first published on January 23, 2019 by Will
After four years of development, the Army is finally fielding the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), and within hours of receiving it, soldiers had already totaled one.
A photo of a tipped JLTV surfaced on the popular US Army WTF! Moments social media accounts with the caption: “New JLTVs at 3ID after 72 hours.”
Task & Purpose dug into the story and discovered that the event occurred at a Master Driver course for the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart. The unit will be receiving 500 total JLTVs. No one was injured in the rollover.
— U.S Army WTF! Moments (@TheWTFNation) January 18, 2019
Besides the rolled over vehicle, troops are responding very well to the new replacement for the HUMVEE and MRAP. Apparently it has a very smooth ride and is incredibly survivable against many threats faced on the modern battlefield.
This reminds me of when my unit first got our Stryker vehicles. We took a 40 hour “Stryker Net” course and then we were handed the keys. The very first day one of my buddies had rolled one down an Alaskan mountain side. Luckily no one was injured, and even luckier for the driver, he wasn’t given a BAC test, as he had been out the whole night prior acting stupid.