Hamilton Howze devised the Army’s airmobile concept to deliver troops swiftly to the battlefield. It is still in use today.

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Tactical Air Mobility: Birth of the Air Cav

By Glenn Birdwell

Where is the prince who can afford so to cover his country with troops for its defense, as that ten thousand men descending from the clouds might not, in many places, do an infinite deal of mischief before a force could be brought together to repel them?” Read more

The U.S. Army’s H1 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or Humvee, has become the most versatile light military vehicle in the world.

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The U.S. Army’s Humvee

By Albert Mroz

The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or Humvee, was created as a light, multipurpose, off-road vehicle that would supersede the venerable jeep and other light trucks. Read more

The Multiple Launch Rocket System, or MLRS, poured down deadly “Steel Rain” on Iraqi troops during the first Gulf War.

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The Multiple Launch Rocket System

By Christopher Miskimon

On February 24, 1991, the ground phase of Operation Desert Storm began. Over the next four days, the soldiers of an international coalition, formed to eject the Iraqi army of Saddam Hussein from the neighboring nation of Kuwait, carried out a whirlwind offensive that quickly overwhelmed their foe. Read more