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Thumbnail for episode: MK-19 Grenade Launcher; PPSH-41; WWII Weasel; Vertijet
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MK-19 Grenade Launcher; PPSH-41; WWII Weasel; Vertijet

Aired on Sep 16, 200521m

Ermey visits Camp Pendleton; gets trigger time with the MK-19 grenade launcher; explores Russian tactics and weapons of WWII; test drives a WWII Weasel; and profiles the failed Vertijet.

Ermey visits Camp Pendleton; gets trigger time with the MK-19 grenade launcher; explores Russian tactics and weapons of WWII; test drives a WWII Weasel; and profiles the failed Vertijet.

Thumbnail for episode: Beach Master; DLI; Hooch; Eureka MPTGS Type 3 Tent; Cabanatuan R
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Beach Master; DLI; Hooch; Eureka MPTGS Type 3 Tent; Cabanatuan R

Aired on Sep 23, 200521m

Navy beach masters are known as the traffic cops of the beach and host R. Lee Ermey travels to Coronado Naval Base to find out how they get the job done and checks out their gear, including the new LARC, a floating tow truck used for search and rescue. Next, Lee 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. In this installment of "GI Jargon", the Gunny explains origins of the word "hooch". And we get a tour of the Gunny's new digs--a state-of-the-art Eureka MPTGS Type 3 tent with internal arch configuration. Then, he takes us back to the end of WWII and the raid at Cabanatuan. Not a lot of people know about it, but this raid by Army Rangers, Alamo Scouts, and Filipino guerrillas saved the lives of more than 500 POWs in the Philippines. Then, Lee demonstrates the Arisaka rifle, the bolt-action rifle used by the Japanese Imperial Army.

Navy beach masters are known as the traffic cops of the beach and host R. Lee Ermey travels to Coronado Naval Base to find out how they get the job done and checks out their gear, including the new LARC, a floating tow truck used for search and rescue. Next, Lee 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. In this installment of "GI Jargon", the Gunny explains origins of the word "hooch". And we get a tour of the Gunny's new digs--a state-of-the-art Eureka MPTGS Type 3 tent with internal arch configuration. Then, he takes us back to the end of WWII and the raid at Cabanatuan. Not a lot of people know about it, but this raid by Army Rangers, Alamo Scouts, and Filipino guerrillas saved the lives of more than 500 POWs in the Philippines. Then, Lee demonstrates the Arisaka rifle, the bolt-action rifle used by the Japanese Imperial Army.

Thumbnail for episode: German Renaissance; 9 mm Luger P-08; AFN; Battle of Britain
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German Renaissance; 9 mm Luger P-08; AFN; Battle of Britain

Aired on Sep 30, 200521m

Ermey explores the weapons of the German Renaissance; demos the 9mm Luger P-08; explores the Battle of Britain and the history of American Forces Network; and salutes WWII journalist Bill Mauldin.

Ermey explores the weapons of the German Renaissance; demos the 9mm Luger P-08; explores the Battle of Britain and the history of American Forces Network; and salutes WWII journalist Bill Mauldin.

Thumbnail for episode: Mail Call: Hurricane Katrina
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Mail Call: Hurricane Katrina

Aired on Oct 06, 200524m

Ermey hits the skies with Air Force Pararescue Teams; goes on patrol with the Marines and explores clean-up efforts; and visits the French Quarter with the 82nd Airborne and the Army National Guard.

Ermey hits the skies with Air Force Pararescue Teams; goes on patrol with the Marines and explores clean-up efforts; and visits the French Quarter with the 82nd Airborne and the Army National Guard.

Thumbnail for episode: DOD Firefighter; USMC Martial Arts Training; Little David
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DOD Firefighter; USMC Martial Arts Training; Little David

Aired on Oct 07, 200521m

Ermey trains as a DoD firefighter; explores the history of napalm; gets trigger time with the Japanese Nambu pistol; and examines a secret remote-controlled weapons project called Little David.

