2009-11-19 / Front Page

From Farmland To Afghanistan


The large, armored military trucks (M-ATVs) that are being built at JLG are quickly becoming a familiar sight in McConnellsburg and as they are road-tested through Great Cove farmland south of town. The trucks, which are headed to Afghanistan in support of U.S. ground forces fighting the war there, are being seen in larger and larger numbers as production ramps up to 1,000 per month. Seeing the trucks has instilled an increased sense of pride and patriotism for residents who understand the important role the county is playing in equipping the U.S. military. Production of the M-ATVs will continue through March 2010. The large, armored military trucks (M-ATVs) that are being built at JLG are quickly becoming a familiar sight in McConnellsburg and as they are road-tested through Great Cove farmland south of town. The trucks, which are headed to Afghanistan in support of U.S. ground forces fighting the war there, are being seen in larger and larger numbers as production ramps up to 1,000 per month. Seeing the trucks has instilled an increased sense of pride and patriotism for residents who understand the important role the county is playing in equipping the U.S. military. Production of the M-ATVs will continue through March 2010.

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