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The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday : Making Navy SEALs

The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday : Making Navy SEALs As seen in the movie "Lone Survivor", photographs from The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday : Making Navy SEALs were an integral part of the opening sequence.

Honors & Awards

Ernst & Young / Inc. Magazine – Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist
Two-Time Inc. Magazine 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies
Cover story Los Angeles Business Journal, Steadi-Systems
The Origin & Evolution of New Business by Amar V. Bhide, Harvard
Photographer/Author, “The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday: Making Navy SEALs”
Photographer/Author, “The Warrior Class”
Photographer/Author, “Seventy-Nine/Eighty”
Photogrpaher/Author, “Boot Camp – A Marine Legacy”

Honors & Awards

Ernst & Young / Inc. Magazine – Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist
Two-Time Inc. Magazine 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies
Cover story Los Angeles Business Journal, Steadi-Systems
The Origin & Evolution of New Business by Amar V. Bhide, Harvard
Photographer/Author, “The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday: Making Navy SEALs”
Photographer/Author, “The Warrior Class”
Photographer/Author, “Seventy-Nine/Eighty”
Photogrpaher/Author, “Boot Camp – A Marine Legacy”

Operating as usual

Hell Week is almost done!  What remains is the best of the rest ! #navyseals
05/14/2022

Hell Week is almost done! What remains is the best of the rest ! #navyseals

Someone is having a bad day!  #onlyeasyday
05/11/2022

Someone is having a bad day! #onlyeasyday

The only easy day was yesterday !  Welcome to BUD/S!
05/10/2022

The only easy day was yesterday ! Welcome to BUD/S!

We are back ! Remember the only easy day was yesterday! Oh and “I Feel FINE “. Hooyah 😤
05/05/2022

We are back ! Remember the only easy day was yesterday! Oh and “I Feel FINE “. Hooyah 😤

We are back !  Remember, the only easy day was yesterday!  #navyseals
05/03/2022

We are back ! Remember, the only easy day was yesterday! #navyseals

We are back! Only Easy Day!
05/01/2022

We are back! Only Easy Day!

The whole crew getting together for the big day!  Just getting around the town.
04/15/2022

The whole crew getting together for the big day! Just getting around the town.

04/06/2022

Joseph Clark Schwedler, known by his family and friends as Clark or often “Clarkie,” was killed near Fallujah, Iraq on April 6, 2007. Clark grew up in Crystal Falls, a small town in Michigan's rural Upper Peninsula. He was the oldest son of C. Joseph and Susan Schwedler and beloved brother of Tom and sister Kate. He is missed greatly by his parents, siblings, tight-knit extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins, and the many friends he made during his life in Crystal Falls, while at school at Michigan State University, and while serving in the Navy. Schwedler graduated from Forest Park High School in 1997. He then spent a year working and skiing in Telluride, Colorado before heading to college at Michigan State University. Inspired by the events of 9/11, Schwedler enlisted in the Navy in March 2002 and graduated from BUDS training with Class 246 in 2003. He was then assigned to SEAL Team Four in Virginia Beach and was deployed to Iraq twice where he participated in over 100 combat missions. Schwedler’s military honors include the Bronze Star Medal with "V" for Valor, the Purple Heart, and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with "V" for Valor. Clark was a natural leader who always looked for opportunities to be kind, build community, and to help others do their best. His memory lives on in the hearts of all those who knew him.

04/01/2022

The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday

04/01/2022

The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday

Been around the world twice, talked to everyone once. Seen two whales f**k, been to three world fairs And I even know a ...
03/31/2022

Been around the world twice, talked to everyone once. Seen two whales f**k, been to three world fairs And I even know a man in Thailand with a wooden cock.
Pushed more peter more sweeter, and more completer than any other peter pusher around
I am a hard bodied, hairy chestied, rootin’ tootin’ shootin’ parachutin’, demolition double cap crimping frog man.
There ain’t nothing I can’t do, no sky too high, no sea too rough, no muff too tough.
Learned a lot of leasons in my life, never shoot a large caliber man with a small caliber bullet.
I drive all kinda of trucks, two-bys, four-bys, six-bys, those big motherf**kers that bend and go tch tch when you step on the brakes.
ANYTHING IN LIFE WORTH DOING IS WORTH OVERDOING.
MODERATION’S FOR COWARDS.
I am a lover, I am a fighter, I’m a UDT Navy S.E.A.L Diver.
I want to dine, intertwine, and sneak out the back door when refeuling is done.
So if you are feeling froggy then you better jump, because this frog man has been there, done that, and is going back for more.
Cheers boys

