Recovery and repair training

When big rigs go off the road into a ditch or down a hill, a lot of specialized skills are required to get them back onto the asphalt. The same goes truck for military equipment, such as the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) which is known as the Logistics Vehicle System (LVS) in the U.S. Marine Corps. Those units weight 24,500 lbs. to over 50,000 lbs., depending on the model type, and are none-too-easy to recover – especially when under fire. That’s why the U.S. military offers special training classes at Fort McCoy, WI, in order to teach soldiers how to do it correctly, even in the worst of circumstances. (Photos: Scott Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, WI)

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