https://www.nsof.org/pages/feed-blog.atom Navy Special Operations Foundation 2020-05-01T08:03:32Z https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/outlaw-eyewear-protecting-the-eyes-of-those-who-protect-us 2020-05-01T08:21:00Z 2020-05-01T08:03:32Z <![CDATA[Outlaw Eyewear: Protecting the Eyes of Those Who Protect Us]]> Outlaw Eyewear: Protecting the Eyes of Those Who Protect Us

Outlaw Eyewear: Protecting the Eyes of Those Who Protect Us

Friday, May 1, 2020

We are so incredibly grateful to have the support of our small business and corporate partners in each of the communities where our Warriors and families reside! This commitment comes in a variety of ways such as unique social media and awareness campaigns, event fundraisers, or significant monetary contributions that go above and beyond.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/nsof-event-schedule-shifted-due-to-pandemic 2020-04-17T09:00:00Z 2020-04-16T09:24:13Z <![CDATA[NSOF Event Schedule Shifted Due to Pandemic]]> NSOF Event Schedule Shifted Due to Pandemic

NSOF Event Schedule Shifted Due to Pandemic

Friday, April 17, 2020

While it was a difficult decision, we have decided to make changes to our major annual events because we care about your safety and wellbeing

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/point-one-trains-elite-warfighters-while-supporting-nsof-families 2020-03-31T07:56:00Z 2020-03-31T07:34:33Z <![CDATA[Point One trains elite warfighters while supporting NSOF families]]> Point One trains elite warfighters while supporting NSOF families

Point One trains elite warfighters while supporting NSOF families

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

"Train Hard – Fight Easy" is how Point One approaches each day because they know from experience what awaits the men and women they train.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/nsof-chill-quarantine-kits 2020-03-20T08:37:00Z 2020-03-20T08:47:05Z <![CDATA[NSOF &and Chill Quarantine Kits]]> NSOF & Chill Quarantine Kits

NSOF & Chill Quarantine Kits

Friday, March 20, 2020

NSOF has found a creative way to bring some cheer in the lives of our Nation's Warriors impacted by COVID-19.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/2nd-annual-operator-reset 2020-03-10T09:29:00Z 2020-03-10T08:54:47Z <![CDATA[2nd Annual Operator Reset]]> 2nd Annual Operator Reset

2nd Annual Operator Reset

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Last month we were able to send 30 Navy Special Operations (NSO) operators to Big Bear Mountain in Southern California for some much-needed R&R during our 2nd Annual Operator Reset Initiative on February 21st-23rd.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/navy-eod-chief-is-awarded-the-silver-star-for-heroic-actions-in-iraq 2020-02-19T08:07:00Z 2020-02-19T08:08:00Z <![CDATA[Navy EOD Chief is Awarded the Silver Star for Heroic Actions in Iraq]]> Navy EOD Chief is Awarded the Silver Star for Heroic Actions in Iraq

Navy EOD Chief is Awarded the Silver Star for Heroic Actions in Iraq

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

EODC Matt O'Connor was awarded the military's third highest valor award on Thursday for saving his comrades during a fierce ISIS firefight.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/nsof-helps-navy-special-operations-personnel-land-their-dream-job 2019-12-20T10:01:00Z 2019-12-20T10:01:31Z <![CDATA[NSOF Helps Navy Special Operations Personnel Land Their Dream Job]]> NSOF Helps Navy Special Operations Personnel Land Their Dream Job

NSOF Helps Navy Special Operations Personnel Land Their Dream Job

Friday, December 20, 2019

Most people would assume a veteran transitioning out of the military to work in the public sector for the first time is a nerve-racking scenario right? The difference is that you've prepared for this moment, just as you prepared for every mission in your career.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/giving-back-awards-navy-special-operations-foundation 2019-11-18T08:38:00Z 2019-11-18T08:48:31Z <![CDATA[Giving Back Awards: Navy Special Operations Foundation]]> Giving Back Awards: Navy Special Operations Foundation

