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August 10th, 2011

On SEa Air or Land... The US Navy SEALs

This past weekend, the United States military suffered a devastating loss when a Chinook helicopter crashed in Afghanistan. The chopper was carrying 22 Navy SEALs, 3 Air Force airmen, a 5 member Army air crew, and a military dog, all of whom perished upon impact. As we remember the great sacrifices made by these soldiers and pray for their families, I thought the blog this week could focus on the amazing work that SEALs do. Established in March of 1961, the SEALs teams were formed as guerilla and counter-guerilla units that were capable of operating on sea, air, or land. The teams were trained in commando warfare, hand-to-hand combat, high-altitude parachuting, demolitions, and foreign languages. Beginning in the Vietnam War, SEALs were utilized by the ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on August 10th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Military