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    Report: US service members losing track of their cars during shipment
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    The upheaval that comes with being reassigned across the globe is an issue that many military families are forced to face. We know it's tough on families, but did you know that it's increasingly difficult on the vehicles of service members and their spouses? A change in contractors for automotive ...

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    Video: Watch 42 warships cruise the Pacific in formation during RIMPAC 2014
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    Exercise Rim of the Pacific, more commonly known as RIMPAC, is the single largest naval exercise on the face of our lovely blue marble. This year, the biennial exercises brought together 22 countries, 55 ships, over 200 fixed-wing and rotary aircraft and roughly 25,000 soldiers, sailors and ...

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    Auctions: Buy this super-cheap retired landing craft and assault your local beachhead
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    We love a good military auction. The guys and gals at Autoblog have pointed a few of these out before, most notably a battalion's worth of Land Rover Defenders. This might not be as useful as the trusty Snatch Land Rover, but it's arguably cooler. This is a Landing Craft Mechanized boat, more ...

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    Report: Lockheed Martin has a unique opportunity with Humvee replacement
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    Sometime in 2015, the Pentagon will choose the successor to the venerable Humvee. But for now, the competition is still going, with battle-tested ground vehicle manufacturers like Oshkosh and AM General preparing for a "production readiness review" courtesy of the governmental decision makers ...

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    Video: Watch Poland's MiG-29s take to the skies in Fulcrum Drivers II
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    It use to be that seeing a MiG-29 Fulcrum screech across the sky was an unheard of event. Then, communism came to an end, and the elusive fourth-gen fighter suddenly was in the hands of a number of US allies. Slowly but surely, its exposure increased, until videos like this started to pop up. ...

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    Official: GM launches Shifting Gears program, aims to turn vets into techs
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    General Motors is teaming up with the US Army and defense contractor Raytheon to launch a new program aimed at helping soldiers transition to civilian life by providing marketable job skills that will help them snag a spot at a GM brand dealership. The Shifting Gears Automotive Technician ...

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    Report: Female enlisted sailors to enter the Silent Service by 2016
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    The military's march towards gender equality could see a big improvement in the coming years as plans are unveiled to allow enlisted women to join female officers on the US Navy's Ohio-class missile boats and Virginia-class attack submarines. The move, which has been a rather long time coming, ...

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    Report: Blue Angels appoint new executive officer, refit selection process
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    A scandal among the ranks of the US Navy's flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, has forced a significant overhaul in the squadron's command structure, which will filter down to the way it selects everything from the naval aviators that perform the precise demonstrations to the ground and ...

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    Read This: Inside Japan's controversial push to become a drone superpower
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    Japan is surging ahead with plans to seriously increase its drone fleet in the face of its ongoing territorial disputes with China and a typically difficult North Korea. The country, which until recently had an exceptionally restrictive section of its constitution that limited any belligerence, ...

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    Video: Green Bay Packers' coach flies on B-17, jokes about bombing Chicago
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    For most people, the opportunity to fly on a B-17 Flying Fortress is rare. For the head coach of the Green Bay Packers, Mike McCarthy (above, left), it's an opportunity to eliminate a despised nemesis – Chicago. "Alright, let's go bomb Chicago," McCarthy joked, during a short news report ...

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    Report: Military targeting autonomous tactical vehicles by 2025
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    The march towards autonomous vehicles is far from limited to the civilian sector, as the military has been doggedly pursuing the idea of driverless vehicles for several years. Its latest initiative seeks to introduce a line of autonomous vehicles by a target date of 2025, according to the Army ...

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    Video: US Marines testing GUSS automated vehicle that could save lives
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    The machine you see in the video here is the Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate. Called GUSS for short – because who doesn't like a handy-dandy nickname – this vehicle, as its proper name suggests, is capable of operating without a driver. It's possible to get in and drive, as you'll ...

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    Auctions: eBay Find Of The Day: Mercedes Unimog and Pinzgauer fleet is an army in a box
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    There's something paradoxically beautiful about the heavy-duty, over-engineered design of military equipment. It's not classically pretty, but army hardware just looks ready to take a beating and still be ready for more. From the Humvee to the Jeep, we have a long history of repurposing the armed ...

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    Video: US Army tests Subaru-powered hybrid truck
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    The military has been studying the implementation of alternative drivetrains for years, a tiny sampling of which includes the diesel-electric hybrid technical hauler and L-ATV from Oshkosh Defense and the Aggressor from Quantum Technologies. There was also ADA Technologies' work with ...

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    Report: House passes legislation to save King of the Hammers home
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    Amid the dust, euphoria and apocalyptic overtones of last year's King of the Hammers race, there was a fight going on to save the Johnson OHV (Off-Highway Vehicle) area for public use. Part of the area's 188,000 acres borders the 29 Palms Marine Base, and the Marines wanted to claim 160,000 of ...

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    Video: Motor Trend Humvee challenge is a brawl in the desert
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    Here's a fun fact: the AM General Humvee vehicles currently used in the military weigh 14,300 pounds, with three tons of armor plating attached. Another fact, which isn't so fun: they come equipped with a 6.5-liter diesel V8 with just 190 horsepower and 355 pound-feet of torque. Motor Trend's ...

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    Read This: Returning war vets at higher risk for vehicle crashes
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    David Brown of The Washington Post has published a piece on a little-known risk to returning veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars: motor vehicle crashes. According to the report, which sources both professional research and observations of service members, vets and their counselors, 75 ...

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    Official: New rules make it easier for veterans to earn CDL after leaving service
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    In an attempt to make it easier for active and reserve members of all US military branches to get a commercial driver's license (CDL), the Military Commercial Driver's License Act of 2012 was passed by Congress in September and signed by the president last month. The old process made servicemen ...

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    Official: GM expands military discount
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    Today is Veteran's Day, and General Motors is marking this year's holiday with an expansion of its Military Discount Program. Formerly available to active duty and retired service members, reservists and spouses, but as of now any veteran can take advantage of the program up to a year after his ...

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    Need an armored transport? Have we got an auction for you
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    The Dean V. Kruse Foundation is hard at work scrounging up cash to pay off some serious debt, and that work has led the organization to auction off more than half of the vehicles contained in the National Military History Center collection. If you're looking for World War II-era armor, consider ...

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