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NAVY SEAL TRAINING. THE BEGINNING.
Added: Saturday March 09th 2013 - 6:56 PM EST -  By: Don Shipley

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AS THE RAMP of the C-130 opened during a SEAL Training exercise, a freezing blast of cold air filled the aircraft under the glow of red lights and my body was shocked back to reality. Above the Arctic Circle, a bitter Norwegian Fjord waited below. I checked each man in my squad, then myself, as we approached the drop zone and I wondered what my family was doing at home as I hooked my parachute to the static line cable and took my position behind the gear laden boats.

Nothing but blackness looking out of the windy ramp and well past midnight as the eight of us were about to repeat Hell Week again, only this time, much worse. This would be my final jump, in my final exercise, and in my final platoon, and while I love going out with a bang,... ..


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KICK SOME ASS, NICK… THANK YOU, BRO…
Added: Saturday March 09th 2013 - 6:55 PM EST -  By: Don Shipley

 

I graduated BUD/S training and was assigned to SEAL Team ONE, Foxtrot Platoon and began SBI (SEAL Basic Indoc) now called SQT (SEAL Qualification Training). Our Land Warfare, Tactics, and Demolition training was conducted at a small SEAL Ca...mp in the Sonoran Desert in Niland, California and SQT's are still conducted there today.

Our Camp back then were old metal buildings with uneven floors and just plain crappy living, but I loved it there. Bunkers for the bullets and demolitions, classroom, showers, bunks and a dilapidated part we called a chowhall.... ..


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THE WATER FOUNTAIN INCIDENT
Added: Saturday March 09th 2013 - 6:51 PM EST -  By: Don Shipley

Everything in SEAL Team BITES. From the minute you walk through the door everything around you is dangerous. The parachutes, dive gear, weapons and demolitions all have a nasty nip if you aren't being careful. And the end result of doping o...ff for even a brief second can be "Catastrophic."

Outside of killing yourself, or worse yet, a buddy is the potential trouble, (punishment kind of trouble) you can find yourself in using that equipment. And I always said SEAL Team is the "Most Forgiving" unit in the Military because we've all had run-ins and made mistakes using our equipment.... ..


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BOTTOM OF THE BARREL...
Added: Saturday March 09th 2013 - 6:49 PM EST -  By: Don Shipley

Bottom of the Barrel...

We receive a lot of gifts from guys who attend the courses and all are appreciated, and mean a lot to Diane and myself. It means a lot that guys take the time to send a small token of the time they spent here and a simple "thank you." We've received knives, glass from the World Trade Center, tee-shirts, hand crafted arts, coins, books, flowers, cakes, booze, cookies, coffe...
...e, cards and native ornaments from their Countries, and all mean much to us…

Today… I received a case of crappy wine that means a TON to me. I don't know who sent it, but I know... ..


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SECURE FROM HELL WEEK!
Added: Saturday March 09th 2013 - 6:48 PM EST -  By: Don Shipley

Secure from Hell Week!

It's a sad fact that nobody ever hears anything good about BUD/S (SEAL Training). It's also a fact that most of the horror stories come from guys that don't make it through. I wouldn't want to spend five more minutes...
... at BUD/S, but I can honestly say BUD/S holds my fondest memories from my SEAL days and I had a great time in training.

I spent six-months there. I cried for three months and I laughed hysterically for the other three months.

BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL... ..


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This Month's Other Blogs

R.I.P, WARRIOR...
Added: Saturday March 09th 2013 - 6:46 PM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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MARINES ONLY LIKE OTHER MARINES...
Added: Saturday March 09th 2013 - 6:43 PM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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ABOUT 150...
Added: Wednesday April 29th 2009 - 15:13 PM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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SEAL PARAMEDIC
Added: Sunday March 15th 2009 - 11:02 AM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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SPIDERS, SNAKES, AND SHARKS.
Added: Sunday September 07th 2008 - 12:31 AM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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MY WORST DAY OF BUD/S.
Added: Friday August 29th 2008 - 4:17 PM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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GEAR GRENADE
Added: Sunday August 17th 2008 - 12:50 PM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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YOU BELIEVED THAT?
Added: Wednesday July 09th 2008 - 4:56 PM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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LACK OF COMMUNICATION.
Added: Friday April 11th 2008 - 15:00 PM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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SEAL BLOG. A TURD IN BUD/S.
Added: Thursday April 03rd 2008 - 11:54 AM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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SEAL BLOG. BOOBY TRAPS
Added: Thursday April 03rd 2008 - 11:48 AM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN?
Added: Sunday March 30th 2008 - 11:58 AM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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SORRY GENERAL...
Added: Saturday March 22nd 2008 - 11:40 AM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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PETS.
Added: Monday March 10th 2008 - 14:24 AM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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YOU’RE GOING TO LIBERIA. PART 1.
Added: Wednesday March 05th 2008 - 9:25 PM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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YOU’RE GOING TO LIBERIA. PART TWO
Added: Wednesday March 05th 2008 - 9:18 PM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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SEAL BLOG. IT’S GETTING CHILLY.
Added: Tuesday February 26th 2008 - 13:22 AM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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SEAL BLOG. LOOKS LIKE A WARM ONE.
Added: Sunday February 24th 2008 - 13:48 AM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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SEAL BLOG. THE DEVILS FLEET.
Added: Wednesday February 20th 2008 - 7:11 PM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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SEAL BLOG. THE NIGHT STALKER.
Added: Tuesday February 19th 2008 - 5:31 PM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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SEAL BLOG. NIGHT OF BROKEN GLASS
Added: Tuesday February 12th 2008 - 15:28 PM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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SEAL BLOG. A COMEDY OF ERRORS.
Added: Sunday February 10th 2008 - 12:38 AM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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SEAL BLOG. COMBAT SWIMMING
Added: Saturday February 09th 2008 - 15:01 PM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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SEAL BLOG. YOU CAN’T SCARE US.
Added: Saturday February 09th 2008 - 11:12 AM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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SEAL BLOG. STANDBY TO LOCK OUT SWIMMERS.
Added: Saturday February 09th 2008 - 10:53 AM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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SEAL BLOG. FIRE IN THE HOLE!
Added: Saturday February 09th 2008 - 10:41 AM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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SEAL BLOG. DON’T SHOOT, WERE AMERICANS
Added: Saturday February 09th 2008 - 10:36 AM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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SEAL BLOG. TRAINING FOR BUD/S
Added: Saturday February 09th 2008 - 10:31 AM EST -  By: Don Shipley
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