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Sunday 10:00 PM on The History Channel Premiered Aug 04, 2002 In Season

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  • War in the Pacific
    War in the Pacific
    Episode 12
    3/7/06
    0.0
    Aboard the USS Missouri, the Gunney gives us a ninety-minute history lesson on the WWII battles which took place in the Pacific Ocean, starting with the bombing of Peal Harbor, and concluding with the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan.
  • Knob Creek Gun Range
    12/29/05
    8.6
    Host R. Lee Ermey heads to Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Kentucky, outside of Fort Knox, for the Knob Creek Shoot, a weekend when machine-gun owners and collectors converge for unbridled mayhem. At this former military-munitions test range, shooters nationwide come to buy, sell, and trade. First, the Gunny shows us around, talks about the history, hits sales tables, and fires off a few thousand rounds--from state-of-the-art to early vintage. Next, Lee takes a turn on the "Jungle Walk", a machine-gun shooting course with hidden targets and dense brush to recreate what it was like for the grunts in Viet Nam; and he gets a lift on a mule to the Knob Creek helipad where he goes aloft in a Cayuse OH-6A Helicopter for the range's aerial shooting course. Then, it's the night shoot, when you really get to see raw power as machine guns shoot tracers and fire at targets filled with diesel fuel and dynamite, incinerating cars, refrigerators, and oil drums.moreless
  • Minot AFB
    Minot AFB
    Episode 10
    12/13/05
    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 one-hour special, Ermey goes back to Minot Air Force base for a history lesson on the base and the B-52 long-range bomber.moreless
  • Ermey's Vietnam
    Ermey's Vietnam
    Episode 9
    11/11/05
    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 two-hour special, Ermey goes back to Vietnam for the first time since he left in 1969 to answer viewer mail.moreless
  • AAV; Wild West Guns; Merrill's Marauders; Screaming Mimi
    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 visits the Naval Training Base in Coronado, California for a beach invasion training exercise, featuring an Amphibious Assault Vehicle. Ermey then offers a Top 5 countdown of the greatest beach invasions in history; then fires off a few guns from the Wild West like the Colt Peacemaker; he then salutes Merrill's Marauders, and looks into a German Weaon called the Screaming Mimi.moreless
  • Army's National Training Center
    10/28/05
    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 visits the Army's National Training Center to find out more on the M2A3, better known as the Bradley Fighting Vehicle; then gives us all the dirt on the M9 combat Earthmover; and finishes up in a mock-Iraqi village, which offers role-playing exercises so our soldiers know what they can expect to see in Iraq.moreless
  • IED; Guadalcanal; Sullivan Brothers; Rough Riders
    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 learns about one of the biggest threats facing today's soldiers, Improvised Explosive Devices, and then offers up a history lesson on the battle for Guadalcanal. Gunny then profiles the Sullivan Brothers, and then the legendary Rough Riders of the Spanish-American War, as well as the modern-day Rough Riders.moreless
  • DOD Firefighter; USMC Martial Arts Training; Little David
    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 dons the duds of a Department of Defense firefighter at their training facility at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California, and gives a short history of Napalm. Gunny then travels to Camp Pendleton, California for a demonstration of USMC martial arts training. Finally, we learn about Little David and Goliath, which are remote-controlled weapons platforms.moreless
  • Hurricane Katrina
    Hurricane Katrina
    Episode 4
    10/6/05
    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 heads to the Gulf Coast to see with his own eyes what our soldiers are doing to help out the people who are suffering from Hurricane Katrina.moreless
  • German Renaissance; 9mm Luger P-08; AFN; Battle of Britain
    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 learns about the weapons of the German Renaissance in the 16th century, and offers a live demonstration of a more modern weapon, the 9 mm Luger P-08. Gunny then offers up a history lesson on the AFN (American Forces Network) and gives a tribute to WWII journalist Bill Mauldin; and finally talks about the Battle of Britain.moreless
  • Beach Master; DLI; Hooch; Eureka MPTGS Type 3 Tent; Cabanatuan Raid; Arisaka Rifle
    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 heads to Coronado Naval Base to see how the Navy beach masters do their job; then travels to the Defense Language Institute in Monterrey, California, where military personnel learn how to speak Afghani, Korean, Arabic, and other languages in a flash. We also get to check out Gunny's new Eureka MPTGS Type 3 tent, and finally demonstrates the Arisaka rifle, the bolt-action rifle used by the Japanese Imperial Army.moreless
  • MK-19 Grenade Launcher; PPSH-41; WWII Weasel; Vertijet
    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 heads to Camp Pendleton where he gets some trigger time with the MK-19 grenade launcher, and then focuses on Russian tactics and weapons of WWII. Finally, it's time for a a test drive of a WWII Weasel, and then a profile of the Vertijet, America's first vertical take-off jet aircraft.moreless
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