Bunkers in Baghdad helps provide the game of golf to soldiers, sailors, and airmen around the world. We got word that some golf supplies were on their way out after a really really rough day. We, (joint members of my strike cell) all commented just the thought that we could go out behind our tents and just swing a club brought a little bit of peace and some smiles in the middle of a challenging and tough fight. Thanks so much for the support.
Joe and the people over at bunkers in Baghdad are top notch in my book. They responded right away and were able to send me some equipment and balls to get my game started. Thanks a lot guys!
Bunkers in Baghdad was quick to respond and were very easy to communicate with. They sent golf equipment to our unit very rapidly and I had a great experience with them! They have tangibly improved the moral of the unit !
I reached out to this charity asking if they could send anything that would keep our minds off of things back home, keep stress levels down and keep morale as high as possible. This charity swiftly replied back to me, telling me that they would be happy to send something to us. We were very surprised to receive about six really nice golf clubs and about two hundred golf balls, that were also all in very good condition and really nice brands. The kind things this charity has done for us will not be forgotten. Because of this charity, we are able to better serve and keep our country free. Thanks again v/r 407 EMXS
It is not every day that you can reach out to a charity and they respond to you immediately, are willing to help, and actually do it. With all of the things happening with all of these other military charities across the country (Wounded Warrior Project)- this is refreshing. Keep up the great work and thank you for taking care of us. The camaraderie that has grown amongst my unit has been priceless.
I heard about Bunkers in Baghdad from my last deployment and they provided tons of gear for the unit I was with. When I moved overseas again I contacted them and within 2 weeks I had a full set of clubs and 20lbs worth of golf balls to give to my guys. Great organization that provides instant morale!
Ask and you shall receive. Bunkers has supplied by unit with thousands of golf balls, turf, golf shoes, golf clubs, gloves, Callaway hats and towels for 4 different deployments. We could not be more thankful for all that they have done for us.
Stationed on the USS Truman... we requested golf balls and golf clubs from Bunkers and Joe. Not only did he send me equipment- he sent equipment for everyone. Thousands of golf balls and 10+ sets of golf clubs. Wow. These guys are life savers. We appreciate all of their support and everything they have done to help us. Keep up the great work.
I have volunteered for this organization for a number of years. The work that they do each day is truly inspirational. Joe and his team are very easy to work with. As a veteran, it means so much to me that Joe cares and is passionate about the men and women he is helping. I have collected and donated more than 20,000 golf balls to Bunkers and will not slow down any time soon. Keep up the great work. Proud to be apart of the team.
Great charity. Caring. Helpful. Responsive. Grass roots. No concerns of hi jinx with these guys. Thank you for taking care of us.
Best of the best. For a warrior with no other outlet- Bunkers has gone out of its way to make my life better.
My husband is a wounded warrior. I reached out to Joe after learning from Callaway Golf that this non-profit exists. I emailed Bunkers and he responded to me within an hour. He sent my husband golf balls, a hat, a towel, golf shoes, and a beautiful golf shirt. What a great organization. Keep up the great work.
What a great non-profit!!! I have been working with Bunkers for the last year and there is not a more easy group to work with out there. Their response rate, ideas, and willingness to help its volunteers feel welcomed is second to none. Thank you for all that you do in supporting our warriors and troops.
I am deployed overseas and reached out to Joe and his team to receive golf equipment. Within 2 weeks- we had thousands of golf balls and hundreds of clubs. No exaggeration- this was a life saver. What a great charity and what a great idea. Thank you for everything. God Bless.
I contacted Joe about sending golf equipment to our team on deployment. His quick response and outstanding support enabled our troops to enjoy the holiday season while on deployment with a little friendly competition out on our site. It was heartwarming to have this organization help us in what can be such a solemn time. Thanks to you and your team Joe.
I heard about this organization through my peers at work while on rotation to Camp Buerhing Kuwait. I reached out to them to see if they were able to send my unit some golf equipment. We have a large company here, and Bunkers in Baghdad sent an ample amount of equipment to facilitate a way for us to recreate in our free time. They sent us 18 pounds of golf balls and 2 sets of golf clubs! I have a lot of respect for them after their goodwill. Pictures and donation to follow soon!
Wow! My husband is deployed at the moment and we heard about Bunkers in Baghdad through a friend. I sent Joe an email asking if I could get some equipment sent to my husband. First off, he is super professional and very quick to respond and send him everything! What a nice person! My husband loves to golf and this will be something he can do that makes him feel a little more at home & keep his mind off of work! Thank you SO much from the bottom of my heart, I know my husband will feel the same!
