The Pentagon Channel’s Grill Sergeant To Appear On ‘Throwdown!’

The Pentagon Channel’s very own Grill Sergeant, SFC Brad Turner, will be challenged on the next episode of “Throwdown! with Bobby Flay.” The episode is scheduled to air this Wednesday, September 23rd, at 9pm EST on Food Network.

SFC Brad Turner, also known as “The Grill Sergeant,” often treats others using his culinary expertise. But recently, Turner got a treat of his own. Turner returned to Ft. Lee, where he was once an instructor at the Army Center of Excellence, Subsistence, to film a special for the Food Network – or so he thought. With food service training students in attendance, SFC Turner began entertaining and engaging the soldiers gathered for a special day of culinary training. With his chicken on the grill, Turner began preparations for his baby red potato salad when famed Chef Bobby Flay jumped from the back of a tactical vehicle and challenged Turner to a competitive cook-off for an episode of “Throwdown! with Bobby Flay.”

Grill SGT Bobby Flay

“When one of your heroes steps around the corner and you’re doing what you love to do and they do what you love to do, and then to inspire 100 new soldiers that are going to be in all parts of the world, it’s just overwhelming,” SFC Turner said. “They saw something today that let them know that anything is possible. Nineteen years ago I was sitting right where they were sitting and someone inspired me.”

“The Grill Sergeants,” which is gearing up for its 3rd Season this fall, is a weekly 30 minute cooking show featuring some of the military’s top chefs as they guide viewers through step-by-step menu preparation, along with important nutrition and food safety tips. Seasons 1 & 2 are currently available, along with recipes, at

About the Pentagon Channel The Pentagon Channel, the Department of Defense’s satellite television channel, broadcasts military news and information for and about the 2.6 million members of the U.S. Armed Forces – Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve. Broadcasting 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Pentagon Channel helps ensure that U.S. forces remain the best informed in the world.

Today, the Pentagon Channel is available on-base to more than 1.3 million service members who live and work on over 365 military bases, camps and installations in the U.S. The channel is also available to the 800,000 service members and their families serving overseas in 178 countries via the American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS).

The Pentagon Channel reaches more than 16 million households through commercial distribution on satellite and cable systems nationwide. DISH Network, Verizon FiOS and divisions of Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, Charter, Mediacom, RCN, Armstrong, Midcontinent, Knology, GCI, and a number of smaller cable companies and local access channels in communities around the country carry the Pentagon Channel.

In addition, Pentagon Channel programming is streamed live 24/7 at, is available via video-on-demand, and podcast – both audio and video – from this website.

For more information, please contact: Michael Winneker Manager of Distribution & Marketing Pentagon Channel

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Michael Winneker Manager of Distribution & Marketing Pentagon Channel Office of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Internal Communications Tel: 703-428-0200, DSN: 328-0200 E-mail: [email protected]

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