Now the lighter side of Navy SEALs news
The Navy SEALs, who have traditionally been best known for keeping a low profile, are having to adjust to their newfound fame. The elite stealth force, thrust into the spotlight after the successful raid of Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan, are so hot that:
- The SEALs are in the market for Web-hosting services to accommodate the sudden interest in their operations and the Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman training. “Recent events have demonstrated that SEALSWCC.com, as the authoritative voice for SEAL and SWCC training, makes the website vulnerable to significant spikes in traffic,” a solicitation released May 20 states. “It is imperative that SEALSWCC.com not experience periods of downtime.”
- Websites run by former SEALs are in high demand. Jeff Zevely, a reporter at CBS 8 in San Diego, said civilians looking to experience the notoriously brutal training that SEALs must endure are turning to people like Mark Divine, a former SEAL commander who offers training camps for the curious and the hardy. “Ever since Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden, Divine's business has been booming, both at his Encinitas gym and on his website navySEALs.com,” Zevely writes.
- Even dating websites are seeing some SEAL action. “Since the death of Osama bin Laden, increased numbers of men have been claiming to be US Navy SEALs on dating websites,” writes a blogger at newslite.tv. The good news is that some of the men — but not all — aren’t very successful scam artists. These “action-man wannabes are pretty much outing themselves as fakes with their flabby-bodied profile images,” the blogger notes.
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