The Pentagon Channel, Washington D.C. (defunct)
Sign-off & SSB recorded circa 2004

Page modified Wednesday, 10 June 2020

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.

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