Thank you i wish Hollywood would follow in your lead. We like hearing about spec ops but I prefer not knowing because operators don't need that extra attention which can be very dangerous. Instead they have multiple movies and tv shows coming out about Navy Seals because a bunch of wanna-bes would be butthurt without their fix of super secret black ops info.
I was just talking to a retired Navy SEAL who did something similar (Vietnam era). Was shooting the shit with him, when I asked him which of the Olympic sport would he consider great training for the SEAL try outs. He said Water Polo and Sychronize Swimming--at first I thought he was pulling my leg, but he was dead serious. Anyone here confirm this? LOL, I know, but hey Synch Swimming should be in our high schools.
The Puget Sound Naval Museum in Bremerton, WA has a room dedicated to SEALs, SDVs and Submarines, which was fascinating. I'll admit that a lot of the information was very technical and way over my head. There are a couple of inter-active features and yes, I sank a submarine...unfortunately it was the one I was trying to drive. I have to admit though, that the exhibits didn't give me the shivers as this video did.
Think about it tactically, think how much of the earth's surface is accessible by water. I would say these guys do a lot of Ops.
I've always wondered how much action they get compared to other teams, and if being sdv limit where they get to operate.
@ShinigamiDred well just look at luttrell in redwing. All those four guys on the mountain were SDV so they do operate many places id assume.
Freezin' your giblets off for 10 hours stuck in a bus......sounds like a good time. :)
"....the less you know about their mission, the better off everyone is." I have the same thought when a saw a couple days ago the trailer for Kathryn Bigelow's new film about the UBL raid "Zero Dark Thirty." That mission should stay off the radar COMPLETELY for the operators, pilots, and all of the families involved.....just my two cents.
@SleazyWeazel Its ridiculous man, all you can do is keep your mouth shut nowadays, at least thats what I do. I didnt join SOF for notoriety, I joined to destroy the enemy...
Very cool video. I've always been curious about taking the M4s underwater. I figured water would be bad for the ammo. Is special ammo used or could I dive with my M193?
Just attended a retirement party with some of the fine gentlemen that worked SDV. Excellent group of guys that do some amazing things to defend our country. Kudos to them and their work......