troops worldwide will be able to watch the game via the American Forces Network
(AFN). At the same time, FSN Midwest will show a live satellite link with local
men and women currently deployed in
This special Cardinals telecast is titled "This One's For You," and is produced in coordination with AFN, the Third U.S. Army Central DVIDS and the National Guard of Missouri and Arizona.
The satellite video feeds are scheduled to be set up at two locations:
Forward Operating Base Anaconda near
Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan, where the 1st Battalion 129th Field Artillery
from Chillicothe, Mo. and
Busch Stadium in
Midwest's pregame show starts at ,
with the game telecast beginning at
"FSN Midwest has the unique ability to represent Cardinals Nation and share a July 4th greeting from home," said Jack Donovan, FSN Midwest General Manager and Senior Vice President.
"It's an honor for us to have a chance to communicate with these men and women who serve our country and to recognize and thank them for their service,'" said McLaughlin, FSN Midwest's play-by-play announcer.
"I have tremendous respect for everybody that wears the uniform. The men and women of the National Guard are making great sacrifices. They are regularly deployed, away from their families and civilian lives. This is an opportunity for us to recognize that service and to bring them a small piece of home in the form of Cardinals baseball,'" said Hrabosky, FSN Midwest analyst and former Cardinals reliever. Hrabosky served in National Guard and Army Reserve units for six years in the early 1970s.
National Guard unit was fortunate enough to be part of a St. Louis Cardinals
while we were serving in
with the great folks at FSN has become a tradition for our service men and
around the world and the American Forces Network. Over the past few years, this
global connection and live interaction has had a tremendous impact on our
troops, their family members, baseball fans and the national audience. The extra
efforts on behalf of the entire FSN staff just goes to show that our men and
women serving in uniform are first and foremost in
the Cardinals on FSN
FSN Midwest, in its 14th season as the home of St. Louis Cardinals baseball, telecasts 130 regular season games in 2007 plus the Cardinals Live pregame and postgame show. Cardinals games on FSN Midwest are available in more than 3.5 million cable and satellite homes.
About American Forces Network
National Guard has
approximately 11,000 Citizen-Soldiers in 60 communities
across the state. Currently, the Missouri National Guard has approximately 800
Soldiers and Airmen deployed serving missions in
Area Support Medical Company (ASMC) is
comprised of its headquarters and
its detachment. 206th (-) ASMC is stationed at
The 1 - 129th Field Artillery deployed group is comprised of approximately 110 Soldiers from Chillicothe, Mo. and Maryville, Mo. Unit members are currently serving on a force protection mission at Camp Eggers in Afghanistan.