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NHRA Video Blog 6

U.S. soldiers of all backgrounds visit the racetracks and provide inspiration for the racing team to pull out a win for the Army.

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  • Cavalry Scout

    Private First Class Alley talks about joing the Cavalry.

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Soldier Life Cavalry Scout

    Cavalry Scout
    00:37
  • All-American Bowl History

    History of the All-American Bowl.

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Events AAB

    All-American Bowl History
    06:33
  • NHRA Webisode 1

    Tony Schumacher and his Racing Team explain what they do to keep the team winnin...

    CATEGORY: Racing

    TAGS: Army Racing Dragster

    NHRA Webisode 1
    02:23
  • NHRA Webisode 2

    Tony Schumacher and his Crew Chief explain what goes on behind the scenes.

    CATEGORY: Racing

    TAGS: Army Racing NHRA

    NHRA Webisode 2
    01:40
  • NHRA Webisode 3

    Mike Green will take you for a tour around the race trailers.

    CATEGORY: Racing

    TAGS: Army Racing NHRA

    NHRA Webisode 3
    02:17
  • NHRA Webisode 4

    Tony Schumacher and his Racing Team explain what they do to keep the team winnin...

    CATEGORY: Racing

    TAGS: Army Racing NHRA

    NHRA Webisode 4
    02:13
  • NHRA Webisode 5

    Tony Schumacher and his Crew Chief explain what goes on behind the scenes.

    CATEGORY: Racing

    TAGS: Army Racing NHRA

    NHRA Webisode 5
    01:09
  • NHRA Webisode 6

    Just like every airborne or special forces soldier checks their equipment every ...

    CATEGORY: Racing

    TAGS: NHRA Army Racing

    NHRA Webisode 6
    01:24
  • NHRA Webisode 7

    Just like every airborne or special forces soldier checks their equipment every ...

    CATEGORY: Racing

    TAGS: NHRA Army Racing

    NHRA Webisode 7
    03:56
  • NHRA Webisode 9

    Our soldiers work under the expectations of being the best in the world every da...

    CATEGORY: Racing

    TAGS: NHRA Army Racing

    NHRA Webisode 9
    02:00
  • Racing Episode 06

    U.S. Army Racing Team members discuss how people are the most important factor i...

    CATEGORY: Racing

    TAGS: Army Racing NASCAR NHRA

    Racing Episode 06
    01:23
  • Racing Episode 9

    The man keys for great team work.

    CATEGORY: Racing

    TAGS: Ryan Newman Tony Schumacher

    Racing Episode 9 - Keys to Teamwork
    Racing Episode 9
  • CPT Nick Anderson

    Nick Anderson receives incomparable experience for life in the U.S. Army.

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs Featured

    TAGS: JAG Law

    CPT Nick Anderson
    00:37
  • WEBISODE 1

    Trainees talk about their first days at basic training to include seeing a drill...

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Basic Training Army Experience

    WEBISODE 1
    01:54
  • WEBISODE 2

    Trainees learn rifle and bayonet defense techniques, and then practice what they...

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Basic Training Army Experience

    WEBISODE 2
    01:41
  • WEBISODE 3

    Trainees get their first look at the confidence tower, learn to work together as...

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Basic Training Army Experience

    WEBISODE 3
    01:37
  • WEBISODE 4

    Trainees learn first aid as it relates to combat situations. Also included in th...

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Basic Training Army Experience

    WEBISODE 4
    01:45
  • WEBISODE 5

    Trainees learn more team-building skills as they complete the confidence course....

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Basic Training Army Experience

    WEBISODE 5
    01:50
  • WEBISODE 8

    Set in an urban training environment, trainees learn how to safely enter and cle...

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Basic Training Army Experience

    WEBISODE 8
    01:45
  • WEBISODE 9

    As trainees near graduation they must first pass the Warrior Challenge, an event...

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Basic Training Army Experience

    WEBISODE 9
    01:15
  • 2010 - EPISODE 1:

    Tensions are high as Soldiers prepare for 59 hours of grueling competition.

    CATEGORY: Events Featured

    TAGS: Best Ranger Start - Ep. 1

    2010 - EPISODE 1:
    03:58
  • 2010 - EPISODE 2:

    42 teams march into the darkness on a course of unknown length.

