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

More Military Vehicles from Hill Air Force Base Being Sold to Public

F-35A Lightning II Hill Air Force Base

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- More surplus military vehicles, previously unavailable to civilians, will be up for bid during an online public auction set for Wednesday. On Jan. 7, a company called GovPlanet -- an Internet-based marketplace for buying and selling used government assets -- will auction off hundreds of surplus military vehicles including... 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

Marines Shelve Humvee Upgrade Program Due to Budget Cuts

Pfc. Justin Jones and Lance Cpl. Martin Carranza lead their Humvee on an alternate route to bypass a possible simulated improvised explosive device. (Marine photo)

The U.S. Marine Corps has decided to shelve a planned upgrade of its Humvee fleet due to budget cuts, an official said. The service had planned to modernize several thousand of the iconic military vehicles as part of an acquisition effort called the sustainment modification initiative (SMI). The effort was put on hold because of automatic, ... 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

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