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Austen Alexander is an Active Duty Sailor, who posts weekly to IRmys. He is most popular for his challenge videos including Ms. Bikini Olympia and challenging U.S Marines to obstacle courses and races. Austen is the host of the Hot Mic Show with Austen Alexander podcast and continues to post fitness and lifestyle-related content to Instagram as well.


  1. Peter Morin

    Peter Morin

    پیش 7 ماه

    The series on History Channel was class 234 - www.imdb.com/title/tt0426761/ I think this was like a Navy promotional video.

    • Donkey Man11

      Donkey Man11

      پیش 6 ماه

      Z Ert one of the students from 234 actually quit training on 9/11

    • Z Ert

      Z Ert

      پیش 6 ماه

      Tommy2shoe811 Class 234 (The documentary class) graduated just before 9/11, they were in SQT on 9/11. Also, I’ve heard retired SEALs say in interviews that they have 3-5 Bud/s classes a year. Phase one is 7 weeks long, so I’m assuming every 7 or 8 weeks a new class starts.

    • faze wonder

      faze wonder

      پیش 7 ماه


    • Donkey Man11

      Donkey Man11

      پیش 7 ماه

      Tommy2shoe811 I think there are actually 4 or 5 classes a year

    • Tommy2shoe811


      پیش 7 ماه

      It is filmed a few years prior to when it was released I have a buddy that went through class 244 and it doesn’t match up with this being the year 2000 (assuming there are 2 classes a year).

  2. AJ


    پیش 8 روز

    the SAS are better lol

  3. James Hemmerson

    James Hemmerson

    پیش 13 روز

    My dad was invited to SEAL training but he didn't want to do it I said It was a great oppurtunity but.....

  4. D


    پیش ماه

    So....You swore to defend a constitution that our current Commander In Chief, Biden, pisses on. And you, so called, defend a country that murders millions of unborn children. You look like a fool on glorified welfare.

  5. Ceyhun'un Rotası

    Ceyhun'un Rotası

    پیش ماه

    Hi sir

  6. Fort Masters.50

    Fort Masters.50

    پیش ماه

    I’m a kid and I want to join military

  7. Bryan Calhoun

    Bryan Calhoun

    پیش ماه

    Thats a very very very old video. I saw it in like 2003 or so same exact video.. I'm a retired Marine. I did 21 years In the Marines i trained at Coronado many many years ago for a different Program. And was next door to SEALS as they did their thing. I didnt even know what a seal was back then.i was at Coronado in the mid eighties for a special training course.

  8. De Enzo

    De Enzo

    پیش ماه

    I need a list of these documentaries

  9. 97756 Guy

    97756 Guy

    پیش 2 ماه

    These two Should get educated on SEAL training before they try to comment on it. Bm1? I didn’t know they had regular instructors in BUDS. Good grief.

  10. James Spalding

    James Spalding

    پیش 2 ماه

    Right, RMSN had to be prior to 1997 because that is when the Navy merged RM and DP rate to make IT, which is what I was. IT2 here.

  11. John Courtenay

    John Courtenay

    پیش 2 ماه

    Back then rating SO did not exist. But SEALs had rates to take the advancement exams

  12. Gabriel Cusack-Mercedez

    Gabriel Cusack-Mercedez

    پیش 2 ماه

    Can you imagine graduating BUDs and not getting your trident because your command doesn’t like you

  13. Sultana Chowdhury

    Sultana Chowdhury

    پیش 3 ماه




    پیش 3 ماه

    Always the same with this dude... A non-SEAL sailor that doesn’t talk about anything else BUT the SEALS. Pathetic! This dude is the only one in the whole IRmys videos I’ve seen that totally disgusted me. He leeches after other people’s merit.

  15. Evan Miles

    Evan Miles

    پیش 3 ماه

    drinking game: everytime she asks a question, take a shot.

  16. James


    پیش 3 ماه

    How incredible would it be if you got access to the Seal obstacle course and ran your guests through it?

  17. mothafraker


    پیش 3 ماه

    I've heard the attrition rate is about 90%

  18. KoRrUpT


    پیش 4 ماه

    For a seal to get their Trident they have to complete BUDs and then complete a longer course that is about 26-28 weeks long. So a total of 50 weeks of training to get the trident. Then when you get into a team its another year or more of training before being deployed somewhere for your first mission. There is also training courses that you have to complete before even entering BUDs. Which adds up to about 65 weeks of total training for a trident.

  19. Taj Vlogs

    Taj Vlogs

    پیش 5 ماه


  20. Moshi Gaming

    Moshi Gaming

    پیش 5 ماه

    Why do I think mid while they were about to go on a date they said o let’s make a video 😂😂

  21. Shelice Benson

    Shelice Benson

    پیش 5 ماه

    Just fiund your channel and i love it. I also like you reacted to another entity of Navy training, maybe do more of these with the different branches? Like army rangers or snipers? Ive learned so much about our military. Thank you.

  22. Freddie Vaughn

    Freddie Vaughn

    پیش 5 ماه

    No need for the girl to be in the video.

  23. Max Kilo

    Max Kilo

    پیش 5 ماه

    I think I saw leif babin

  24. Jane Smith

    Jane Smith

    پیش 5 ماه

    我要为川普做神的见证人 !!(This part of Chinese language) 我是真的见过神的人!! (我在2014年曾经历过死亡。真正地和神一起走在天堂的路上!! 最后,被护送回到大地 )!!! 我想我应该为川普做神的见证人!! 川普是被神拣选,预备派到这个世界上,拯救美国经济,维持世界和平!! 川普是被神高高举起的人!!是活在主里的人!! 是敬畏神的人!!是行走在神的旨意当中的人!! 无论人类设下什么障碍,都无法打击替代川普!! 因为神会帮他跨越一切障碍的!!因为他要赢得神的奖赏!! 而凡基督徒都知道,圣经上说“你们是不可以做假见证的。”下面我就将我所看见的真实的异象详细地描述给你们“ The night of July 22 ,2019 .I were praying for President TRUMP. Then in the VISION , " I saw a Giant Golden Glittering CROSS !! Then, at this moment, I saw TRUMP coming ! He was Wearing a Beautiful Blue Suit, and a RED Tie , And With His Big SMILE !! Then, TRUMP walks to the Right Side of the CROSS , STRANDING a little bit Behind the CROSS !!!" This is VISION I've Seen !! I am a Canadian . I Hope Trump Knows that He is NOT Alone, GOD ,LORD JESUS Be ALWAYS With HIM !!!. And I think I should be the God Testimony to Trump !! All those who BLESS TRUMP will be BLESSED !! Anyone who Denigrates Trump will Be CURSED !!!

  25. Tom Hannah

    Tom Hannah

    پیش 5 ماه

    React to the story of micheal day

  26. Mason White

    Mason White

    پیش 6 ماه

    If I thought I was going to be a navy SEAL I was dead wrong

  27. Kyle Jones

    Kyle Jones

    پیش 6 ماه

    It would be cool if you did green beret training reaction.

  28. savege morrison

    savege morrison

    پیش 6 ماه

    I want to be a navy eod

  29. Daniel


    پیش 6 ماه

    Yes Sarah, the red cord is tied to their blouse and cover so they don't lose it.

  30. Zander Maxwell

    Zander Maxwell

    پیش 6 ماه

    2nd most elite*

  31. Illkid1200


    پیش 6 ماه

    FYI back in the 2001 era, you didn't have to be in a 800 division to get a Re-BUD/S but you did have to have the option in your contract when you sign up at MEPS

  32. Bradley Schmidt

    Bradley Schmidt

    پیش 6 ماه

    My brother is in the navy and he is going to Washington state soon

  33. Genaral Shactacgoose

    Genaral Shactacgoose

    پیش 6 ماه

    *Now get in there and make me some food"😂 I lost it 😂

  34. Meatwad


    پیش 6 ماه

    Watched a video of a guy who said that during day 4 of hell week he hallucinated that all the instructors brought pizza for all the trainees. Sleep deprivation fucks with your head. I couldn’t imagine

  35. Nobody


    پیش 6 ماه

    Do class 234 documentary.

