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Soldiers Starring in New ‘Reality Show’

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U.S. Army
Friday, February 03, 2017

Feb. 3, 2017

Get ready for reality TV with a pure Army flavor. The service has launched a four-episode video series to “showcase the American soldier in action, preparing for and conducting missions every day around the globe,” says Maj. Gen. Malcolm Frost, chief of Army public affairs. “Soldier skills, grit, commitment and character will be on full display.”

The series, “Soldiers,” is produced by the Defense Media Activity’s Soldiers Broadcasting. The first episode, “Seeding Excellence (Sullivan Cup),” is available through the end of February. It follows a tank crew at Fort Stewart, Ga., as it trains for the biannual Sullivan Cup gunnery competition at Fort Benning, Ga.

Episodes rolling out in March, April and May cover, respectively, the Army Best Medic competition; soldiers transitioning from active duty who are using work-study programs to gain an edge in the civilian workforce; and troops helping the New York City Police Department and Homeland Security Department safeguard the Big Apple as part of Task Force Empire Shield.

The series is available online at www.army.mil/soldiers and www.youtube.com/USarmy. Episodes also can be viewed using the Defense TV app, which can be downloaded free on iOS mobile devices, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast.