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  • n. Plural form of Humvee.

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Examples

  • "We would never consider sending troops" in Humvees "up against armor or artillery," Hampton wrote, "but this is tantamount to what we're doing because these vehicles are being engaged with the very ordnance delivered by artillery in the form of improvised explosive devices."

    Pentagon balked at pleas for safer vehicles

  • He's been the guy kicking down the doors and riding around in Humvees, and the question on everyone's minds has been whether Dave would survive until his tour of duty ended.

    The Real Problem With The Democratic Party

  • One out of every three Humvees is not factory-armored.

    07/29/2005

  • Baghdad/Basra highway: Closed by Sadrist forces for hours, reopened by Americans in Humvees, tanks and helicopters.

    Archive 2004-04-01

  • It is different to see them patrol the streets of Baghdad in Humvees or baked by the Middle Eastern sun in their body armor and Kevlar.

    Boing Boing: October 12, 2003 - October 18, 2003 Archives

  • When I last saw many of you in Baumholder, the headquarters of the 1st Armored Division in Germany, your Humvees were a little cleaner, your BDUs a little greener.

    President Remarks To Troops In Tuzla Bosnia

  • The Js can actually carry a firetruck or two fully armored Humvees, which is pretty impressive considering a single Humvee door weighs more than 400 pounds.

    Michael Yon - Online Magazine

  • The divisional artillery was asked to put aside its guns and set up the platoon - and company-level exercises, a huge task that by the late spring of 2000 had led to a complete "Bosnian" overlay of Fort Stewart, including an American patrol camp at the northwest corner of the base, where the soldiers would stay and mount guard during the training, and a network of designated roads and villages where they would run their practice patrols on foot and in Humvees.

    Peace is Hell

  • Active-duty Army combat brigades in the United States face shortages of heavy, medium and light tactical vehicles such as Humvees; radios; night-vision goggles; and some weapons, Cody said.

    Daily Links, March 20, 2007

  • In a slightly bigger league is the Panther debacle, where the MoD spent £166 million on 401 armoured Italian SUVs when, for £40 million we could have had the equivalent M1114 up-armoured "Humvees" – an excess expenditure of £126 million.

    The cost of Blair's vanity

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