29 May 2009

Carson Daly films "Last Call" episode at National Training Center

TV personality Carson Daly receives a brief from Capt. Bowe Averill, commander of E Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, during his visit to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., May 27. Daly and his film crew visited the NTC to film an episode for his late night show, "Last Call with Carson Daly."


FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Carson Daly, the host of the late night show, "Last Call," visited Fort Irwin to film an episode dedicated to the Soldiers at the National Training Center, May 27.

The former radio DJ and VJ showcased the Soldiers of the National Training Center during an episode of "Last Call" which aired on June 1.

"We wanted to show one full episode of my late night show to tell the Army story, in particular to come to Fort Irwin where so much of that great national training is taking place," Daly said.

Originally, the producers of the show wanted to do just a segment, the idea then ballooned to a full 30-minute episode.

"We wanted to do a full episode to really draw awareness for our young audience of the incredible job the Army men and women are doing for our country," he said.

Daly is no stranger to the military, being the son of a military brat. His grandfather served with the 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, N.C., and deployed to Vietnam. His mother, Pattie, was born in Fayetteville, N.C. Daly said he has the Special Forces insignia tattooed on his left arm in honor of his grandfather.


Shell casings fly as TV personality Carson Daly fires an M4 while under supervision of Staff Sgt. John Kilburn, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, during his visit to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., May 27. Daly and his film crew visited the NTC to film an episode for his late night show, "Last Call with Carson Daly."


"Incredible," he said whole heartedly about the Soldiers. "The troops are what you want men and women to be like in the world. ... The way that they talk to each other, the respect for the chain of command, the character, the ethics, the morals, the patriotism; these are the qualities you want in human beings, so when I hang out with these troops, it reminds me of the way I want to be, and the way we all should act, it's been very influential."

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