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Buddy Run - Ep. 2

    2010 - EPISODE 2:
    04:47
  • 2010 - EPISODE 3:

    Soldiers operate the standard issue M4 Carbine. This is a warrior skill: Shoot, ...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Stress Shoot - Ep. 3

    2010 - EPISODE 3:
    04:29
  • 2010 - EPISODE 4:

    Soldiers perform an aerial jump from 1,500 feet, attempting to land in a target ...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Spot Jump - Ep. 4

    2010 - EPISODE 4:
    04:59
  • 2010 - EPISODE 5:

    With very little sleep or none at all, operating in extreme climate conditions, ...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Day Stakes - Ep. 5

    2010 - EPISODE 5:
    05:07
  • 2010 - EPISODE 6:

    The Ranger’s medical First-Responder skill will be tested with the downed pilot ...

    TAGS: Best Ranger First Responder - Ep. 6

    Best Ranger 2010 Episode 6
    2010 - EPISODE 6:
    04:48
  • 2010 - EPISODE 7:

    Under physical conditions of stress, rangers must effectively fire five differen...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Stress Shoot - Ep. 7

    2010 - EPISODE 7:
    04:48
  • 2010 - EPISODE 8:

    26 obstacles spread over 2,000 meters make this one of the most difficult obstac...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Darby Queen - Ep. 8

    2010 - EPISODE 8:
    05:06
  • 2010 - EPISODE 9:

    Construct a poncho raft containing rucksacks and M4’s, then jump out of a UH-60 ...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Helocast Swim - Ep. 9

    2010 - EPISODE 9:
    04:44
  • 2010 - EPISODE 10:

    Rangers must run an unknown distance while carrying an M4. Team members must sta...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Buddy Run - Ep. 10

    2010 - EPISODE 10:
    07:06
  • 2009 EPISODE 1 of 12: READY TO COMPETE

    Tensions are high as Soldiers prepare for 59 hours of grueling competition.

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Start - Ep. 1

    2009 EPISODE 1 of 12: READY TO COMPETE
    03:13
  • 2009 EPISODE 2 of 12: THE BUDDY RUN

    49 teams march into the darkness on a course of unknown length.

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Buddy Run - Ep. 2

    2009 EPISODE 2 of 12: THE BUDDY RUN
    03:49
  • 2009 EPISODE 3 of 12: THE DARBY QUEEN

    Soldiers tackle one of the most difficult obstacle courses -- the Darby Queen.

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Darby Queen - Ep. 3

    2009 EPISODE 3 of 12: THE DARBY QUEEN
    04:14
  • 2009 EPISODE 12 of 12: CANOE EVENT

    In the final two events Soldiers will have to canoe down a river then complete t...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Canoe - Ep. 12

    2009 EPISODE 12 of 12: CANOE EVENT
    07:03
  • 2009 EPISODE 4 of 12: SPOT JUMP

    With more than 160 pounds of equipment on their backs, competitors race to see w...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Spot Jump - Ep. 4

    2009 EPISODE 4 of 12: SPOT JUMP
    04:01
  • 2009 EPISODE 5 of 12: MACHINE GUN RANGE

    Sharp shooting skills are put to the test as Soldiers will have to complete thre...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Machine Gun Range - Ep. 5

    2009 EPISODE 5 of 12: MACHINE GUN RANGE
    03:35
  • 2009 EPISODE 6 of 12: STRESS SHOOT

    Soldiers must move as a team through six designated firing positions and engage ...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Stress Shoot - Ep. 6

    2009 EPISODE 6 of 12: STRESS SHOOT
    03:57
  • 2009 EPISODE 7 of 12: FOOT MARCH

    Soldiers must conduct a foot march at night for an unknown distance while carryi...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Foot March - Ep. 7

    2009 EPISODE 7 of 12: FOOT MARCH
    04:43
  • 2009 EPISODE 8 of 12: RANGER FIRST RESPONDER

    The Ranger's medical First-Responder skill will be tested with the downed pilot ...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger First Responder - Ep. 8

