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Community Ambassador Jeff Belt is featured on WTAJ in Pennsylvania.


Read about and watch his story here: https://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/local-news/local-man-to-run-12-hours-to-raise-money-for-wounded-veterans/?fbclid=IwAR25B0LO3qWgFLlJqGEVkRHtAUhX0BwCmX8TvOonP0QEUCa8zVmw0jc1Z_Q


Great job, Jeff. Thank you for your support.


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Q: What does your call sign mean to you?

A: The quality that our wounded veterans and law enforcement possess to continue to conquer each day and strive to better themselves despite what issues they are going through.



Q: In what branch of the military did you serve and for how long?

A: Army, 6 years.


Q: What drew you to OEW?

A: After separating from the Army I had a feeling that something was missing. It was the sense of camaraderie and being a part of a team. I was watching too many of my fellow soldiers who served lose their lives and knew that there was something I needed to do. I was doing a Spartan race and saw the MAT team moving throughout the course supporting their AA. I went home and looked up the organization. After looking through the OEW website and Facebook, I was astounded. The selflessness of everyone in the organization to do whatever they can in their power to ensure that our nations veterans have a better quality of life and regain their since of purpose was incredible. At that point, I knew that this was a team I wanted to be on.



Q: How do you stay in shape for the demands of the MAT?

A: Like the military, train as you fight. I wear a training mask and weighted vest every time I workout. I mix my routines up with long distance cardio, crossfit wods and strength training


Q: What is the most challenging thing about being a MAT member?
A: Keeping in mind that being a MAT member is such a small part of OEW. Being an OCA is far more important and is the backbone of OEW. You need to keep informing people of our mission and continue to network to grow the organization.


Q: Describe your most unforgettable event with OEW.

A: Fort Carson Spartan Sprint. Biggest challenge was to ensure that our AA made it through the course without injury due to his paralysis he was prone to bruising very easily. As we all know, all Spartan obstacle course races are known for giving people "Spartan Kisses." The AA's wife was very adamant about making sure that he was watched out for carefully. Then at the end of the race as she realized that he was unharmed and she was able to complete the race gave them both a since of relief. You could tell that they were both in such a state of enjoyment that it was contagious to everyone around them.




Q: What are your daily contributions to OEW?

A: Working with various members to put together large scale events and get plugged in however I can assist. Doing my best to help share the load with others in order for the organization to be successful. Contacting news outlets to let them know about our presence in their areas in order to allow them assist us in spreading our mission through media outlets.


Q: What is your favorite OEW event so far?

A: Big Red Challenge, not just that the event was great but the individuals that we came in contact with were extraordinary people.


Q: Motto or principle you live by...

A: Maximum Effort


Check out our new Spotify channel! Each Call Sign will share their own playlists of music that gets them pumped for action or helps them chill during their workday. Follow our channel and receive updates whenever new playlists are posted!


Check out Valiant's playlist here.


About INDOC: The application process to apply for the Masked Athlete Team, Warrior INDOC, is now an open enrollment. Pre-requisite is to have military or LEO experience with honorable discharge. E-mail: indoc@enduringwarrior.org for submission details.


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Dallas Spartan Race

Q: What does your call sign mean to you? A: COMPASSION isn’t in the realm of feeling sorry for anyone, it’s about caring for that person enough to not let them settle. It’s about actually giving a shit.


Q: What branch of the military or LEO did you serve in (or are currently serving in), for how long, and what was your job?

A: I was an Army Airborne Interrogator/Russian Linguist. I was in for a little over 3 years.


Q: What is your best or most unforgettable OEW-related memory?
A: Hands down when Brandon Tennery went through our SkyDive program. The way he described his pain leaving his body during free fall was something I’ll never forget.

Q: What is the best thing about being a MAT?

A: Witnessing the change. The honorees that come through (and their families) are going to be pushed to their limit; and to be able to watch them surprise themselves, multiple times, during an event is something you just can’t describe. It’s really inspiring and motivating.



Q: What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in becoming a MAT?

A: Ask yourself if you’re doing this for the right reasons. Know your “why”. It’s a huge commitment in time and effort and we will hold everyone to the same standard.


Q: What is your daily contribution to OEW operations?

A: I am a part of the communication team and I have the privilege of interviewing our awesome Community Ambassadors.


Q: Favorite podcast or book (or both), if any.

A: My favorite book is David Goggins' Autobiography, Can't Hurt Me. I don’t care what anyone says about him; that guy took charge of his own life and made himself a machine. Not many people have the introspection to do that.


Check out our OEW Spotify channel! Each Call Sign will share their own playlists of music that gets them pumped for action or helps them chill during their workday. Follow our channel and receive updates whenever new playlists are posted!


Listen to the Operation Enduring Warrior channel here.


Don't have Spotify? Click here to download now and enjoy FREE music on your mobile device or desktop.


About INDOC: The application process to apply for the Masked Athlete Team, Warrior INDOC, is now an open enrollment. Pre-requisite is to have military or LEO experience with honorable discharge. E-mail: indoc@enduringwarrior.org for submission details.

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