KEY WEST, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2007) Navy divers and special operators from SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team (SDV) 2 and Naval Special Warfare Logistics Support conduct Lock Out Training with the nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) for material certification. Material certification allows operators to perform real-world operations anytime, anywhere. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Andrew McKaskle (Released)
Mk12 Mod 1 SPR The United States Navy Mark 12 Mod 0/1 Special Purpose Rifle (SPR) is a rifle in service with United States Special Operations Forces in Operation Enduring Freedom and previously in Operation Iraqi Freedom. SPR initially stood for Special Purpose Receiver, but that nomenclature has been replaced as the weapon became a stand-alone weapons system, and not just an add-on upper receiver assembly (part of the proposed SOPMOD upgrades). The SPR was eventually type classified by the…
Navy PO1. Nicolas D. Checque, 28, of Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Died December 8, 2012, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to SEAL Team Six, an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit. Died near Kabul, Afghanistan, of combat related injuries during a successful raid to free Dr. Dilip Joseph of Colorado who was being held captive by the Taliban. Honor him.
US Navy SEALs fast-rope onto a ship's deck from a US Army MH-47 Chinook helicopter operated by the 160th SOAR. SEALs are frequent 'customers' of the elite US Army aviation unit, carrying out numerous operations with them. Navy SEALs are a Naval Special Warfare (NSW) unit that carry out direct action, special reconnaissance, VBSS and counter terrorism operations at sea and on land. SEALs are experts at deploying from boats, vehicles and helicopters.
Navy SWO PO2. David J. Warsen, 27, of Kentwood, Michigan. Died August 16, 2012, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group, San Diego, California. Died in Shah Wali Kot District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, when the helicopter he was in crashed while engaged in a firefight.
Navy Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Nicholas P. Spehar Died August 6, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 24, of St. Paul, Minn.; assigned to a West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit; died Aug. 6 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he was riding was shot down.
Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator (Select) Richard Freiwald Died September 12, 2008 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 30, of Armada, Mich.; assigned to Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Dam Neck, Va.; died Sept. 12 from injuries sustained Sept. 11 while conducting combat operations in Bagram, Afghanistan. Also killed was Navy Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator John Wayne Marcum.