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US Armed Forces; Did You Know...

This week’s blog is all about our military.  Most people have general knowledge about our service men and women, but there is a wealth of information that society at large is unaware of.  Here are 10 little-known facts about the US Armed Forces. 1. 30 of the 43 Presidents served in the Army, 24 during time of war, two earned the rank of 5-star General (Washington and Eisenhower) and one earned the Medal of Honor (T. Roosevelt). 2. Less than 28% of Americans between the ages of 17-23 are qualified for military service. 3. The Department of Defense employs about 1.8 million people on active duty. It is the largest employer in the United States, with more employees than Exxon, Mobil, Ford, General Motors, and ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on May 3rd, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

APOBS - Making the Way Clear in Afghanistan

Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching Systems (APOBS)  are quickly becoming a key defense tool for the American military in Afghanistan.  Designed as an explosive line charge, APOBS can clear up to 100 yards from IEDs or other harmful explosives.  It’s currently being used to clear major roads and mine fields in Afghanistan. It works by deploying two backpack sized kits in the area to be cleared.  Once initiated, a rocket will launch over the desired area.  Within moments, any and all IEDs or explosive devises will detonate, clearing a path for soldiers and civilians to use.  Weighing 125 pounds, the APOBS is lightweight and safe to transport. The system is rather expensive, so the military only uses it in very dangerous areas known for multiple IEDs.  Since ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on April 26th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

Boeing AH-64 Apache

The Boeing AH-64 Apache is a four-blade, twin-engine attack helicopter.  In service since 1986, the AH-64 Apache features a nose-mounted sensor suite for target acquisition, as well as night vision systems.  It boasts a 30-millimeter M230 Chain Gun and carries a mixture of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Hydra 70 rocket pods. The crew sits in tandem, with the pilot sitting behind and above the copilot/gunner.  The crew compartment has shielding between the cockpits, such that one crew member can survive hits.  The aircraft is designed to withstand 23-millimeter rounds and incorporates a self-sealing fuel system to protect against the loss of fuel resulting from ballistic projectiles. The Apache is powered by two T700 turbo-shaft engines with high-mounted exhausts on both sides.  It also has a ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on April 18th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

Have Your Warehouse Needs Changed With Your Mission?

The requirements of a warehouse may change many times over the course of its life.  More often than not, the configuration of the space will meet the original needs, but will no longer be efficient when the requirements change.  The end user may need to store more product or equipment, but the current space won’t allow for it.  Unfortunately this is a scenario that’s more common than people would like.  Luckily, this is the problem American Warehouse Systems solves best. We recently did work for a National Guard unit that was experiencing a mission change that effected their warehouse storage needs.  Their warehouse was very well organized and maintained and included shelving, pallet rack, wire enclosures, modular offices and an industrial steel mezzanine.  Due to ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on April 12th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling

US Military Drill Teams

This week’s blog is a video of the USMC Drill Team performing during the halftime show of a Denver Nuggets game.  They are fascinating to watch and perform with extreme precision. A drill team is a marching unit of the military that performs routines based on military drill.  Each branch of the military has a drill team as a part of its honor guard.  Often times, drill teams will perfect their routines and compete against other teams.  In addition to the military, many high schools and colleges also have teams through ROTC and JROTC. Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog today.  American Warehouse Systems is proud to support our men and women in uniform.  God Bless America! Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on April 4th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military
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