Watch The Short Film About SERE School That Has The Air Force Nominated For An Emmy

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“The Perfect Edge,” a short film about the Air Force’s Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape program has been nominated for an Emmy, according to Airman Magazine’s editor-in-chief, Bob Houlihan, who made the announcement on Facebook.


It was nominated for a regional Emmy by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the pre-eminent organization in the television industry.

The film, “The Perfect Edge,” was produced last year. The two-minute long film depicts the forging of a survival knife and equates the process with SERE training. Senior Airman Joseph Collett, a SERE specialist instructor, provides the commentary.

“We’re going to put you in the furnace, they’re going to scorch your hide, they’re going to make you feel the heat,” Collett says in the video. “Right before I call a knife a knife, before I even put the edge on it, I have to make it hard.”

The Air Force’s SERE school teaches airmen how to survive in the wilderness, how to evade capture by the enemy, how to resist interrogation,

“It’s a constant process of honing and polishing until you have that perfect edge,” Collett says.

Watch the video below.

AIRMAN MAGAZINE: The Perfect Edge from Airman Magazine on Vimeo.

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Oh, honey, that Axis of Evil getup is so 2002. You need to get with the times and try on this little number called a Wolf Pack of Rogue States, designed by Mike Pence.

Yes, the Axis is Evil is out, and the Wolf Pack of Rogue States is so, so in.

The vice president mentioned the latest and greatest phrase to describe anti-American super-villain states during a conference in Washington on Wednesday, and clearly, they must all be running around the desert together looking for strippers and cocaine.

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Enter Pence:

"Beyond our global competitors, the United States faces a wolf pack of rogue states. No shared ideology or objective unites our competitors and adversaries except this one: They seek to overturn the international order that the United States has upheld for more that half a century."

According to Pence, the Wolf Pack includes Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. Notably absent: China and Russia, the two states that actually have a shot at seeking "to overturn the international order."

As Daniel Larison notes at The American Conservative, the Wolf Pack crowd's "ability to 'overturn the international order' is practically nil, and it isn't even certain that most of them desire that outcome. If North Korea, Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua are our main adversaries, we are as secure as can be and we have very little to worry about."

Pence's wolf pack phrase follows another tried by National Security Advisor John Bolton back in November, when he labeled Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua as a "troika of tyranny" and a "triangle of terror," which make for interesting death metal band names, but seem kind of lame in comparison to the infamous 2002 "Axis of Evil" phrase from David Frum.

But perhaps they can consult with Stitch Jones, the Ayatollah of Rock-and-rolla, for some better branding.

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On Dec. 18, the convening authority for Golestyn's case decided to hold the preliminary hearing in connection with the Feb. 28, 2010 incident, Army officials have announced. The proceedings are slated to start on March 14 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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