Bomb Patrol Afghanistan

Bomb Patrol Afghanistan is filmed on location in this country where undetonated explosives can maim and kill unsuspecting soldiers and civilians within a few seconds. The documentary mini-series follows the lives of American soldiers in the Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit as they hunt for and dismantle explosives in this mountainous country.

This reality show allows the viewers to see for themselves how hard the team must work to stay alive. They experience interpersonal conflicts caused by many different sore points such as personal chemistry, rote missions and homesickness. Their experiences serve to help the viewer add more important details of their lives into perspective.

The stories are gripping and will leave viewers feeling as if they were able to gain some valuable insights into the life of a soldier. Many returning soldiers have found it difficult to reintegrate into their previous lives since so few if any of their close friends and relatives understand what they have had to undergo during their tour of duty in a hostile foreign country. They feel as if the country is not interested in the war and the stress that they have endured manifests itself in post traumatic stress syndrome. This condition is not familiar to most people but can cause grave trauma in the sufferer.

The series of films shows the viewer the typical day as the soldier knows it. Viewers will see the rough terrain in which the soldiers have to learn how to cope with as well as the high anxiety the experience when dismantling explosives. Many of the top secret techniques for dismantling the explosives have not been shared to ensure that enemy forces do not have access to this information. The viewer will still however, have the opportunity to get to know the US team and get a general picture of what these soldiers experience on a daily basis.

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on G4
1 Season, 17 Episodes
October 25, 2011
Documentary & Biography, Military & War
Cast: Josh Duhamel, John Groat, Chase Holzhauser, Brad Penley
Bomb Patrol Afghanistan

Bomb Patrol Afghanistan Full Episode Guide

  • Josh Duhamel interviews four members of Navy EOD Platoon 3-4-2, who discuss their deployment and moments that changed their lives.

  • A behind the scenes look at the season.

  • Examining the technology the Navy EOD Platoon 342 uses to find and dispose of IEDs.

  • When EOD platoon 342 began their five-month deployment to Afghanistan, even training couldn't prepare them for their experience. In this special episode, see a recap of their unit's most memorable moments including their initial departure from sunny San Diego, California,

  • After four days on Afghanistan's most treacherous road, the clearing crews have been fortunate to dodge all major obstacles--until the Buffalo gets too close to an IED, sending a shockwave through the group. Ricky and his team are rattled, but know they must press on over the next few days.

  • Part 1 of 2. Ricky, Matt and Sam help the U.S. Army's Route Clearance Patrol clear one of the most heavily mined roads in Afghanistan.

  • A donkey breaches security; the team comes upon an unusual bomb on Ring Road.

  • In the series finale Brad, Ricky and Chase have to help soldiers who are trapped in a damaged vehicle amid a firefight with the Taliban.

  • A route clearance mission finds an abandoned car that facilitates an ambush.

  • Changes occur in the platoon.

  • Sam, Ricky and Matt must clear a checkpoint that was recently abandoned by the Taliban; Chase and Brendan try to pull an intact pressure plate out of the ground.

  • Jeremy and Chase join the Army on a mission to retrieve a deadly suicide vest. In Kunduz, Ricky, Matt, and Sam must remove an IED located just outside a dangerous Taliban stronghold.

  • A swarm of militia fighters complicates a mission for Ricky, Matt and Sam; Brendan's first chance to lead takes a turn for the worse.

  • Ricky, Matt and Sam are desperate to stop a Taliban triggerman when the team finds themselves parked on top of a deadly IED. Chief, Brad and Chase are on a mission to blow up a live grenade when an ANP officer walks into the blast.

  • They find a deadly Taliban trap at an ANP Checkpoint.

  • Eight soldiers begin a dangerous 5-month mission to find and destroy improvised explosive devices.

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