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2:30 PM, February 27th, 2012

An exclusive photo of Gabby Giffords and a Navy SEAL skydiving in 2009. Sadly, both have been injured by gunfire since. The SEAL was shot just months after the photo in a gunfight with the Taliban in Afghanistan. 

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2:01 PM, November 7th, 2011
SEAL Target Geronimo explodes a number of media myths about the raid to kill bin Laden. It was not a “kill mission” from the start. The SEALs had no explicit orders to kill the archterrorist and would have captured him if possible. There was no “45-minute” running gun battle. The SEAL team fired only 12 bullets, and the whole operation lasted only 38 minutes.

Richard Miniter reviews the new book detailing the night al Qaeda’s chief died—and the headaches it could cause Obama.

8:20 AM, May 7th, 2011

"This swim-up bar’s still serving, yea?"

4:00 PM, May 6th, 2011

"Sometimes when I squeeze my eyes tight enough, stars pop out."

10:29 AM, May 6th, 2011

"Yea…you ordered a marshmallow? Too bad. I’m a seal. Deal with it."

2:01 PM, May 5th, 2011
The men most likely to succeed as SEALs, according to a 2010 Gallup study commissioned by the Navy, are at least 5-foot-8 and 162 pounds, eschew Big Four sports for pastimes like water polo, snowboarding, and lacrosse, and hail from “New England, the northern Plains, or the West Coast.” Their average age is 22 to 25.
11:10 AM, May 5th, 2011

Some highlights from the Navy SEAL workout:

  • getting “drown-proofed”: swimming with bound arms and legs
  • "surf torture" (official name: water immersion): a prolonged bob in the 60-degree Pacific Ocean
  • jumping on and off a pier while being hosed down with cold water
  • retrieving a raft from a distant shed and supporting the 150-pound object—packed with paddles and gear—on your head
  • "Hell Week," a five-day regime of simulated battle stress—and less than four hours of sleep a night
  • more than 150 miles of swimming more than 1,300 miles of running over the full six months training
10:15 AM, May 5th, 2011

A shepherd or a Malinois runs twice as fast as a human.

More about the dog that accompanied the SEALs on their bin Laden mission. And a great excuse for a dog article. 

A shepherd or a Malinois runs twice as fast as a human.

More about the dog that accompanied the SEALs on their bin Laden mission. And a great excuse for a dog article. 

(Source: The New York Times)

9:52 AM, May 3rd, 2011

Navy SEAL trainees bounce off the bottom of the tank to catch their breath during the Drown Proofing Test at the Combat Training Tank. The trainees have their feet and hands tied and once freed they swim to safety.

12:35 PM, May 2nd, 2011
Reblogged from ABC News Radio Archive
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