Giving Back Awards: Navy Special Operations Foundation

Monday, November 18, 2019

Learn how Navy Special Operations Foundation is helping Navy EOD operators and Navy divers get the support they need to thrive in and beyond their military service.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/transition-the-next-chapter 2019-09-30T09:21:00Z 2019-09-30T09:02:45Z <![CDATA[Transition: The Next Chapter]]> Transition: The Next Chapter

Transition: The Next Chapter

Monday, September 30, 2019

One of the pillars here at NSOF is ensuring that the men and women that have served their nation in the Special Operations community are given the best chance at successfully transitioning into the next chapter of their lives.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/ets-eod-david-sean-roddy 2019-07-18T13:44:00Z 2019-07-18T13:29:49Z <![CDATA[ETS (EOD) David Sean Roddy]]> ETS (EOD) David Sean Roddy

ETS (EOD) David Sean Roddy

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Petty Officer Roddy was most recently assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit in Norfolk, Va., where he resided with his family. He was deployed to Iraq in June 2006. On September 16, 2006 he was killed in the Al Anbar province, Iraq by a bomb that detonated as he approached it to dismantle it.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/navy-eod-techs-fought-off-20-isis-fighters 2019-07-08T09:13:00Z 2019-07-08T09:13:03Z <![CDATA[Navy EOD Techs Fought Off 20 ISIS Fighters]]> Navy EOD Techs Fought Off 20 ISIS Fighters

Navy EOD Techs Fought Off 20 ISIS Fighters

Monday, July 8, 2019

Capt. Oscar Rojas poses with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician First Class Petty Officer Travis Holland and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician First Class Petty Officer Christopher Greene during a bronze star ceremony, June 27, 2019 on Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/nsof-2019-annual-post-gala-press-release 2019-06-14T10:12:00Z 2019-06-14T09:42:37Z <![CDATA[NSOF 2019 Annual Post-Gala Press Release]]> NSOF 2019 Annual Post-Gala Press Release

NSOF 2019 Annual Post-Gala Press Release

Friday, June 14, 2019

On Saturday evening, June 1st, families, friends, and supporters gathered together at the picturesque Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hilton for the second annual Navy Special Operations Foundation Benefit Gala, presented by Toyota.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/attend-the-2019-nsof-gala 2019-05-10T09:02:00Z 2019-05-10T08:11:51Z <![CDATA[Attend the 2019 NSOF Gala]]> Attend the 2019 NSOF Gala

Attend the 2019 NSOF Gala

Friday, May 10, 2019

It's hard to believe that we are already celebrating our second annual NSOF Benefit Gala June 1st. So much has happened for us and our community since we were all together last year.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/barry-bikes-across-the-usa 2019-03-29T07:54:00Z 2019-03-29T07:53:49Z <![CDATA[Barry Bikes Across the USA]]> Barry Bikes Across the USA

Barry Bikes Across the USA

Friday, March 29, 2019

Biking across America, US Navy veteran looks to raise $20,000 for Navy Special Operations Foundation

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/protector-first-warrior-always 2019-03-08T14:41:00Z 2019-03-08T14:23:54Z <![CDATA[Protector First, Warrior Always]]> Protector First, Warrior Always

Protector First, Warrior Always

Friday, March 8, 2019

Navy Special Operations Foundation is the only organization exclusively dedicated to the Navy Special Operations (NSO) community. Our aim is to keep our NSO families in the fight, and we do so through our four pillars of support outlined in this post.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/kern-river-operator-reset-in-ca 2019-02-22T09:45:00Z 2019-02-22T08:20:08Z <![CDATA[Kern River Operator Reset in CA]]> Kern River Operator Reset in CA

Kern River Operator Reset in CA

Friday, February 22, 2019

Operator Reset is the newest addition to Navy Special Operations Foundation's Warrior Care Program. This initiative is designed to unite those separated from the NSO community with Active Duty NSO service members, for the betterment of both.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/resiliency-explained 2019-02-13T09:19:00Z 2019-02-13T08:54:47Z <![CDATA[Resiliency Explained]]> Resiliency Explained

Resiliency Explained

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Resiliency is well known and heavily promoted within the NSO community. The term is continuously used, programs are built around it, service-members are expected to work to achieve it, and the word itself sounds appealing. But how familiar are we with its definition and exactly how do we acquire it?

