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Our mission is to explain the training and selection process, requirements, standards and accomplishments of Naval Special Warfare.

Our mission is to explain the training and selection process, requirements, standards and accomplishments of Naval Special Warfare.
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Our mission is to explain the training and selection process, requirements, standards and accomplishments of Naval Special Warfare.

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27 Behind the Scenes with the Leap Frogs

7/15/2019
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Here's a sneak peek at how the Navy Leap Frogs parachute demonstration team prepare for and execute a jump into Sam Boyd stadium in Las Vegas prior to the Rugby Sevens game. Special audio from the Leap Frogs in flight! For more info check out www.sealswcc.com. MUSIC INTRO 00:16 Leap Frog: (LF): ...ATC may hold us to the south and have us do a south to north… 00:22 DF: The jumpers are huddled up on the ground near a parked helicopter as they finalize gear inspections. 00:27 LF: Luke’s in,...

Duration:00:18:22

26 NSW: A Psychological Approach

7/1/2019
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Special Operations training is more than physical endurance. It's a mind game, and you've got to get your mind right. We talked with our command psychologist to better understand how humans mentally adapt to the challenges of hardship. For more info check out www.sealswcc.com. 00:16 Intro: Anyone whose pushed their personal limits knows it’s the mind that must be trained to overcome barriers and that peak performance requires more than physical capability. I’m Daniel Fletcher. In the next...

Duration:00:32:27

25 Focusing on Goals and Overcoming Adversity

6/19/2019
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Setting achievable goals and learning to cope with adversity are crucial skills for Navy SEALs and SWCC. In this episode a senior Navy recruiter describes these characteristics and more. For more info check out www.sealswcc.com. 00:21 Intro: Senior Chief Omar Ozuna, has spent much of his 25-year career in the Navy as a recruiter. He has seen hundreds of successes and failures in his time working with Special Operations candidates and his words of wisdom are helpful for anyone striving to...

Duration:00:44:40

24 Run Training Like a Navy SEAL

3/22/2019
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Special Operations training involves running, and lots of it. In this episode we talk with Naval Special Warfare's director of fitness how to run for maximum effect. For more info check out www.sealswcc.com. 00:22 Intro: I’m Daniel Fletcher. Today we bring back the Director of Fitness for Naval Special Warfare, Mike Caviston, to cover a very important aspect of NSW: running. His advice on training, form, and commonly held misconceptions is crucial if you’re planning for a career in Naval...

Duration:00:39:51

23 The Leap Frogs Experience

3/5/2019
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The Leapfrogs are the Navy's Parachute Team. This elite team of SEALs and SWCC have performed countless demonstrations around the country for millions of people. We sat down with one of the Leapfrogs to find out what it's like -- and what we found out surprised us. TRT 32:33 00:22 Intro: The United States Navy Parachute Team, or “The Leap Frogs,” is the official parachute demonstration team for the US Navy. As a part of Naval Special Warfare Center, the team brings together active-duty Navy...

Duration:00:32:42

22 Medal of Honor Recipient Britt Slabinski on Leadership Under Pressure

2/22/2019
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Command Master Chief (SEAL) Britt Slabinski, was awarded the nation's highest honor for his heroic action fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan. 00:22 On May 24, 2018 Navy SEAL Command Master Chief Britt Slabinski was invited to the White House and presented with the Medal of Honor. He was awarded the nation’s highest military honor for his actions in 2002 when he led his team on a daring rescue mission to save their teammate who was wounded behind enemy lines. In this episode, Command Master...

Duration:00:37:13

21 SEAL Officer Selection

2/18/2019
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SEAL Officer Selection and Assessment (SOAS) is a test of potential candidates before they are selected and sent to SEAL training. We spoke with the program manager to learn more about this unique process to find the best and brightest. For more information go to www.sealswcc.com. 00:00:22:01 Recruiting for Navy SEAL officers involves a two-phase screening and selection system where candidates from all officer sources (US Naval Academy, ROTC, and OCS) undergo the same selection process. All...

Duration:00:27:55

20 How to Become a Navy SEAL Officer

2/12/2019
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Successful SEAL officer candidates are exemplary not only in physical fitness, but in other crucial areas such as discipline, resiliency, innovation, intelligence, tenacity and LEADERSHIP. In this episode our officer programs expert explains the difference between enlisted and officer roles, the checklist of steps to follow, and the selection criteria. For more info check out www.sealswcc.com. 00:00:21:21 DF: Navy SEAL officers are expected to lead from the front. Successful SEAL officer...

Duration:00:30:13

19 Medal of Honor Recipient Ed Byers

1/8/2019
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The Medal of Honor is our nation's highest award for bravery in combat. We asked Senior Chief SEAL Ed Byers, Medal of Honor recipient, what it means to serve to our country during dangerous and covert operations. For more, check out www.sealswcc.com 00:00:21:23 Daniel Fletcher: Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers is the 6th SEAL to earn the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM on December 8, 2012. He discusses the challenge of going from a...

Duration:00:42:57

18 NSW Prep School

11/28/2018
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Future Navy SEALs and SWCC must make it through one important course before they attend training in San Diego: the NSW Prep School. In this episode, the director of Prep discusses how his staff physically and mentally prepares the students with running, swimming, strength and conditioning, exercise science, and kinesiology. For more info check out www.sealswcc.com. DF: Naval Special Warfare Preparatory School, otherwise known as NSW Prep, occurs in Great Lakes, Illinois over two months....

