We welcome 11 new SWCC graduates

We are honored to partner with the Naval Special Warfare Command to welcome 11 new SWCC graduates and their families together for a special pre-graduation dinner last night. Congratulations to these fine young gentlemen for their determination to get where they are today and to their families who helped them prepare for this journey!

Drew VachalWe welcome 11 new SWCC graduates
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Operating Engineers Raise $300,000 for SEAL Family Foundation at Classic Golf Tournament

The SEAL Family Foundation is honored to be named the sole beneficiary of the James M. Sweeney Classic Charity Golf tournament on August 8th in Lemont, IL. This golf tournament included 500 golfers and raised $300,000 for our Navy SEAL Families!

The IUOE Local 150 is a labor union representing 23,000 working men and women in Illinois, Indiana and Iowa.  Thank you Mr. James Sweeney and the IUOE Local 150!

“Both as Americans, and as an industry, supporting the needs of our military families is deeply personal,” said IUOE Local 150 President James Sweeney.  “Veterans who are coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan are increasingly turning to the construction trades for civilian employment.  Their sacrifice and battle-tested skills warrant not just the dignity of a viable middle class civilian career pathway, but a steadfast commitment to the support services that their families have earned and deserve.”

In the photo are Mr. Sweeny and SEAL Family Foundation Board Member Craig Cassell during the check presentation.  Thank you Mr. James Sweeney and the IUOE Local 150!

Drew VachalOperating Engineers Raise $300,000 for SEAL Family Foundation at Classic Golf Tournament
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Anniversary of Extortion 17

Please take a moment today to remember the ultimate sacrifice of our fallen warriors of Extortion 17.  Five years ago on this day, August 6th, we lost 31 brave Americans.   These Special Operators were lost when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan.  To the families of these brave men, we support you, we salute you and we will never forget the sacrifices that were made for all of us.  We are forever grateful.

SGT Alexander J. Bennett

SPC Spencer Duncan

CWO Bryan J. Nichols

CWO David R. Carter

SSG Patrick D. Hamburger

TSgt John W. Brown

SSgt Andrew W. Harvell

TSgt Daniel L. Zerbe

PO1 (SEAL) Darrick C. Benson

CPO (SEAL) Brian R. Bill

PO1 (SEAL) Christopher G. Campbell

PO1 Jared W. Day

PO1 John Douangdara & Navy SEAL Dog “Bart”

CPO (SEAL) John W. Faas

CPO (SEAL) Kevin A. Houston

Lt. Cmdr. (SEAL) Jonas B. Kelsall

MCPO (SEAL) Louis J. Langlais

CPO (SEAL) Matthew D. Mason

CPO (SEAL) Stephen M. Mills

CPO Nicholas H. Null

PO1 (SEAL) Jesse D. Pittman

SCPO (SEAL) Thomas A. Ratzlaff

CPO (SEAL) Robert J. Reeves

CPO (SEAL) Heath M. Robinson

PO2 (SEAL) Nicholas P. Spehar

PO1 Michael J. Strange

PO1 (SEAL) Jon T. Tumilson

PO1 (SEAL) Aaron C. Vaughn

SCPO Kraig M. Vickers

PO1 (SEAL) Jason R. Workman

We will never forget.

Drew VachalAnniversary of Extortion 17
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Extortion 17 Memorial to Unveil in 42 Days!

We are honored to announce a very special Memorial Site unveiling set to take place on September 17, 2016 in honor of our fallen heroes. A very big supporter and friend of the Naval Special Warfare community, Eyal Shapira, has spent countless hours and dollars creating a state of the art memorial ground for our fallen heroes of Extortion 17. The dedication will take place at a private residence in Massachusetts, and will be attended by family and friends of these great men.

Please join me in celebrating the legacy of these great men and their families. A big thank you to Mr. Shapiro, our supporters and friends. 

Drew VachalExtortion 17 Memorial to Unveil in 42 Days!
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Naval Special Warfare Command Holds Change of Command Ceremony

Congratulations to Admiral Tim Szymanski for taking the lead today as the Commander Naval Special Warfare Command, and a special thank you to Admiral Brian Losey who led this important force this past three years. Naval Special Warfare was and will continue to be under the best leadership.

For more information visit Navy.Mil

Drew VachalNaval Special Warfare Command Holds Change of Command Ceremony
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