Armed Forces News

The 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2ndMarine Division became the first Marine Corps unit to take delivery of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). Uniformed and civilian Marine Corps and Navy VIPS witnessed the July 18 transfer, Seapower Magazine reported. As replacement for the Humvee, JLTV is available in four variants — utility, general purpose, heavy guns carrier, and close combat weapons carrier. Seapower reported that the Marines plan to field 15,390 JLTVs.