Does INSIDE EDITION's Diane McInerney Have What it Takes to Be a Navy SEAL?
INSIDE EDITION's Diane McInerney went through Navy SEAL training to find out if a woman could really keep up with the elite team that took out Osama bin Laden. INSIDE EDITION reports.
Smashing through windows, rappelling down walls, firing 21st century weaponry, powerful weapons...It's all part of the intense training for the Navy SEALs who took out Osama bin Laden.
INSIDE EDITION wanted to find out: Could a woman compete with America's elite SEALs?
Each year about 1,000 men train to become Navy SEALs, but only 20 percent make it. There are no women in the SEALs.
INSIDE EDITION's Diane McInerney received training from former Navy SEALs Don Shipley and Lalo Roberti at the Extreme SEAL Experience outside Norfolk, Virginia.
At dawn, she climbed into the back of truck and was driven to a remote site where she went through the same tactical training used by SEAL Team Six when they attacked bin Laden's compound.
They pulled up to an old abandoned house, and McInerney donned a bulletproof vest, a helmet, and over 60 pounds of combat gear.
Her first task was learning how to infiltrate an enemy building by using a rope ladder to climb to a second story window.
Once up, the next step was learning how to get back down.
McInerney used a rope to walk down the side of the building, with a camera strapped to her helmet.
But the biggest test was yet to come. Believe it or not, she was about to crash through a glass window, feet-first.
And it wasn't fake Hollywood glass, it was the real stuff!
The training was tough for her, but not for this special breed of warriors. McInerney says she now has a new, deeper appreciation for America's heroes, the Navy SEALs.
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