NILAND, Calif. (June 23, 2010) A student in SEAL Qualification Training Class 279 conducts immediate action drills to learn how to react as part of a team during enemy contacts. The Navy SEALs are the maritime component of U.S. Special Operations Forces and are trained to conduct a variety of operations from the Sea, Air and Land. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Blake Midnight/Released)
A Navy SEAL member provides cover for his teammates advancing on a suspected location of al Qaeda and Taliban forces. Navy Special Operations forces were conducting missions in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (July 16, 2013) U.S. Navy SEALs (Sea, Air, and Land) climb a caving ladder during visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. Navy SEALs are the maritime component of U.S. Special Forces and are trained to conduct missions from sea, air, and land. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class/Released)