The Navy SEALs are the U.S. Navy’s primary special operations force and are part of the Naval Special Warfare Command. Among the SEALs’ functions are conducting small-unit military operations that originate from, and return to ocean, river, swamp, or coastline. The SEALs are trained to operate in all environments (SEa, Air, and Land) for which they are named.
- To practice for the Bin Laden compound raid, the SEAL’s recreated a full-size replica of the compound in North Carolina and practiced the mission over and over again.
- The SEAL Team that whacked Bin Laden was the same team that rescued Captain Phillips from the Somalian pirates.
- To even attempt to be a SEAL, a recruit must complete 50 push-ups in 2 minutes, a 500 yard swim in 12:30, 50 sit-ups in 2 minutes, 10 consecutive pull-ups in 2 minutes, and a 1.5 mile run in 10:30.
- Military.com – Navy SEALs: Background and Brief History
- NavySeals.com – Navy SEAL History
- Facinate.com – 42 Amazing Facts about Navy Seals