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SEAL, Congressman Proposes October As Special Operations Appreciation Month

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U.S. Army Special Forces Soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan participate in a stress shoot to mimic combat conditions during combat marksman skills training at a range in Kabul province, Afghanistan, Feb. 24, 2014.

U.S. Army Special Forces Soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan participate in a stress shoot to mimic combat conditions during combat marksman skills training at a range in Kabul province, Afghanistan, Feb. 24, 2014.

Ryan Zinke, a Navy SEAL veteran and congressman from Montana, introduced a resolution on Sept. 18 proposed October be designated Special Operations Appreciation Month. The purpose of the appreciation month is to raise awareness and show support for the sacrifice of special operations troops and their families. The proposal is supported by a bipartisan coalition of 26 cosponsors.

“Too often our warriors do not get the recognition they deserve. From the mismanagement at the VA to the high rates of homelessness and unemployment, I know we can do more. I mentored young SEALs my entire career, and after retiring from the Navy, I wanted to continue serving them and their families,” said Zinke.