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    Report: How the DOD could have saved $100M by blowing up 1,000 trucks
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    What's $100 million among the armed forces? Well, when that $100M is spent shipping unnecessary military equipment back from Afghanistan to the United States, it serves to shine some light on military waste. According to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, the US Marine Corps ...

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    Report: Truant students beware, San Diego school district acquires MRAP
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    Meet the newest vehicle in the arsenal of the San Diego Unified School District, a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, more commonly known as an MRAP, or the US military's answer to the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) so favored by insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, you might be ...

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    Report: Army trying to figure out what to do with 20,000 mine-resistant trucks
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    The venerable HMMWV served the United States military as the go-to vehicle for 25 solid years. Before that, various militarized Jeep models had been pressed into service since 1941, when the army first identified the need for a lightweight, all-terrain vehicle capable of carrying a few troops and ...

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    Humvee orders about to end, have you met the MRAP?
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    United States Army HMMWV (Humvee) – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We never really thought of the HMMWV (aka the Humvee) as a military vehicle with a "flat bottom, low weight, low ground clearance and aluminum body," but to American soldiers using the heavily-armored machines as ...

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    U.S. Army to give long-serving Humvee honorable discharge?
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    United States Army HMMWV (Humvee) - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The military-spec High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV, or Humvee) has had a long and honorable lifespan, for sure. But there's no arguing that American troops in Iraq, Afghanistan or anywhere else the U.S. ...

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    Contender for next-gen HUMVEE looks battle-tested in Baja
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    Now that the Hummer -- the original Hummer H1 -- is distinctly out of flavor, the U.S. armed services are busy looking for its replacement. Having put out a request for proposals, one of the supposed leading candidates is this: a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle developed by Navistar and BAE Systems, ...

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