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  • Benelli M4 Shotgun; 1st Air Cav in Vietnam; Germany's WWII ME-163 Komet & Kubelwagen
    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 shows off his favorite new shotgun, the Benelli M4. Then, in tribute to a fallen hero, he profiles Sergeant 1st Class Paul Smith, the first Medal of Honor recipient during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Next, he offers a history lesson on the first major battle of the Vietnam War, the Battle of Ia Drang; and finally shows off Germany's WWII ME-163 Komet & Kubelwagen.moreless
  • Abrams M1-A1; Kasserine Pass and El Guttar
    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 to the Marine Corps Weapons Training Center for a live fire exercise with the Abrams M1-A1; then offers a history lesson on the battles of Kasserine Pass and El Guttar in North Africa; and finally shows a new type of armor which is stronger than Kevlar.moreless
  • B-2
    B-2
    Episode 10
    6/10/05
    10
    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 takes a ride in a B-2 Stealth Bomber on a mock bomb run at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. He then discusses other bombers, including the Enola Gay, which dropped the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Japan to help end WWII.moreless
  • Gator Navy
    Gator Navy
    Episode 9
    6/3/05
    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 ships out with the "Gator Navy" aboard an LCU (Landing Craft Utility), and then the LAAS (Landing Amphibious Assault Carrier), where the crew takes us through a fire drill and a close-quarter drill.moreless
  • Iwo Jima Special
    Iwo Jima Special
    Episode 8
    5/27/05
    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 to the Pacific Island of Iwo Jima with 86 veterans of the WWII invasion to relive the US Marine Corps' most heroic battle.moreless
  • Civil War Special
    Civil War Special
    Episode 7
    5/22/05
    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 dresses up as a Civil War Marine Corps sergeant. He performs live-fire demonstrations with the Union's Springfield rifle, the Confederacy's Enfield rifle, the 1842 Springfield muzzle loader, and a cannon. He also cooks up the civil war version of an MRE, salt port and hardtack.moreless
  • 29 Palms
    29 Palms
    Episode 6
    5/13/05
    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 gives us a tour of the Marine Corps Training Command Center, a.k.a. 29 Palms.moreless
  • The Pentagon
    The Pentagon
    Episode 5
    4/29/05
    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 takes us inside the nerve center of American defense, the Pentagon.
  • SS Lane Victory
    SS Lane Victory
    Episode 4
    4/1/05
    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 goes on board the SS Lane Victory, the only fully operational WWII-era victory ship in the world; then profiles the Merchant Marines and Navy Armed Guard in WWII; and finally takes a look back to the Navajo Code Talkers.moreless
  • Afghanistan
    Afghanistan
    Episode 3
    3/18/05
    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 returns to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan and gets some trigger time with the Cobra attack helicopter, test drives the Marine Corps' newest heavy duty truck, the MTVR, and much more.moreless
  • NORAD
    NORAD
    Episode 2
    3/11/05
    9.0
    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 hits the road to give us an inside look at one of the most secure and super-secret facilities in the world, NORAD.moreless
  • Ballista; Pedersen Device; Peashooter
    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 dresses up as a Roman legionnaire and learns about the ballista; then gets trigger time with the Pedersen Device; and checks out the Rhino PAK (Portable Armor Kit); and finally learns about the Peashooter.moreless