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    Pentagon Advertising Campaign for Force Protection Industries or Your Tax Dollars Fleeced by Right Wing War Mongers

    Supply Chain Partners Deliver 5,000 MRAPs to Warfighters

    Air Force airmen from the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron’s aerial port flight secure mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to the flooring of a C-17 Globemaster III cargo bay Feb. 8, 2008, at an air base in the Persian Gulf region. Photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Patrick DixonWASHINGTON, April 9, 2008 – Supply chain partners, from manufacturer to the front lines, reached a major milestone in keeping warfighters in Iraq and Afghanistan safe from the effects of many improvised explosive devices. Story

    Pentagon Officials Remain Confident in MRAPs

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates watches as MRAPs are loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 18, 2008.WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2008 – Defense Department officials' confidence in mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles is unshaken after a deadly roadside bomb in Iraq marked the first time a U.S. servicemember was killed while traveling in one of the armored vehicles. Story

    MRAP Facility Demonstrates Industry's Commitment

    A worker at Force Protection Industries Inc. makes a Cougar H 4 X 4 MRAP vehicle at the factory in Ladson, S.C., Jan. 18, 2008.LADSON, S.C., Jan. 22, 2008 – Modern-day "Rosie the Riveters" in South Carolina are working around the clock moving mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles through the production line. Story

    Gates Observes MRAP Progress, Praises Builders

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with workers at the vehicle integration facility in Charleston, S.C., Jan. 18, 2008.CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 18, 2008 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates visited Charleston, S.C., to see progress made in speeding up delivery of mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles and to thank the people working behind the scenes to save military lives. Story

    Dedication Runs High at MRAP Equipping Facility

    Workers at Force Protection Industries Inc., make Cougar H 4 X 4 MRAP vehicles at the factory in Ladson, S.C., Jan. 18, 2008. The company produced 300 MRAPs in 2006 and recently celebrated the roll-out of its 1,00th Cougar in November 2007.CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 18, 2008 – Employees of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center here work around the clock to equip mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to help save lives and limbs of the warfighters. Story

    Charleston Operations Speed MRAPs to Troops

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with airman loading MRAPs onto a C-17 Globemaster aircraft at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 18, 2008.CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 18, 2008 – Charleston has become the epicenter of a massive Defense Department program to get more mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to deployed troops. Story



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