Tuesday, August 29, 2006

One man's trash is another man's treasure

I've commented in previous posts about the guys in the motor pool who have been working on building a "stretch humvee" in their spare time. Normal humvees seat four: this one seats six, and will be a gift to the commanding general. Yesterday they completed the project, save a canvas roof which they're working on with some donated material. It runs smoothly and quietly. It has a nice big turning radius, too! Here's a picture of their creation (yeah, that's me in the driver's seat). I'm glad I got to see the project get finished before heading off. Lest you think this was a waste of your tax dollars, the vehicle was constructed in spare time entirely with materials from the DRMO (Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office) -- essentially our local junkyard. They pieced together the parts from at least two discarded humvees. Not too shabby!

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