FORT HOOD (Now designated Fort Cavazos), Texas – National Geographic’s The Long Road Home cast and crew will host a premiere screening at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 for Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) Soldiers and their families at Abrams Gym here.
The Long Road Home mini-series premieres on NAT GEO at 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST Nov. 7.
Cast Members Noel Fisher, Sarah Wayne Callies, EJ Bonilla, Jon Beavers, Jorge Diaz, Ian Quinlan and Darius Homayoun along with Executive Producer Mike Medavoy; Author and ABC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz; and Executive Producer, Screenwriter and Showrunner Mikko Alanne will be in attendance.
Military Veterans and Soldiers portrayed in film, Eric Bourquin and Aaron Fowler also will be in attendance.
A press conference will be held before the screening. Media wishing to attend the event must register here before noon Oct. 24:
On Oct. 27, media should meet public affairs representatives at 5 p.m. in the southside parking lot of the Marvin Leath Visitors Center on T.J. Mills Blvd. for escort on post and to the press conference.
ABOUT LONG ROAD HOME: From executive producer Mike Medavoy and based on Martha Raddatz’s New York Times best-selling book, The Long Road Home will relive a heroic fight for survival during the Iraq War, when the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) was ferociously ambushed on April 4, 2004, in Sadr City, Baghdad — a day that came to be known in military annals as “Black Sunday.” Over eight episodes, the event series will cut between the action on the ground in Iraq and that on the homefront back in Texas, where wives and families await news for 48 hellish hours, expecting the worst. The cast includes two-time Emmy-nominated actor Michael Kelly as Lt. Col. Gary Volesky; Emmy-nominated actor Jason Ritter as Capt. Troy Denomy; Kate Bosworth as Capt. Denomy’s wife, Gina; Sarah Wayne Callies as LeAnn Volesky, wife of Lt. Col. Volesky; Noel Fisher as Pfc. Tomas Young; and Jeremy Sisto as Staff Sgt. Robert Miltenberger. #LongRoadHome @NatGeoChannel
ABOUT FORT HOOD (Now designated Fort Cavazos): Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) is currently home to more than 36,500 Soldiers and more than 100,000 family members. One out of every 10 active-duty Soldiers in the Army is assigned to Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos). Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos)’s economic impact is estimated at $34.5 billion on the Texas economy. Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) also distinguishes itself as the largest single local-location employer in the State of Texas – with more than 6,000 civilian employees and nearly 14,000 contractors working here. When all the retirees and their family members utilizing services on post is added in, the total population served exceeds 350,000. #FortHood #FirstTeam @FortHood
For more information, contact:
Web: Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) Public Affairs Office
Voice: (254) 287-9993
Voice: (254) 287-0106
1001 761st Tank Battalion Ave.
Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos), TX 76544