Some people just think that RC toys are just fun and games but PFC Jesse Covington says his unit is using their’s to save soldiers lives in the field.

A couple of months ago we received a phone call from a military officer serving in Afghanistan, PFC Jesse Covington. He explained how he and his fellow soldiers, like many who must travel among the booby trapped roads connecting the military camps of the Middle East, use their personal RC cars to detect upcoming mines and other dangers by driving ahead of the convoy. When he called, his Traxxas Rustler VXL was beat up and worn out from weeks of hard use; after all, hobby-grade RC cars aren’t really suited for withstanding IED blasts. Unsure of where his next camp would be, or when he’d have phone or Internet service, Covington called a couple of weeks later to give us an update on where to ship our care package. When the goodies arrived, Covington and his platoon sent us these photos in appreciation and will be flying the A Main Hobbies banner in their camp.

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