Duration:00:24:28

17 SEAL/SWCC Water Confidence

11/8/2018
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Comfort, speed, and efficiency in the water are all hallmarks of a successful NSW recruit. Aquatics expert Dan Kish talks with us about developing confidence in the water. For more information visit www.sealswcc.com. Sound ups: “Get your heads up and get your eyes open. Stop trying to hide from the pain.” “Heads up; eyes open.” DF: Welcome to, “The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday,” the official Navy SEAL podcast. DF: Comfort, speed, and efficiency in the water are all hallmarks of a successful...

Duration:00:25:33

16 From Fleet to Naval Special Warfare

11/8/2018
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Naval Special Warfare is always looking for hard-charging, motivated applicants, including Sailors already serving in the Fleet. We talked with a SEAL Officer whose job is to pick the best applicants from the "Big Navy" for a career in NSW. For more information visit www.sealswcc.com Sound ups: The only easy day was yesterday... DF: Welcome to, “The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday,” the official Navy SEAL podcast. DF: Naval Special Warfare is always looking for hard-charging, motivated...

Duration:00:19:47

15 Dive Motivation: Recruit Mindset

11/8/2018
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Navy SEAL and SWCC candidates get a taste of NSW training at boot camp. The Dive Motivators begin the process of familiarization -- and selection -- of candidates for the long training pipeline ahead of them. Reality sets in quickly. Listen as we talk with a SEAL Master Chief. Find out more at www.sealswcc.com Sound ups: “you have to pay attention to detail and you have to give it your maximum effort” “Division, attention!…” DF: Welcome to, “The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday,” the official...

Duration:00:26:47

14 Recruitment Health

9/20/2018
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Physical and mental health is important to the recruiting process for SPECWAR candidates. We spoke with an expert at the Navy's Recruit Training Command to find out how Navy SEAL and SWCC candidates can stay on top of their game. For more info check out www.sealswcc.com. Sound ups: “You have to pay attention to detail and you have to give it your maximum effort” “Division, attention!…” Daniel Fletcher: Welcome to “The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday,” the official Navy SEAL podcast. 00:15 DF:...

Duration:00:15:50

#13 Navy Recruit Training: NSW Track

9/19/2018
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To be a Navy SEAL or SWCC, you must first be in the NAVY. The first stop in the training pipeline is Recruit Training Command, known informally as "boot camp." In this episode we visit RTC and learn more about boot camp for NSW candidates. DANIEL FLETCHER: To become a Navy SEAL or SWCC you must first learn to be a sailor. This essential process starts at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. First utilized in 1911 and home to the United States Navy Boot Camp. This, is where it all...

Duration:00:30:37

#12 Combat Sidestroke

9/4/2018
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The open water can be deadly, and Navy SEALs and SWCC must master this unpredictable element to make it their ally. This episode explains NSW's secret technique: the Combat Sidestroke. More info can be found at www.SEALSWCC.com. Music Intro 00:20 The open water can be both deadly and unforgiving. Before sailors become SEALs or SWCC, they must demonstrate mastery of this punishing and unpredictable element; making it their most valuable ally. I’m Daniel Fletcher, today we speak with aquatics...

Duration:00:27:36

#11 Navy SEAL Nutrition

7/20/2018
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Hydration and blood sugar are crucial during intense physical training. Our staff nutrition expert explains how a solid eating plan may be the key to avoid training failure. For more go to www.SEALSWCC.com. 00:00:03 The only easy day was yesterday. (Intro) 00:00:22 DF Intro: What we put in our bodies affects everything. Today we sit down to talk with a Navy SEAL and SWCC nutritionist. You’ll hear from my colleague, Angie Giovannini as she speaks with Justin Robinson about the importance of...

Duration:00:40:10

#10 SWCC Career

7/11/2018
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SWCC are special boat operators who conduct covert missions from the water, at night or under fire. Learn more about these unique warriors in this episode. For additional info check out www.SEALSWCC.com 00:00:02:05 The only easy day was yesterday. (Intro) A crucial part of any Naval Special Warfare mission is the covert insertion and extraction of operators, especially at night or under fire. The team responsible for this, SWCC, or Special Warfare Combatant-craft crewmen, are trained...

Duration:00:37:32

#9 Injury Prevention

7/9/2018
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Training inevitably leads to injury, but with the right guidance you can avoid most issues and recover faster. Our staff physical rehab expert talks about how you can reduce your risk of injury. For more info go to www.SEALSWCC.com. 00:00:02:05 The only easy day was yesterday. (Intro) In training, when you push yourself to the limits there is always a risk of injury. In the special operations field this is even further magnified. Today we speak about the fundamentals of fitness and injury...

Duration:00:45:16

#8 Mythbusting BUD/S

6/26/2018
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People say a lot about SEAL training, but only we can give you the true, updated info. We asked two First Phase staff to debunk the popular myths about BUD/S and tell us how it really is. For more info check out www.SEALSWCC.com. 00:00:02 The only easy day was yesterday. (Intro) 00:00:30:00 SC: Hello, everyone, I’m Scott Williams, a member of the Navy SEAL and SWCC Scout Team here at Naval Special Warfare Center. I’m here today with Ken, a retired SEAL currently on the training staff at...

Duration:00:33:18