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/nsof-2019-first-quarter-newsletter 2019-01-22T09:55:00Z 2019-01-22T09:55:24Z <![CDATA[NSOF 2019 First Quarter Newsletter]]> NSOF 2019 First Quarter Newsletter

NSOF 2019 First Quarter Newsletter

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

As we step into 2019 and prepare for our second year, I believe it is important to look back at just how far NSOF has come in such short time.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/us-olympic-committee-announces-nsof-board-member 2019-01-04T08:18:00Z 2019-01-04T08:25:06Z <![CDATA[U.S. Olympic Committee Announces NSOF Board Member]]> U.S. Olympic Committee Announces NSOF Board Member

U.S. Olympic Committee Announces NSOF Board Member

Friday, January 4, 2019

We are so proud that one of our founding members of the Navy Special Operations Foundation has been chosen to serve on the United States Olympic Committee!

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/nsof-2018-end-of-year 2018-12-18T08:35:00Z 2018-12-18T08:18:29Z <![CDATA[NSOF 2018 End of Year]]> NSOF 2018 End of Year

NSOF 2018 End of Year

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Thank you for all of your support throughout Navy Special Operations Foundation's inaugural year!  With your generosity and support, NSOF has impacted hundreds of Navy Special Operations service-members and their families!

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/veterans-day-5k 2018-10-22T09:51:00Z 2018-10-22T09:40:34Z <![CDATA[Veteran’s Day 5k]]> Veteran’s Day 5k

Veteran’s Day 5k

Monday, October 22, 2018

There is just over a month left before the 2nd Annual Scott Dayton EOD Memorial 5K kicks off at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The race start will be at 9:30am on Saturday, November 10th, at the 2nd Street connector off Atlantic Avenue.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/mark-down-nov-10th-for-the-scott-dayton-eod-memorial-5k 2018-10-01T08:44:00Z 2018-10-01T08:44:27Z <![CDATA[Mark Down Nov 10th for the Scott Dayton EOD Memorial 5K]]> Mark Down Nov 10th for the Scott Dayton EOD Memorial 5K

Mark Down Nov 10th for the Scott Dayton EOD Memorial 5K

Monday, October 1, 2018

There is just over a month left before the 2nd Annual Scott Dayton EOD Memorial 5K kicks off at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The race start will be at 9:30am on Saturday, November 10th, at the 2nd Street connector off Atlantic Avenue.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/2nd-annual-scott-dayton-eod-memorial-5k-race 2018-08-30T07:56:00Z 2018-08-30T07:56:47Z <![CDATA[2nd Annual Scott Dayton EOD Memorial 5K Race]]> 2nd Annual Scott Dayton EOD Memorial 5K Race

2nd Annual Scott Dayton EOD Memorial 5K Race

Thursday, August 30, 2018

It's time to get registered for the 2nd Annual Scott Dayton EOD Memorial 5K Race. This year's race will take place at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront on Veteran's Day Weekend, with an epic post-race party immediately proceeding at THE SHACK!

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/the-first-annual-patriots-day-festival 2018-07-31T08:07:00Z 2018-07-31T08:13:35Z <![CDATA[The First Annual Patriot’s Day Festival]]> The First Annual Patriot’s Day Festival

The First Annual Patriot’s Day Festival

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The First Annual Patriot's Day Festival hosted by Back Bay Farms will be held in honor of all the American Patriots who were lost on 9/11, and those who have sacrificed so much to protect this nation both at home and abroad.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/last-chance-for-nsof-2018-gala-images 2018-07-16T09:56:00Z 2018-07-16T09:47:49Z <![CDATA[Last Chance for NSOF 2018 Gala Images]]> Last Chance for NSOF 2018 Gala Images

Last Chance for NSOF 2018 Gala Images

Monday, July 16, 2018

If you haven't had a chance yet to visit the website and view the professional photographs from the Gala now is the time! Photos will no longer be available for purchase after July 20th. 

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/nsof-c22-actor-consultant-opportunity 2018-07-11T08:40:00Z 2018-07-11T08:40:15Z <![CDATA[NSOF &and C22 Actor Consultant Opportunity]]> NSOF & C22 Actor Consultant Opportunity

NSOF & C22 Actor Consultant Opportunity

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

NSOF and CRUSADES22 would like you to consider a unique opportunity to become a consultant...

