Mail Call

Mail Call

2002 - 2007, War
Military minutia.
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Episode Guide

  • Mail Call - Mail Call (Season 8 Episode 6)
    Season 8 Episode 6:

    Mail Call

    The M-8 armored car, a World War II scout car; the Mauser C-96 pistol; war dogs.

  • Mail Call - Mail Call (Season 8 Episode 5)
    Season 8 Episode 5:

    Mail Call

    The military's Pinnacle body armor; the Punitive Expedition against Mexico; the M-274 mechanical mule.

  • Mail Call - War in the Pacific (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    War in the Pacific

    Patriotic events on the USS Intrepid celebrate the 60th anniversary of the U.S. victory over Japan; the war in the Pacific.

  • Mail Call - Minot AFB (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    Minot AFB

    Host R. Lee Ermey travels to Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, a home of B-52 bombers.

  • Mail Call - Knob Creek Gun Range (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    Knob Creek Gun Range

    Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Ky.

  • Mail Call - Amphibious Assault Vehicle; Colt Peacemaker; Merrill's Marauders (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    Amphibious Assault Vehicle; Colt Peacemaker; Merrill's Marauders

    Naval base in Coronado, Calif.; beach-invasion training exercise; Colt Peacemaker; quick-draw champion.

  • Mail Call - Army's National Training Center (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    Army's National Training Center

    Fort Irwin, Calif., home of the U.S. Army's National Training Center.

  • Mail Call - Hurricane Katrina (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Hurricane Katrina

  • Mail Call - DOD Firefighter; USMC Martial Arts Training; Little David (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    DOD Firefighter; USMC Martial Arts Training; Little David

    Crash vehicle; napalm; martial arts; the Nambu pistol; remote-control-weapon platform.

  • Mail Call - German Renaissance; 9 mm Luger P-08; AFN; Battle of Britain (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    German Renaissance; 9 mm Luger P-08; AFN; Battle of Britain

    The weapons of the 16th-century German Renaissance; Luger live-fire demonstration; the American Forces Network.

  • Mail Call - Beach Master; DLI; Hooch; Eureka MPTGS Type 3 Tent; Cabanatuan Raid; Arisaka Rifle (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Beach Master; DLI; Hooch; Eureka MPTGS Type 3 Tent; Cabanatuan Raid; Arisaka Rifle

    Floating low truck used for search and rescue; the Defense Language Institute; origins of the word "hooch"; raid at Cabanatuan.

  • Mail Call - MK-19 Grenade Launcher; PPSH-41; WWII Weasel; Vertijet (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    MK-19 Grenade Launcher; PPSH-41; WWII Weasel; Vertijet

    Grenade launcher; Russian submachine gun; World War II Weasel; Gunny's Fabulous Flops.

  • Mail Call - Episode 12 (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    Episode 12

    Benelli M4 shotgun; tribute to Sergeant 1st Class Paul Smith; battle of Ia Drang; ME-163 Komet fighter-plane; the Gunny gets a Porsche.

  • Mail Call - Episode 11 (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    Episode 11

    Abrams M1-A1 tank; Gen. Creighton Abrams profile; battles of Kasserine Pass and El Guttar; tribute to reporter Ernie Pyle; full-body armor.

  • Mail Call - B-2 (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    B-2

    Taking a B-2 Stealth Bomber on a mock bomb-run; atomic bomb missions of World War II.

  • Mail Call - Gator Navy (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Gator Navy

    Amphibious assault fleet; Landing Craft Utility; Landing Amphibious Assault Carrier; ship repair; Rosie the Riveter; Battle of the Coral Sea; Operation Desert Storm.

  • Mail Call - Iwo Jima Special (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Iwo Jima Special

    Marines, Navy Corpsmen and Coast Guard sailors tell of their participation in the Battle of Iwo Jima.

  • Mail Call - Civil War Special (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Civil War Special

    Guns and gear used in the War Between the States; Civil War version of the MRE; Zouaves.

  • Mail Call - 29 Palms (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    29 Palms

    Marine Corps Training Command Center; Military Operations on Urban Terrain; Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle; Battle of Belleau Wood.

  • Mail Call - SS Lane Victory (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    SS Lane Victory

    World War II era victory-ship; Merchant Marine and Navy Armed Guard; fully-armed robot warrior; Navajo Code Talkers.

