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NGC preps Afghan war series “Inside Combat Rescue”

National Geographic Channel U.S. is going on the front-lines with the United States Air Force for a series documenting more than two dozen active missions, called Inside Combat Rescue.
January 4, 2013

National Geographic Channel U.S. is going on the front-lines with the United States Air Force for a series documenting more than two dozen active missions, called Inside Combat Rescue.

Produced in-house by National Geographic Television, the series is set to air in February, and marks the first time that the Air Force has allowed cameras to follow its airmen to war, the network said.

Inside Combat Rescue spans a four-month deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan,¬†and¬†features footage from cameras on the airmen’s helmets and more than 40 cameras mounted inside and outside of the Air Force’s helicopters.

The premiere episode sees the airmen leave the U.S. for Afghanistan, while following episodes feature dangerous missions, a rescue, and ensuing complications.

For National Geographic Television, series producer is Jared McGilliard, the supervising producer and the editor is John Collin Jr., while the executive producers are Ted Duvall and Jerry Decker. For National Geographic Channel, the exec producer is Richard Wells, the VP of production and development is Charlie Parsons, the exec VP of programming is Michael Cascio, and the president is Howard T. Owens.

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