U.S. Navy photo by Petty Office 3rd Class Blake Midnight
The History Channel's new eight-episode Navy SEAL Drama, “SIX” focuses on the legendary unit SEAL Team Six, and will be filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, a studio spokesman announced on Jan. 6, reports Star News online.
The first season will be produced by A+E Studios and The Weinstein Co., and will follow the SEAL unit on a fictional 2014 mission to Afghanistan to eliminate a Taliban leader. The mission goes south and they discover a U.S. citizen working with the terrorists.
“I thought about how would our world react and it brought on the idea of creating a series about the world of SEAL Team Six because the story felt as poignant and timely as ever,” said Weinstein, who explained that each season will feature a different theatre of war.
“‘SIX’ is a series that recognizes this country’s great heroes and soldiers, and there’s no doubt that it will make for some of the most important, provocative television seen in ages,” said Weinstein.
Paul Buccieri, the History Channel’s president, told Entertainment Weekly that by featuring the SEALs’ lives at home and at war, the series “provides an amazing canvas for stories that deserve to be told.”
The drama will be written by Oscar-nominated screenwriter and Vietnam veteran William Broyles and his son David Broyles, a military special operations veteran, reports Deadline Hollywood. The series’ technical advisor will be retired U.S. Navy SEAL Mitchell Hall, who worked on “Zero Dark Thirty.”
The series’ office in Wilmington opened on Jan. 11, according to Star News online, and the air date has not been announced.
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.