SEALs preparing for a raid - photo essay

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A U.S. Navy SEAL prepares for a night mission to capture Iraqi insurgent leaders July 27, 2007 near Fallujah, Iraq. American Special Operations Forces operate throughout Iraq, targeting 'high-value targets' in commando raids, often at night to take advantage of their night vision superiority.

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U.S. Navy SEALs prepare for a night mission to capture Iraqi insurgent leaders July 27, 2007 near Fallujah, Iraq
 

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U.S. Navy SEALs are briefed before a night mission to capture Iraqi insurgent leaders July 27, 2007 near Fallujah, Iraq. American Special Operations Forces operate throughout Iraq, targeting 'high-value targets' in commando raids, often at night to take advantage of their night vision superiority.

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A U.S. MH-53 helicopter arrives to take U.S. Navy SEALs on a night mission to capture Iraqi insurgent leaders July 27, 2007 near Fallujah, Iraq. American Special Operations Forces operate throughout Iraq, targeting 'high-value targets' in commando raids, often at night to take advantage of their night vision superiority
 

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oh im always down for a good ol fashioned raid and i like working at night.. i hate waking up in the middle of the night to do it though...
 

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i hate waking up in the middle of the night to do it though...
Pretty normal stuff around here if you're into Striper fishing...and you get to do it in very dark places with no NOD's :D

Thanks for posting the pics, Ravage...
 

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A U.S. Special Operations Forces member (Navy SEAL) prepares his MK46 for an evening mission in western Iraq

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A U.S. Special Operations Forces member (Navy SEAL) prepares his gear for an evening mission in western Iraq

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U.S. Special Operations Forces (Navy SEALs) gear up for an evening mission in western Iraq. The mission resulted in the detainment of two suspected insurgents from an al-Qaida cell believed to be responsible for planning improvised explosive device attacks, smuggling weapons and facilitating foreign fighters. (U.S. Navy photo/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eli J. Medellin)
 

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Cool pictures!

But I do have to confess that my spidey sense is tingling.

No Rip-Its and not a single Maxim or Victoria’s Secret magazine in sight. Methinks that room been sterilized.

;)It just doesn’t quite look lived in ;)
 
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Cool pictures!

But I do have to confess that my spidey sense is tingling.

No Rip-Its and not a single Maxim or Victoria’s Secret magazine in sight. Methinks that room been sterilized.

;)It just doesn’t quite look lived in ;)

That wasn't their living quarters, them was their prepare for fighting quarters ;)
 
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They may, they may not. But from the looks of these pictures, it seems that these were taken in a room dedicated to storing all of their gear.

We did the same for a while when I was there (each squad had its own building, our back room became a room to store our gear, we kept our M4 or other personal weapon with us/on us/or beside us while sleeping, the rest stayed in that room to reduce clutter so you could actually move around in our "house").
 

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excellent pics,just found this thread.nice to see them prepping up,looks very natural.i.e. no poses ha
 

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I found it so wierd that the US doesn't allow porn. When we deploy, we have it everywhere. I even have cutouts on the other side of my map, for Moral in the field.

My buddy who was in KAF, got the key to the porn amnesty box, and rescued all of the magazines from the US sector.

Maybe thats why, the US boys always stopped by our FOB.


And yes the pics look like they were taken in a "Ready room" or soemthing like that.
 

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Were not allowed it either...but that don't stop any one lol..Its removed when Females are going to be present..(visitors and Female Troops)
 

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I found it so wierd that the US doesn't allow porn. When we deploy, we have it everywhere. I even have cutouts on the other side of my map, for Moral in the field.

My buddy who was in KAF, got the key to the porn amnesty box, and rescued all of the magazines from the US sector.

Maybe thats why, the US boys always stopped by our FOB.


And yes the pics look like they were taken in a "Ready room" or soemthing like that.

LOL, on Roto 0 in Kabul when the Dutch pulled out; they gave us two 50 cal. ammo crates full of porn from their mess. Magazines and DVD's, you name it and it was probably there. Some weird freaky shit (yes there was scat films as well, :bleh:). All the stuff we didn't want we would sell off to the US troops when we stopped in their camps. I felt like a black market porn dealer. }:-)
 

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LOL, on Roto 0 in Kabul when the Dutch pulled out; they gave us two 50 cal. ammo crates full of porn from their mess. Magazines and DVD's, you name it and it was probably there. Some weird freaky shit (yes there was scat films as well, :bleh:). All the stuff we didn't want we would sell off to the US troops when we stopped in their camps. I felt like a black market porn dealer. }:-)

The stuff from Bosnia is the wierdest I have ever seen.
 

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The stuff from Bosnia is the wierdest I have ever seen.

Man, these Dutch Airborne guys had some freaky shit. :eek: Animals, feces, foreign objects, and all of the above in one. :doh: They were cool guys, it was great to be able to sit down and have a pint at the end of the day with some one that spoke English and wasn't Canadian. The braids and goatees took a bit to get used to at first but then all was good. lol
 

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dont allow porn??? hmmm.. they dont give a shit what you bring here but you cant bring it back thats all.. so there is porn all over the place.
 
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