Nelson County Getting a Humvee

NelsonCountyLocal Sheriff’s Offices are receiving military surplus including a Humvee for Nelson County. The Humvee is one of more than 300,000 pieces of military equipment distributed throughout the United States as part of the Department of Defense’s 1033 Military Excess Property Program. The News & Advance reports, Amherst County received the most equipment in the area from the 1033 program, including computers and dozens of assault rifles. Appomattox County has signed up to receive several items over the years, such as night-vision goggles and winter clothing. The Bedford County received 14 rifles in 2006.Campbell County has limited its acquisitions from the military program to a few bulletproof vests and 5.56-millimeter rifles. The equipment is reserved for high-risk situations where extra protection or equipment is called for.

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