Naval Special Warfare
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Active April 16, 1987 - present Country United States of America Branch United States Department of the Navy Seal.svg United States Navy Type Special Operations Role Man, train, equip, deploy and sustain NSW forces for special operations and activities abroad, in support of combatant commanders and U.S. national interests Size 8,900 Part of United States Special Operations Command Insignia.svg United States Special Operations Command Garrison/HQ Naval Amphibious Base Coronado
US Navy SEALs fast-rope onto a ship's deck from a US Army MH-47 Chinook helicopter operated by the 160th SOAR. SEALs are frequent 'customers' of the elite US Army aviation unit, carrying out numerous operations with them. Navy SEALs are a Naval Special Warfare (NSW) unit that carry out direct action, special reconnaissance, VBSS and counter terrorism operations at sea and on land. SEALs are experts at deploying from boats, vehicles and helicopters.
Navy SEALs climb up to a oil / gas platform's superstructure from a NSW RHIB piloted by Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWWC) during training in maritime operations. SEALs are always training to keep their skills in maritime operations up to standard. During the early stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, Navy SEALs and SWWCs seized several oil platforms off the Iraqi coast.