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Letterkenny to add about 200 jobs for Army vehicle maintenance work

September 30, 2010|By JENNIFER FITCH

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Letterkenny Army Depot will add approximately 200 jobs in the next two to three years for maintenance of Army Route Clearance Vehicles, according to a news release issued Thursday.

Damaged route clearance vehicles will be sent to Letterkenny for repairs and overhaul, depot spokeswoman Lindsay Washabaugh said.

Affected U.S. Army vehicles are ones produced at the depot north of Chambersburg, she said.

The Route Clearance Vehicles being maintained will include the Buffalo/MPCV, Vehicle-Mounted Mine Detection System "Husky," RG31 Medium Mine-Protected Vehicle, Joint EOD Rapid Response Vehicle (JERRV), and Medium Mine-Protected Vehicle known as "Panther."

Letterkenny employees were recently commended for converting 25 Marine Corps vehicles to Army JERRVs. The JERRVs are used when neutralizing roadside bombs.

Employees worked seven days a week for 60 days to convert the vehicles between April and early July, the news release stated.

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The depot employs 3,647 people, including government employees, contractors and military personnel, according to Washabaugh.

She said people can apply for jobs at http://www.cpol.army.mil.

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