Navy will train in Washington state parks


February 10, 2021

Originally published Jan. 28, 2021 by Northwest Public Broadcasting

Washington state has approved a request to use multiple Washington state parks to train Navy SEALs. But the move Thursday came with significant amendments to what the Navy requested.

The permits would expand the five parks previously used for Navy SEAL training to 16 or 17. The Navy had requested access to 28 state parks as a way to diversify its training sites. Officials had said a small number of sites can become too familiar to trainees over time.

The commissioners called their move “difficult,” “hard” and “probably the tou...

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