The SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden Has Started A Charity

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Robert O'Neill, a decorated 16-year veteran of the Navy SEALs, claimed to be the man to shoot and kill Osama bin Laden in May 2011.

Former Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill made national headlines in November when he publicly announced that he was the SEAL Team Six shooter who killed Osama Bin Laden during the famous raid. Lost in the ensuing uproar and endless accolades was the fact that since getting out of the Navy, O’Neill has started a charity to help other special forces veterans transition to the civilian sector.


Feeling disaffected by the fact that he wouldn’t be able to retire after serving 16 years as a Navy SEAL and facing a competitive civilian job market, O'Neill founded Your Grateful Nation.

According to their official website, the charity only serves the special operations community and associated personal, offering support by providing “employment transition services, paid internships, cooperative education and family stabilization support.”

The Pentagon has identified the two soldiers were killed in combat in Afghanistan on Wednesday as members of U.S. Army Special Forces.

Master Sgt. Luis F. DeLeon-Figueroa, 31, and Master Sgt. Jose J. Gonzalez, 35, both died in Faryab Province from wounds sustained from small arms fire, the Pentagon said in a press release. The incident is under investigation.

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Thursday of possible Israeli involvement in attacks against Iranian-linked targets in Iraq.

A series of blasts in the past few weeks have hit weapon depots and bases belonging to paramilitary groups in Iraq, many of them backed by Israel's regional foe Iran. The groups blamed the United States and Israel for the blasts on Wednesday.

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President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that will make it easier for permanently disabled veterans to have their student loan debt forgiven.

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Capt. Tranay Lashawn Tanner. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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Physical fitness tests were briefly suspended earlier this week and outdoor cardio testing will be curtailed for the remainder of the summer at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, after an airman died Saturday. She had completed her PT test on Friday.

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Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has expanded a review of the Judge Advocate General Corps to include the Marine Corps, a Navy spokesman said on Thursday.

"There is value in applying this review and its subsequent recommendations across the Department of the Navy," Cmdr. Jereal Dorsey told Task & Purpose. "The review's purpose is to confirm the uniformed legal community is structurally and organizationally sound and best supporting the good order and discipline our integrated naval force."

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