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Japanese Special Boat Unit, Naval Special Warfare Unit Conduct Joint Training - A West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit conducts underway training with members of a Japanese Special Boat Unit near Naval Base White Beach in Okinawa, Japan. 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 Chelsea D. Meiller)

Japanese Special Boat Unit, U.S. Naval Special Warfare Unit Conduct Joint Training Exercise

Japanese Special Boat Unit, U.S. Naval Special Warfare Unit Conduct Joint Training Exercise

A West Coast-based U.S. Naval Special Warfare unit integrated with a Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Special Boat Unit (SBU) to conduct joint training on navigation, communications, radar, and more from Feb. 15-17, 2024 at Naval Base White Beach in Okinawa, Japan.

Rear Admiral Davids at WEST 2024 - SAN DIEGO (Feb. 13, 2024) Rear Adm. Keith Davids, commander, Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC), answers questions during the WEST 2024 convention held at the San Diego Convention Center. WEST is a naval conference and exposition on the West Coast that gives an opportunity for military and industry leaders to discuss new technologies and capabilities. NSW is the nation's premiere 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 2nd Class Kyle Fiori)

WEST 2024: Naval Special Warfare a Force Multiplier for the Fleet, Joint Force

WEST 2024: Naval Special Warfare a Force Multiplier for the Fleet, Joint Force

Rear Adm. Keith Davids, commander, Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC), attended and participated in AFCEA-USNI WEST (WEST) 2024 conference, Feb. 13-15.

Navy SEALs, Joint Force Conclude Training - West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare (NSW) operators prepare to clear an underground space while conducting direct action raid training at Fort Irwin, Dec. 13, 2023. 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.

Navy SEALs, Joint Force Conclude Training

Navy SEALs, Joint Force Conclude Training

West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare (NSW) operators recently concluded a joint training exercise focused on enhancing operational capabilities and partnerships, Dec.15.

Indian MARCOS, U.S. Navy SEALS Conduct Joint Training Exchange - U.S. Naval Special Warfare operators conduct medical evacuation training with a CH-3 Sea King assigned to the Indian Marine Commando Flight during a joint training exercise in Cavellosim, India, Nov. 7, 2023. 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. (Courtesy photo)

Indian MARCOS, U.S. Navy SEALS Conduct Joint Training Exchange

Indian MARCOS, U.S. Navy SEALS Conduct Joint Training Exchange

A U.S. Navy SEAL Team conducted a joint training exchange with the Indian Marine Commando Force (MARCOS) from Oct. 20 to Nov. 11, 2023.

CORONADO, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2023) West Coast based Naval Special Warfare Sailors participate in an NSW combatives program training session. - CORONADO, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2023) West Coast based Naval Special Warfare Sailors participate in an NSW combatives program training session. 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 2nd Class Keypher Strombeck)

Sharpening the Warrior Spirit

Sharpening the Warrior Spirit

In the realm of elite military training, U.S. Navy special operators have carved out a legendary reputation for pushing even the most formidable individuals past their known limits. These warriors embody qualities of mental resilience and unwavering determination. They also share an unbreakable spirit of camaraderie and brotherhood that serves as the bedrock of their strength.

Talisman Sabre 23 - HOLSWORTHY, Australia (July 20, 2023) - Operators from a U.S. Naval Special Warfare Unit secure a hallway during a close quarter combat drill with the Australian Army 2nd Commando Regiment at Holsworthy Barracks in New South Wales, Australia during Talisman Sabre 23, July 20, 2023. 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. Talisman Sabre is the largest bilateral military exercise between Australia and the United States advancing a free and open Indo Pacific by strengthening relationships and interoperability among key allies and enhancing our collective capabilities to respond to a wide variety of potential security concerns. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Gaither)

U.S. Navy SEALs, Australian Special Forces conclude Talisman Sabre 2023

U.S. Navy SEALs, Australian Special Forces conclude Talisman Sabre 2023

U.S. Naval Special Warfare (NSW) forces deployed in support of U.S. Special Operations Command Pacific participated in Exercise Talisman Sabre from July 17 to August 3, 2023. NSW forces worked alongside Australian special operations forces (SOF) from the Army’s 2nd Commando Regiment.

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.

230316-N-RO948-1042 - Lt. Jeremy Campbell, right, assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group Four (NSWG-4), and Chief Yeoman Ebony Campbell, assigned to U.S. Fleet Forces Command, render honors during their retirement ceremony onboard Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, March 16. The Campbells chose NSWG-4 to host their dual ceremony. NSW 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, and USFFC is responsible for manning, training, equipping and providing combat-ready forces forward to numbered fleets and combatant commanders around the globe. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Dustin Kelling/Released)

Rare Retirement Ceremony Hosted at Naval Special Warfare Group Four

Rare Retirement Ceremony Hosted at Naval Special Warfare Group Four

Naval Special Warfare Group Four (NSWG-4) hosted a rare dual retirement ceremony on March 16.

230501-N-XW558-1338 - Retired Capt. Pete Toennies, former commanding officer of SEAL Team 5, delivers remarks during the SEAL Team 5 40th anniversary ceremony at the Silver Strand Training Complex. SEAL Team 5’s history began on May 1, 1983, after being redesignated from Underwater Demolition Team 11. 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 Alex Smedegard)

SEAL Team 5Celebrates 40th Anniversary

SEAL Team 5Celebrates 40th Anniversary

The sun ascends over the horizon as military personnel make their way onto the compound at Silver Strand Training Complex. After catching their breath from a grueling morning workout, the bagpipes playing in the background orchestrate a calming atmosphere. With the sun now fully visible, five current and past service members step onto the stage in front of approximately 150 personnel to commemorate the 40th anniversary of SEAL Team 5.

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NSW Focuses on Mental Health Awareness

NSW Focuses on Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness and National Suicide Prevention Months are acknowledged each year during the months of April and September respectively. This month, Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) is highlighting a Mental Health Awareness campaign that focuses on the importance of mental health and physical wellness among NSW personnel and their families.

Cmdr. Blythe Blakistone salutes during a change of command ceremony for Naval Special Warfare Tactical Communications Command (TCC) 1 - CORONADO, Calif. (April 28, 2022) Cmdr. Blythe Blakistone salutes during a change of command ceremony for Naval Special Warfare Tactical Communications Command (TCC) 1. Naval Special Warfare Group 1, which mans, trains, and equips West Coast-based SEAL Teams, is comprised of SEAL Teams 1, 3, 5 and 7 as well as Logistics Support Unit 1 and TCC-1. TCC-1 supports SEAL Teams, other special operations forces, and conventional forces worldwide by providing tactical communications in all environments and levels of conflict. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Gaither)

Naval Special Warfare commemorates Women’s History Month, honors women’s contributions to maritime special operations

Naval Special Warfare commemorates Women’s History Month, honors women’s contributions to maritime special operations

The Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community takes great pride in honoring its history and heritage, honoring the many servicemembers who have set the standard for today’s maritime special operations community. Today’s force stands upon the shoulders of those who have gone before us. March, as Women’s History Month, is the perfect time to celebrate the rich history of the women within our ranks who have contributed to NSW’s operational successes.

A combatant craft assault craft assigned to Special Boat Team twenty steams alongside the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4) in the Mediterranean Sea, May 26. - MEDITERRANIEAN SEA (May 26, 2021) A combatant craft assault craft (CCA) assigned to Special Boat Team twenty steams alongside the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4) in the Mediterranean Sea, May 26, 2021. Hershel "Woody" Williams is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interest and security in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Coffer)

First in History: Special Boat Team 20 Receives Inaugural Battle “E”

First in History: Special Boat Team 20 Receives Inaugural Battle “E”

Special Boat Team 20 (SBT-20) received the 2022 Naval Special Warfare Battle Efficiency Program Award in a message released Jan. 23, 2023.

230314-N-GR718-1271 - CORONADO, Calif. (March 14, 2023) - His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Mateen of Brunei, right, and a service member assigned to Naval Special Warfare Basic Training Command watch an obstacle course demonstration during a visit to West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare units. The visit helps enhance the interoperability of the United States and Brunei’s special operations forces, enable an exchange of expertise, and build capacity to respond to mutual threats and promote a free and open Indo-Pacific. 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 Chelsea D. Meiller)

Prince of Brunei Visits Naval Special Warfare Units

Prince of Brunei Visits Naval Special Warfare Units

His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Mateen of Brunei visits West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare units. The visit helps enhance the interoperability of the United States and Brunei’s special operations forces, enable an exchange of expertise, and build capacity to respond to mutual threats and promote a free and open Indo-Pacific. 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.

Rear Adm. Keith Davids, commander of Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC), answers questions during the WEST 2023 convention at the San Diego Convention Center. - SAN DIEGO (Feb. 14, 2023) Rear Adm. Keith Davids, commander of Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC), answers questions during the WEST 2023 convention at the San Diego Convention Center. WEST is a naval conference and exposition on the West Coast that gives an opportunity for military and industry leaders to network and demonstrate their capabilities. NSW is the nation's premiere 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 2nd Class Keypher Strombeck)

WEST 2023

WEST 2023

CORONADO, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2023) – Lt. Tia Blythe, a physical therapist assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group (NSWG) 1, stretches a patient’s back during an appointment at the clinic onboard the Silver Strand Training Complex in Coronado, Calif. Naval Special Warfare is the nation’s elite maritime special operations force, uniquely positioned to extend the Fleet’s reach gain and maintain access for the Joint Force in competition and conflict. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chelsea D. Meiller) 230130-N-GR718-1005 - CORONADO, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2023) – Lt. Tia Blythe, a physical therapist assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group (NSWG) 1, stretches a patient’s back during an appointment at the clinic onboard the Silver Strand Training Complex in Coronado, Calif. Naval Special Warfare is the nation’s elite maritime special operations force, uniquely positioned to extend the Fleet’s reach gain and maintain access for the Joint Force in competition and conflict. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chelsea D. Meiller) 230130-N-GR718-1005

Junior Physical Therapist of the Year: How One Officer is Chasing Her Dreams

Junior Physical Therapist of the Year: How One Officer is Chasing Her Dreams

In the back of a room filled with racks of weights, tension bands, and workout machines is a physical therapist gently stretching out a patient’s back. As she moves around her patient, she talks them through each movement. By the end of the session, the patient leaves smiling. With just enough time to clean her station, U.S. Navy’s Lt. Tia Laine Blythe is onto the next patient.

 


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