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  • Episode 56
    Episode 56
    Episode 56
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    R. Lee Ermey does some fancy footwork, fencing his way through the gear of the French Musketeers and sizes up two of the greatest fighter planes of WW2 - the American F6F Hellcat and the Japanese A6M Zero.
  • Celebrity Golf Tournament, Gala Ball, and Auction
    R. Lee Ermey, who played the sergeant in Full Metal Jacket, applies his gruff sense of humor in this half-hour series that answers viewers' mail about what the armed forces were, and really are, like! In this episode, he hosts from his first annual Celebrity Golf Tournament, Gala Ball, and Auction in Washington, DC.moreless
  • Zoaves/Flying Wing/ICBM/Swift Boats
    10/12/04
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    R. Lee Ermey, who played the sergeant in Full Metal Jacket, applies his gruff sense of humor in this half-hour series that answers viewers' mail about what the armed forces were, and really are, like! In this episode, he explains why the Confederacy feared the Zouaves; then we learn about the greatest WWII bayonet charge; and finally get some flight time with the Northrop YB-35.moreless
  • Rapid Fielding Initiative/Anti-Tank and Anti-Anti-Tank/Blimp Sub-hunters/Cloud Car
    R. Lee Ermey, who played the sergeant in Full Metal Jacket, applies his gruff sense of humor in this half-hour series that answers viewers' mail about what the armed forces were, and really are, like! In this episode, he checks to see if our soldiers are getting the latest gear in record time through the Rapid Fielding Initiative; then looks at the German Army's anti-tank and anti-anti-tank weapons; and finally looks at how the Navy used blimps as sub hunters during WWII.moreless
  • XM8/Spencer/AC-47 Spooky/Small Diameter Bomb/Gotha Bomber
    R. Lee Ermey, who played the sergeant in Full Metal Jacket, applies his gruff sense of humor in this half-hour series that answers viewers' mail about what the armed forces were, and really are, like! In this episode, he pulls a little trigger time with the XM8 and the Spencer; then looks at the Vietnam War era AC-47 Spooky gunship; and finally travels down to Eglin AFB to check out the Small Diameter Bomb, followed by a look at the German Gotha Bomber.moreless
  • Military Sidearms/Glock Handguns/MG42/WWII British Commando Weapons/Gun Truck Alley
    R. Lee Ermey, who played the sergeant in Full Metal Jacket, applies his gruff sense of humor in this half-hour series that answers viewers' mail about what the armed forces were, and really are, like! In this episode, he discusses the future of the military sidearm; then sets his sights on a patch of enemy watermelons with the German MG42; and finally looks at the weapons and gear of the British Commandos of WWII and discovers how troop convoy protection in improving today due to some innovative training on Gun Truck Alley.moreless
  • The War of 1812
    The War of 1812
    Episode 9
    9/5/04
    0.0
    R. Lee Ermey, who played the sergeant in Full Metal Jacket, applies his gruff sense of humor in this half-hour series that answers viewers' mail about what the armed forces were, and really are, like! In this episode, he travels back in time to see what it was like to go up against the British back in 1812.moreless
  • Javelin Anti-Tank Missile; Tankgewehr 1918; P-3 Orion; SOG
    R. Lee Ermey, who played the sergeant in Full Metal Jacket, applies his gruff sense of humor in this half-hour series that answers viewers' mail about what the armed forces were, and really are, like! In this episode, he finds out how our soldiers use the Javelin anti-tank missile and looks back at the first anti-tank rifle, the massive bolt-action Tankgewehr 1918; then it's out to the open ocean for a little submarine hunting in the Navy's P-3 Orion aircraft; and finally he discovers the weapons, gear, and tactics used by the Studies and Observations Group (SOG) during the Vietnam War.moreless
  • Silencers; Flashbang Grenade; WWII Japanese Gear; HITRON Teams
    R. Lee Ermey, who played the sergeant in Full Metal Jacket, applies his gruff sense of humor in this half-hour series that answers viewers' mail about what the armed forces were, and really are, like! In this episode, he discovers why the military uses silencers in a live-fire demonstration; then checks out the weapons and gear of Japanese soldiers in WWII's Pacific Theater; and finally catches up with the tough new Coast Guard HITRON teams.moreless
  • Marine Corps Marksmanship; The BAT; Maritime Safety & Security Teams
    R. Lee Ermey, who played the sergeant in Full Metal Jacket, applies his gruff sense of humor in this half-hour series that answers viewers' mail about what the armed forces were, and really are, like! In this episode, he explains the difference between marksman, sharpshooter, and expert; reviews WWII coast artillery and examines one of WWII's most sophisticated missiles, the BAT; and finally checks out the Coast Guard's latest approach to the War on Terror, the Maritime Safety and Security Teams.moreless
  • Gear of the French Musketeers; Fighter Planes of World War II; High Altitude Rescue Team; XR-8 Syncopter
    In this episode, R. Lee Ermey finds out what sort of gear the French Musketeers used; then sizes up the US F6F Hellcat and the Japanese A6M Zero, two of the greatest fighter planes of WWII; and what it takes to be a member of the US Army's High Altitude Rescue Team.moreless
  • The Navy Marine Mammals Program; The Chain of Evacuation in World War II; WC54 Ambulance; The Desert Ducks
    In this episode, R. Lee Ermey looks into how the Navy Marine Mammals program will help the US detect mines in the sea; then discovers how we got our injured WWII soldiers from the battlefield to field hospitals; and finds out what it's like delivering mail to ships in the Persian Gulf, which is the job of the Desert Ducks.moreless
  • MP5; Three Types of Automatic Weapons; Marine Corps Paratroopers of World War II; Photograph of the Flag Raisers at Iwo Jima
    R. Lee Ermey, who played the sergeant in Full Metal Jacket, applies his gruff sense of humor in this half-hour series that answers viewers' mail about what the armed forces were, and really are, like! In this episode, he demonstrates the firepower of the MP5; then gives the often-overlooked Marine Corps paratroopers of WWII their due; and relates the story behind the photo of the Iwo Jima flag-raisers. Then, fighter pilots demonstrate the new state-of-the-art hands-free helmet system.moreless
  • Spanish-American War Rifle; Remembering the Maine; SR-71 Blackbird; U-2 Spy Plane; Training for Extreme Battlefield Conditions
    R. Lee Ermey, who played the sergeant in Full Metal Jacket, applies his gruff sense of humor in this half-hour series that answers viewers' mail about what the armed forces were, and really are, like! In this episode, he demonstrates the firepower of a Krag-Jorgenson rifle from the Spanish-American War; then explains what sank the USS Maine; and catches up with history's fastest plane, the SR-71 Blackbird and finds out what went wrong with its predecessor, the U-2 spy plane. Then, he visits the Northern Warfare Training Center in Ft. Wainwright, Alaska, and answers a question about how extreme cold weather helped the WWII Allies in the Battle of Stalingrad.moreless
  • D-Day Special
    D-Day Special
    Episode 1
    6/6/04
    10
    In commemoration of the anniversary of the Allied landing on D-Day in 1944, host R. Lee Ermey takes an in-depth look at the technology used throughout the "longest day"--and travels to Dover, England and Normandy, France for a view from both sides of the operation in a special hour-long program.