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Combat Vet Tony Ochs Drives the Black Ops Truck at Monster Jam


Feld Motor Sports is debuting the Soldier Fortune Black Ops camouflaged, tank-inspired truck this season in Monster Jam and hired Army veteran Tony Ochs to drive the truck in this season's competition. Ochs joins Monster Jam veteran Chad Fortune who's driving the original Soldier Fortune truck, which debuted in 2015.

Soldier Fortune Black Ops - Tony Ochs

Ochs is a ten-year United States Army veteran and served as an Apache helicopter Crew Chief. Ochs played a role in Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Spartan Shield, a multinational force operation that spanned the entire middle-eastern region. Back stateside, he spent a majority of his military career at Fort Hood, Texas and was honorably discharged while stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas.

"I have always strived to be the best that I can be at anything that I do,” said Ochs. “I’ve dreamed big dreams and I am certainly starting to fulfill those dreams. I know that as long as I keep a clean head and live an honorable lifestyle, nothing can hold me back from whatever I want to accomplish. I plan on flying Soldier Fortune Black Ops right into the Monster Jam World Finals®. It doesn’t say anywhere in the rulebook that a rookie can’t be a world champion.”


Ochs has already appeared at Monster Jam events in Albany, NY and Houston, TX. You can catch the Black Ops truck at these upcoming Monster Jam events.

  • January 30: Detroit, MI (Ford Field)
  • February 6: Tampa, FL (Raymond James Stadium
  • February 13-14: Cleveland, OH (Quicken Loans Arena)
  • February 20: Jacksonville, FL (EverBank Field)
  • March 5: Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome)
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