Cookie Monster. President Obama. The U.S. Olympic swim team. Justin Bieber. They've all either made or starred in viral videos for Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe." Now, the U.S. military is getting in on the action.
U.S. Army Infantry soldiers in Kumar Province in Afghanistan have posted their own version of the catchy tune on YouTube, explaining they created it as a "morale boost for our soldiers here and our families...back home."
The soldiers really get into the song, singing and dancing to Carly Rae's hit while driving around the base, working out, shooting off rockets and doing push-ups. Some scenes were even shot in "night vision." The soliders also enlisted their friends in the Afghan army to join them in some of the dance sequences.
Asked to comment on the video, a Defense Department official tells the Wall Street Journal, "Without endorsing the video, and only from the standpoint of choreography, some of it beats a few of the synchronized sports routines in the recent Olympics."
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