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Warriors Helping Warriors & EOD Warrior 5k Events

Friday, February 9th, 2018

The EOD Warrior Foundation has two upcoming events. All proceeds from both events benefit the EOD Warrior Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on meeting the needs of wounded, ill or injured EOD techs and their families. Register at www.EODwarrior5k.org

EOD Memorial Day Event


EOD Warrior 5k Run On Memorial Day

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

EOD Warrior Foundation is hosting a 5k event at Liberty Station in San Diego on Memorial Day (29 May).



EOD Warrior Foundation Presents Your Shot At The Dude

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

It’s pretty simple. Visit Stumpies Custom Guns, purchase a coin, and enter for your chance to win “The Dude”.

So what’s “The Dude” anyway?

-Stumpies Custom Guns “The Dude” chambered in .308 WIN, fluted Bartlein 11.25 twist M40 contoured barrel w/AAC MK 13, custom mixed KG Gun Kote finish
-Manners adjustable carbon fiber MCS-T4A stock
-Timney Trigger
-American Precision Arms RTG/SA bottom metal
-B&T Atlas Bipod
-Leupold MK 6
-Adams Industries Legionnaire clip on night vision device.
-U.S. Tactical Manfroto Tripod, HOG Saddle & One Shot Kit
-Benchmade Bushcrafter/EOD Knife
-Pelican 1750 Hard case
-ECS Rolling Weapons Case
-Tactical Tailor Drag Bag
-Magpul Data Book
Total Package Value= OVER $14,000

100% of ALL proceeds will be donated to the EOD Warrior Foundation.


EOD Bomb Suit Half Marathon

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

A Navy EOD tech is running a half marathon in Virginia Beach while wearing a EOD 9 bomb suit, helmet and all to solicit donations for the EOD Warrior foundation.


Bomb Suit Ride Across America

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

The Bomb Suit Ride Across America is a fundraiser event for the benefit of the EOD Warrior Foundation. Retired Virginia State Police Bomb Technician, Bobby Klepper will be traveling across the United States on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, wearing a bomb suit the entire way. The event kicked off yesterday at GSS Gear in Virginia Beach, and is scheduled to continue for 15 days through the month of November.

On Sunday November 1st, retired Virginia State Police Bomb Technician, Bobby Klepper, will climb on his Harley Davidson motorcycle in Virginia Beach, VA and take off on the journey of a lifetime, traveling across the United States to San Diego, all while wearing a bomb suit. Bobby is a 34-year veteran with the state police and has over 30 years in the EOD community, and is no stranger to adversity and intense challenges, yet wearing a bomb suit while riding a motorcycle cross-country could be his biggest challenge yet.

This “Ride Across America” is a fundraiser benefiting the EOD Warrior Foundation, a 501c3 organization that serves the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Community by providing assistance to active-duty wounded, injured or ill warriors, wounded veterans and their families, and families of fallen warriors. The organization also maintains the EOD Memorial Wall in honor of fallen EOD warriors. The Foundation believes the EOD family is for life and is committed to providing the necessary assistance and ongoing support to military families stationed around the world.

When asked why he would take on such an incredible feat, Klepper said, “I am doing this fundraiser to show respect and to help my EOD brothers and sisters. I will be riding a motorcycle in a bomb suit, across the U.S., to raise awareness and funds for this worthy organization and to draw attention to the dangerous job that EOD technicians do every day.

Due to the incredibly strenuous task of not only riding a motorcycle cross-country, but doing so in a bomb suit, the journey will require numerous stops and will take approximately 15 days. Bobby and his team will make time to stop at the EOD Memorial Wall at Eglin Air Force Base in FL, to conduct a wreath laying ceremony in honor of the 314 military EOD warriors whose have died while carrying out an EOD mission since WWII.

The final leg of this trip will take him from Scottsdale, AZ to San Diego, CA where he will be met by EOD families, law enforcement officials and friends for a party at Strategic Operations. When asked what she thought of Bobby’s Ride, Nicole Motsek, Executive Director for the EOD Warrior Foundation said, “What Bobby is setting out to do is an incredible feat, and will be extremely challenging. We are so grateful to Bobby and his team for their commitment to help raise awareness for those that perform the most dangerous job in the military.” The ride is scheduled to conclude at a public ceremony in San Diego on Sunday, November 15th.

Detailed schedule of events:

– 24 OCT – Pre-Event: Tidewater Tactical (2022 Pleasure House Rd, Virginia Beach, VA)
– 01 NOV – iFLY BREAKFAST EVENT (2412 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach, VA)
– 01 NOV – GSS Gear Send-off party (2037 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA)
– 01 NOV – Ashland, VA: Richmond Harley Davidson
– 04 NOV – Nashville, TN: Boswell Harley Davidson
– 05 NOV – Redstone, AL: FBI Hazardous Devices School
– 06 NOV – Eglin AFB, FL: EOD Memorial Wall (Range Rd. Niceville, FL)
– 07 NOV – Shreveport, LA: VETERANS FOR VETERANS – (3232 E 70th St, Shreveport)
– 11 NOV – Albuquerque, NM: Thunderbird Harley Davidson VETERANS DAY
– 13 NOV – Scottsdale, AZ: Harley Davidson of Scottsdale
– 15 NOV – San Diego, CA: Strategic Operations (4705 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA)


AUSA EOD Warrior 5K

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

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AUSA EOD Warrior 5K

The AUSA EOD Warrior 5K is an event established to raise awareness and funds for the EOD Warrior Foundation. The event is taking place at Capitol Lake/Heritage Park in Olympia, Washington, with a course route consisting of two laps around Capitol Lake. The AUSA EOD Warrior 5K will be held on October 25th, 2014.

For more information, and to register, visit www.eodwarriorfoundation.org/events/events/view/74

EOD Warrior Foundation

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Check out this new video the EOD Warrior Foundation recently released on their official YouTube page.

The EOD Warrior Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, who’s mission is to support the EOD community by providing financial assistance and support to wounded, injured and ill EOD warriors as well as to the families of wounded and fallen EOD technicians and to maintain the EOD Memorial Wall in honor of fallen EOD heroes. The Foundation’s assistance includes grant awards, scholarships and additional supports such as morale-boosting events, peer-to-peer support and educational programs. The EOD Memorial Wall is located at the Eglin Air Force Base, in Eglin, FL and carries the names of EOD technicians who have been killed in the line of duty since War World II.


EOD Foundation Presents Service Dog to Wounded Warrior at Warrior East

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Earlier today, during the Warrior Expo setup day, Chief Steve Bronson and Axl Rose, his Dutch Shepard Pitbull presented Wounded Warrior Brad Lang with his new service animal, Diego, on behalf of the EOD Warrior Foundation.


A Wounded Warrior, Brad Lang retired from the Marine Corps as an EOD SSgt after receiving graves wounds on July 24th, 2011 in the Sangin River Valley in Helmland Province. He recovered and nowadays, Brad keeps his head in the game by running Stumpy’s Custom Guns, Inc. in Swansboro, NC along with Johnny Morris who also lost a leg as a Marine EOD NCO. They named the shop “Stumpies” because they’ve got one good leg between the two of them. They also employ other Wounded Warriors.

Diego is a two year old Belgian Malanois. He’s undergone seven months of training for his new assignment as Brad’s service dog. Steve Bronson has really brought Diego a long way over that time.

This is a reunion for Brad and Diego. They last saw each other during SHOT Show in January. Brad had Diego initially for about four months and then he turned him over to BMC Bronson (USN, Ret) to train him as a service dog. Diego has been learning how to recover Brad’s chair, assist with handicapped doors and crosswalks as well as regular doors. Most of all, Diego will be someone to, in Brad’s own words, “watch my Six.”

EOD Warrior Foundation has paid for the entire training process. Everything from food to vet bills to training. They even purchased a Jog-a-Dog treadmill for Diego so that he can work off his excess energy. I spoke with EOD Warrior Foundation Founder and Chairman of the Board BMCM Ken Falke (EOD) (USN, Ret). He said, “We’re honored to be able to sponsor Diego’s training in order to make a difference in Brad’s life. We’re also grateful to Chief Bronson for his time and patience training Diego.”

Diego and Brad have one more challenge to surmount. Diego will be taking a public access test to assess his abilities to work with Brad in a public setting. Based on what I saw today, they’ll do just fine.