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/wasserhund-brewing-event 2018-07-03T08:53:00Z 2018-07-03T09:01:45Z <![CDATA[Wasserhund Brewing Event]]> Wasserhund Brewing Event

Wasserhund Brewing Event

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Don't miss a fun opportunity to enjoy great food, beer, and friends all while supporting...

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/tgir-volunteers-needed 2018-06-13T08:31:00Z 2018-06-13T08:20:34Z <![CDATA[TGIR Volunteers Needed]]> TGIR Volunteers Needed

TGIR Volunteers Needed

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

NSOF needs your support! We have partnered with The Great Inflatable Race on June 23rd,...

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/nsof-2018-gala-images 2018-06-07T11:41:00Z 2018-06-07T11:41:18Z <![CDATA[NSOF 2018 Gala Images]]> NSOF 2018 Gala Images

NSOF 2018 Gala Images

Thursday, June 7, 2018

If you attended the Inaugural NSOF Gala at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront on June 2nd,...

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/john-kremers-paralympic-story 2018-06-01T09:25:00Z 2018-06-01T09:23:28Z <![CDATA[John Kremer's Paralympic Story]]> John Kremer's Paralympic Story

John Kremer's Paralympic Story

Friday, June 1, 2018

John Kremer, a Navy EOD combat wounded warrior, discusses how he became a member of the Paralympic Sitting Volleyball team.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/what-its-like-to-diffuse-a-bomb-on-the-battlefield 2018-05-24T14:21:00Z 2018-05-24T14:21:44Z <![CDATA[What it's Like to Diffuse a Bomb on the Battlefield]]> What it's Like to Diffuse a Bomb on the Battlefield

What it's Like to Diffuse a Bomb on the Battlefield

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Navy EOD Senior Chief Bryan Walton interviews with Fox News & Friends and describes just a few of the many facets of being an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/nsof-2018-first-quarter-newsletter 2018-05-03T08:27:00Z 2018-05-03T08:17:22Z <![CDATA[NSOF 2018 First Quarter Newsletter]]> NSOF 2018 First Quarter Newsletter

NSOF 2018 First Quarter Newsletter

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Take a moment to read about all the outstanding stuff NSOF has been up to...

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/navy-divers-rescue-driver-from-frigid-lake 2018-04-09T10:12:00Z 2018-04-09T10:12:12Z <![CDATA[Navy Divers Rescue Driver from Frigid Lake]]> Navy Divers Rescue Driver from Frigid Lake

Navy Divers Rescue Driver from Frigid Lake

Monday, April 9, 2018

Navy Diver 3rd Class Thomas Parhiala and Navy Diver 3rd Class John McLeod, assigned to Naval Submarine Support Facility, pulled a motorist from a Maine lake while visiting McLeod's home near Rockport, Maine.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/from-eod-officer-to-paralympic-champion 2018-03-03T10:01:00Z 2018-03-02T07:56:48Z <![CDATA[From EOD Officer to Paralympic Champion]]> From EOD Officer to Paralympic Champion

From EOD Officer to Paralympic Champion

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Former Navy EOD officer and Wounded Warrior Brad Snyder overcame great adversity after being blinded by an IED explosion in 2011 and becoming a Paralympic Champion and renowned speaker.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/an-incredible-story-about-survival-against-all-odds-stacystrong 2018-02-27T12:27:00Z 2018-02-27T12:11:41Z <![CDATA[An Incredible Story About Survival Against All Odds #StacyStrong]]> An Incredible Story About Survival Against All Odds #StacyStrong

An Incredible Story About Survival Against All Odds #StacyStrong

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Watch a brief news article describing the catastrophic injuries sustained by EOD Chief Kenton Stacy while in Syria last fall.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/founder-and-executive-director-of-the-nsof-joe-cockrell-podcast 2018-02-16T09:28:00Z 2018-02-16T09:29:53Z <![CDATA[Founder &and Executive Director of the NSOF Joe Cockrell Podcast]]> Founder & Executive Director of the NSOF Joe Cockrell Podcast

