Congratulations SQT Class 319!

Naval Special Warfare welcomed 200 family members to include the new operators, spouses, instructors and their leadership during an intimate pre-graduation dinner on the BUD/S Grinder.  It was a perfect evening as we celebrated the accomplishments of these determined young men with the support of their loving families.

Drew VachalCongratulations SQT Class 319!
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INC: Want to Raise Inspired Kids? A Navy SEAL Commander Says Teach Them These 10 Things

A great reminder about the importance of teaching your children well.

Via A few years ago, a retired Navy SEAL commander named Bill McRaven gave a graduation speech at the University of Texas. His words went viral, starting with his advice that no matter what you do, if you want to be successful, you should make your bed in the morning.

McRaven, who had been in charge of the mission to get Osama bin Laden in 2011, has since become the chancellor of the University of Texas System, and he’s also now a best-selling author, as his book Make Your Bed topped the New York Times bestseller list.

Lauded as “a book to inspire your children and grandchildren to become everything that they can,” by the Wall Street Journal, McRaven’s book is a short, easy read–just 144 pages–and highly motivating. Here are his 10 key pieces of advice. READ MORE

Drew VachalINC: Want to Raise Inspired Kids? A Navy SEAL Commander Says Teach Them These 10 Things
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Boston Fundraiser – Fenway Park

A huge thank you to all those who attended our first ever Boston Dinner Gala at Fenway Park. We are so appreciative of all the hard work from our board members, John Moninger, John Galt and Mike Argo who worked tirelessly, amongst many others, to put this event together. Also, thank you Gold Star spouse Dorothy Woods for such a moving speech by an extremely courageous and strong woman. We are humbled by the outpouring support of our Navy SEALs and their families. We hope to return next year to this great city!

Drew VachalBoston Fundraiser – Fenway Park
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Yamaha Continues to Support SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation

KENNESAW, Ga. -( Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, again provided a new Side-by-Side (SxS), the Viking VI Special Edition (SE), to the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation (NSW) for auction at their annual fundraiser near San Diego, California.

Assembled in the USA at Yamaha’s Newnan, Georgia factory, the Viking VI SE raised $17,000 towards the organization’s mission of supporting SEAL members’ families. This marks Yamaha’s fourth-consecutive year of aiding NSW, totaling nearly $90,000 in funding for the much-deserved recipients. [FULL STORY]

Drew VachalYamaha Continues to Support SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation
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Philadelphia Fundraiser – Union League

We were honored to host our first annual SEAL Family Foundation event in Philadelphia at the historic Union League Club last Thursday, May 4th. Thank you to our host Jeff Rosser and our Chairman John Moninger, our sponsors, and all of our guests for making this event extra special.  We look forward to returning to this great city again next year.
Drew VachalPhiladelphia Fundraiser – Union League
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