The Navy will re-designate its first Expeditionary Landing Base ship a warship this week, converting the Military Sealift Command ship USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB-3) into USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB-3) so it can better meet operational needs abroad, USNI News has learned. Read More
The following is June 20, 2017 Congressional Research Service report, Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. Response. Read More
USNI News readers have picked their number one choice for the best actor portrayal of a Navy SEAL on film or T.V. Read More
The Marine Corps released the identities of the 15 Marines and one sailor killed in this week’s KC-130T crash in Mississippi. Read More
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
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
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
The following is the May 19, 2017 Congressional Research Service report, Additional Troops for Afghanistan? Considerations for Congress. Read More
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.
The following is the May 12, 2017 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Irregular Warfare and Counterterrorism Operations: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More