January 25, 2009 05:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
Have you ever wanted to get a glimpse of what the real-life mental and physical challenges of military life are like? Now you can do just that…The Armed Forces’ first reality TV program, The Army National Guard’s Warrior Challenge is on its way to television.
The show is being toted as a combination of real-life mental and physical challenges of military life combined in a Survivor-type show format. Six teams, each consisting of one Guard member and one civilian, will compete in a series of National Guard-style extreme challenges, such as a sniper-shooting and rappelling contest, a 40-ft. high ropes course, a helicopter search-and-rescue mission and a Humvee pull.
Warrior Challenge’s executive producer, Darryl Silver said, “The civilian contestants are not just getting a glimpse of the military, they are knee-deep in the life of a soldier.” He added, “They will be living on base in the barracks and eating MRE’s in uniform from the minute they arrive until the show’s finale.”
The grand prize for the winning team is an all-expense paid trip to the Ford 300 NASCAR race in Miami, where the team members will get to hang out with the driver of the National Guard’s No. 88 car, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Warrior Challenge can be seen on Ripe TV and on an ARNG-branded channel on RipeTV.com. The series finale will air on Feb. 18.
Photo Credit: National Guard