  • Mail Call - The Pentagon (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    The Pentagon

    Touring the Pentagon, the massive nerve center of U.S. military operations.

  • Mail Call - Afghanistan (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Afghanistan

    The role of the Marine Corps in Afghanistan; gathering intelligence and promoting goodwill among Afghans; Ch-53 Super Stallion; Cobra attack helicopter; MTVR; Medical Corpsmen.

  • Mail Call - NORAD (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    NORAD

    The Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center monitors everything that flies.

  • Mail Call - The Ballista; Pedersen Device; Up-Armoring Humvees; Rhino PAK; The Peashooter (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    The Ballista; Pedersen Device; Up-Armoring Humvees; Rhino PAK; The Peashooter

    A 2,000-year-old spear-thrower; WWI-era automatic weapon; getting armor protection for thin-skinned Humvees; turning a vehicle into an armored transport; first single-wing aircraft.

  • Mail Call - Celebrity Golf Tournament, Gala Ball, and Auction (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    Celebrity Golf Tournament, Gala Ball, and Auction

    History of the USO; athletes in the military; private beaches and ski resorts for military personnel.

  • Mail Call - Zoaves; Flying Wing; ICBM; Swift Boats (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Zoaves; Flying Wing; ICBM; Swift Boats

    Civil War Zouaves; World War II bayonet charge; the Northrop YB-35.

  • Mail Call - Rapid Fielding Initiative; Anti-Tank and Anti-Anti-Tank; Blimp Sub-hunters; Cloud Car (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    Rapid Fielding Initiative; Anti-Tank and Anti-Anti-Tank; Blimp Sub-hunters; Cloud Car

    Rapid Fielding Initiative; German army's anti-tank crews; anti-anti-tank weapons; blimps; German "cloud car" spy basket.

  • Mail Call - XM8; Spencer; AC-47 Spooky; Small Diameter Bomb; Gotha Bomber (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    XM8; Spencer; AC-47 Spooky; Small Diameter Bomb; Gotha Bomber

    Military rifle XM8; Civil War-era repeating rifle; Vietnam War gunship; people sniffer; Small Diameter Bomb; German heavy bomber.

  • Mail Call - Military Sidearms; Glock Handguns; MG42; WWII British Commando Weapons; Gun Truck Alley (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Military Sidearms; Glock Handguns; MG42; WWII British Commando Weapons; Gun Truck Alley

    Military sidearms; Glock handguns; German MG42; weapons and gear of the British commandos of World War II; troop convoy protection.

  • Mail Call - The War of 1812 (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    The War of 1812

    Weapons of the War of 1812; camp life at historic Fort Miegs; siege at Fort McHenry; USS Constitution.

  • Mail Call - Javelin Anti-Tank Missile; Tankgewehr 1918; P-3 Orion; SOG (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Javelin Anti-Tank Missile; Tankgewehr 1918; P-3 Orion; SOG

    Javelin anti-tank missile; Tankgewehr 1918; P-3 Orion aircraft; sub-hunting planes of World War II; weapons, gear and tactics used by the Studies and Observations Group in the Vietnam War.

  • Mail Call - Silencers; Flashbang Grenade; WWII Japanese Gear; HITRON Teams (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Silencers; Flashbang Grenade; WWII Japanese Gear; HITRON Teams

    Silencers; flashbang grenade; weapons and gear of Japanese soldiers of World War II; U.S. Coast Guard HITRON teams; CH-54 Skycrane.

  • Mail Call - Marine Corps Marksmanship; The BAT; Maritime Safety & Security Teams (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Marine Corps Marksmanship; The BAT; Maritime Safety & Security Teams

    Marine Corps marksmen; coast artillery of World War II; BAT missile; Maritime Safety and Security Teams; first plane to cross the Atlantic.

  • Mail Call - Musketeer; Hellcat & Zero; U.S. Army's High Altitude Rescue Team; XR-8 Syncopter (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Musketeer; Hellcat & Zero; U.S. Army's High Altitude Rescue Team; XR-8 Syncopter

    Gear of the French Musketeers; fighter planes of World War II; High Altitude Rescue Team; XR-8 Syncopter.

  • Mail Call - Navy Marine Mammals; WC54 Ambulance; Desert Ducks (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Navy Marine Mammals; WC54 Ambulance; Desert Ducks

    The Navy Marine Mammals program; the chain of evacuation in World War II; WC54 ambulance; the Desert Ducks.

  • Mail Call - MP5; WWII Marine Corps Paratroopers; Pilot Headgear (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    MP5; WWII Marine Corps Paratroopers; Pilot Headgear

    MP5; Marine Corps paratroopers of World War II; photograph of the flag raisers at Iwo Jima; helmet targeting-systems.

  • Mail Call - Krag-Jorgenson Rifle; Maine; Blackbird; Northern Warfare Training Center; Stalingrad (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Krag-Jorgenson Rifle; Maine; Blackbird; Northern Warfare Training Center; Stalingrad

    Spanish-American War rifle; remembering the Maine; SR-71 Blackbird; the U-2 spy plane; training for extreme battlefield conditions; the Battle of Stalingrad.

  • Mail Call - D-Day Special (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    D-Day Special

    On location in Dover, England and Normandy, France, Ermey focuses on the technology deployed on D-Day.

  • Mail Call - Bren Gun & Carrier; Special Forces Final Exam; Beasts of Burden; Predator; 1st RPV (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Bren Gun & Carrier; Special Forces Final Exam; Beasts of Burden; Predator; 1st RPV

    WWII light machine-gun; Tankette; Operation Robin Sage; handling pack beasts; remote-controlled vehicle; Weary Willy.

  • Mail Call - Mark V Special Ops Craft; U.S. Gunboat; German Paratroopers; German Junkers; M113 APC; K-Rations (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Mark V Special Ops Craft; U.S. Gunboat; German Paratroopers; German Junkers; M113 APC; K-Rations

    The Navy's fastest boat; Revolutionary War gunboat; German paratrooper gear and plane; Battle Taxi; ration boxes.

  • Mail Call - Submarine (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Submarine

    Nuclear-attack submarine: diving, steering and sonar; torpedoes and Tomahawk missiles; reactor; chow.

  • Mail Call - Navy SEALs; Frogmen; Kettering Bug; A-10 Warthog; Rommel's Afrika Korps Gear; Jerry Cans (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Navy SEALs; Frogmen; Kettering Bug; A-10 Warthog; Rommel's Afrika Korps Gear; Jerry Cans

    Navy SEALs; Navy combat dive program; first cruise missile; A-10 Thunderbolt attack aircraft; Rommel's Afrika Korps; gasoline-storage container.

  • Mail Call - Fastest Army Vehicle; Uncle Sam; Tank Destroyers; Anti-Tank Rifle; Dive Bomber; Sea Dart (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Fastest Army Vehicle; Uncle Sam; Tank Destroyers; Anti-Tank Rifle; Dive Bomber; Sea Dart

    Dragster race; Uncle Sam recruitment poster; tank destroyers; elephant gun; dive bomber scream; America's attempt to put a jet fighter on water skis.

  • Mail Call - Army Air Ambulance; 1st Special Service Force; Johnson Rifle; MiG-15 vs. the F-86; P-59 (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Army Air Ambulance; 1st Special Service Force; Johnson Rifle; MiG-15 vs. the F-86; P-59

    Blackhawk helicopter; America's First Special Service Force; Johnson Rifle; Cold War superjets; the first U.S. operational jet.

  • Mail Call - Heavy Support Vehicles; Dragon Wagon; Rappel; Alice Gear; WWII Merchant Ships; Deep Six (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Heavy Support Vehicles; Dragon Wagon; Rappel; Alice Gear; WWII Merchant Ships; Deep Six

    Army heavy-support vehicles; recovery vehicle; Ranger training; all-purpose lightweight individual carriers; Liberty and Victory ships; term "deep six."

  • Mail Call - Longbow; National Technical Systems; WWI Machine Gun; P-51 Mustang; WWII Flight Jacket (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Longbow; National Technical Systems; WWI Machine Gun; P-51 Mustang; WWII Flight Jacket

    Medieval longbows; testing weapons and equipment; World War I Chauchat machine gun; restored P-51 Mustang; World War II flight jacket.

  • Mail Call - Grease Gun; Sten Gun; E-3 Sentry AWACS; J-Stars; Vietnam Fire Support Bases; Charlie (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Grease Gun; Sten Gun; E-3 Sentry AWACS; J-Stars; Vietnam Fire Support Bases; Charlie

    Submachine guns; high-tech aerial command and control centers; fire support bases; slang term "Charlie."

