Hobart Welding Products will appear on a special episode of Two Guys Garage that provides welding instruction to injured war vets during their recovery. Airing on the SPEED Channel, Oct. 3 at 12:30 p.m. EST, Two Guys Garage host Bryan Fuller will teach a group of disabled war vets from Operation Comfort the basic skills of MIG welding. Fuller, one of two regular hosts on the show and a skilled welder of hot rods in the Atlanta, Ga. area, coaches the group of 12 to 14 men as they construct a welding table using a variety of Hobart's MIG welding products and safety accessories.
Hobart donated all of the welding products that are used on the show to Operation Comfort, including: Hobart's Handler(r) 140, Handler(r) 187, Handler(r) 210 MIG welders, two AirForce(tm) 500i plasma cutters with carts, three welding helmets and additional accessories. All of the metal pieces were pre-cut before the taping so the men from Operation Comfort could focus on the essential techniques of MIG welding while building a 4'x4' welding table containing a 1/4-in. top and steel tubing for legs. The men from Operation Comfort each took a turn in welding a portion of the project and got to keep the finished product along with the welding equipment after the show completed filming. After the initial airing on Oct. 3, a replay of the show can be seen on Oct. 6, Oct. 8, Oct. 9, Oct. 15, Nov. 21, Nov. 24 and Nov. 27. Check local listings for scheduled times.
Giving Back to Our Troops
Operation Comfort, located in San Antonio, Texas, was founded by Janis Roznowski in 2004 to create a positive and motivating outlet for wounded soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan while they undergo rehabilitation treatments at Brooke Army Medical Center. Many of these soldiers no longer need 24-hour hospital treatment and live in barracks or rehab facilities throughout their recovery. Because many of them go back and forth between therapy appointments and scheduled surgeries, Roznowski has established weekly field trip activities through Operation Comfort to ease their frustrations while they recover. Some of Roznowski's programs include amputee surfing, automotivation, hand cycling and bike riding, rafting, skiing, sled hockey and softball.