I am a deployed service member and while on deployment I was told about Bunkers in Baghdad through the golf company Callaway. Callaway is a supporter of Bunkers in Baghdad. So I emailed them telling them my story that I am deployed and would be hoping to play some golf in my off time along with my fellow Airman. He replied the next if not the same day and was great to talk to and work with. He made it very simple by telling me what I needed to do and what information he needed. It was incredible how fast and helpful he was. After receiving a donation I know that this is an organization I intend to donate to and help. Thank you Joe for everything you do!
I can not gather up the words to express how professional Joe and his organization is. I sent him an email, and within a few hours he responded to me. By the next morning he had fulfilled my wishes and made a dream come true for my husband. If I could give him and his organization 10 stars, I would. I want to thank you Joe for truly being a blessing from above and going above and beyond for my husband and troops across the nation!
i heard about Bunkers in Baghdad from a fellow golf buddy in the Navy. I wrote Joe Hanna before I deployed and asked what the process was. He got back to me within a day and I had 3 boxes of balls find me at FOB Union III within 3 weeks. In the process of building a 'driving range' so I can put the balls to work. The heat will break soon and I may even move it to the roof... smoke a few cigars and stripe balls into a net. What better way to pass the time?
Dean V., Baghdad
We are deployed to Egypt for a peace keeping mission. I heard of this charity (Bunkers over Baghdad) thru fellow soldiers and friends. I email Joe and I had a response from him within 24 hrs of sending the initial email. Joe and his organization had the equipment package and mailed within a week of requesting the golf equipment. Thanks to caring people like Joe and Bunkers over Baghdad, soldiers will have a great time playing golf. It’s wonderful to know, there are organizations like Bunkers over Baghdad out there supporting our troops.
Joe and the rest of the team have done an amazing job by providing an escape from the daily stress and tempo of generating Combat Airpower!. Not only was his response to the request delivered in less than 48 hours, the package arrived in less than a week across thousands of miles! Awesome program and please keep up the great work!
I first heard of the charity Bunkers in Baghdad when I was overseas. A couple of other joe's were talking about how awesome they were and that it was a charity organization. I am an active duty recipient and I can't be more grateful. This will definitely get me started. Thank you!!
I heard about them through a friend and that they will send golf equipment to active duty members. I decided to try to get some for my husband since he loves to golf but has never been able to buy some for himself. Joe emailed me right back and communicated with me personally throughout the entire process. The equipment came today, and my husband was stoked! People like this are a dime a dozen. Thank you!!
Active Duty Marine forward deployed.
I was in contact with Joe immediately after I sent the first email. He was very kind and I could feel that he truly wanted to take care of my wishes. I am honored to call my self a supporter of his organization.
Active duty Marine serving forward deployed.
Mr. Hanna instantly responded to our request for support and the next day there were clubs in the mail. I know when they arrive they are sure to put a smile on the Marine's faces and help take their mind off things for awhile. It's wonderful to know organizations like this are out there looking out for the well being and moral of forward deployed troops no matter the clime or place! Thanks for all you do.
Joe and his team are amazing! They helped boost morale of over 320 deployed Soldiers at Bagram Airfield by sending out golfing equipment that enabled us to create an indoor driving range. By far one of the most generous and professional support organizations I've ever seen. Thanks Joe!!! Pics coming soon!!!
-CPT Burns, Kevin
TF Shadow, 6-101
Best military charity that is working for the betterment of vets, wounded warriors and active duty military in the country today. They actually do what they say they are going to do. No bureaucratic nonsense to have to deal with- you speak directly with its President and they will take care of you. Best of the best.
Joe and Bunkers in Baghdad are another brilliant example of Great Americans going the extra mile for the men and women of our armed forces. I was surprised to arrive in Kuwait and learn that Joe had arranged to send numerous golf items to the troops stationed here. I never thought I'd be swinging a golf club during my tour here. what a great morale booster for us. I will definitely make a donation in the near future. Thanks Joe and company!
What a great organization to work with!!! I called Joe and he answered the phone himself. No answering machines, no secretaries- I immediately spoke with the person that I wanted to speak with.
He was kind and gracious on the phone- thanking me for my generosity. Joe explained to me how to ship the equipment, the best/cost efficient shipping method to use, and where to ship the equipment to.
Bunkers was easy to work with, easy to donate to, and I know that my donation is being put to a good use in a timely manner. It doesn't get better than this.
Kudos to Joe and his team.
