Sealed with SEAL

Frankly, seeing the SEALs in the public eye is getting to be a bit much. Still, Greg E. Mathieson Sr. and David Gatley wrote a book, called US Navy SEALs, and some of their pictures are great:

A UDT combat swimmer wearing a dry suit protective dress places a demolition charge on the propeller of a large capital ship during daylight training operations. A ship attack like this would normally be conducted under cover of darkness.

A UDT combat swimmer wearing a dry suit protective dress places a demolition charge on the propeller of a large capital ship during daylight training operations. A ship attack like this would normally be conducted under cover of darkness.

And what would a SEAL be without a swoopy sloop:

Emerging from the shadows of it's closed dock, the SEALION is a technology demonstrator project under the direction of NAVSEA's Future Concepts and Surface Ship Design Group (SEA 05D1), and SEALION II is currently operationally controlled by Naval Special Warfare Group (NSWG) 4 at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Va. The craft was designed by Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock's Combatant Craft Division and was constructed by Oregon Iron Works, Inc. Azimuth Inc. of Morgantown, WV is the electronics systems integrator. The craft is being operated by NSWG 4 as a clandestine insertion and extraction platform for special forces. SEALION II is a high-speed, low observable/low radar signature craft that can operate in the littorals. It can carry an unspecified number of SEALs and a modular mission payload. It has a state-of-the-art electronics suite

Emerging from the shadows of it’s closed dock, the SEALION is a technology demonstrator project under the direction of NAVSEA’s Future Concepts and Surface Ship Design Group (SEA 05D1), and SEALION II is currently operationally controlled by Naval Special Warfare Group (NSWG) 4 at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Va. The craft was designed by Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock’s Combatant Craft Division and was constructed by Oregon Iron Works, Inc. Azimuth Inc. of Morgantown, WV is the electronics systems integrator.
The craft is being operated by NSWG 4 as a clandestine insertion and extraction platform for special forces. SEALION II is a high-speed, low observable/low radar signature craft that can operate in the littorals. It can carry an unspecified number of SEALs and a modular mission payload. It has a state-of-the-art electronics suite.

Or the color green:

US Naval Special Warfare Combatant-crew Crewman fires a 50 caliber machine gun from Riverine boat in the darkness of night, as seen through night vision goggles.

US Naval Special Warfare Combatant-crew Crewman fires a 50 caliber machine gun from Riverine boat in the darkness of night, as seen through night vision goggles.

Yellow:

US Navy SEALs driving in heavily armored MRAP vehicles in a dust storm in Iraq.

US Navy SEALs driving in heavily armored MRAP vehicles in a dust storm in Iraq.

Let’s hope that is the last we hear about them. . .