Category Archives: Special Operations Forces

Marine KC-130T Experienced Problems at Cruising Altitude, Broke Into At Least 2 Pieces

Marine KC-130T Experienced Problems at Cruising Altitude, Broke Into At Least 2 Pieces

Romanian static-line paratroopers enter a KC-130T Hercules Aircraft from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 452, on the flight line of Campia Turzii, Romania, June 3, 2010. A pair of KC-130 Hercules aircraft, from VMGR-452, out of Newburgh, N.Y., and VMGR-234, out of Fort Worth, Texas, are currently deployed as the air combat element of the Black Sea Rotational Force Security Cooperation Marine Air-Ground Task Force. US Marine Corps photo.

The Marine Corps KC-130T that crashed Monday afternoon likely experienced a failure at cruising altitude and fell to the ground in two main pieces, the service announced today. Read More

Expeditionary Sea Base USNS Lewis B. Puller Departs for Maiden Deployment

Expeditionary Sea Base USNS Lewis B. Puller Departs for Maiden Deployment

The Military Sealift Command expeditionary mobile base USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3) departs Naval Station Norfolk for its first operational deployment. Puller is deploying to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. Navy and allied military efforts in the region. US Navy photo.

The first-in-class Expeditionary Sea Base USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB-3) departed Norfolk on Monday for the Middle East for its first full operational deployment. Read More

SURVEY: Who Played the Best Navy SEAL on Film or Television?

SURVEY: Who Played the Best Navy SEAL on Film or Television?

There have been hundreds of movies and dozens of television shows centered on the U.S. Navy, but upcoming CBS action-drama SEAL Team is Hollywood’s latest attempt to tap into the heroism and mystique of U.S. Navy SEALs. The show portrays members of the fictional Tier One SEAL Team as they try to balance their duties with their home lives. David Boreanaz, starring as Jason Hayes, is probably the most recognizable face to American audiences.

Over the decades, many actors have taken roles in which their character wore the Special Warfare insignia (the SEAL Trident). Some actors have been more convincing than others. Cast your vote to rank the best and worst portrayals of SEALs on film and television. Read More

UPDATED: SEAL Killed in Fleet Week Parachuting Accident Identified as SO1 Remington Peters

UPDATED: SEAL Killed in Fleet Week Parachuting Accident Identified as SO1 Remington Peters

Undated photo of SO1 Remington J. Peters. Photo courtesy of the US Navy

This post has been updated to include an additional statement from the Naval Special Warfare Center.

The SEAL who was killed in a parachuting accident on Sunday has been identified as Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Remington Peters, according to a late Monday statement from Peters’ family.
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