My husband is deployed in Afghanistan for his fourth tour. I heard about Bunkers in Baghdad from a fellow military wife who had reached out to the charity. I was surprised that they send golf equipment over with no strings attached. If you ask them- they will do it. I wish more charities were run like this without all of the red tape and lies that they come up with. Thank you for all that you do to help make my husband's life better. This is a great charity.
Mr. Hanna and his organization has been so supportive and completely amazing from the very first email! They far surpass any expectation I originally had when I first contacted them. My unit is about to deploy and Mr. Hanna has went above and beyond to supply my unit prior to leaving. Additionally I explained to him my desire to get more individuals to pick up the game of golf and told him about a tournament I am encouraging them to join and the organization sent a prize for me to give out to one of the new Golfers! Absolutely phenomenal and amazing!
I have been volunteering with Bunkers in Baghdad for the last 3 years. It has been my pleasure to work with Joe and his team. They are always willing to listen to my ideas and give me a great deal of freedom when it comes to helping out. I have volunteered with other organizations that watch over you lIke a hawk and couldn't care less about what you thought and your ideas. I can say, seeing it first hand, that Joe and Bunkers truly cares about our troops and vets. He is a patriot and a great person. Keep up the good work.
As someone who served this nation for 15+ years and has been deployed 6 times overseas- I have seen the best and worst of people's intentions when supporting the military. This organization is absolutely amongst the best of the best at the end of the day. "Ask and you shall receive." Bunkers fulfilled my request to provide a net, turf, clubs and balls for my unit. It didn't take a month or a week- within 24 hours- I had a tracking number and was ready to go. God Bless you and God bless America. Keep up the great work. We need it.
I am deployed in the Gulf serving our United States Navy... we reached out to Bunkers in Baghdad and they have gone above and beyond our request and have sent us thousands of golf balls and a number of sets of clubs to use. We appreciate all that they do for all service members around the world.
As a deployed Soldier, Bunkers In Baghdad was a awesome help. We reached out to one of their volunteers who was deployed with us, and he was able to get clubs, balls and a net sent to us. It was a great way for our guys to decompress and have some fun at the same time.
I am a US Marine stationed in Afghanistan. Several weeks ago, a friend from home saw Bunkers in Baghdad on Twitter and recommended that I reach out to the charity. I had nothing to lose. I sent Joe Hanna, its President, an email and within 5 hours, he responded to me and was ready to send golf equipment our way. It was absolutely amazing- like Christmas all over again. The packages kept coming and coming... at the end of the day, we received a couple thousand golf balls and a number of sets. It was absolutely fantastic... Bunkers in Baghdad helped improve our morale and attitudes immensely. I cannot stress this enough- this charity said it was going to do something and it delivered (very quickly I might add). Please support their efforts- they are the best of the best.
I am a commander in Afghanistan and run a medical hospital. Part of what we have to do is be near the hospital at all times in order to decrease the response time it takes to get to the hospital when casualties arrive for treatment. when I found out about bunkers in Baghdad I was so excited. They shipped us golf clubs and a lot of golf balls! it was here extremely fast and how we can hang a net up and practice our swing! It is very exciting since we are going to miss out on golf season this year since we will be here for 9 months straight. This is a fantastic program and I just want to say thank you very much for your support. It truly means the world to us over here. It is a great feeling to know that we are not forgotten by our fellow Americans while we are deployed and away from our families.
Golf was recommended to help as therapy. Thank you Bunkers for helping out. Brothers and Sisters under one Flag. thank you!!!!!!
Bunkers in Baghdad is an amazing charity. Not only did they send us some golf clubs and balls, they sent them rapidly. My Platoon is currently deployed in Afghanistan right now and they are very happy for the support from this company. Again I cannot thank this organization enough for sending their support all the way to Afghanistan and helping to keep Soldier's spirits and morale high.
I am currently deployed to Afghanistan for my sixth rotation. During my rotations to combat I have seen few things that have lifted the spirits of soldiers as much as the support from Bunkers in Baghdad has. The organization has helped not only myself, but many of my brethren as a release to the stress involved with a deployment. Having a way to connect with something that you love from back home is awesome and the support provided by the organization is second to none. The amazing support that the donors provide, is nothing less than miraculous. Having soldiers deployed and away from their families is a hard task, but having a glimpse of the real world through a sport that one loves keeps a little bit of home right next to you.
Thanks so much,
The work that Joe and all of the people that work at Bunkers in Baghdad really do make a huge difference in the morale of the service members deployed protecting our country. When service members receive items such as what Bunkers in Baghdad send out, it really makes us feel good knowing that someone back home cares. It reminds us what we are fighting for. Joe and Bunkers in Baghdad really exemplify the American spirit.
I am a Retired ARMY Wounded WARRIOR. I called on a tip from my AW2 Representative about the Bunkers in Baghdad program. These folks where awesome. Within three days i had a set of golf clubs and several boxes of golf balls on my doorstep. I am not sure how well i am going to be able to swing these and stay on my feet, but because of charities like this it makes me want to get out there and fall over and over if need be. Thank so much to Mr. Hanna and everyone at Bunkers In Baghdad. And thanks for not sending me a sand wedge, if i hit a ball there it can stay there.
What an outstanding charity! Joe and his team have been so kind and generous. When we are away from home and our families- we struggle a great deal. However, through Bunkers' support and giving- we feel like people are not forgetting about us. One would never think that golf balls and golf clubs could mean so much to a military unit. Guess again! The recreational aspect that stems from the clubs is immense. Even more important is the opportunity to spend time with each other and get to know your unit members better as well. Bunkers is truly a life changing charity and I cannot thank them enough for that they do for the Marines, our Armed Forces and the United States. God Bless You.
I contacted Mr. Hanna at Bunkers in Baghdad and asked for help replenishing a worn out driving range on Camp Arijan in Kuwait. Within 2 days I got an email back. 2 weeks later I received a variety of Loud Mouth Golf Pants, golf hats, balls, and a dozen clubs. Talk about a MORALE BOOST. I can't even get family members to send stuff to me this fast. Thanks Joe!!!
I'm a retired veteran, with multiple tours in Iraq. I am currently deploying at Kandahar, Afghanistan on my second tour as a Department of the Army (DA) Civilian supporting our troops. In previous tours we always seem to find golf equipment that were there before we got there. I know some generous organization have donated them for our troops. Unfortunately, this time around our previous predecessors did not have any golf equipment. So I google organizations online that would support our troops. I must have submitted the same request to ten different organizations, but only one answer the call with the equipment to support the troops, "BUNKERSINBAGHDAD".
I send the same request to Nike, Callaway, Titleist, Bridgestone, Taylor Made, and even the Golf Channel. Callaway responded back that I need a memo sign by the commanding officer. I responded back, "Thanks, but no thanks." You need to learn from Joseph M. Hanna on how to support the troops. It should come from the heart, not trying to justify how you spent your money. Shame on you.
So, I hope "BunkersinBaghdad" wins the 2014 Top-Rated Award. If any organization deserving such an award, it would be most definitely, "BunkersinBaghdad". Joe Hanna's organization does not need a sign memo from anyone. They just need a simple email request from the troops.
Joe, thank you for all that you do in supporting the troops. You brought golf to the troops, when the troops can't go to the golf course.
Thank you again
This organization is truly among the best. Being stationed overseas makes it extremely difficult to get items shipped from the states. My squadron and I reached out and with the utmost respect, Bunkers in Baghdad helped us out and donated good balls and clubs for us to work out the stresses of work. Our hats are off to this amazing non-profit organization.
We recieved a shipment of clubs and balls here in afghanistan and are excited to use them. All around this organization is absolutely professional and patriotic. It is great that there are people that support Troops like this. It has been a pleasure working with this organization and will recomend it to people in the future!
This is an outstanding organization ran by true Patriots. Thanks so much for all your support of our Veterans and Wounded Warrior both here and abroad, you are absolutely making a difference.
I am a Non Medical Care Manager who deals directly with Wounded Warriors. My shipmates have injuries on many different levels and the best medicine for them is getting back to normal activities. Joe helped me, help an injured sailor by getting him back out on the golf course and back to enjoying his life. Thank you for what you all do.
Mr. Hanna was and his organization were gracious in sending us a donation of golf balls, clubs and a couple of hats. It brought great joy to my soldiers and I knowing that we have people out there that care enought to send items like this to help unwind and have taste of home. We want to give thanks to you and your organization and everyone that donated as well. A big thanks from Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Mr. Hanna was gracious in sending us a donation of golf balls, clubs a chipping net and a some apparel. Having the ability to chip golf balls provides a taste of home and is a great way to relieve some deployment stress. We would also like to say thanks to the generous donors who keep this program alive and well.
There are so many orginzations out there that help members of the military serving overseas and on combat deployments with items that help them get through their deployments. i.e. tooth bushes, deoderant, blankets, heat pads, and so on. Bunkers in Baghdad helps on a much more high level MORALE. Morale is what keeps the military member driving forward and this orginization has provided just that. I am greatful that I was intorduced to this orginization and hope its continues to suppport America's deployed military members.
