Navy SEAL History: Part 2
A History of Modern Warfare Evolution
Although not officially designated until 1962, from the beaches of Normandy to the jungles of Vietnam, SEALs have had a direct impact on history.
Fair winds and following seas
George H. W. Bush passes away
Former President — and decorated World War II Navy pilot — George H. W. Bush died Nov. 30 at the age of 94.
A Tale of Two Pilots
Trailing oil, the Corsair plummeted toward the frozen peaks below, deep behind enemy lines in North Korea. The snow-covered slopes loomed closer and closer as the pilot dropped his bombs, hoping to avoid an explosion on impact.
Carved Through Naval Experience
A Native Musician's Inspiration
The sun slowly ascends over the Arizona horizon. Crickets, locusts, bees and flies buzz around world-renowned Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai. Cacti stand tall, and thorn bushes and tumble weeds soak up the warm morning light. Nakai begins playing his flute, and the soothing melody echoes through the hills.
The Toughest Man Alive
An Interview with retired Navy SEAL David Goggins
David Goggins' military background reads like a case of bad “stolen valor” — the retired Navy SEAL chief is believed to be the only member of the armed forces to complete the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/s) course (including going through Hell Week three times), U.S. Army Ranger School (where he graduated as honor man), and Air Force tactical air controller training.
Fall 2018 Petty Officer Advancement Results Released
The names of active duty, Selected Reserve (SELRES), Full Time Support (FTS), and Canvasser Recruiter (CVR) Sailors selected for advancement to E-4, E-5, and E-6 have been released.
Fall 2018 Petty Officer Advancement Quotas Released
The Navy released the fall petty officer advancement quotas for more than 22,000 active duty, Full Time Support (FTS), Canvasser Recruiter and Selected Reserve (SELRES) Sailors to advance to E-4, E-5, and E-6, Nov. 19.
The Beginning of a Comanche Military Legacy
About 150 years ago, when my great-grandfather Chevato joined the Army as a cavalry scout, he became the first known Comanche to officially enlist in the U.S. armed forces.
Forging a Relationship
The Baltimore Ravens and USS Maryland
Deep within the belly of the ocean, USS Maryland (SSBN 738), an Ohio-class ballistic submarine, lurks, hidden from the world above. Its 154 Sailors go about their mission protecting the United States, but they might as well be ghosts to the civilian population.
Transnational Crime Unit
NCIS Working with Partner Navies to Disrupt International Trafficking Networks in Middle East
On average, 115 Americans die from an opioid overdose each day in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The country has been grappling with a worsening drug epidemic for decades. In 2016, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids was five times higher than in 1999, for example. From 1999 to 2016, more than 630,000 people died from drug overdoses nationwide, including in communities where Navy personnel live and operate.
Shaping a New Surface Navy
Navy Revamps Surface Warfare Training for Junior Officers
“Hard right rudder,” a young surface warfare officer (SWO) nervously commanded the helmsman, working to avoid the massive, monolithic oil tanker picked up on the radar only moments before.
Navy Veteran, Lakota Woman Warrior
Her hair is plaited neatly in two French braids. Her eagle plumes are tied into a piece of hair on top of her head, making them lay gracefully over the left braid. Each braid is wrapped in red cloth with beaded blue hair ties; dentalium shells are attached to each end. She is wearing a red United Women's Veterans Association long sleeve shirt, a blue ribbon skirt she made herself, beaded blue leggings and moccasins.
One More Day
The woman smiles when she talks, and alternates between making eye contact and then looking at the floor. She sits straight, and has the military bearing of someone who has spent half of her life serving the country. She chuckles occasionally. At other times, she talks for minutes without blinking.
Recruiting Navy Doctors
Five Things to Know
The United States Navy provides active duty, reserve and future Sailors, wherever they may be in their medical careers, ways to ease financial burdens, advance their careers and continue education programs free of cost. Here are five things you need to know about becoming a Navy Doctor.
Those Who Wear the Wheel
Quartmasters Chart the Course at Sea
Digital navigation charts glow with activity and GPS satellites plot coordinates with striking precision. A bridge watch team is beginning its next shift. The quartermasters on duty are tasked with moving ships through restricted waterways, performing anchoring and maneuvering details, and navigating the open seas safely.
Actor Gerard Butler Visits Submarine Base Ahead of Movie Premier
Actor Gerard Butler visited Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) New London, Connecticut, ahead of an exclusive premiere of his new submarine movie, “Hunter Killer,” Oct. 20.
Forging a Legacy
SPECWAR Celebrates Centennial SWCC Graduation
Naval Special Warfare Basic Training Command (NSWBTC) recently hailed 10 of its newest warfighters during the graduation ceremony of Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman (SWCC) Class 100.
An Opportunity to Shape the Navy
Chief Navy Counselor Keisha Kelly changes lives.
Midshipmen get their first taste of the fleet
When learning to swim, you have to get in the water.
Forged by the Sea
243 Years of Excellence
“It follows then as certain as night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious.”
—President George Washington, November 15, 1781
10 Things to Know
Navy establishes Deployability Assessment, Assignment Program
Navy Personnel Command announced the establishment of the Navy Deployability Assessment and Assignment Program (DAAP), focused on improving personnel readiness across the force, in NAVADMIN 239/18, released Sept. 26.
Powered by the People
72 Years of Aviation Excellence
Lieutenant Cmdr. Nate Scott, slot pilot for the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, discusses the human element that goes into every flight demonstration.
Worst Case Scenario
Damage control is every Sailor's responsibility
In July 1967, aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CVA 59) experienced one of the most costly at-sea fires the Navy has seen since World War II.
Colombia Takes Lead in UNITAS LIX, Hosts Multinational Exercise
Colombian naval forces recently helmed UNITAS LIX, hosting 11 countries in Cartagena during the annual exercise, held Aug. 31 through Sept. 11.
5 Things to Know: MyNavy Career Center
In an effort to make pay and personnel transactions easier, and provide more responsive customer service to Sailors, retirees and dependents, the MyNavy Career Center was launched Sept. 24.
The Men Who Sail Below
The legend behind the Snipes
Sweat runs down a soot-covered face, carving a path through the thick field of grime. It gathers and pools before falling in a bead to the metal below. It sizzles as it hits and is gone.
Culture is Family
Native Americans and the Military, Part 2
The grassy hill surrounding the arena is packed full of spectators and family members. The emcee calls out a dancer's name; there's movement in the crowd. The competitor makes it into the arena, throws out his hoops for his sequence. Upon the dancer's cue, the drum starts singing. Bells on his ankles sing in time with each beat of the drum and each step he makes.
The heart of the crew
Every inch of the stainless steel counters are utilized to chop vegetables, prepare pizza toppings and fry chicken wings. The cooks move and work together like a finely tuned, well-oiled machine in the galley aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88). They joke and sing along with every style of music, played from a Bluetooth speaker hanging overhead, from old country to underground rap.
Take Action to Save a Life!
Military life can be challenging. We should reach out and be there for those at risk. Everyday connections can make a big difference to someone feeling alone, in crisis or having thoughts of suicide.
Forged By The Creed
Being selected as a chief represents the most significant change in an enlisted Sailor's career. Less than 10 percent of all who enter the enlisted ranks will be selected. The level of responsibility they assume is a reflection of their leadership potential as well as technical prowess. Chiefs not only are considered the subject-matter experts in their rates, but also assume many collateral duties, such as training junior Sailors and even junior officers.