The EOD Warrior Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps military EOD personnel and veterans and their families, announces their new office location, 701 John Sims Parkway, Suite 305 in Niceville, Fla. The organization has a ribbon-cutting event scheduled for 9 a.m. on January 26, 2016. The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting and learn more about this organization’s impact on the EOD community and our country.
“We are excited to be in our new location and look forward to becoming an integral part of the local community,” explains Nicole Motsek, executive director of the EOD Warrior Foundation. “Our mission is to help EOD warriors and their family members in the toughest of times. Getting closer to Eglin Air Force Base and the home of EOD is very exciting.”
While many people are unfamiliar with what EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) technicians do, they are considered to have the most dangerous job in the military. Their job is to disarm an explosive device, while human nature is to run away from it. There are around 7,000 of these specialists serving in our military, and many of them come home with debilitating injuries, including lost limbs, blindness, paralysis traumatic brain injuries (TBI), burns, and the invisible wounds of war, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
“We are thrilled that the EOD Warrior Foundation has selected Niceville to establish a home office,” says Tricia Brunson, president and CEO of the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce. “Their mission is so important and meaningful to many in our local area. We look forward to a long term partnership as they continue to support those who have sacrificed for the freedom enjoyed in our nation.”