At the “Chevy Event”, which is held at The Range Complex (TRC), a United States military facility in North Carolina, journalists and other civilians are given the opportunity to participate in the kind of high-stakes training that elite commandos go through, if only for a few days. Special Forces officers and trainers put the guests through live ammunition drills, simulated firefights and hostage rescue situation and much more.
Many of the activities involve the actual SUV’s used by the United States military, mostly customized Chevy Tahoe and Suburban models. The vehicles have special suspension systems for driving at high speeds over all types of terrain and are armor-plated for the protection of both the vehicles themselves and the soldiers inside.
A former Delta Force officer, James Reese is among the military people who help run the event. He explains that the Chevy vehicles are popular among soldiers because they are durable, dependable and no-frills, much like elite United States military personnel themselves.
Reese says that military depends on these vehicles because they can get hit by bullets and keep on running; as a combat veteran, he’s seen it happen, and he knows the values of these vehicles in battle. Personally, he was under fire in Iraq, and he and his men had to rely on their Chevy vehicle to survive the fight. While most Tahoe Suburban vehicles sold aren’t going to be used this way, the point is that they could.
About James Reese
James Reese spent 25 years in the United States Military until retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel from the famous Delta Force. He went on to found Tigerswan, a highly trustworthy and effective security company. Tigerswan is made up almost entirely of military veterans and operates out of Apex, North Carolina.
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