  36. Creed McGee

    Creed McGee

    پیش 6 ماه

    Help me! I can’t decide weather to join the navy or the airforce as a corpsman

  37. Julio Trigo

    Julio Trigo

    پیش 6 ماه

    Class 234 is way better

  38. First Name Last Name

    First Name Last Name

    پیش 6 ماه

    The BM1 instructor you said is not a SEAL is wrong. He is a SEAL.

  39. Tyler Northern

    Tyler Northern

    پیش 6 ماه

    why you so mad at your girlfriend? yall got in a fight before making this video huh?

  40. Fake Gordon

    Fake Gordon

    پیش 6 ماه


  41. Brandon Martinez

    Brandon Martinez

    پیش 6 ماه

    Would you ever try out for SEAL?

  42. Chris Toler

    Chris Toler

    پیش 6 ماه

    Bro, every instructor is a SEAL, and has had previous deployments before becoming an instructor

  43. Allie Clark

    Allie Clark

    پیش 6 ماه

    In pretty much all of these they suck at pushups and barely go down

  44. FOUR Letters

    FOUR Letters

    پیش 6 ماه

    Did anyone think that I want to try it 😍😃

  45. Daniel Tillie

    Daniel Tillie

    پیش 6 ماه

    Hey I’m sure it’s mentioned. But back in the day, SO was not a rate. So back then it was normal rates who got the opportunity to go. It’s not “normal” rates as instructors.

  46. Elaine Cragel

    Elaine Cragel

    پیش 6 ماه

    Hey Austen! Very much impressed by all the hard work these guys go through. Have a great deal of respect for the Navy Seals. Another good training video, which I have seen are the Gurgas. They are apart of the British army. Incredible. They have been in Afghanistan. Thank you for your service to our country. My ex-sister-in-law served in the Navy, and she was head nurse in ICU at Great Lakes Naval Base. Her husband also was in the Navy. Got married in the chapel at Great Lakes, which I was there for. God Bless to you.

  47. Sammy Smith

    Sammy Smith

    پیش 6 ماه

    So it’s probably already been said in the comments but the reason you saw BM 1 was because back in the day before they had the SO rate, they took SEALs from a core group of ratings -,if you happen to have the right specific rating you were eligible to go and test to be a SEAL. Interestingly enough, even though you were a SEAL, before the SO rating you also had a test in whatever your base rate was to advance in the Navy. I went into the Navy in 1975 , SEALs were relatively unknown and certainly not talked about the way they are today. They actually had a SEAL come to our Navy Boot Camp Looking for volunteers who might want to take the seal admittance test. I decided on a lark to give it a try. I failed miserably of course because I had no idea of what to expect, no preparation. Also you are correct SEALs did not get their trident until they arrived at their command, unlike today where they get to try and immediately upon finishing BUDS

  48. Texas FC

    Texas FC

    پیش 6 ماه

    USAF pj training or reconnaissance

  49. scot


    پیش 6 ماه

    You two don't seem compatible.

  50. Bryan Diaz

    Bryan Diaz

    پیش 6 ماه

    Back in the day special warfare was comprised of sailors from different rates that earned their trident and became seals. It was just in recent years where it became a special rate.

  51. White F350

    White F350

    پیش 6 ماه

    This was filmed in 2000 when seal was a device not a rate

  52. Michael Bateman

    Michael Bateman

    پیش 6 ماه

    The "red thing" Sarah pointed out is commonly called a "dummy cord". Usually para cord of various colors to prevent loss of equipment. Used in almost all SOF training and sometimes operationally.

  53. 손Son


    پیش 6 ماه

    I was going to join the Navy as an engineer but I was diagnosed with leukemia. They sent me letters and called me alot because I was the Top 10 to have the highest score when I took some test in my school for the Navy, but I told them my situation so they had to deny me.

  54. MrMyarsesmells


    پیش 6 ماه

    This proves to me that all 4 sexes are equal

  55. Community For A Cause

    Community For A Cause

    پیش 6 ماه

    they are nothing like gymnasts. They have no grace and can do nothing any ok gymnast can do

  56. Aidan Reg

    Aidan Reg

    پیش 6 ماه

    Dose she not know how to spell HELL Week

  57. CTPOV


    پیش 6 ماه

    Can you do other countries if yes can you do Brazil first

  58. SV


    پیش 6 ماه

    Before the introduction of the new "ratings": SO, SB, EOD, & ND in June 2006, a sailor must have the "Source Rating" before going to those training. That instructor had the "Source Rating" of BM [BM1 (SEAL) to be exact], which would have been changed to "SO1" after June 2006. Or the BMC (at around 10:42) would have been changed to SOC. My Source Rating was AO (even though, I was working as an EOD Tech.), but then, I switched to EOD after June 2006.

    • SV


      پیش 6 ماه

      @John Courtenay : Additionally, Army established 3 companies of EOD (Airborne), where it sent its EOD to Jump School & Tactical Training (or whatever they call it), so it can send its own techs. to be attached to Army SF & 75th Rangers (but Army EOD (Airborne) still doesn't do diving or underwater ordnance) . That free up Navy EOD to have more techs. to support Navy fleets and other Navy & Marine units.

    • SV


      پیش 6 ماه

      @John Courtenay : I am sure that things have changed since then. Perhaps, there are more techs. now, especially, since Iraq War is over. You can tell about the manning level by looking at the amount of Enlistment Bonus that is given out (or better, look at the advancement list). When the Navy needs people, it gives out more money. In 1999 (when I enlisted), EOD offered $20,000 Enlistment Bonus (and max. Re-enlistment Bonus was $80,000) In mid-2000's, EOD offered $40,000 Enlistment Bonus (and max. Re-enlistment Bonus was $125,000) Around 2010, EOD offered $12,000 Enlistment Bonus (and max. Re-enlistment Bonus was $90,000) Around 2015-16, EOD offered $8,000 Enlistment Bonus (and max. Re-enlistment Bonus was $75,000) I don't know how much the Navy is giving out nowadays.

    • John Courtenay

      John Courtenay

      پیش 6 ماه

      Navy Crab I can imagine the tempo is higher since every unit needs a EOD tech

    • SV


      پیش 6 ماه

      @John Courtenay : Here is a Fun Fact that was passed on to me by the old timers (and now, I am an old timer that is passing on the info. to you). Back in the '80's-early '90's, the Navy used to have the "Twin Pin" Program, where the SEALs could crossover to EOD and vice versa. Surprisingly, the majority of the people who did that were SEALs to EOD, because the OPTEMPO for EOD back then was much better than the other way around. When you grow older and have family, then your priority may change. You may want to try to spend as much time at home with your wife & kids, instead of going around playing Rambo overseas.

    • SV


      پیش 6 ماه

      @John Courtenay : No, and I didn't want to either. First, the Green Team only wants techs. with a lot of experience already (Senior or Master EOD); Basic techs. tend to not have enough experience and/or knowledge to be attached to them. I was in during 2 major wars, where IED's became the number 1 killer of the troops overseas ('99-'09) and the military in all branches did not have as many techs. to send out, so the rotation for us getting sent on deployments became more frequent. I wouldn't have enough time to prepare to tryout for the Green Team anyway. And besides working, I was already busy enough in trying to study for the qualifications/re-qualifications, Rating Exams, and later on, after I got my Senior Badge, I was also taking college classes while I was on Active Duty. The OPTEMPO for DEVGRU tends to be even worse than EODMU, so I was not interested in it.

