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 [...]
Each year on December 7th, American citizens pause to remember the fallen heroes of the Pearl Harbor attacks. Some gather with fellow veterans to mourn the friends and comrades they lost, others participate in memorial services or parades, while others show footage of the attacks and discuss the effects on today’s service members. Being part [...]
One cannot look back at the beginnings of the Navy SEALs without thinking of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy. It was under his presidency when the Navy SEALs actually came into being, despite the fact that the SEALs can trace their “ancestry” to teams who fought as far back as the Second World War. [...]
Pete Wikul, the longest serving Navy SEAL in American History officially retired on September 25, 2009. Wikul had previously held the title of “Bull Frog.” This title recognizes an individual who carries the largest amount of cumulative service once they have completed BUD/S Training. This title is given to this individual regardless of rank.
Prior to even beginning BUD/S Training for the Navy SEAL Program you must meet various pre-screening rules and regulations. The following is a list of the most common pre-screening and eligibility requirements that you must meet.