|The Pentagon Channel, Washington D.C.
Sign-off & SSB recorded circa 2004
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|The Pentagon Channel was launched
in May 2004 by the Department of Defense to deliver
military news and information to the 2.6 million members
of the U.S. Armed Forces. It was also seen on numerous
cable systems in the U.S. and most of the world via
satellite and the Internet. Though most of The Pentagon
Channel's programming was news, it also carried some
non-news shows. Among them was an Army show called The
Grill Sergeants, which was (you guessed it!) a
cooking show. In July 2014 the channel's name was changed
to DoD News and was such until operations was suspended
in April 2015.
This video was probably recorded in 2004, the channel's first year of service, making the 2003 date listed in the YouTube title incorrect. The sign-off announcement is brief and is followed by an SSB video featuring a montage of military personnel of all branches in combat and peacetime activities.
Page created Sunday, 17 March 2019
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