War Hero to Trail Hero
The War Hero to Trail Hero program is a way to bring U.S. veterans to the best off-road event of the year and hook them up with all access passes, food, lodging, flights, and more. Our heroes give so much to protect our country, sacrificing time with their families, hobbies, sports personal gains, and even a good place to sleep. Some even give the ultimate sacrifice while others are haunted by physical or mental wounds that will never heal. Each soldier, sailor, airman, or marine, knows the risks, sacrifices, and demands that service may take, yet they bravely put on a uniform and march into battle.
This program shows Trail Hero’s appreciation for their service and sacrifice by bringing them to the event and rolling out the red carpet. Racing Anxiety heads the program working closely with Trail Hero to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the veteran guest of honor.
The WH2TH program is only made possible through donations to the program managed by Racing Anxiety. Fundraisers are performed throughout the year to raise fund for this program. Racing Anxiety is also responsible for collecting nominations, coordinating with the selected veterans, and arranging flights, hotels, transportation, and event attendance.
This year we are proud to announce that we were able to support two veterans to come to the event, a local veteran and one from out of state.
Bryan Boyd currently serves as the Safety, Health, and Environmental Program
Manager for the Veterans Health Administration’s South-Central VA Healthcare
Network, VISN 16. Prior to this position, Bryan was serving as the Chief of Safety and
Occupational Health Service for the Dayton VA Medical Center in Dayton Ohio. Prior to
joining the Department of Veterans Affairs, Bryan was serving in the United States Army
as a Helicopter Pilot and Brigade Aviation Safety Officer.
Bryan began his Army career as a Huey pilot at Fort Brag NC then transitioned to the
UH-60 Blackhawk serving in Europe, SW Asia and with deployments to Bosnia, Kosovo,
Iraq and Afghanistan. After tracking as an Aviation Safety Officer, he served in
increasing positions of responsibility from Company to Battalion and then Brigade
Safety Officer at Fort Drum New York before retiring with over 20 years of active-duty
Bryan is board-certified as a Certified Safety Professional and an affiliate of the Board of
Safety Professionals. He also holds a master’s degree in emergency and Disaster
Bryan and his wife Rachel, have two adult children and reside in Madison Mississippi.