There’s little in Iraq that can’t be improved by adding a bit of steel plate:
Seven Marines were presented with a $5,000 award for their combat zone ingenuity in designing and creating a protective armor kit for military forklifts and front end loaders, commonly called TRAMs, at a ceremony here Aug. 6.
Those awarded – welders and mechanics assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) – were selected for the recognition by the Marine Corps’ Beneficial Suggestion Program after fabricating from scratch a steel cover, complete with protective glass windows, that fits over the cab of the TRAM.
TRAM is the Marine Corp’s acronym for “Tractor, Rubber-tired, Articulated steering, Multi-purpose.”
Transformation occurs in many ways.