As a third-generation military veteran, I have seen my fair share of service members performing their duties under volatile, emotionally-charged, extreme circumstances. I’ve heard stories from brave men and women in situations that most of us would only see in movies or hear about on the news. Even in my own family, there are tales [...]
There are many conflicting reports about how alcohol can affect your system. While it is universally agreed that too much alcohol is incredibly harmful, you will find some doctors who say that the anti-oxidents in alcohol can be beneficial in moderation, while other specialists say that alcohol should be avoided altogether. Recruits to the Navy SEALs should be careful, therefore, about their own alcohol consumption and potentially cut it out of their diets until they are at their peak physical levels.
Herein, you will discover some of the specific duties that are assigned to the United States Navy SEALs. This is just a brief and simplistic look at some of the special missions and mission types that Navy SEALs may be assigned to. Additionally, you can discover general information on pay for Navy SEALs herein.
Randy Hetrick, a former Navy SEAL, has seen his fair share of battles and endured his fair share missions over the course of his career. During his various deployments he always tried to come up with creative and effective manners in which him and his men could continually stay in shape. While in Southeast Asia a simple idea occurred to Hetrick. Taking some parachute webbing Hetrick devised a device that relied on body weight. A device which him and his men used to do presses, curls, and flys.
In a past article we talked about the involvement of Navy SEALs during the Vietnam War. Many people are not aware that Navy SEALs were in fact used during the Vietnam War to carry out various missions. However, even those Vietnam Vets who served as SEALs in the Vietnam War tend not to share their stories when it comes to this great and terrible war.
What do Navy SEALs eat when they are away on prolonged missions? Many of them carry what are known as MRE’s or “Meals Ready To Eat”. Nearly all branches of the United States Military use MRE’s. These are simple to use meals that generally come in small packages and don’t need to be stored in specific temperatures.