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Naval Special Warfare Cold Weather Detachment Kodiak
Kodiak, Alaska
Type Military base
Coordinates Latitude:
In use 1987 – present
Controlled by United States Navy
Garrison Naval Special Warfare Center

The Naval Special Warfare Cold Weather Detachment Kodiak is a United States Navy base near Kodiak, Alaska used to train United States Navy SEALs. The training includes cold weather survival and advanced tactical training in forested, coastal environments. The base covers 55 acres on Spruce Cape and training is conducted throughout the surrounding area and nearby Long Island.

As of November 2008, six SEAL classes averaging 40 students come to Kodiak each year for a 28-day course. The trainees are sent to Kodiak after completing Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) selection and before they are assigned to their respective SEAL teams.[1] [2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Huisman, Jan (28 November 2008). "Navy SEALs Find Ideal Training Grounds In Kodiak" (Newspaper article). Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. http://www.newsminer.com/news/2008/nov/28/navy-seals-find-ideal-training-grounds-kodiak/. Retrieved 30 November 2008. 
  2. United States Navy, Naval Special Warfare Public Affairs (21 March 2007). "Cold Warfare: Future SEALs Get a Firsthand Lesson in Northern Exposure" (US Navy press release). GlobalSecurity.org. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/news/2007/03/mil-070321-nns05.htm. Retrieved 30 November 2008. 

Coordinates: 57°49′13″N 152°19′55″W / 57.8203°N 152.3319°W / 57.8203; -152.3319

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