3rd Brigade Combat Team gets Stryker ambulances

The 3rd Brigade Heavy Combat Team commander Col. Peter L. Jones received the first of 30 Stryker Medical Evacuation Vehicles to be assigned to the brigade during a ceremony on Kelley Hill today.

The brigade will be the Army's first heavy combat team to use the armored ambulances, which are capable of speed's up to 60 miles per hour, and can survive 14.5 mm ballistic and rocket propelled grenades.

Medics will be able to perform minor surgeries on board the Stryker MEVs.