  • Mail Call - Guided Missile Destroyer; WWI Aircraft & Aces; Marine Corps FAST Teams (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Guided Missile Destroyer; WWI Aircraft & Aces; Marine Corps FAST Teams

    Guided Missile Destroyer; World War I aircraft and aces; Marine Corps FAST Teams.

  • Mail Call - Blimp; Miitary Shotguns; Navy Graveyard; Poop Deck (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Blimp; Miitary Shotguns; Navy Graveyard; Poop Deck

    Blimp; aerial reconnaissance during the U.S. Civil War; military shot guns; grapeshot revolver; Navy Graveyard; G.I. jargon: "poop."

  • Mail Call - Golden Knights; WWII Army Air Force or Air Corps?; Flying Tigers; AC-130U Spooky (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Golden Knights; WWII Army Air Force or Air Corps?; Flying Tigers; AC-130U Spooky

    Lee jumps with the Golden Knights; history of the U.S. Air Force; Flying Tigers; blood chit; AC-130U Spooky gunship; P-61 Black Widow.

  • Mail Call - A Very Ermey Christmas (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    A Very Ermey Christmas

    America's troops celebrate the holiday season under very trying conditions.

  • Mail Call - Cobra Attack Helicopter; Sidewinder Missile; C-54 Skymaster; MPs; Flintlock Pistol (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Cobra Attack Helicopter; Sidewinder Missile; C-54 Skymaster; MPs; Flintlock Pistol

    Attack helicopter; AIM Sidewinders; transport plane; military police; flintlock pistols.

  • Mail Call - Avenger; Stinger & Red-Eye Missiles; Military Firefighter & Smokejumper; Kiowa Helicopter; Kilroy (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Avenger; Stinger & Red-Eye Missiles; Military Firefighter & Smokejumper; Kiowa Helicopter; Kilroy

    Avenger Air Defense System; Stinger and Red Eye missiles; military firefighters; the Triple Nickels; Kiowa scout helicopter; "Kilroy Was Here."

  • Mail Call - F-15 Eagle; Flying Platform; Atomic Annie; Army Missiles; Tommy Gun v. Burp Gun; Measuring Bullets (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    F-15 Eagle; Flying Platform; Atomic Annie; Army Missiles; Tommy Gun v. Burp Gun; Measuring Bullets

    F-15 Eagle; single-man vertical flight machine; howitzer firing both conventional and nuclear warheads; Army-controlled missile programs; submachine guns; measuring bullets.

  • Mail Call - Military Pilot Training; Flak; Doolittle Raid; One-Man Submarine; Military Radios (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Military Pilot Training; Flak; Doolittle Raid; One-Man Submarine; Military Radios

    Training of military pilots; flak; the Doolittle Raid; Sleeping Beauty submarine; radios; foxhole radio.

  • Mail Call - WWII Half Track; Arctic Vehicles; Weird Weapons; Navy Hydrofoil; Combat Controller (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    WWII Half Track; Arctic Vehicles; Weird Weapons; Navy Hydrofoil; Combat Controller

    World War II M2A2 half-track; Snow Train; strange weapons used by the Allies in World War II; Navy hydrofoils; Air Force combat controllers; Marine Corps gunnery sergeants.

  • Mail Call - Claymore Mine; 1st U.S. Nuclear Sub; Resupply at Sea; Patriot Air Defense Missile; Jody Songs (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Claymore Mine; 1st U.S. Nuclear Sub; Resupply at Sea; Patriot Air Defense Missile; Jody Songs

    Anti-personnel mine; 16th-century Scottish sword; early nuclear-powered submarine; how naval vessels resupply at sea; the Patriot missile; cadence songs.

  • Mail Call - Armored Scout Car; Water-Cooled Machine Gun; Fart Sack; Shuteye; Nazi U-Boats; Stealth Ship (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Armored Scout Car; Water-Cooled Machine Gun; Fart Sack; Shuteye; Nazi U-Boats; Stealth Ship

    Armored scout cars; water-cooled machine guns; sleeping bag; sleeping on the battlefield; German U-boats; Navy ship invisible to radar.

  • Mail Call - Sniper School; Hand Signals; Ho Chi Minh Trail; Motorcycles; Loading Palettes; C-119 (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Sniper School; Hand Signals; Ho Chi Minh Trail; Motorcycles; Loading Palettes; C-119

    Snipers; hand signals; Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh Trail; motorcycles; tanks; the C-119 Flying Boxcar.

  • Mail Call - Marine Sniper Rifle; BlowGun; Mulberry Harbor (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Marine Sniper Rifle; BlowGun; Mulberry Harbor

    Rifle; blowgun; floating concrete caissons bridge the English Channel; weapons of the French resistance; improvements in front-line medical care; origins of the word "berserk."

  • Mail Call - M-16; Viet Cong Booby Traps; Super-Secret Ravens; Wild Weasels; Vietnam River Patrol Boats; Green Berets (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    M-16; Viet Cong Booby Traps; Super-Secret Ravens; Wild Weasels; Vietnam River Patrol Boats; Green Berets

    Military rifles in Vietnam; booby traps; the Ravens; the Wild Weasels; river-patrol boats; the Green Berets.

  • Mail Call - Rocket-Assisted Projectile; WWII German Gustav; Tent Tech; Pup Tent; Tomahawk; Slingshot (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Rocket-Assisted Projectile; WWII German Gustav; Tent Tech; Pup Tent; Tomahawk; Slingshot

    Rocket-propelled artillery; artillery gun that fires the largest caliber shell; tents; tomahawks; slings.

  • Mail Call - Live From the Gulf (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Live From the Gulf

    Host R. Lee Ermey answers viewer questions about Operation Iraqi Freedom and desert warfare.

  • Mail Call - M-1 Garand Rifle; First Assault Rifle; JATO; Golden Knights Parachute Team; Barrage Balloons (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    M-1 Garand Rifle; First Assault Rifle; JATO; Golden Knights Parachute Team; Barrage Balloons

    Rifles; jet-assisted take-off; freefall parachute team; barrage balloons; military jargon.

  • Mail Call - Super Stallion Helicopter; Flying Banana; Navy Hazing; Seabees; GI Jargon; Tank Ammo (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Super Stallion Helicopter; Flying Banana; Navy Hazing; Seabees; GI Jargon; Tank Ammo

    Helicopters; hazing ritual; building runways in the Pacific; the G-2; battle tank.

  • Mail Call - Newest Coast Guard Ship; Carrier Battle Group; Tanks; Sherman Tank; XM-29 Rifle; WWII V-Mail (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Newest Coast Guard Ship; Carrier Battle Group; Tanks; Sherman Tank; XM-29 Rifle; WWII V-Mail

    The newest Coast Guard vessel; carrier battle group; Sherman tank; XM-20 experimental rifle; World War II V-mail.

  • Mail Call - Unmanned Aircraft; Bogey; 1st Combat Helicopter; Forward Observers; Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Knife (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Unmanned Aircraft; Bogey; 1st Combat Helicopter; Forward Observers; Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Knife

    Experimental planes; unidentified aircraft; first combat helicopter; directing artillery fire; commando knife.

  • Mail Call - AAV; Jeep; Medieval Battering Ram; Urban Warfare; Ball Turret Gunner; Nose Art (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    AAV; Jeep; Medieval Battering Ram; Urban Warfare; Ball Turret Gunner; Nose Art

    Marines' 26-ton Amphibious Assault Vehicle stays afloat; jeeps; battering rams; urban warfare; World War II bombers; pictures on World War II airplanes.

  • Mail Call - Medieval Weapons; Lewis Gun; Carrier Pigeons; Gliders in Combat; Anti-Tank Missile; Ejection Seats (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Medieval Weapons; Lewis Gun; Carrier Pigeons; Gliders in Combat; Anti-Tank Missile; Ejection Seats

    Medieval weapons; World War I Lewis gun; carrier pigeons; gliders; anti-tank missile; ejection seats.

  • Mail Call - Anti-Tank Rocket; Bazooka; HQ Tour; Tactical Operations Center; Downed Pilots Rescue; 21-Gun Salute (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Anti-Tank Rocket; Bazooka; HQ Tour; Tactical Operations Center; Downed Pilots Rescue; 21-Gun Salute

    AT-4 shoulder-mounted anti-tank rocket; bazooka; tour of "Mail Call" headquarters; Tactical Operations Center; Air Force pararescuemen; 21-gun salute.

