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Official Podcast Now Posted!

The Official Navy SEAL & SWCC podcast, "The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday", is now posted in the Downloads section []. Hear from real, active duty Navy SEALs, SWCC, and key support staff from NSW as they talk training, requirements, ethos, and more. Hooyah!
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Improve your swim. Use the Naval Special Warfare Combat Side Stroke Guide.

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  • AIRR to SEAL

    So because of my civil background, I cannot go SEAL right away. The guy in Millington, TN turned my waiver down. I was told the only special forces group that would take me is AIRR. Which is fine, I guess. I had to get my depth perception re-tested and I checked out fine. I've been told I can submit a package to go SEAL right after boot camp, and I've also been told I have to wait until I get done with training completely and spend 2 years at my post. Does anyone have a definite answer as to which is true?

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    If it was that easy, everyone would do it. No, you can't apply in boot camp. You'll have to wait until you've served at your first command for two years before you are technically eligible to put in a rating conversion package for BUD/S. You can usually begin the process a little earlier than that if you have a cooperative command and a forgiving enlisted community manager.
    Navy SEAL & SWCC Scout Team

    "The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission."

    John F. Kennedy
    35th President of U.S. 1961-1963 (1917 - 1963)