If you’ve ever dreamed of rolling up to a stoplight in a Humvee and mean-mugging the cold-brew-coffee-drinking hipster in the Prius next to you, starting Wednesday, Sept. 7, you can.
Across the United States, 1,300 assorted pieces of military equipment will go up for auction online through GovPlanet, which secured a six-year contract with the Defense Logistics Agency to move hardware that has piled up over several decades. The next weekly surplus equipment auction will feature 429 pieces of hardware, from 1990s-era Humvees that start at $7,000, to dump trucks and tractors that come in around $15,000, according to National Defense Magazine. There’s even some construction cranes that can be purchased for as little as $20,000.
Most of the equipment is in working order, and many of the vehicles have pretty low mileage. Most items sell for between 8 and 10% of their original purchase cost, but it varies. Humvees that plummeted from a C-130 without a parachute will probably be cheaper.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after a military jury found him guilty of murder in connection with the death of a fellow airman in Guam, Air Force officials announced on Tuesday.
A Russian man got drunk as all hell and tried to hijack an airplane on Tuesday, according to Russian news agencies.
So, pretty much your typical day in Siberia. No seriously: As Reuters notes, "drunken incidents involving passengers on commercial flights in Russia are fairly common, though it is unusual for them to result in flights being diverted."