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One topic reality television has not yet touched -- day in the life of an army soldier.
Actor Ricky Schroeder is teaming up with US army for this new series.
The very strong.
And they -- will be done by.
The -- but.
There is a producer and director of the new series starting strong Ricky -- judges loved 1 through until morning.
The invention -- they're getting what is that.
Well hi Ted behind the scenes look at -- great experience for young American -- see what it's like to do a specific job in the army.
And and work with a senior noncommissioned officer like you guys -- -- 20/20 five years and look at what is like to be mechanic or medic.
And at the end of the week.
Or an engineer or whatever -- have some he'd be in the end of the week decide to enlist in America's army not so you bring that -- through this and he's gonna decide when -- or girl.
And they just -- whether -- that's right.
It's it's it's it's it's the first time the -- given this non transparency in the ninth that I'm aware of and you know -- that we don't aviation mechanic.
You know we've done all sorts of wonderful and the lessons would stand for military occupational specialty group and we show the young people how that job or that career can translate for civilian job.
After they're done in the army and -- your role in it is your -- it more behind the scenes you're the producer but you also narrated right that's right and narrated and I've produced it with the army in partnership with the -- is no way he can make this without their support sure you know this is not boot camp because boot camp is tough and you know we we've seen movies about that.
Yes is just about how one person off the street wouldn't do if they did a week in the army.
Yes and a specific job in the army and it's called advanced individual training after boot camp you and AIT and that's we learned to do your you do your skill.
Because in the army said it knows that Gary but in addition to being a soldier every soldier has them last job.
And so there's a civil civilian equivalent and at the end of that.
We can make the decision to -- not some pendant is a real kids making real decisions and their parents aren't always the most supportive and this is an actual reality show that you real -- rare these days.
So let me tell you what did you know going in when you -- done what do you know now it now that you -- -- relay.
Oh -- -- injury and what you would -- when you see the drama what I learned is that the -- instead of great big family.
And you know on the noncommissioned officers those guys have been in 20/20 five years and then multiple deployments and they have all these young soldiers under them.
They train them so it was so hard so well because they want to bring them all home and they care so much for them they got to be top -- it's very tough for them but there's a reason they're tough for them and that's because they want the want to come home safe so which places did you visit we went to fort -- joint base Lewis McCord Washington State Fort Stewart Fort Benning Georgia.
Fort -- Houston I'll never forget -- was 800 young combat medics lined up on parade field at Fort Sam Houston.
And every one of them have volunteered to become a combat -- And everyone in the needed that -- less that would deploy to war zone and and I was never so inspired by a group of young people as those 800 men and women.
Who volunteered to do that.
I wrote the -- -- as you well done Ricky.
Tokyo at would you have done in the military and they'll tell the younger man and then get back at them up and I have done I think -- would them well yeah it would do really well.
When does starting strong start.
June 2 and it runs for ten weeks every Sunday through August 4.
And it's can also live online in the army YouTube channel and on the go army.
Dot com for susteren instruments and these are on fox stations around the country so check it out starting on June 2 is up until now with the private Benjamin was most realistic -- -- that at lunch.
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