    2009 EPISODE 8 of 12: RANGER FIRST RESPONDER
    04:07
  • 2009 EPISODE 9 of 12: TRI-TOWER

    Ranger teams will test their basic climbing skills, mountaineering, overcoming o...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Tri-Tower - Ep. 9

    2009 EPISODE 9 of 12: TRI-TOWER
    04:04
  • 2009 EPISODE 10 of 12: HELOCAST-SWIM

    With a 60-pound rucksack on their backs, Soldiers will perform a Helocast, then ...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Helocast Swim - Ep. 10

    2009 EPISODE 10 of 12: HELOCAST-SWIM
    04:42
  • 2009 EPISODE 11 of 12: WATER CONFIDENCE TEST

    Soldiers will have to overcome their fears to conquer the Water Confidence Test.

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Best Ranger Water Confidence - Ep. 11

    2009 EPISODE 11 of 12: WATER CONFIDENCE TEST
    05:26
  • Hi-tech space-oriented jobs

    Monitoring in-coming missiles in theaters of operations is an intricate dance be...

    CATEGORY: Space

    TAGS: Space Astronaut

    Hi-tech space-oriented jobs
    01:00
  • I drew on a lot of my Army experience

    Lt. Col. Shane Kimbrough explains how his Army experiences helped him in his pre...

    CATEGORY: Space

    TAGS: Space Astronaut

    I drew on a lot of my Army experience
    01:18
  • It is a pretty great job to be an astronaut

    Col. Timothy Kopra talks about his experiences in the Army that lead him to beco...

    CATEGORY: Space

    TAGS: Astronaut Space

    It is a pretty great job to be an astronaut
    01:27
  • What is it like in space

    Col. Timothy Kopra answers Anthony Harris from Costa Masa, California, who asks;...

    CATEGORY: Space

    TAGS: Space Astronaut

    What is it like in space
    01:50
  • My efforts to figure out what I am doing in life. I want

    Col. Timothy Kopra answers Jonathon Johnson from North Chicago, Illinois, who as...

    CATEGORY: Space

    TAGS: Space Astronaut

    My efforts to figure out what I am doing in life. I want
    01:03
  • I was wondering what it is like work on

    Col. Timothy Kopra answers Steven Warren from Tallahassee, Florida, who asks; "I...

    CATEGORY: Space

    TAGS: Space Astronaut

    I was wondering what it is like work on
    00:33
  • Infinite Possibilities

    Hear from Col. Tim Kopra what it\'s like to be Army Strong aboard the Internatio...

    CATEGORY: Space

    TAGS: Space Astronaut

    Infinite Possibilities
  • Field Artillery

    The Howitzer artillery gun team is discussed by Soldiers who actually perform th...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Field Artillery Virtual World

    Field Artillery
    01:27
  • Many Benefits of Army Training

    PV2 Salas’ mother knew the Army would teach her son the discipline, focus, and t...

    CATEGORY: Parents Family

    TAGS: Parents Family Discipline Team

    Many Benefits of Army Training
    00:40
  • Army Reserve

    SPC Michael Olivero (Reserve, Enlisted), talks about job role/experience - why h...

    Army Reserve
    01:38
  • Start Strong

    Soldier's talk about their ROTC experiences.

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: Army ROTC Leadership

    Start Strong
    03:00
  • Making of an Officer

    Soldiers talk about the ROTC program and personal experiences, experience of the...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Officers

    Making of an Officer
    02:59
  • Meeting in ROTC

    First Lieutenants Clint & Maureen Bickett (Reserve Officer) talks about experien...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    Meeting in ROTC
    01:07
  • The Strength Of Unity

    A Soldier talks about the Seven Values of the Army.

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Soldier Life Army Values

    The Strength Of Unity
    01:17
  • Protecting Freedom

    A Soldier talks about tradition and protecting freedom.

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Soldier Life Army Values

    Protecting Freedom
    01:39
  • The Army Experience

    Soldier's talk about the Army experience.

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Soldier Life Training

    The Army Experience
    01:00
  • See the Special Forces TV Commercial

    This team will be ready for anything.