Founder & Executive Director of the NSOF Joe Cockrell Podcast

Friday, February 16, 2018

Listen to the Monkey Business Podcast with Navy Special Operations Foundation Founder/Executive Director Joe Cockrell.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/learn-about-navy-divers 2018-02-15T08:09:00Z 2018-02-15T08:09:38Z <![CDATA[Learn about Navy Divers]]> Learn about Navy Divers

Learn about Navy Divers

Thursday, February 15, 2018

As we grow we will be adding new information and content.  Today we highlight Navy Special Operations Divers.  Check out recent updates at nsofoundation.org

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/details-surface-about-army-staff-sergeant-justin-peck-honored-at-the-sotu-address 2018-02-02T08:31:00Z 2018-02-02T08:25:25Z <![CDATA[Details Surface About Army Staff Sergeant Justin Peck Honored at the SOTU Address]]> Details Surface About Army Staff Sergeant Justin Peck Honored at the SOTU Address

Details Surface About Army Staff Sergeant Justin Peck Honored at the SOTU Address

Friday, February 2, 2018

Among the guests honored during the President’s State of the Union address was an Army Staff Sergeant, who was honored for saving the life of a man whose story the public knows little about.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/vivid-account-detailing-the-heroism-of-air-force-jtac-and-navy-eod-fighting-in-iraq 2018-01-27T11:09:00Z 2018-01-27T11:05:05Z <![CDATA[Vivid Account Detailing the Heroism of Air Force JTAC and Navy EOD Fighting in Iraq]]> Vivid Account Detailing the Heroism of Air Force JTAC and Navy EOD Fighting in Iraq

Vivid Account Detailing the Heroism of Air Force JTAC and Navy EOD Fighting in Iraq

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Staff Sgt. Christopher Lewis will receive the Silver Star on Jan. 19, 2018, for his actions during the 2016 Mosul Offensive.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/a-navy-explosives-tech-fighting-for-his-life-after-blast 2017-11-29T11:35:00Z 2017-12-24T11:35:13Z <![CDATA[A Navy Explosives tech fighting for his life after blast]]> A Navy Explosives tech fighting for his life after blast

A Navy Explosives tech fighting for his life after blast

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A Navy Explosive Ordnance Detachment tech is fighting for his life at the top military trauma center, Brooke Army Medical Center, after sustaining extensive injuries from a blast while working at a medical facility in the Middle East.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/eod-petty-officer-awarded-silver-star-medal 2017-09-21T11:37:00Z 2017-12-24T11:37:49Z <![CDATA[EOD Petty Officer Awarded Silver Star Medal]]> EOD Petty Officer Awarded Silver Star Medal

EOD Petty Officer Awarded Silver Star Medal

Thursday, September 21, 2017

US Navy EOD Technician is awarded the Silver Star for heroic actions during Operation Inherent Resolve

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/new-names-enshrined-at-annual-eod-memorial-event 2017-05-09T11:38:00Z 2017-12-24T11:41:39Z <![CDATA[New Names Enshrined at Annual EOD Memorial Event]]> New Names Enshrined at Annual EOD Memorial Event

New Names Enshrined at Annual EOD Memorial Event

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Approximately 500 people ventured to the EOD Memorial Wall this year, as six new names were added to the engraved lists that now contains 326 people. The 2017 event marked the ceremony's 48th year.

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/still-fighting-and-dying-in-the-forever-war 2017-03-09T07:58:00Z 2018-01-11T07:58:45Z <![CDATA[Still Fighting, and Dying, in the Forever War]]> Still Fighting, and Dying, in the Forever War

Still Fighting, and Dying, in the Forever War

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Millions of military veterans have served on multiple tours. Why do they keep going back?

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https://www.nsof.org/blogs/news/blind-veteran-brad-snyder-swims-through-the-darkness 2016-07-23T11:45:00Z 2017-12-24T11:47:24Z <![CDATA[Blind Veteran Brad Snyder Swims Through the Darkness]]> Blind Veteran Brad Snyder Swims Through the Darkness

Blind Veteran Brad Snyder Swims Through the Darkness

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Through the darkness, blind veteran Brad Snyder becomes one of the best swimmers in the world.

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