. Naval Special Warfare Group 2 produces, trains, supports, and deploys the world’s premier maritime special operations commandos to conduct full-spectrum operations and integrated deterrence that support national objectives. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew Dickinson)

Navy SEAL Military Working Dog Retires

Navy SEAL Military Working Dog Retires

A combat assault dog named ‘Chief Hutch’ retired from military service at Joint Base Little Creek-Fort Story, June 24, 2023. Hutch, a Belgian Malinois trained to detect explosives and other dangerous materials, worked alongside naval special warfare operators for five years and deployed twice to East Africa.

230524-N-GG858-1003 - VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (May 25, 2023) East-coast-based U.S. Naval Special Warfare Operators (SEALs) provide security during non-combatant evacuation operation training. Naval Special Warfare Group 2 produces, trains, supports, and deploys the world’s premier maritime special operations commandos to conduct full-spectrum operations and integrated deterrence that support national objectives. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew Dickinson)

US Navy SEALs Conduct Nighttime Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation Training

US Navy SEALs Conduct Nighttime Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation Training

East-coast based Naval Special Warfare Operators (SEALs) recently conducted a comprehensive training exercise focused on non-combatant emergency evacuation operations. The training, held at night, involved the use of simulated munitions to better emulate real-life scenarios.

230512-N-N0900-1001 - Retired SEAL Mr. Rick Knepper, Capt. Keith Marinics and Command Master Chief Deryck Dickerson, posthumously receive the Xavier University’s Charles P. Gallagher Leadership Medallion on behalf of Capt. Phil Bucklew for his outstanding vocational and societal contributions, May 12, 2023. Bucklew is an Xavier alumnus and is known as the “father” of Naval Special Warfare.

Father of Naval Special Warfare Posthumously Awarded the Charles P. Gallagher Leadership Medallion

Father of Naval Special Warfare Posthumously Awarded the Charles P. Gallagher Leadership Medallion

Capt. Phil Bucklew, known as the “father” of Naval Special Warfare (NSW) and a Xavier University alumnus, was posthumously awarded the Charles P. Gallagher Leadership Medallion by the university, May 12.

230415-N-HU588-1037 - CORONADO, Calif. (April 15, 2023) Force Master Chief Walter S. Dittmar, Naval Special Warfare Command, gives a speech at the 37th annual Salute to the Military Ball. The ball, held by the Coronado Chamber of Commerce, joins military and civilian communities to celebrate and honor local service members who dedicate much of their lives to the country and the community. Naval Special Warfare is the nation's elite maritime special operations force, uniquely positioned to extend the Fleet's reach and gain and maintain access for the Joint Force in competition and conflict. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sean Weir)

FORCM Remarks: Coronado Salute to the Military Ball

FORCM Remarks: Coronado Salute to the Military Ball

Below is a transcript of Naval Special Warfare Command Force Master Chief, Walter Dittmar, remarks during the 37th annual Salute to the Military Ball, April 15 where the City’s military and civilian communities came together to celebrate and honor the local service members who dedicate much of their lives to country and the community.

230406-N-EZ002-1009 - Village Elementary School students raise their hands to ask Naval Special Warfare (NSW) operators questions during a community relations event. Naval Special Warfare is the nation's elite maritime special operations force, uniquely positioned to extend the Fleet's reach and gain and maintain access for the Joint Force in competition and conflict.

Naval Special Warfare Operators Demonstrate Safety, Teamwork, Fitness to 100 Elementary Students

Naval Special Warfare Operators Demonstrate Safety, Teamwork, Fitness to 100 Elementary Students

Naval Special Warfare (NSW) operators volunteered for a community relations (COMREL) event for Village Elementary School students at Coronado High School, Wednesday.

230117-N-RY670-1013 - VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Jan. 17, 2023) – Retired Rear Adm. Thomas Richards is presented the Silver Star Medal for gallantry in action while deployed to Vietnam, Jan. 30, 1971, by Rear Adm. Keith Davids, commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, during an awards ceremony at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Jan. 17, 2023. The upgraded award reflects the courage, grit, and integrity of past Naval Special Warfare teammates that formed the standard upheld by today’s maritime special operators. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Owen)

Silver Star Awarded to Naval Special Warfare Legend

Silver Star Awarded to Naval Special Warfare Legend

A half-century ago, Lt. j.g. Thomas Richards, fighting through injury and exhaustion in the rice paddies of Vietnam, made repeated trips through enemy gunfire to rescue three injured SEAL Team One Zulu Platoon teammates. Nicknamed "The Hulk" for his size and strength, Richards demonstrated uncommon valor by hauling the wounded men across a dike and then lifting each into a friendly helicopter for evacuation. Without his courageous runs into the "kill zone," the other men on patrol would not have survived the day.

221029-N-OX430-1308 - CORONADO, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2022) Former SEAL Team 1 members and their families look at memorabilia while taking a tour of SEAL Team 1's command building following a ceremony celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Navy SEAL Teams at Silver Strand Training Complex. The 60th anniversary is a chance to celebrate Naval Special Warfare's rich history, heritage, and time-honored tradition of serving with humility. Naval Special Warfare is the nation’s premier maritime special operations force, uniquely positioned to extend the fleet’s reach and deliver all domain options for naval and joint force commands. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Gaither)

From Salt and Sand: 60 Years of Navy SEALs

From Salt and Sand: 60 Years of Navy SEALs

SEAL Team 1 welcomed frogmen of the past and present to celebrate 60 years of rich SEAL history in a ceremony at Silver Strand Training Complex on Oct. 29.

NA - UNKNOWN LOCATION (Est. 1952) Engineman Seaman Solomon Atkinson smiles for a picture. Atkinson would go on to become one of the first U.S. Navy SEALs, complete 22 years of active Naval service and retire in 1973 as Chief Warrant Officer 4. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy)

Alaskan Native Solomon Atkinson: Family Man, Patriot and Countryman

Alaskan Native Solomon Atkinson: Family Man, Patriot and Countryman

SAN DIEGO – Alaskan Native Solomon Atkinson led an extraordinary life. He left his community and his career as a commercial fisherman to serve 22 years in the military and become one of the first U.S. Navy SEALs. A husband, father, mayor, veterans affairs advocate and community leader—his lifetime achievements by anybody’s standards are nothing short of remarkable.

200504-N-QC706-0007.jpg - 200504-N-QC706-0007 CORONADO, Calif. (May 4, 2020) SEAL candidates do push-ups on the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) grinder during training at Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Center in Coronado, Calif., May 4, 2020. NSW Center restarted paused portions of its SEAL and Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC) selection-and-assessment training following careful planning that included implementing COVID-19 mitigation efforts based on CDC recommendations and Department of Defense medical guidance. The health, safety and well-being of students remains NSW Center’s top priority. Any student showing signs of illness will be removed from training and evaluated by medical professionals before returning to training. NSW Center provides initial and advanced training to the Sailors who make up the Navy’s SEAL and Special Boat Teams. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anthony Walker/Released)

Naval Special Warfare Center Resumes Portions of Paused SEAL and SWCC Training

Naval Special Warfare Center Resumes Portions of Paused SEAL and SWCC Training

Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Center resumed two paused phases of its SEAL and Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC) selection-and-assessment training, May 4.

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Navy SEAL History: Part 2

Navy SEAL History: Part 2

Although not officially designated until 1962, from the beaches of Normandy to the jungles of Vietnam, SEALs have had a direct impact on history.

 


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