Army launching new TV series showing real lives of Soldiers

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
An M1A2 tank crew from Charlie Co., 1st battalion, 64th Armor Regiment competes in the Sullivan Cup at Fort Benning, Georgia, May 4, 2016. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Jose Ibarra)

An M1A2 tank crew from Charlie Co., 1st battalion, 64th Armor Regiment competes in the Sullivan Cup at Fort Benning, Georgia, May 4, 2016. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Jose Ibarra)

Don Wagner
Army News Service

FORT MEADE, Maryland — Soldiers Broadcasting is launching its newest video series called “Soldiers,” Tuesdays on Defense TV, YouTube and the new Soldiers webpage.

“These videos showcase the American Soldier in action, preparing for and conducting missions every day around the globe,” said Maj. Gen. Malcolm B. Frost, Army chief of Public Affairs. “Soldier skills, grit, commitment and character will be on full display. You will be inspired by the Soldiers who defend our nation as part of the greatest team on earth.”

The first episode of the series will follow an M-1 tank crew training and showcase the readiness and enduring value of Army forces.

Soldiers Broadcasting producer Pete Ising films an M1A2 tank crew from Charlie Co., 1st battalion, 64th Armor Regiment preparing for the Sullivan Cup competition at Fort Benning, Georgia, May 4, 2016. (Photo by Lance Milsted)

Soldiers Broadcasting producer Pete Ising films an M1A2 tank crew from Charlie Co., 1st battalion, 64th Armor Regiment preparing for the Sullivan Cup competition at Fort Benning, Georgia, May 4, 2016. (Photo by Lance Milsted)

“The series aims to excite and inspire viewers as they experience the dedication and excellence of this nation’s Army Soldiers, family members and veterans,” said Peter Ising, one of the show’s producers. “(The series) displays Soldiers in their element and their readiness to defend the United States and its allies.”

“Soldiers’ stories are exciting, inspiring; they move. We want people to feel the way we feel about Soldiers,” said Lance Milsted, Soldiers Broadcasting executive producer. “When we created the ‘Soldiers’ series, we wanted to create something different, something original and, above all, something compelling.”

The first season consists of four episodes that will debut on a monthly basis, February through May:

  • February. “Seeding Excellence (Sullivan Cup)” follows an M-1 tank crew training at Fort Stewart, Georgia, through its competition at the biannual Sullivan Cup gunnery competition at Fort Benning, Georgia.
  • March. “Best Medic” follows two Soldiers as they compete in the Army Best Medic competition at Camp Bullis, Texas. The competition tests their abilities as Soldiers and as medics in scenarios they might encounter in the real world.
  • April. “Workforce Warrior” takes a close look at the process of transitioning from active duty to the civilian workforce and examines how work-study programs are helping veterans. The segment highlights a Soldier who is taking advantage of one such program while also working in a bakery and the Soldier for Life program.
  • May. “Empire Shield” explores the work of members of the New York National Guard who have been assisting the New York City Police Department and Department of Homeland Security safeguard New York City as part of Task Force Empire Shield. The segment highlights individual readiness and homeland defense.
NEW YORK, N.Y.-  New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to Joint Task Force Empire Shield, the New York National Guard security force in New York City, are being interviewed by Staff Sgt. Jose Ibarra, non-commissioned officer in charge of Soldiers broadcasting on Wednesday, Aug. 17, as part of the Army- produced television show ÒCity SoldierÓ, the episode was filmed in New York City August 16-18, and will explore what it's like to be a New York Army National Guard Soldier serving in New York City-- helping safeguard the city transportation hubs. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Jean Marie Kratzer New York National Guard)

NEW YORK, N.Y.- New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to Joint Task Force Empire Shield, the New York National Guard security force in New York City, are being interviewed by Staff Sgt. Jose Ibarra, non-commissioned officer in charge of Soldiers broadcasting on Wednesday, Aug. 17, as part of the Army- produced television show ÒCity SoldierÓ, the episode was filmed in New York City August 16-18, and will explore what it’s like to be a New York Army National Guard Soldier serving in New York City– helping safeguard the city transportation hubs. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Jean Marie Kratzer New York National Guard)

“Our team of Soldiers and civilians will go where Soldiers and their families live, train and work to support and defend America and American interests – wherever that is – Alaska, Africa or Afghanistan,” explained Michael Burnette, Soldiers Broadcasting chief. “This new original feature series is their story.”

 

• Soldiers Show

The show can be viewed on Defense TV. The Defense TV app can be downloaded for free on iOS mobile devices, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast.

Visit www.army.mil/soldiers or https://www.youtube.com/USarmy.

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