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How SEAL Team 6’s mastery of a risky infiltration method sets it apart from other US special operators | Business Insider
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rachel McMarr

How SEAL Team 6’s mastery of a risky infiltration method sets it apart from other US special operators | Business Insider

On October 31st, SEAL Team 6 successfully rescued an American hostage, Philipe Nathan Walton, who was taken in Northern Nigeria. The mastery team is always on stand-by for hostage-rescue situations. In 2009, SEAL team 6 rescued Captain Richard Phillips and in 2012, Jessica Buchanan was rescued from Somali pirates. The selection process to be on this team is not easy; it involves becoming a recruit, going through a review board, then a process called the Green Team which puts a heavy emphasis on close combat and free-falling. Standard military parachuting requires very little compared to free-fall parachuting. The dive is divided into two categories: high-altitude high opening (HAHO) and high-altitude low opening (HALO).

Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/seal-team-6-parachute-skills-distinct-among-special-operations-units-2020-11?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2011.04.20&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

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