Naval Special Warfare Cold Weather Detachment Kodiak

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

The Special Operations Forces Cold Weather Maritime Training Facility, 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] [3]


  1. ^ Huisman, Jan (28 November 2008). "Navy SEALs Find Ideal Training Grounds In Kodiak" (Newspaper article). Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 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). Retrieved 30 November 2008. 
  3. ^ Brooks, James (22 October 2012). "Navy SEALS training complex expanding" (Newspaper article). Kodiak Daily Mirror. 

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