  59. Ofelia Reyes

    Ofelia Reyes

    پیش 6 ماه

    my son-inlaw is a navy seal he is featured in the swimming pool one of the captions in that video. loved him to death as a son-inlaw

  60. Ben Oliver

    Ben Oliver

    پیش 6 ماه

    Army SF/Ranger please

  61. Daniel Bishop

    Daniel Bishop

    پیش 6 ماه

    I think it hurt his feelings a little when he said "and I thought my training was hard." His girl said "no way...it's nothing compared to that!" 😂

  62. King Mtombeni

    King Mtombeni

    پیش 6 ماه

    Class 224 made David Goggins want to be a navy seal

  63. Marissa Muana

    Marissa Muana

    پیش 7 ماه

    That’s nice Chanel movie and nice talk

  64. Chiefdigger


    پیش 7 ماه

    This is from 2000 when seals still had other ratings.

  65. Big Ed

    Big Ed

    پیش 7 ماه

    Dude BM1 your right Boat's mate, etc but they are all a Petty officer or Officer when they start or instructor etc. They still have a rate and a pay scale.

  66. joe john

    joe john

    پیش 7 ماه

    Girl: "Isn't like the Navy Seals one of the hardest things to get?" Austen: ......"Yes"



      پیش 3 ماه

      How would he know? From watching their videos?

    • mothafraker


      پیش 3 ماه

      'One' of.....

  67. Rachel in Minneapolis

    Rachel in Minneapolis

    پیش 7 ماه

    I don't like how he talks to her. :/

  68. TylerGamingTV


    پیش 7 ماه

    You should do a reaction to Marine Raider's and/or Recon. Great videos, keep it up!

  69. GrandmasterSilvist


    پیش 7 ماه

    From what I know from my friends who successfully went through BUDS back in the early 2000s, its only the first step. Then you have to go through all the terrain training (air, land, deep sea), POW, and such which takes about a year before they get their "Trident". I myself went through SAR training, which some BUDS drop outs go to when they still want to do some form of special forces involving water (since the water survival part is about the same).

  70. Spinster Jones

    Spinster Jones

    پیش 7 ماه

    Them mowing down trees in the beginning training scene is called a "Center Peel" it's a tactic for breaking contact. Just in case anyone was wondering.

  71. Luka fromsnapchat

    Luka fromsnapchat

    پیش 7 ماه

    I finally believe what m friend told me

  72. Johnny


    پیش 7 ماه

    Back in the day SO wasn’t a rating. You were a BM, HM or other rate and volunteered for BUD/S. It wasn’t until recently that SEALs received their own rate.

    • Zabanya96


      پیش 7 ماه

      Johnny I think that's one of the reasons why they say BM's are one of the most versatile rates out there

  73. Aaron Jackson

    Aaron Jackson

    پیش 7 ماه

    Can u and Sarah react to US Air Force PJ super man school

  74. 100 subscriber's with video

    100 subscriber's with video

    پیش 7 ماه


  75. Emily Grace

    Emily Grace

    پیش 7 ماه

    i would like if you did a reaction video to the Royal Australian Navy or a comparison between the RAN and the USN

  76. Miss Unknown

    Miss Unknown

    پیش 7 ماه

    You guys should do a day in life VLOG! 😃❤️

    • Rittmer


      پیش 3 ماه


  77. Newmans_Own


    پیش 7 ماه

    The Special Operator Rate is a new thing. Rates from bosun, corpsman, MA, GMs, QM, IS, etc. were all accepted into the SEAL Teams.

  78. HighL0W


    پیش 7 ماه

    Yes, the red cord is used to prevent from losing your hat.

  79. HighL0W


    پیش 7 ماه

    The SO rating didn’t start until 2006, BM was a source rating for SEALs...

  80. J. Jōsuta

    J. Jōsuta

    پیش 7 ماه

    One of the most popular documentary’s is the bud/s 234.

