Military Vehicles

The Early Days of Motorized Military Vehicles

GMC World War I military truck

The U.S Army's first use of trucks in a military operation was in the "Punitive Expedition" in pursuit of "Pancho" Villa into the mountains of northern Mexico in 1916.  The Villistas had raided Columbus, N.M., killing several people and causing much damage.  Brigadier General John Pershing organized a large force of troops, horses, and vehicles ... more

Russian Columns Enter Ukraine; Leader Urges Calm

Women rush across the street after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Mstislav Chernov)

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said. Echoing the comments by Ukrainian Col. Andriy Lysenko, a senior NATO official said at least 1,000 ... more

Soldiers Create Ocean Reefs with Old Armored Vehicles

The South Carolina Army National Guard reports that it dropped 36 military vehicles into waters off the Atlantic coast earlier this month in order to create reefs that will attract ocean life and tourism. Since 1997, the state's National Guard has worked in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to create man-made r... more

Ukraine: We Destroyed Russian Military Incursion

A convoy of white trucks carrying humanitarian aid passes along the main road M4 (Don highway) Voronezh region, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 (Pavel Golovkin/AP)

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia — Russian military vehicles crossed into Ukraine during the night, NATO and Ukraine said Friday, and the Ukrainian president said most of them were quickly destroyed by his troops. The reported Russian incursion, which Moscow denied, came amid a week of drama over a Russian humanitarian aid mission for people in eas... more

Oregon Contractor Pleads Guilty to Defrauding US


An Oregon defense contractor has pleaded guilty to selling $10 million worth of phony parts for attack helicopters and military vehicles to the U.S. government, including a locknut that secures the rotor on the Kiowa attack helicopter. According to court records, the company Kustom Products Inc., a longtime seller of truck and RV parts ba... more

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