With the holidays approaching, our thoughts turn to spending time with family and friends wherever they may be. Most people can simply hop in the car, board a plane, catch a train, or even walk down the street to see their loved ones. But what if your loved ones are on the other side of [...]
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 [...]
In September we posted an article titled “Best Movies Featuring Navy SEALS?” In this article we discussed various films that feature Navy SEALs as characters. The key film being “Navy SEALs” with Charlie Sheen. We received a handful of comments on that article with suggestions from you the readers of this blog.
A great deal of what people know or think they know about the Navy SEALs comes from Hollywood’s portrayal of Navy SEALs in the movies. The problem is that the portrayal of Navy SEALs in the movies is not always accurate. In fact, one of the greatest myths about Navy SEALs involves secret and sealed records of their existence.
There are many misconceptions about the role that Navy SEALs actually play as part of the Navy and military as a whole. This is due in part to the portrayal of Navy SEALs in film, fiction literature, and television. Many American Spies in movies and books will either be active Navy SEALs or retired Navy SEALs. But the truth of matter is that Navy SEALs are not International Spies.
The US Navy SEALs are known to be the best of the best among the US military forces. To promote this image and to help maintain their recruitment rates, the US Navy is known to act as consultants to Hollywood producers who intend to create movies based on the Navy SEALs. This has been effective [...]