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    ETC: Military Terminology: Army unit structure
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    Perhaps one of the most mystifying elements of the military is the organization of different units. For example, when you hear the phrase "2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division," how does that fit into the Army as a whole? Today, we're going to try and ...

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    Official: US Army Black Hawk fleet to receive major avionics upgrade
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    The backbone of the US Army's transport helicopter fleet, the venerable UH-60 Black Hawk is finally set to receive a major avionics upgrade. The most current Black Hawk, the UH-60M, boasts a fully glass cockpit, complete with a modern avionics suite, while there are still a large portion of ...

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    Report: Army targets 40-percent weight reduction in armored vehicles
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    In the auto industry, lightweight vehicles are all the craze. Ford is building an aluminum F-150, carbon fiber is steadily becoming more common and lightweight, high-strength steel is incorporated in even the most affordable of vehicles. The military is not immune to this trend, according to a ...

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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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    Driven To Work: US Army Humvee driver [w/video]
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    Driven To Work is a new Autoblog series exploring the vehicles that do the work of the world and telling the stories of the people who operate them. For the first time in two hours, it was quiet. SPC Brian Stehlin turned the HMMWV ignition switch from Run to Engine Stop, killing the agricultural ...

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    Official: GM sweetens military discount for Buick, Chevy and GMC
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    American servicemen and women interested in a new vehicle from Chevrolet, Buick or GMC now have a bit more incentive to head down to their local dealer, as General Motors has announced plans to improve its military discount program. The new GM Military Discount Program offers eligible consumers ...

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    Report: Russia challenges US to friendly tank competition
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    It's no secret that Russian/US relations are strained. And while things aren't nearly as bad as in, say, 1980, controversial issues between the two superpowers still exist. Thankfully, we still have the friendly spirit of competition to let off some steam. But rather than a footrace or even a ...

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    Video: US Army invades Jay Leno's Garage with the Fuel Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator
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    Some of the fastest and most expensive cars in the world roll through Jay Leno's Garage – we're pretty sure this fits mostly in the latter category. Army General Dennis Via brought the US government's new Fuel Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator prototype troop transporter for Leno to ...

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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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    Report: Army wins fight to keep spending money on NASCAR sponsorship [w/poll]
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    Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum is a Democrat looking at areas where the budget can be cut. Her current target is military spending. More specifically, she is focused on banning the military from spending money advertising in NASCAR. She introduced a measure to this effect, and it was shot ...

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    Scion's 2010 SEMA lineup: Sneak Peek
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    Scion previews its 2010 SEMA Lineup – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Scion invited us to its art gallery in Culver City, California last night, for a chance to preview part of the lineup it's bringing to SEMA this year. Parked out front was an xB that was transformed into a limo by ...

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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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    Chicago Auto Show: Go Army! Military vehicles on display
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    High-res gallery available by clicking aboveAs recruiting tools go, these are some closers! They should be enough to get just about any job done, on the battlefield or in the recruiting office. After wandering around the manufacturer displays, and seeing a few aftermarket and specialty booths, ...

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    Army takes delivery of Equinox FCV as Project Driveway kicks off
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    The US Army took delivery of the first Chevy Equinox fuel-cell vehicle yesterday during a Washington, D.C. ceremony that marked the kickoff of GM's new Project Driveway initiative. Maj. Gen. Roger A. Nadeau (above), commander of the US Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command, was on ...

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    EPA unveils hydraulic hybrid UPS delivery truck
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    This week in Washington, the EPA pulled the wraps off of the hydraulic hybrid vehicle we reported it was developing back in December of 2005.The result of the cooperative effort between the EPA, UPS, Eaton, and International Truck is a familiar-looking brown UPS delivery van. The only clue that ...

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