Class 246 looks tense as they head to the pool for the first day of “Pool Comp”, the 2nd phase equivalent of “Hell Week”...
03/29/2022

Class 246 looks tense as they head to the pool for the first day of “Pool Comp”, the 2nd phase equivalent of “Hell Week”. NAVY

#usnavy
#navyseals
#theonlyeasydaywasyesterday
#onlyeasyday
#navalspecialforces
#sealteam
#teamguy
#hooyah
#BUD/S
#hellweek
#udt
#ringout
#dor
#tadpole
#theteams
#devgru
#team6
#operator
#O-Course
#quitter
#5326
#class246

The statue commemorates a unique piece of Medal of Honor history.                                It depicts Mike Thornto...
03/27/2022

The statue commemorates a unique piece of Medal of Honor history. It depicts Mike Thornton rescuing Tom Norris on a beach in Viet Nam. It is the only 3rd time that one Medal of Honor recipient was rescued by another! Receiving the Medal of Honor is an exceptional and rare honor that very few Americans have earned. Most Medals of Honor are posthumous, reflecting the near-impossible odds one has to surmount to earn the nation’s highest award for bravery under fire. Usually, living recipients of the Medal are so incapacitated from their wounds that they retire. Those who are still able-bodied, are pulled off operational duties and are given more administrative and public affairs tasks.

Medals of Honor are rare. But what is even rarer is to have one Medal of Honor recipient save the life of another. There have only been three instances of this happening in history, and one of them took place during a clandestine operation deep behind enemy lines in Vietnam.

On this  National Medal of Honor Day we highlight the achievements of Navy SEAL Medal of Honor recipient Tom Norris. In ...
03/25/2022

On this National Medal of Honor Day we highlight the achievements of Navy SEAL Medal of Honor recipient Tom Norris. In this photo of Mr. Norris, he explains the details of the award to fellow SEALs ! Thomas Rolland Norris is a retired United States Navy SEAL and Distinguished Eagle Scout who received the Medal of Honor for his ground rescue with the assistance of Petty Officer Third Class Nguyen Van Kiet of two downed aircrew members in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam on April 10–13, 1972.

03/24/2022

A random selection of images selected from the archive of Richard Schoenberg!

#usmcveteran
#usmcbootcamp
#usmcmuseum
#marinecorps
#marine
#marinecorps
#semperfi
#semperfidelis
#navy
#mcrdsandiego
#mcrdparrisisland
#drillinstructor
#oohrah
#military
#thebasicschool
#quantico
#bootcamp
#29palms
#veterans
#military
#crucible

Just getting Hell Week started. Now it’s a party!NAVY#usnavy#navyseals#theonlyeasydaywasyesterday#onlyeasyday#navalspeci...
03/24/2022

Just getting Hell Week started. Now it’s a party!

NAVY

#usnavy
#navyseals
#theonlyeasydaywasyesterday
#onlyeasyday
#navalspecialforces
#sealteam
#teamguy
#hooyah
#BUD/S
#hellweek
#udt
#ringout
#dor
#tadpole
#theteams
#devgru
#team6
#operator
#O-Course
#quitter
#5326
#class246

First hour of BUD/S, can anyone guess what the second hour evolution was?  #NAVY#usnavy#navyseals#theonlyeasydaywasyeste...
03/23/2022

First hour of BUD/S, can anyone guess what the second hour evolution was? #NAVY

#usnavy
#navyseals
#theonlyeasydaywasyesterday
#onlyeasyday
#navalspecialforces
#sealteam
#teamguy
#hooyah
#BUD/S
#hellweek
#udt
#ringout
#dor
#tadpole
#theteams
#devgru
#team6
#operator
#O-Course
#quitter
#5326
#class246

Watering the plants 🪴 makes them grow !  That’s what the instructors would always say!   #usnavy#navyseals#theonlyeasyda...
03/22/2022

Watering the plants 🪴 makes them grow ! That’s what the instructors would always say!
#usnavy
#navyseals
#theonlyeasydaywasyesterday
#onlyeasyday
#navalspecialforces
#sealteam
#teamguy
#hooyah
#BUD/S
#hellweek
#udt
#ringout
#dor
#tadpole
#theteams
#devgru
#team6
#operator
#O-Course
#quitter
#5326
#class246

Not to often you see someone break a sweat while in the pool!  NAVY#usnavy#navyseals#theonlyeasydaywasyesterday#onlyeasy...
03/17/2022

