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Naval Special Warfare

One of the principle components of U.S. special operations forces is the Naval Special Warfare Command.

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News Articles about NSW

July 27, 2023, "The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday - The Legendary Navy SEALs", by Matt Fratus, Coffee or Die Magazine. A brief description of the history, organization, training, and mission of U.S. Navy SEALs.

December 9, 2022, "The U.S. Navy SEALs Seem Unstoppable For a Reason", by Steve Balestrieri, 1945. A short history of the SEALs from WWII to present day.

September 29, 2022, "Should You Send Your Kids to Navy SEAL Training", by Frumentarius, SANDBOXX.

Videos about Naval Special Warfare

NSW Overview. DVIDS, October 3, 2023, 6 minutes.

I Barely Survived the Navy SEAL Obstacle Course, Austen Alexander, YouTube, May 19, 2023, 18 minutes.


"This Underwater Vehicle Was Used by Navy SEALs in Vietnam", by Carl O. Schuster, History.net, December 14, 2023. Read about the Mark VII Swimmer Delivery Vehicle (SDV).


SEALs. On January 1, 1962, the first SEAL teams were established by President Kennedy. The OSS Maritime Unit was the precursor to the SEALs. Learn more in the book First SEALs. https://bookshop.org/a/753/9780306824142

UDTs. In September 1952, the Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) underwent a redesignation. UDTs 1, 3, and 5 transitioned to UDTs 11, 12, and 13 respectively. UDTs 2 and 4 became UDTS 21 and 22. Following personnel shortages, UDT 13 was decommissioned with its members integrated into UDTs 11, and 12. Additionally, UDT 22 was decommissioned. The odd number prefix denoted Pacific Fleet Units, while even numbers signified those in the Atlantic.

"No One Makes It Through Underwater Demolition Team Training, They Said. They Were Wrong", by Ned Pugh, The Warhorse, March 6, 2024.


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