  • Mail Call - Self-Propelled Artillery; Musket; Airships; Blue Angels; Pirate Weapons; Depth Charges (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Self-Propelled Artillery; Musket; Airships; Blue Angels; Pirate Weapons; Depth Charges

    Maneuverable artillery; musket; Navy airships; precision flying team; pirates; depth charges.

  • Mail Call - Deuce & a Half; Vietnam Gun Truck; World War II Household Fat; Missile Silos; C-17 Loadmaster; Scottish Kilts (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Deuce & a Half; Vietnam Gun Truck; World War II Household Fat; Missile Silos; C-17 Loadmaster; Scottish Kilts

    Vietnam gun truck; World War II household fat; missile silos; C-17 Loadmaster; Scottish kilts.

  • Mail Call - LAV; Landing Craft; Doughboy; OPFOR; Chain Mail; Military Salute (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    LAV; Landing Craft; Doughboy; OPFOR; Chain Mail; Military Salute

    Light Armored Vehicle; landing craft; World War I Doughboys; training troops; medieval chain mail; the military salute.

  • Mail Call - Trebuchet; Troop Headcounts; BAR; Smart Bombs; Modern Parachutes; Boomerangs (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Trebuchet; Troop Headcounts; BAR; Smart Bombs; Modern Parachutes; Boomerangs

    Medieval catapults; platoons, companies and divisions; the Browning automatic rifle; smart bombs; parachutes; the weapon version of the boomerang.

  • Mail Call - Virtual Weapons; Greek Phalanx; MiG-29; Hellcat Tank Destroyer; Civil War Gear; Dazzle Paint (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Virtual Weapons; Greek Phalanx; MiG-29; Hellcat Tank Destroyer; Civil War Gear; Dazzle Paint

    Simulated marksmanship training; fastest front-line combat jet and World War II tank; Greeks of ancient times use the phalanx; Civil War cavalry gear; dazzle paint.

  • Mail Call - AVLB; Fulton Recovery System; Pilot Survival Kit; Trireme; Battleship Guns; Grape Shot (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    AVLB; Fulton Recovery System; Pilot Survival Kit; Trireme; Battleship Guns; Grape Shot

    The Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge; the Fulton Recovery System; a pilot's survival kit; the ancient Greek warship Trireme; battleship guns; grapeshot.

  • Mail Call - Civil War Rifles; 1st Missile Sub; Navy Divers' Gear; Field Strip; Bowie Knife; Hedgechopper (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Civil War Rifles; 1st Missile Sub; Navy Divers' Gear; Field Strip; Bowie Knife; Hedgechopper

    American Civil War rifles from both sides; the first missile fired from the deck of a sub; deep-sea and crush-proof suits; breaking down a weapon; the Bowie knife; the evolution of a hedgechopper.

  • Mail Call - Grenades; .30 Caliber Machine Gun; Flyer 21; Shrapnel; D-Day Paratrooper Gear; Jetpacks (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Grenades; .30 Caliber Machine Gun; Flyer 21; Shrapnel; D-Day Paratrooper Gear; Jetpacks

    Grenade launchers; machine guns; Flyer 21; shrapnel; D-Day paratroopers; jetpacks.

  • Mail Call - Grenade Launchers; .30 Caliber Machine Gun; Flyer 21; Shrapnel; D-Day Paratrooper Gear; Jetpack (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Grenade Launchers; .30 Caliber Machine Gun; Flyer 21; Shrapnel; D-Day Paratrooper Gear; Jetpack

    Grenade launchers; machine guns; Flyer 21 land-vehicle; shrapnel; jetpacks.

  • Mail Call - Future Gear; Marine Camouflage; Army's New Armored Vehicle (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Future Gear; Marine Camouflage; Army's New Armored Vehicle

    Possible gear for troops on tomorrow's battlefields; Marines design their new camouflage pattern; the Stryker.

  • Mail Call - The Jeep; HIMAR; Hurricanes (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    The Jeep; HIMAR; Hurricanes

    The Jeep; new rocket launcher HIMAR; how and why the military hunts down hurricanes.

  • Mail Call - Grenades; Dog Tags; Dinner in a Pouch (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Grenades; Dog Tags; Dinner in a Pouch

    How a grenade works; the purpose of dog tags; what modern-day soldiers eat in the field.

  • Mail Call - Ninja Weapons; Flamethrower; Military Dogs (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Ninja Weapons; Flamethrower; Military Dogs

    The weapons of the Japanese Ninja; how flamethrowers work; what military dogs do.

