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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.

"Fire Fight": Painting, oil on Masonite, by R. G. Smith, 1968 - "Fire Fight": Painting, oil on Masonite, by R. G. Smith, 1968

From the “Silent Ones” of Vietnam to Today’s SWCC

From the “Silent Ones” of Vietnam to Today’s SWCC

Over the past six decades, Special Warfare Combat Crewmen (SWCC) have evolved into a sophisticated force. Their expertise spans operational tactics, logistical support, and administrative governance, managing NSW's fleet of agile small craft with precision and adaptability.

Naval Special Warfare Releases Names of Lost Teammates at Sea

The search and rescue efforts to locate Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Christopher J. Chambers and Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class Nathan Gage Ingram concluded Jan. 21.

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.

NSWC Launches Suicide Prevention Training for NSW Spouses - Partners of West Coast based NSW Sailors attend the first suicide prevention training for spouses at Silver Strand Training Complex. Jeanne Lagorio, Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Force Suicide Prevention Coordinator, leads the training to raise awareness about suicides within the community and provide support to the spouses. The training aims to break down the stigma associated with seeking help for mental health issues. Naval Special Warfare is the nation elite's 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 Destiny Cheek)

NSWC Launches Suicide Prevention Training for NSW Spouses

NSWC Launches Suicide Prevention Training for NSW Spouses

Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) hosted its first suicide prevention training for spouses of west-coast based Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Sailors, at the Silver Strand Training Complex, Sept. 14.

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.

230630-N-TL141-1068 - CORONADO, CALIF. (JUNE 30, 2023) Jeff Nicholas poses with Capt. Timothy Sulick, the commanding officer for Naval Special Warfare Basic Training Command, during a SEAL Qualification Training graduation on Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. 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 Dylan Lavin)

Naval Legend and Original Naval Commando Honored at SEAL Graduation

Naval Legend and Original Naval Commando Honored at SEAL Graduation

The indomitable spirit of Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Art Nicholas, one of the first naval commandos and a celebrated World War II veteran, was honored once again as Basic Training Command (BTC) paid tribute to him with a Trident presentation during the SEAL Qualification Training Class 355 graduation this week.

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.

230602-N-EZ002-1004 - SAN DIEGO (June 2, 2023) U.S. Army Gen. Bryan P. Fenton, commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, speaks with Rear Adm. Keith Davids, commander, Naval Special Warfare Command at NSWC headquarters aboard Naval Amphibious Base Coronado during an NSW familiarization visit. 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 3rd Class Keypher Strombeck)

USSOCOM Commander Visits Naval Special Warfare Command, Validates Value of Rigorous Training

USSOCOM Commander Visits Naval Special Warfare Command, Validates Value of Rigorous Training

The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) commander, Gen. Bryan Fenton, and senior enlisted leader, Command Sgt. Maj. Shane Shorter, visited Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) and Naval Special Warfare Center (NSWCEN) June 2, underscoring the crucial role of NSW in maritime special operations.

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.

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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