  81. ThatMonteKid


    پیش 7 ماه

    Didn’t even have to watch the video to know it would be good👍had to like it right away😅

  82. Jimmy Young

    Jimmy Young

    پیش 7 ماه

    We had death black lightning pool

  83. Nabib Khan

    Nabib Khan

    پیش 7 ماه

    |||---DELTA FORCE---||| |||--75th RANGERS--|||

  84. Anthony Miller

    Anthony Miller

    پیش 7 ماه

    Hey I’m gonna be a seal after college so I’ll leave this comment to look back on in a few years

  85. Siddhartha


    پیش 7 ماه

    I thought Lucy went to space

  86. Kris menter

    Kris menter

    پیش 7 ماه

    Why are u commenting on something ur not in?

  87. deep C3

    deep C3

    پیش 7 ماه

    This is an older video, all special programs used to have a source rating before they became their own rates. The personnel there as instructors are seals or divers dependent on phase.

  88. Jake Hamilton

    Jake Hamilton

    پیش 7 ماه

    He was a boats mans mate then he became a navy seal, they don’t have fleet instructors

  89. Carlos Mireles

    Carlos Mireles

    پیش 7 ماه

    react to lone survivor opening scene

  90. Frank Rhodes

    Frank Rhodes

    پیش 7 ماه

    Just saying, It'd be pretty cool to see you check out CBP training.

  91. Tod Speer II

    Tod Speer II

    پیش 7 ماه

    The trident doesn’t come until after SQT.

  92. Criscelo management

    Criscelo management

    پیش 7 ماه

    3:29 they dont have regular instructors. Every single instructor is a navy seal who is either active or retired

  93. Chicken Of the Cave

    Chicken Of the Cave

    پیش 7 ماه

    I'm a Buds dud. It's funny to me how videos never do the training justice. It never looks that bad, or that cold, or that tiring. But I can promise you, youll never be colder/tireder/wetter than you will at BUDS.

  94. J Kozak

    J Kozak

    پیش 7 ماه

    There were some changes to the training course over the years their training is now 2.5 years that’s included with the qualification test and now after hell week there is a second training program where the seal recruit are transported to a different state and they take them to a great white shark breeding ground at night and have to survive there for three days I think they also have upgraded there hand to hand combat and tactical training course which it’s cqc and infantry range they also have a marksmen class as well, if you want to know the deadliest best of the best stated world wide and highly classifieds denied by president from there existent but leaked very little information that was 10 years or so ago they are know as the unit, task force green, and of course delta There is like a 2-5 minute video on the training course that was maybe 6 years ago or so but looks 90sish but explains what delta is not what they do

  95. Trung Nguyen

    Trung Nguyen

    پیش 7 ماه

    Seal 👍🇺🇸💪

  96. BrownH2ORat


    پیش 7 ماه

    BM1 was a SEAL, They didn't have the SEAL rate till 2006, same as "ND" Navy Diver was not a rate prior to 2006, they were a closed loop NEC

    • SV


      پیش 6 ماه

      The "ratings" of SO, SB, EOD, & ND were introduced in June 2006. River Rat still does not have its own rating; though, it should.

  97. dizzy fell

    dizzy fell

    پیش 7 ماه

    15:23 after BUD/s, they go to Army Airborne school and other schools, and they'll have to pass SQT ( SEAL Qualification Training) in where they have to demonstrate everything they learned, than they'll get their trident. So after BUD/s its about another year before they earn their trident.

  98. dizzy fell

    dizzy fell

    پیش 7 ماه

    10:32, Michael Koch actually became a SEAL..died in Iraq i believe in 2008. He was actually in DEVGRU (SEAL team 6).

    • Salvatore Calandra

      Salvatore Calandra

      پیش 4 ماه


  99. dizzy fell

    dizzy fell

    پیش 7 ماه

    3:30, they had regular instructors because back in 2000, they didn't have SEALS contracts..u could basically join Navy under any rate, and apply for BUD/s under your current rate..now they have the contract and pre-BUD/s, they didnt have pre-BUD/s back in those days..

  100. Gary Falls

    Gary Falls

    پیش 7 ماه

    That’s cool. I didn’t know you are an MA