Soldiers take to the front lines during a multinational military exercise; soldiers hunt for explosives throughout the roads of Afghanistan; the U.S. military works to develop a united front in Africa.
A remote combat outpost becomes a tangible symbol of transition; U.S. troops begin to say farewell to their Afghan partners; a new type of equipment helps the Coast Guard complete its missions; NATO defends cyber threats.
The U.S. military is tasked with moving equipment out of Afghanistan; soldiers help locals battle disease throughout Uganda; and service members from all branches of the military compete in the Warrior Games.
NATO pledges its resolute support to Afghan troops beyond 2014; combat search-and-rescue airmen in Japan hone their skills for deployment downrange. Also: the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder on returning veterans.
The Afghan military takes control of the Coalition forces' oldest base; an Air National Guard unit quietly passes a significant milestone. Also: the experience of the wife of a deployed service member.
A look at military personnel as they help those hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy; a tour of one of Afghanistan's fastest growing cities; and a behind-the-scenes view of an aircraft that has been in production for over 50 years.
Marines battle insurgents during Operation Helmand Viper; new technology trains sailors in a realistic setting; doctors study service members to learn more about traumatic brain injuries; service members find aid transitioning to the civilian work force.
A lieutenant leads his men through Southern Afghanistan one last time; military forces from nine different countries come together for RIMPAC 2012. Also: a look at what it takes to become one of the best junior officers in the U.S. Army.
Afghan forces take the lead in Operation Southern Strike II; Coalition forces relinquish their bases as they draw down throughout Afghanistan; and a battle between U.S. forces and the Taliban is recalled.
An Afghan crisis-response unit leads a night mission against the Taliban; Marines train the Uganda People's Defense Force to combat the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabaab; and a Marine welcomes a new beginning.
Soldiers provide on-the-job training to Afghan forces; an iconic vehicle heads home, marking the end of an era; an Afghan army general is profiled; a Marine overcomes obstacles to compete in the Warrior Games.
Coalition forces disrupt insurgent activity in Southern Afghanistan; Afghans take the lead in eradicating the drug trade; Army flight medics save military and civilian lives; and a famous B-17 gets a second life.
U.S. and Afghan forces work with the people of Kandahar to make their villages safe; a worldwide charity takes a novel approach to unearthing mines throughout Afghanistan; and an Olympic hopeful races for his country.
A security-detachment team transports high-level personnel throughout Afghanistan; Afghan forces prepare for a transition of authority on the Afghan-Pakistan border; and sports returns to Libya in time for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Cast & Details
Premiered: February 1, 2012
Premise: A look at U.S. military personnel and their work around the world.