Building a Better HUMVEE: Afghanistan, Iraq and Beyond

Join us as Col. H. Donald Capps U.S. Army, Retired, explores how the IED (Improvised Explosive Device) affected combat vehicular operations in Iraq and Afghanistan through 2012 leading to the UAH (Up-Armored HMMWV) and the development of the MRAP family of vehicles and their deployment into theater.

While the Jeep was a ubiquitous presence during World War II and symbolic of that war, the HMMWV and the MRAP are the vehicles that featured prominently during the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. In general, you will walk away with a better understanding of an area of military vehicular operations that is often overlooked and not often appreciated.

Learn about the training support operations relating to these vehicles, especially the development of Egress Trainers for the HMMWV and MRAP vehicles.  In addition, several other items such as the employment of combat training simulators in theater will be looked at as well.

About the Series

The Studebaker Museum Speaker Series is held in the Wiekamp Auditorium. Regular lecture admission is $2, and tickets can be purchased at the door. Regular admission fees apply to tour the Studebaker National Museum and The History Museum. Studebaker National Museum and Campus members are admitted free!

  • August 11, 2021
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm