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Eyewitness War: Frontline Stories

Follow the men and women of the Army, Navy, Drug Enforcement Administration, Coast Guard and other forces through the chaos of battle with real-life, first-person footage. It’s their vision, their words, their war. We’ll see them ready to face whatever hell awaits around every corner — screeching bullets from enemy fire, drug dealers’ knives and…

American War Generals Premieres Tonight

Vietnam. The Cold War. Desert Storm. The Iraq War. The Afghan War. This weekend, National Geographic Channel gathers 11 active and retired U.S. Army generals for American War Generals, a first-of-its-kind look back at a half century of America’s military battles told by the men that led them. The film, premiering Sunday, September 14 at…

Where Gun Runners and Drug Runners Collide

The Nicholas Cage gun-kingpin biopic “Lord of War,” may have performed modestly at the box office, but not without trying. The film has all the trappings of “business-of-war” drama, highlighting the opulence, yet danger and morally bankruptcy of international arms trafficking trade. But while some international traffickers certainly make massive paydays obtaining proper end-to-end certificates and…

Airmen Who Brought Nat Geo to War Get First Look

By Senior Airman Charles V. Rivezzo Nearly 10,000 miles away from Afghanistan, the war’s realities are sometimes hard to imagine. Businesses prosper and grocery stores remain stocked. Other than maybe a spike at the pump, many carry on with life with little regard of the turmoil that takes place on the other side of the…

George Washington’s Lost Camp Mystery Item Revealed

This week’s mystery item was a solid find. An item that helped identify the location of Bear Camp, a long lost camp used by George Washington, British War General Edward Braddock, and over 2,000 soldiers during the French and Indian War. Along Braddock’s Road, the Diggers crew unearthed an Early American bayonet clip. The bayonet clips of that…

Diggers Slang

Montana boys, King George and the Ringmaster, are heading down south for some Civil War Nectar on Diggers: Juiced: Digging the South. They’re hitting the jack pot below the belt line of the South and living their version of the American dream. With the Diggers truck locked and loaded, KG and Ringy are heading down…

A Soldier’s Point of View

Specialist Travis Staats is part of the route clearance team – their job is to go ahead of the convoys in specialized vehicles known as HUSKYs to make sure there are no IEDs on the road ahead. A somewhat thankless job that is known by few but saves hundreds of service men and women’s lives…

Battleground Afghanistan: On Coming Home

There is no greater sacrifice than what our service men and women do for this country. Each day they are no doubt risking their lives and sacrificing many of their own freedoms for their family and friends as well as millions of American’s they’ve never even met. They are a proud group of selfless people,…

Giving Back Barge Matal, Afghanistan

Barge Matal was a very pro-coalition village. In November of 2008, we went up there as a provincial reconstruction team, and did a huge mission. We treated over 200 people in the village, along with the village doctor. We brought three big boxes of medicine, and we just funneled people through and saw anything from…

Trouble in Charkh

These are the stories that are often left untold – of a man’s life in Afghanistan, fighting for an entire country’s freedom. A small convoy of an Army and a Marines Special Forces team is ambushed in an attempted to take over a dangerous Taliban territory, Charkh. They were tasked with checking on the local…