Not to often you see someone break a sweat while in the pool! NAVY

#usnavy
#navyseals
#theonlyeasydaywasyesterday
#onlyeasyday
#navalspecialforces
#sealteam
#teamguy
#hooyah
#BUD/S
#hellweek
#udt
#ringout
#dor
#tadpole
#theteams
#devgru
#team6
#operator
#O-Course
#quitter
#5326
#class246

“I feel fine!”  shouts a student. Confirming that after holding your breath while crossing 2 lengths of the pool, you mi...
03/16/2022

“I feel fine!” shouts a student. Confirming that after holding your breath while crossing 2 lengths of the pool, you might want to do it again! NAVY

#usnavy
#navyseals
#theonlyeasydaywasyesterday
#onlyeasyday
#navalspecialforces
#sealteam
#teamguy
#hooyah
#BUD/S
#hellweek
#udt
#ringout
#dor
#tadpole
#theteams
#devgru
#team6
#operator
#O-Course
#quitter
#5326
#class246

During BUD/S most days are difficult, then there are those days that you will not forget!  This was one of those!  NAVY#...
03/13/2022

During BUD/S most days are difficult, then there are those days that you will not forget! This was one of those! NAVY

#usnavy
#navyseals
#theonlyeasydaywasyesterday
#onlyeasyday
#navalspecialforces
#sealteam
#teamguy
#hooyah
#BUD/S
#hellweek
#udt
#ringout
#dor
#tadpole
#theteams
#devgru
#team6
#operator
#O-Course
#quitter
#5326
#class246

The famous “Wheel of Misfortune” sums up the downside of BUD/S!  Try your luck!  #usnavy#navyseals#theonlyeasydaywasyest...
03/12/2022

The famous “Wheel of Misfortune” sums up the downside of BUD/S! Try your luck!
#usnavy
#navyseals
#theonlyeasydaywasyesterday
#onlyeasyday
#navalspecialforces
#sealteam
#teamguy
#hooyah
#BUD/S
#hellweek
#udt
#ringout
#dor
#tadpole
#theteams
#devgru
#team6
#operator
#O-Course
#quitter
#5326
#class246

This is on the better “pull-up”faces we’ve seen…sort of the BUD/S equivalent of guitar 🎸 face!#usnavy#navyseals#theonlye...
03/10/2022

This is on the better “pull-up”faces we’ve seen…sort of the BUD/S equivalent of guitar 🎸 face!

#usnavy
#navyseals
#theonlyeasydaywasyesterday
#onlyeasyday
#navalspecialforces
#sealteam
#teamguy
#hooyah
#BUD/S
#hellweek
#udt
#ringout
#dor
#tadpole
#theteams
#devgru
#team6
#operator
#O-Course
#quitter
#5326
#class246

Bending over backwards to make it through the              O-Course is required at BUD/S!                               ...
03/09/2022

Bending over backwards to make it through the O-Course is required at BUD/S! L

#usnavy
#navyseals
#theonlyeasydaywasyesterday
#onlyeasyday
#navalspecialforces
#sealteam
#teamguy
#hooyah
#BUD/S
#hellweek
#udt
#ringout
#dor
#tadpole
#theteams
#devgru
#team6
#operator
#O-Course
#quitter
#5326
#class246

03/07/2022

06.06.06, just another day in the USMC.

#usmcveteran
#usmcbootcamp
#usmcmuseum
#marinecorps
#marine
#marinecorps
#semperfi
#semperfidelis
#navy
#mcrdsandiego
#mcrdparrisisland
#drillinstructor
#oohrah
#military
#thebasicschool
#quantico
#bootcamp
#29palms
#veterans
#military
#crucible

Caption Contest!!!The best caption wins a free download of the book  “The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday”. #usnavy#navyseal...
03/05/2022

Caption Contest!!!
The best caption wins a free download of the book “The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday”.

#usnavy
#navyseals
#theonlyeasydaywasyesterday
#onlyeasyday
#navalspecialforces
#sealteam
#teamguy
#hooyah
#BUD/S
#hellweek
#udt
#ringout
#dor
#tadpole
#theteams
#devgru
#team6
#operator
#O-Course
#quitter
#5326
#class246

Get up, run down the beach, roll in the ocean, run back and repeat!  BUD/S in its most basic form!  #usnavy#navyseals#th...
03/03/2022

Get up, run down the beach, roll in the ocean, run back and repeat! BUD/S in its most basic form! #usnavy
#navyseals
#theonlyeasydaywasyesterday
#onlyeasyday
#navalspecialforces
#sealteam
#teamguy
#hooyah
#BUD/S
#hellweek
#udt
#ringout
#dor
#tadpole
#theteams
#devgru
#team6
#operator
#O-Course
#quitter
#5326
#class246

