During the off season last April, Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn wanted to expose his team to a different kind of training — so he brought in the Navy SEALs. Over a week of training, the Falcons practiced exercises that promoted team-building and resilience from the men whose lives literally depend on those two strengths in order to do their jobs.
“We did all sorts of stuff and no football,” quarterback Matt Ryan told USA TODAY Sports. “They carry these big logs as part of their training. When you get tired, their thing is that you reset all together to take the stress off or whatever. So that buzzword has stuck with us.”
The Navy SEALs also imparted another important lesson on the team: brotherhood.
“We are not going to go to a team like the Falcons and try to teach them about football,” said Bill Hart, the SEAL group’s chief. “Instead, we take a look under the hood and see if these guys are doing anything that stops them from functioning at their best collectively.”
We’ll see if that training pays off today. Check out the training video below.
An Oregon Air National Guard F-15C Eagle that made an emergency landing on Wednesday ditched its entire arsenal of live air-to-air missiles before touching down at Portland International Airport, The War Zone reports.
President Donald Trump announced in December that he would withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria, but Sen. Lindsey Graham has since made a strong push to keep a small residual force along the Turkish border along with troops from European allies.
The former Navy SEAL among a group of eight men arrested earlier this week in Port-au-Prince on weapons charges says he was providing security work "for people who are directly connected to the current President" of Haiti.
"We were being used as pawns in a public fight between him and the current Prime Minister of Haiti," said Chris Osman, 44, in a post on Instagram Friday. "We were not released we were in fact rescued."
It's a photo for the ages: a Marine NCO, a Greek god in his dress blues, catches the eye of a lovely young woman as her boyfriend urges her on in distress. It's the photographic ancestor of the much-loved "distracted boyfriend" stock photo meme, made even sweeter by the fact that this is clearly a sailor about to lose his girl to a Devil Dog.
Well, this photo and the Marine in it, which hopscotched around Marine Corps Facebook and Instagram pages before skyrocketing to the front page of Reddit on Thursday, are very real.
The photo shows then-Staff Sgt. Louis A. Capozzoli — and he is absolutely not on his way to steal your girl.