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Get answers to the most common, and intricate, questions about the armed forces.
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  1. 1. Tank/Gatling Gun/Samurai Sword
    June 7, 2004
    23min
    TV-PG
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    R. Lee Ermey, the sergeant in Full Metal Jacket, answers mail about what the armed forces were, and really are, like. He steers a WWII M5A1 tank and explores the Gatling Gun and samurai swords.
  2. 2. Mail Call: # 2
    August 5, 2002
    23min
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    What are the different pieces of a Knight's armor? What's in a WWI backpack? What's inside a Landmine?
  3. 3. Mail Call: # 3
    August 12, 2002
    22min
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    Can a bullet can penetrate body armor? How accurate was a medieval crossbow? How did WWI pilots shoot through their propellers?
  4. 4. Mail Call: # 4
    August 19, 2002
    23min
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    How did Civil War Cannoneers aim their artillery pieces? Exactly how does night vision technology work? How do you clear a minefield?
  5. 5. Mail Call: # 5
    August 26, 2002
    23min
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    How do you operate a Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) hovercraft? What kind of saddles did the Cavalry use in the Old West? How do Gas Masks work?
  6. 6. Mail Call: # 6
    September 2, 2002
    23min
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    How do you re-fuel a fighter jet in mid-air? How do ships send messages using signal flags? What did soldiers eat on the battlefield?
  7. 7. Mail Call: # 7
    September 9, 2002
    23min
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    How fast could a Revolutionary War soldier fire a musket? What's the deal with Jousting? How do you dig a foxhole?
  8. 8. Mail Call: # 8
    September 16, 2002
    23min
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    What is the secret weapon of the Romans? What kind of radios did they use in WWII? What kind of rockets were first used in combat? Just how did rockets first make their way onto the battlefield?
  9. 9. Mail Call: # 9
    September 23, 2002
    23min
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    Roman warfare was relentless, but what was their secret weapon? What kind of radios did the military use in WWII? While rockets can cover great distances with extreme accuracy, how were they first used in combat?
  10. 10. Mail Call: # 10
    September 30, 2002
    23min
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    What are the weapons of the Ninjas? How does a flamethrower work? Two hundred and fifty dogs a year enter active duty as military war dogs. What do they dö
  11. 11. Mail Call: # 11
    October 7, 2002
    23min
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    How do grenades work? What is a Low Altitude Parachute Extraction System (LAPES) Drop? What's the purpose of dog tags? Why did the German WWI helmet have a spike? What do American soldiers eat in the field today?
  12. 13. Future Gear/Camo/Armored Vehicle
    October 28, 2002
    23min
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    Ermey looks at possible gear for GIs on tomorrow's battlefields; how the Marines designed their new camo pattern; and examines the Army's new armored vehicle, the Stryker.

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