03/02/2022

The BUD/S Blues …
#usnavy
#navyseals
#theonlyeasydaywasyesterday
#onlyeasyday
#navalspecialforces
#sealteam
#teamguy
#hooyah
#BUD/S
#hellweek
#udt
#ringout
#dor
#tadpole
#theteams
#devgru
#team6
#operator
#O-Course
#quitter
#5326
#class246

03/02/2022

The BUD/S Blues …
#usnavy
#navyseals
#theonlyeasydaywasyesterday
#onlyeasyday
#navalspecialforces
#sealteam
#teamguy
#hooyah
#BUD/S
#hellweek
#udt
#ringout
#dor
#tadpole
#theteams
#devgru
#team6
#operator
#O-Course
#quitter
#5326
#class246

03/02/2022

The BUD/S Blues…
#usnavy
#navyseals
#theonlyeasydaywasyesterday
#onlyeasyday
#navalspecialforces
#sealteam
#teamguy
#hooyah
#BUD/S
#hellweek
#udt
#ringout
#dor
#tadpole
#theteams
#devgru
#team6
#operator
#O-Course
#quitter
#5326
#class246

Just in case you weren’t clear about the instructions for doing a proper “bear crawl “. NAVY#usnavy#navyseals#theonlyeas...
02/28/2022

Just in case you weren’t clear about the instructions for doing a proper “bear crawl “. NAVY

#usnavy
#navyseals
#theonlyeasydaywasyesterday
#onlyeasyday
#navalspecialforces
#sealteam
#teamguy
#hooyah
#BUD/S
#hellweek
#udt
#ringout
#dor
#tadpole
#theteams
#devgru
#team6
#operator
#O-Course
#quitter
#5326
#class246

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Richard D. Schoenberg spent two and a half years working on, "The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday", a 288 page book about the training of the US Navy SEALs. Photographs from this project were recently featured in the movie “Lone Survivor”.

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My deepest condolences to the family of the SEAL candidate who died in training
Hooyah
We can never know who makes it through,but brave men have fought and died building that tradition that I can only dream of,am proud to know that there are great men called SEALS
I have a question, in a lone survivor movie scene , during the 1st briefing when Marcus is an extra, we see a shot of a patch with Marc Lee's name on it. red wings took place in june of 2005 but Marc Lee wasn't killed till 2006, why the patch ?
Can someone help me out here am from Cameroon and i really one to be part of Navy Seal
#FrogmanFriday Crawl, Walk, Run. Before you learn optics and lasers first you must master old school, iron sights. 📸 The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday : Making Navy SEALs
“You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential.” —Steve Garvey Photo Credit: The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday : Making Navy SEALs #MondayMotivation #Motivation #NavySEALs #SEALs #SWCC #teams #military #NSFTeammates #StandwithSEALs #ANationofSupport #OnlyEasyDay #OnlyEasyDayWasYesterday
#FrogmanFriday One of the coolest things about going through SEAL training is that many of your preconceived baselines are adjusted. You sleep in places you would have never slept and you can hang in there much longer than you ever thought possible. 📸 The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday : Making Navy SEALs
I am so thankful that God gave us young men like these; and the young men and women who protect us throughout the U.S. armed forces, Coast Guard and many others. Thank you for all you do for our country and me.
#FrogmanFriday Water is often the biggest adversary of young SEAL candidates. Though certain training evolutions like drown proofing offer valuable skills that may one day save your life, they also give the instructor cadre a snap shot of how well each student handles extreme adversity. 📸 The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday : Making Navy SEALs
#FrogmanFriday Every time somone voluntarily quits their helmet gets place in a line under the bell. Every time it happened I felt a boost of confidence and hope that I was still in the fight. In life we should root for those around us to succeed and do what we can to uplift and encourage them. Make no mistake about it, in life many have placed their helmet under the bell as they check out, medicate or choose mediocrity. Stay in the fight. 👊🏼 Get up, grab your helmet and get back to your team, your family, and your friends. They need your will, love, and encouragement. 📸 The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday : Making Navy SEALs
#FrogmanFriday This swim took my swim buddy and I nearly 4 hours to complete. There was no heroes parade waiting for us as we made our way onto the beach to report into the instructor recording times. We weren’t sent to get a hot shower or some food to recharge our depleted energy reserves. We were sent to a beat down (painful exercises and calisthenics) while other members of our class finished up. 😂 Guess that is why we say “the only easy day is yesterday.” 📸 The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday : Making Navy SEALs