Local veterans get help to enjoy the great outdoors

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- While it may not be the warmest time of year to enjoy the great outdoors, some local veterans are getting the opportunity to move around independently.

While it may look like a mini tank, the VETANK is designed to give veterans a chance to experience some independence.

The all-terrain chair is provided through the VETANK program which allows veterans a free way to get back outside without the help of other people.

Stumpy's Pub along with several other local groups made the chair a reality for Rockford veterans.

Any veteran with a mobility issue qualifies to borrow the chair. Veterans are required to complete an equipment loan agreement and complete a safety class before using the chair.

Anyone who is interested in using the chair can call (815) 397-9112 or email oneteam@allenforce.org.