070131-N-5169H-322 (January 31, 2007) -- Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) students perform Log PT during hell week at the Naval Special Warfare Center, where students participate in five and a half days of continuous Navy SEAL training, with only four hours of sleep. During hell week, the bell is ever present, even on the beach, should a student decide he no longer wishes to continue with the training. BUD/S students must endure 27 weeks of intense training in order to graduate from the program, followed by six months of SEAL Qualification Training (SQT) before they can wear the trident of a U.S. Navy SEAL.
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Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva (78) warms up before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015.
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A screenshot via YouTube of HISTORY Channel's upcoming reality show "The Selection."
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On April 29, 2015, U.S. Army Rangers Staff Sgt. James B. Jones, center, and Sgt. Derek J. Anderson, center-right, were awarded Silver Star medals for their bravery during a Dec. 2, 2014 firefight in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.
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This 1942 file photo shows Col. William O. Darby, founder of the American Rangers, in Britain.
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U.S. Army Rangers from 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, provide security during multilateral airborne operations at Tyndall Air Base, Fl., March 4, 2014. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade/Released)
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