  • Mail Call - The Pilum; WWII Radios; First Rockets (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    The Pilum; WWII Radios; First Rockets

    The ancient Roman pilum is designed to penetrate armor; World War II army radios; how rockets were first used on the battlefield.

  • Mail Call - Revolutionary War Musket; Jousting; Foxholes (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Revolutionary War Musket; Jousting; Foxholes

    How fast a Revolutionary War soldier could fire a musket; jousting; how to dig a foxhole.

  • Mail Call - Re-Fueling a Fighter Jet; Naval Signal Flags; GI Chow (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Re-Fueling a Fighter Jet; Naval Signal Flags; GI Chow

    How to refuel a fighter jet in mid-air; how ships send messages using signal flags; what soldiers eat.

  • Mail Call - Mortar; WWII GIs' Personal Items; Native-American Arrows (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Mortar; WWII GIs' Personal Items; Native-American Arrows

    Aiming a mortar; soldiers' personal items; arrows.

  • Mail Call - Landing Craft, Air Cushion Hovercraft (LCAC); U.S. Cavalry Saddles; Gas Masks (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Landing Craft, Air Cushion Hovercraft (LCAC); U.S. Cavalry Saddles; Gas Masks

    Operating the LCAC; cavalry saddles, used in the Old West; how gas masks work.

  • Mail Call - Civil War Cannoneers; Night Vision; Clearing a Minefield (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Civil War Cannoneers; Night Vision; Clearing a Minefield

    Aiming Civil War artillery pieces; how night-vision technology works; how to clear a minefield.

  • Mail Call - Flak Vest; Medieval Crossbow; WWI Pilots (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Flak Vest; Medieval Crossbow; WWI Pilots

    Body armor; accuracy of a medieval crossbow; how World War I pilots shot through their propellers.

  • Mail Call - Knight's Armor; WWI Backpack; Landmine (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Knight's Armor; WWI Backpack; Landmine

    Parts of 15th-century armor; World War I infantry backpack; ingredients of a land mine.

  • Mail Call - Tank; Gatling Gun; Samurai Sword (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Tank; Gatling Gun; Samurai Sword

    Steering a World War II tank; Gatling gun's speed; power of the samurai sword.

  • Mail Call - Mail Call (Episode 122)
    Episode 122:

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    The Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System in Atlanta.

  • Mail Call - Mail Call (Episode 121)
    Episode 121:

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    The Polaris MV; the Textron M1117; the M4 carbine; the Beretta M9.

  • Mail Call - Mail Call (Episode 120)
    Episode 120:

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    P-51s and P-47s from the Tennessee Museum of Aviation's collection; gear of the World War II Marines; the Marine Corps' V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor.

  • Mail Call - Ermey's Hottest Rides (Episode 119)
    Episode 119:

    Ermey's Hottest Rides

    Host R. Lee Ermey's favorite military vehicles.

  • Mail Call - Ermey's Biggest Bangs (Episode 118)
    Episode 118:

    Ermey's Biggest Bangs

    Host R. Lee Ermey's favorite weapons and biggest explosions.

  • Mail Call - Mail Call (Episode 115)
    Episode 115:

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    San Diego's Strategic Operations Training Center; guns and gear used by the Red Coats used against American rebels in the War of Independence.

  • Mail Call - Mail Call (Episode 113)
    Episode 113:

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    On location in Fort Knox, Ky.; recon-officer training course; Apache attack helicopter; profile of Gen. George S. Patton.

  • Mail Call - Mail Call (Episode 112)
    Episode 112:

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    Hurlburt Field Air Force Base in Florida; Air Force Special Operations; training to detect car bombs and explosives; AC-130 heavily armed plane.

  • Mail Call - Mail Call (Episode 111)
    Episode 111:

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    The National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio.

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  • Mail Call - Mail Call:  48

    Mail Call: 48

    R. Lee Ermey gets together with Navy SEALs to demonstrate their weapons; examine the history of the Navy's fierce frogmen; and goes back to 1918 to view the world's first cruise missile.

  • Mail Call - Mail Call:  18 &  19

    Mail Call: 18 & 19

    R. Lee Ermey answers questions from viewers' about the armed forces; the medieval trebuchet, or catapult; troop headcounts; and more.

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