Thursday, July 2, 2009

BUDS Students Wade Ashore

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Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL students wade ashore on San Clemente Island during an over-the-beach exercise. The training is designed to prepare BUD/S students to conduct missions that begin in the open ocean and transition to land operations. During the third phase of BUD/S the students learn weapons, demolitions, land navigation and patrolling techniques. The Navy SEALs are the maritime component of U.S. Special Forces and are trained to conduct a variety of operations from the Sea, Air and Land. Photo by Seaman Kyle Gahlau