TOUGHEST MILITARY JOBS examines the United States armed forces and highlights the most extreme, dirty and dangerous jobs that are performed by military personnel, as well as by civilians. This series highlights jobs, such as: airmen who provide Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) for the Air Force; Marines who climb snowy mountains and must overcome low oxygen; Army chemical soldiers who fight a nerve gas attack; a Navy helmsman who learns to safely steer a multi-billion dollar aircraft carrier; Air Force Pararescuemen who free fall from the highest altitudes.
This May, Military Channel celebrates Military Appreciation Month, saluting all branches of the Armed Forces. With an exciting line-up of programming to showcase each Military branch in its glory, this month's programs wish to honor all those who have served in the name of freedom.
Episodes Featured In Toughest Military Jobs Include:
Season Premieres Thursday, May 13 at 9 PM
The U.S. military pushes their men and women to the absolute limits. Follow Marines as they climb snowy mountains and overcome low oxygen; Navy pilots as G-Force affects them in a human centrifuge; Air Force Pararescuemen as they free fall from the highest altitudes; Coast Guard rescue swimmers as they battle hypothermia and massive waves; and soldiers as they swelter in the desert heat. This episode showcases the true endurance of the Armed Forces, where facing the most extreme conditions is all in a day's work.
Premieres Thursday, May 20 at 9 PM
Military jobs can be dangerous and extreme, but they can also be downright dirty. This episode shows the lesser known but essential jobs in the military that put men and women in situations that would make many cringe, showcasing the grit behind the glory and featuring the jobs that require a long shower.
Episode Premieres Thursday, May 27 at 9 PM
Learn how some of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. Military are performed. Viewers follow Air Force airmen as they trek through the forest defusing bombs; watch Air Force fire fighters extinguish a C-130 engulfed in flames; learn how Army chemical soldiers fight a nerve gas attack, and see how ammunition specialists handle dangerous munitions.
Season Finale Premieres Thursday, June 3 at 9 PM
Learn how some of the biggest jobs in the Military are performed. Some of the jobs featured include a ribbon bridge engineer, responsible for quickly installing an improvised bridge over a river. Used in wartime operations, the bridge safely carries essential supplies to the front lines. A Navy helmsman learns to safely steer a multi-billion dollar aircraft carrier, giving an inside look at how a 100 thousand ton nuclear carrier handles in the water. An aircraft carrier deck department sailor manages a thirty-ton anchor, and Navy divers pull a Russian sub from the bottom of a river.
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Show Title: Toughest Military Jobs
Release Date: May/16/2010