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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

Oregon Contractor Pleads Guilty to Defrauding US


Associated Press | Jul 21, 2014

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

Afghan Insurgents Find New Opening for IED Attacks

Associated Press | Jul 26, 2013

WASHINGTON -- The shrinking U.S. combat role in Afghanistan has given insurgents an opening to devise and carry out deadlier attacks using bigger improvised bombs against U.S. and coalition military vehicles and bases, American officials say. With fewer U.S. forces patrolling road networks beyond their bases -- and with the grounding of eye-in-... more

Army Working on Vehicle Survivability

Army Engineers Working | Apr 03, 2013

ADELPHI, Md. (April 2, 2013) -- In order to protect soldiers' lives, military vehicles in combat must be capable of surviving severe hostile fires. When hit with large hostile fire weapons, internally stowed ammunition may react resulting in catastrophic loss of life and system. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, then the Ballistics Res... more

Okinawa Marines Help Restore Guam Museum's Trucks

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Marine Corps News | Mar 11, 2013

HAGATNA, Guam -- Motor transport Marines with Combat Logistics Detachment 39 helped bring relic military vehicles back to life Feb. 27 at the Pacific War Museum.   The Marines were informed of the need for restoration help at the museum and jumped at the opportunity to volunteer and provide maintenance.   The Marines used their expertise on... more

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