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Originally posted by MikeBoss
Call me crazy but could this be the sign of Texans getting ready to declare independence?
Originally posted by Bonified Ween
If they were new, I would say its nothing. These are some old ass vehicles that are usually parked at a base for awhile. I really like the forest camo. Didn't know the Middle East had forests....
Originally posted by primus2012
Someone mentioned they look "new" as in no rust.
Uncle Sam has this huge group of young and cheap labor who keep up maintenance and appearances of Uncle Sam's property daily, weekly, monthly. They clean almost every possible thing in site, and they do it every single day. It's to the point of anal-retentiveness at some military locations.
I was in the Army, and for a group punishment once, we had to paint rocks (after separating the little rocks from the big rocks..etc...) and then those rocks were put in the flower beds around the barracks.
Every physical piece of property gets attention...heck even rocks like above.
And as far as vehicles go:
It's called PMCS...the dreaded military acronym (Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services).
I was electronics repair technician. I worked on equipment that was housed on similar APC's for example. When our workloads were light, we'd be sent to the motor pool to help out with PMCS. Electronic repair techs weren't the only ones sent to the motor pool to assist either; almost every MOS (job classification) would send their lower ranks there.
edit on 9-3-2011 by primus2012 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Sailor Sam
reply to post by Newbomb Turk
Does Texas want to secede from the Union? In which case these APCs etc my be reaady to put down the revolt! Who needs Libya!