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December 2012

New Years Resolutions

Military members celebrate New Years while deployed in Iraq With New Years right around the corner, it’s time to start making those New Year’s Resolutions.  Many of us are making goals that will better our own lives, such as trying to lose weight or quit smoking.  This year, American Warehouse Systems is asking you to make a resolution that will help others as well. We are proud supporters of our military and their families.  In 2012, we made contributions to three incredible organizations, Disabled American Veterans, Operation Homefront, and Special Operations Warrior Foundation.  DAV is dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.  Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.  The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides full scholarship grants ... Read more
Posted by Amber on December 27th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

Merry Christmas!

Navy ship decorated with Christmas lights The entire staff at American Warehouse Systems would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!  We hope your holiday is filled with love, joy, and peace.  During your celebrations, please take a moment to think about the men and women who are serving our country overseas and are unable to spend the holiday season with their families.  American Warehouse Systems is proud to support our military and will continue to help them in any way we can.  Merry Christmas! Read more
Posted by Amber on December 19th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog

Hand Grenades

Hand grenades are small bombs that have been around for hundreds of years.  Thrown by hand, they are designed to detonate after impact or after a set amount of time.  Grenades come in many varieties, with each type achieving a different result. The most common type used by the United States Military is the anti-personnel fragmentation grenade.  It is designed to disperse fragments upon detonation.  It’s typically made from steel, which provides fragmentation as shards and splinters.  Sometimes they use a pre-formed fragmentation matrix, which allows for better fragmentation. Smoke grenades are designed to burn or release a gas and do not explode.  They are usually used as a signaling device, target or landing zone marking device, or as a screening device for unit movement.  ... Read more
Posted by Amber on December 12th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles

Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles, or MRAPs, are a family of armored fighting vehicles used in the military.  They are designed to withstand IED explosions and ambushes from enemy fighters.  After their implementation in Iraq and Afghanistan, roadside bomb attacks and fatalities were reduced by nearly 90%.  MRAPs can survive hits that would take out Humvees and other military vehicles, saving countless lives throughout the wars. The vehicles, which come in many designs, usually have a V-shaped hull that deflects explosive forces originating from below the vehicle.  This is especially important, since many IEDs are detonated as a result of being driven on.  They are heavily armored, which protect soldiers from gunfire and ambushes. One type of MRAP, the Buffalo, is equipped with cage armor, which ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on December 5th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military