On Wednesday, I posted a pic of USAF personnel lowering an armored cab onto a M931 truck tractor at Balad Air Base, Iraq. What I didn’t realize when I posted was that the pic, which I found in the daily DoD Imagery mailing, was in an Air Force Link story on the ending of operations at the up-armoring facility. Since almost everything now being sent to Iraq is already armored, and everything in Iraq that can be up-armored has been up-armored, there’s little need for the shop.
Read the whole thing: Balad add-on armor shop comes to a close. With a few more pics.