    CATEGORY: Featured

    TAGS: Army Values Soldier Life

    See the Special Forces TV Commercial
    0:30
  • See the Health Care Team TV Commercial

    When this team takes the field, it makes a difference in the world.

    CATEGORY: Featured

    TAGS: Army Values Soldier Life

    See the Health Care Team TV Commercial
    0:30
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NHRA Video Blog 6

U.S. soldiers of all backgrounds visit the racetracks and provide inspiration for the racing team to pull out a win for the Army.

Moderator: We're here with Tony Schumacher driver of the U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster at Memphis Motorsports Park for the O'Reilly Mid South Nationals. Tony, you're coming off a big win in Dallas last weekend and you took over the points lead for the first time since Topeka in May. Tell us how that felt getting back to the point lead.
Tony Schumacher: It's great, you know. We're down to four races right now. It's a good time to peak and have a great race car. We spend a lot of time, probably since Denver, testing new products for the car, new parts on the car, new tune-up. The criticism was we're not winning those races. We were getting prepared for the countdown and the final couple races. We need to run the best, that's how you win the championship. We know what we're doing. We're out doing it well, We're going to try and win the last four, gain more points than anyone else, and do something no one has ever done before. Win six championships in a row.
Moderator: Now where here at a track that you've had success at and shall we say excitement at as well. Tell us about what Memphis Motorsports Park means to you.
Tony Schumacher: Well, I mean, I've been upside down here a couple of times, crashed some cars at pretty good speeds and got broken up. I've also won a lot of races. So, you want to come back to the tracks that are exciting and definitely, it has left nothing but excitement in my mind. I can remember some great moments and some pretty scary ones, but you know, you don't buckle into a car that makes 8,000 horsepower and not assume a little bit of fear. It's just the car can do some crazy things, but the nine guys that built my car take away the majority of that fear. They give me a great machine with the best parts and people and they give me the will to want to go out and win.
Moderator: Now we always talk about momentum in this sport and now you have it from the Dallas win. Obviously a good run here tomorrow, on race day, on Sunday is going to be critical to keep that momentum going.
Tony Schumacher: Well there's no question about it. But I think to get a machine to do the same thing time and time again. We'll let the crew chief and the guys that work on the car know that they go out and tune the car up. Mistakes aren't going to be made in the driver's seat and we can go out and try to win. We've got to have momentum. You don't want to have a simple two cent part break and cost you the world championship, so we always look after that stuff and change it. We want the momentum to go in the right direction. We've seen other cars like Antron go out and win a lot of races at the beginning and get beat early in the countdown, that's not the momentum we need. We'll go out and try to run fast, try to stay focused, and do a great job.
Moderator: Now we have, all the time we have Soldiers that come to our pit area, and obviously provide a lot of inspiration to not only yourself, but to the entire team and Mike Green the crew chief. This particular race we have a very special guest SFC Greogry Stooby, a guy that's well decorated and I'm sure you've had some time to speak with him and understand what he's about. Tell us about your experiences with him.
Tony Schumacher: He's a great man, a great American Soldier. He got blowed up pretty good and is still there. He's a Medic, he didn't even have to be on that mission. He was over there because he was asked by a bunch of guys, ???hey man this is going to be a hot battle to be a Medic.??? He went down and did an outstanding job, got himself hurt but didn't retire from the Army. He stayed active, does a lot of speeches and inspires a lot of people, just a great person. And his wife is here too. And I'll tell you what, you know I understand being a racecar driver what its like to have a wife at home in fear. She's very cool, she's very supportive, and I think that's what helps those Soldiers get through it. Very tough times.
Moderator: And of course our Hometown Heroes always provide the motivation, inspiration you want. But, we also want to give you the opportunity to provide a message to our hard working men and women around the world.
Tony Schumacher: I think, you know, you hear the stories from guys that come back; you're all doing an outstanding job. We know, the people that watch we understand you're a bunch of butt kicking people out keeping America free. Thank you so much for it. That news is all nonsense. We know that. You give us the right to be out here racing cars. I get surrounded by the greatest guys and girls in the world. All the Soldiers, not just the Army, but all the different branches. They all come by and support us. All part of America and all fighting for us. Thank you guys and hope to see you at a race soon.
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