June 8th, 2012
04:24 PM ET

Where war equipment goes to freshen up

By Rich Phillips reporting from Jacksonville, FL

It's not your run-of-the-mill repair shop. The people working here are readying the Marine Corps for unknown conflicts.

At Blount Island Command in Jacksonville, Florida, bullet-riddled and wartorn equipment and trucks from Iraq and Afghanistan are being cleaned, repaired and retrofitted for the next time the phone rings.

"The goal is to never use the stuff," said Lt. Col. Rick Steele, the base commanding officer. "It's the best we have. The perfect case is to bring it back here, recycle it and never use it." FULL POST

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