- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: December 13, 2005
Go into the reinforced bunkers, missile silos and hangars of the Air Force Base that was at the front lines of the Cold War.
- Gunny looks back at the long, tense struggle between the superpowers.
- Hosted by real-life "Gunny" R. Lee Ermey (Full Metal Jacket).
- The ultimate, hands-on survey of military technology and tactics.
Wake Up, Maggots! With his in-your-face style and unlimited arsenal of military knowledge, retired Marine Sergeant, drill instructor, Vietnam veteran, and actor R. Lee Ermey (Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket) answers your civilian questions in the hit series MAIL CALL. If R. Lee doesn't know the answer, he recruits the top military and civilian experts to fill in the gaps, and he never passes up an opportunity to get his hands dirty in a live-fire exercise.
It opened in the late 1950s, a key link in America's Cold War defenses. It remains one of the most important Air Force bases in the nation. In this episode, Gunny shows the many ways how Minot has lived up to its motto: "Only the best come North." From the first B-52 flight and the creation of a massive bunker to house Strategic Air Command computers to its role in the post-Cold War world, R. Lee probes every aspect of life on the historic base.