Today in Military History: March 22, 1983, $1 billion contract for Humvees

On March 22, 1983, the Pentagon awards a contract worth more than $1 billion to AM General Corporation to develop 55,000 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV), nicknamed the Humvee.

The 4th Brigade Combat Team deployed to Camp Buehring, Kuwait during two weeks in December as the 4th Infantry Division's Task Force Ironhorse prepares to assume mission in Baghdad, Iraq. Soldiers conducted equipment inventories and preventive maintenance checks and services during their first week preparing form movement to Baghdad, Iraq.

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