It is with great honor that I proudly announce that The Patriot Belle supports the EOD Warrior Foundation (EODWF) which serves the EOD community by providing financial assistance and support to our brave EOD Warriors and their families.
What is EOD you ask? EOD stands for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and focuses on the disarming and disposal of explosive threats. There are approximately 7,000 brave EOD men and women serving across the Navy, Marines, Army, and Air Force. This total number of warriors accounts for approximately 1% of our nations forces and forms a very exclusive community that prides themselves on initial success or total failure.
EOD is one of the most dangerous jobs in the military. This is due to the fact that modern warfare is fought with IED’s and roadside explosives, both of which EOD is responsible for clearing. Navy, Martine, Army, and Air Force EOD Technicians receive training on how to handle and render safe any type of ordnance- from chemical, biological, to nuclear weapons and improvised explosives. Navy EOD receives additional training specializing in rendering safe underwater obstructions.
The EOD Warrior foundation recognizes the sacrifices that our brave EOD technicians make daily by performing their jobs. They also recognize the sacrifices made by their family members who make it possible for the techs to perform their jobs to the highest level. It is my sincerest hope that I will be able to bring support and awareness through my contributions to both the foundation, as well as the EOD community as a whole.
To learn more about EOD and how you can help, please visit the EOD Warrior Foundation website.