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Navy seal
Training Facility
Deep in the woods along the Pearl River, inside the Stennis Space Center’s buffer zone, is a live-fire training facility used by hundreds of Navy SEAL’s from different SEAL teams who come to learn and practice river combat skills. The Naval Special Warfare Group 4’s Western Maneuver Area is a training facility only;
no SEAL teams are based there. An impressive rescue scene from the 2012 movie Act of Valor was filmed on location here.
Navy SEALs train on the Pearl River.
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German U-Boats
in the Mississippi Sound
 During World War II, German U-boats prowled the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi Sound targeting tankers shipping petroleum from ports
in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Even though the
Coast Guard patrolled the Gulf from a station on Ship Island, one of Mississippi’s offshore barrier islands, the Germans continued their onslaught throughout 1942 and 1943, sinking 56 ships and damaging 14 others.

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