MRAP-Inspired Cummins

Built to help other veterans

June 2016 Brady L. Kay

After serving on active duty as a fire truck technician, supervisor and maintenance manager for over 20 years, Air Force Master Sergeant Jason Velez is still attempting to adjust to life away from the combat zone. Like many brave men and women who have served our great country, the transition to civilian life after six tours of duty to the Middle East and a total of eight tours away from his family has been a challenge for him. While being treated for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Velez was counseled to put his creative and artistic side to work and come up with a project that could help him deal with his post-deployment anxiety. What the veteran came up with was far more than just your typical truck build; it was truly a one-of-a-kind project idea.

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