Navy SEAL Team Six Seeks New Fitness Center


The U.S. Special Operations Command is requesting $11.1 million for a new fitness center for the elite Navy SEAL Team Six that killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011, Bloomberg News reported.

The request is among $400 million in unfunded priorities the Operations Command submitted to Congress on April 1, Bloomberg reported, and is part of a $36 billion wish list from the military services and combat commands.

The new Human Performance Center for SEAL Team Six would be built at Dam Neck, VA, according to the request written by Admiral William McRaven, who directed the May 2011 Bin Laden raid in Pakistan and now heads the Special Operations Command in Tampa, FL, Bloomberg reported. The wish list, according to McRaven's request, "addresses the most pressing readiness and infrastructure requirements not contained in the fiscal 2015" budget.

The fitness center would emphasize strength conditioning, nutrition rehabilitation, injury prevention, testing, evaluation research and development, McRaven wrote in his request to Congress. McRaven, however, did not define what nutrition rehabilitation is, nor did he explain why the current conditioning facility used by SEAL Team Six is no longer adequate, Bloomberg reported.

The House Armed Services Committee is expected to start work on legislation by the end of the month.

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