WARRENVILLE, Ill. (Nov. 4, 2010) Navistar Defense, LLC today presented the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point with use of a new International® LoneStar® long haul truck to support Army football operations. The custom painted LoneStar is presented by Navistar in recognition of the Military Academy’s unique role in preparing young men and women to be leaders of character in today’s Army.
The LoneStar truck is adorned with famous graduates and images of West Point to visibly demonstrate Navistar’s shared commitment to the institutional values of integrity, honor and professionalism. The vehicle is part of an overall Navistar Defense giving program dedicated to supporting new recruits, deployed soldiers and their families, wounded warriors, and soldiers in transition from uniformed service to civilian jobs.
As the producer of more than 7,500 International® MaxxPro® Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, Navistar has a strong tie to the future leaders educated at the USMA.
“An overwhelming percentage of our MaxxPro MRAP vehicles are currently in use by the U.S. Army, and West Point—amongst other great institutions—produces the leaders that guide our nation’s soldiers on the battlefield,” said Archie Massicotte, president, Navistar Defense. “By supporting Army Football, we hope to help foster the camaraderie that brings these service men and women together.”
Navistar continues to invest in supporting and sustaining key institutions within the Department of Defense. The company provides diverse types of support to organizations such as the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Association of the United States Army, the Marine Corps Association, Marine Corp League and Scholarship Fund, Operation Homefront, the Wounded Warrior Project, Operation Support our Troops and the United States Military Academy.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses, Monaco® RV brands of recreational vehicles, and Workhorse® brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.
Media contact: Elissa Koc, Navistar Defense, 630-753-2669
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