Ermey trains as a DoD firefighter; explores the history of napalm; gets trigger time with the Japanese Nambu pistol; and examines a secret remote-controlled weapons project called Little David.

Thumbnail for episode: Improvised Explosive Devices; 1st Marine Raiders; Rough Riders
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Improvised Explosive Devices; 1st Marine Raiders; Rough Riders

Aired on Oct 21, 200521m

Ermey meets with USMC Explosive Ordnance Disposal Units; explore the history of the first Marine Raiders; observes a moment of silence for the Sullivan Brothers; and takes a look at the Rough Riders.

Ermey meets with USMC Explosive Ordnance Disposal Units; explore the history of the first Marine Raiders; observes a moment of silence for the Sullivan Brothers; and takes a look at the Rough Riders.

Thumbnail for episode: Army's National Training Center
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Army's National Training Center

Aired on Oct 28, 200521m

Ermey gives the 411 on the M243 Bradley Fighting Vehicle; gets the dirt on the M9 combat Earthmover; and explores a role-playing exercise to train US soldiers in counter-insurgency tactics in Iraq.

Ermey gives the 411 on the M243 Bradley Fighting Vehicle; gets the dirt on the M9 combat Earthmover; and explores a role-playing exercise to train US soldiers in counter-insurgency tactics in Iraq.

Thumbnail for episode: Amphibious Assault Vehicle; Colt Peacemaker; Merrill's Marauders
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Amphibious Assault Vehicle; Colt Peacemaker; Merrill's Marauders

Aired on Nov 04, 200521m

Ermey trains with an Amphibious Assault Vehicle; shoots some guns of the Old West; salutes WWII’s Merrill’s Marauders and explores the German secret weapon called the Screaming Mimi.

Ermey trains with an Amphibious Assault Vehicle; shoots some guns of the Old West; salutes WWII’s Merrill’s Marauders and explores the German secret weapon called the Screaming Mimi.

Thumbnail for episode: Minot AFB
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Minot AFB

Aired on Dec 13, 200544m

Ermey visits Minot Air Force Base; explores the history of the B-52 bomber; looks at air launch cruise missiles and Joint Direst Attack Munitions; and roars off in a B-52 on a training run.

Ermey visits Minot Air Force Base; explores the history of the B-52 bomber; looks at air launch cruise missiles and Joint Direst Attack Munitions; and roars off in a B-52 on a training run.

Thumbnail for episode: Knob Creek Gun Range
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Knob Creek Gun Range

Aired on Dec 22, 200521m

Ermey visits the Knob Creek Gun Range and fires off a few rounds; take a turn on a machine-gun shooting course; gets a lift on a Cayuse OH-6A helicopter, then goes on a night shoot.

Ermey visits the Knob Creek Gun Range and fires off a few rounds; take a turn on a machine-gun shooting course; gets a lift on a Cayuse OH-6A helicopter, then goes on a night shoot.

Thumbnail for episode: Potato Digger; Smith; P-38; Wire Dawgs
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Potato Digger; Smith; P-38; Wire Dawgs

Aired on Dec 29, 200521m

Ermey annihilates some spuds with a Colt Model 1895; tells the tale of Maynard Snuffy Smith; investigates the P-38 and its connection to John Wayne, and explores the history of the Wire Dawgs.

Ermey annihilates some spuds with a Colt Model 1895; tells the tale of Maynard Snuffy Smith; investigates the P-38 and its connection to John Wayne, and explores the history of the Wire Dawgs.

Thumbnail for episode: War In The Pacific
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War In The Pacific

Aired on Mar 07, 20061h 7m

Ermey goes aboard the USS Missouri, site of Japan’s formal surrender in WWII; explores the island-hopping campaign; and celebrates the ingenuity and fighting spirit that finally ended the war.

Ermey goes aboard the USS Missouri, site of Japan’s formal surrender in WWII; explores the island-hopping campaign; and celebrates the ingenuity and fighting spirit that finally ended the war.