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Fort Bragg soldiers featured in next episode of National Geographic show 'Chain of Command'

Still image of 'Chain of Command' preview. The show airs on Monday, Feb. 20, 2018 at 9 p.m. EST.

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By DREW BROOKS | The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. (Tribune News Service) | Published: February 19, 2018

Fort Bragg soldiers will once again be highlighted in the latest episode of National Geographic’s documentary series “Chain of Command.”

Part 7 of the series, titled “War Without Borders,” will feature the 3rd Special Forces Group, according to officials.

A description of the episode said the Special Forces soldiers will be shown preparing to deploy to parts of Africa.

“On an aircraft carrier off the coast of Syria, the United States launches airstrikes, looking to finish off ISIS and its caliphate. Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, the focus of the U.S. forces is on rooting out corruption in the Afghan army. And in Africa, American soldiers form bonds with their Somali counterparts during training exercises, while Special Forces prepare for a deployment to Niger.”

The 3rd Special Forces Group is the latest Fort Bragg unit to be highlighted during the eight-part series. Previously, the 18th Airborne Corps and 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division have played key roles in the series, which aims to show how the American military fights terrorism, from the soldiers on the ground to the highest ranks of the Pentagon.

Actor Chris Evans of “Captain America” fame narrates the series, which debuted on National Geographic on Jan. 15. A new episode airs each Monday at 9 p.m.

For more information on the documentary series, go to channel.nationalgeographic.com/chain-of-command.

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