Ken Normand, Program Manager for R3’s Explosive Risk Mitigation Division, was recognized by Mr. John Lenox, Department of Defense Explosive Safety Board’s Director of Military Operations, with a Certificate of Appreciation for his efforts to identify and mitigate munitions-related risk at Ammunition Supply Points (ASPs) in South Korea. The photo shows the international, inter-agency team that supported this effort.
Senior Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician Scott Dayton was a member of the Navy’s elite bomb squad. Scott was the first American killed in action while conducting combat operations in Syria on Thanksgiving Day, 2016. The immense contribution by Scott and the many brave EOD warriors that have given their lives before him in defense of our nation is a sacrifice we must never forget.
Proceeds from this race will go to benefit the EOD Warrior Foundation, an organization whose mission is to disarm the challenges of the EOD family by providing support and compassion to every individual they serve. Since its inception, they have supported over 150 combat injured EOD technicians, placed 326 names on the EOD Memorial Wall, provided 660 scholarships, and supported hundreds of families worldwide. Additionally, the foundation enables wounded warriors, their caregivers, and Gold Star families to attend therapeutic healing retreats. None of this is possible without the support from our communities.
Registration Opens 1 August
2 September-16 November
$30 12 and under
Day Prior/Race day
$35 12 and under
$30 Flat Rate
T-Shirt will be mailed
Registration includes a premium t-shirt, 1 draft beer* and a raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes. Packet pickup times will be made available for convenience prior to race day, time and location TBD
* Proof of ID is required the day of the race
R3 Principal Mark Sanders (left), was honored with the “K2 Award” for distinguished service as Symposium Chair for the Global EOD Symposium and Exhibition (GESE) for the past four years. This prestigious award was presented by the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), USAF General (Ret) Hawk Carlisle (right) at this year’s GESE event in Bethesda, MD.
The K2 Award is named in honor of Rear Admiral Draper L. Kauffman and Colonel Thomas J. Kane, founders of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army EOD communities respectively. Mark is the inaugural recipient of this award from NDIA.