Press Release: Keynote Speaker for the 2016 EOD Ball will be LtCol Oliver North, USMC (Ret).

Lt. Col. Oliver North to Speak at EOD Warrior Foundation Annual Ball

NICEVILLE, FLORIDA– (February 16, 2016) – On Saturday, May 7, 2016, the joint

service Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community will hold their 48th annual EOD

Ball at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, at 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, in Fort

Walton Beach, Fla. This years keynote speaker is LtCol Oliver North, USMC (Ret). 

Tickets to the ball are $75 each and can be purchased online at


The EOD Ball on Saturday night is the main event after a week full of very emotional

ceremonies for this elite group of military bomb disposal professionals. These events

include a golf tournament Friday morning at Eglin AFB, a live Auction on Friday evening

at the same location as the Ball, and the EOD Memorial Ceremony at Eglin Air Force

Base Saturday morning. The EOD events benefit the EOD Warrior Foundation, the

nonprofit that supports and disarms challenges for the EOD Family.

“Our annual Ball is a memorable night for all who attend, and it helps benefit a great

cause,” explains Nicole Motsek, Executive Director of the EOD Warrior Foundation. “It is

a tremendous privilege to have LtCol Oliver North as the Keynote Speaker for this

year’s event. This is a night to remember those EOD warriors who have made the

ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and to honor their families.”

The EOD Warrior Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps military EOD active-duty

personnel, veterans, and their families. There are around 7,000 EOD (Explosive

Ordnance Disposal) technicians in the military, performing the most dangerous job in

the military as they disarm explosive devices on the battlefields. Many EOD personnel

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).

LtCol North is a combat-decorated U.S. Marine who hosts the award-winning military

series “War Stories with Oliver North” on the Fox News Channel. “Since my days in

Vietnam, I have had the privilege to keep company the brave men and women of the

EOD Community. They are saviors on the battlefields who take the long walk to the

bomb and go into harm’s way to make the situation safe for others. The EOD Ball will

certainly be a night to remember,” says LtCol North.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the 48th Annual Ball, visit the website at:

About EOD Warrior Foundation

The EOD Warrior Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve

the quality of life for the EOD family by providing emergency financial relief, scholarship

opportunities, physical, social, and emotional support. Their support includes

supporting wounded EOD warriors and their family members, families of fallen EOD

warriors, and all active duty and veteran EOD servicemen and women. The Foundation

also ensures the continued care of the EOD Memorial Wall located at Eglin AFB, Fla.

To learn more about the EOD Warrior Foundation, or to see their fundraising events

calendar, visit their site at:

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