I reached out to Bunkers in Baghdad regarding a friend serving overseas in Afghanistan. I've never worked with a nonprofit organization before so honestly didn't think I would get a response. The same day the founder of Bunkers replied to my email and was happy to help. He more than exceeded all of my expectations and a package has already been sent out! I highly recommend and will encourage others to support Joe and his amazing organization. Thank you, Joe!!
Actions speak louder than words. Bunkers in Baghdad actions speak for themselves. I am currently deployed to Afghanistan and became aware of this organization. I reached out to them and merely asked via email if it was possible to get a couple of golf clubs sent over to me. Joe Hanna personally responded to that email and within 3 weeks, a package arrived with several golf clubs. Joe only asked that the clubs be shared with other soldiers and I'm only too happy to do that. If you're reading this, please be aware the Bunkers in Baghdad has been doing this and taking care of military members for years. I will honestly say that their efforts, at the least, bring moments of diversion and pleasure in an environment where it means a lot. It is not a pleasant place over here, but what we're doing is worthwhile. Being able to hit a few golf balls when we can manage the time provides a touch of America. Believe me, knowing that people like Joe Hanna and the people who are part of, and contribute to, his organization care about us, and are willing to do something to make our lives a little better while we are deployed, helps us get through all the sacrifices and hardships that military members endure. A sincere and heartfelt thank you to Joe Hanna and everyone associated with Bunkers in Baghdad in any capacity. As I started this with, your actions speak louder than a lot of words. SFC Carl VonHinken
Unbelievable. That is really all that can be said about this organization. I wrote them since I am a disabled veteran and it is hard to pay for/play golf anymore due to my injuries. After different family tragedies and other things, I am unable to play due to the stiffness of my clubs....until Joe with Bunkers for Baghdad came through for me. Seriously unbelievable and amazing. Thank you so much!!!
I'm currently in Afghanistan and just received a large package from Bunkers in Baghdad. 6 clubs (left and right handed) 2 bags of balls and a driving net! We set up immediately and had a great time taking a break from the war. Thank you for supporting the troops. Service was outstanding!
This is a great organization! I can't tell you how much donations like this mean to us down range. Truely an enjoyable escape to drive some balls after a long day!
I heard bout Bunkers in Baghdad through a friend of a friend while deployed to southern Afghanistan. The support and genuine care they showed towards me and my unit surpassed all my expectations. They were easy to work with, answered all my questions and emails within a 24/ 48-hour period and went above and beyond to fulfill our request. Excellent customer care and excellent organization all around Could not be happier with the support that they have given me and my unit.
I'm Active Duty Army on my third deployment in Afghanistan. I wrote Bunkers In Baghdad not knowing what to expect. The company responded with genuine care and concern. From my experience, this company truly cares about deployed soldiers. No gimmicks, no requirements, and no cost. They sent me two golf clubs of better quality than I have ever owned. Thank you.
I wrote the company not sure what to expect and their response was amazing. Genuine company who cares tremendously for service members. After all these years to know we still have the support of America, and great companies out there trying to ensure we have the comforts of home is amazing!!! A++++++ Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
This is an outstanding organization that really brings joy to soldiers that are deployed around the world. My personal experience is quite simple, I asked if they could send us some clubs, and the sent that and more...and within a little more than a week. Joe is the best, and goes out of his way to even give up his own personal things to make sure we have something use on the range. It means alot and we all appreciate this organization. Always First!
I’ve been deployed to several different locations outside our beautiful country. When I’m asked why I do it, I simple reply to those that ask; I do it for you, and those that support and defend our country. I arrived in Afghanistan about a month ago. I immediately started looking for ways to better the morale of my troops. I was told by some friends about Bunkers in Baghdad and sent Mr. Joe an email requesting some used golf clubs so my troops could work on their swing during their off time. I was amazed when I received his email so quickly. Due to the time difference, Mr. Joe must have answered his email from his home or from a late night at work. Another thing that amazed me, was that he must have been already thinking about what I thinking about, because when I sent him another email asking for someone that could possible donate a driving net, he said, “Good news- we are shipping your clubs, net, tees and balls today” as if he already knew of our limited space and the need for additional items other than clubs and balls. We received the equipment, and once again, I was amazed on what I found in the box. Mr. Joe even thought about the rubber driving range tees and thru a few in the box with what must have been 6 clubs and 50 balls. Now once I get some outdoor turf, and some plywood, I can start building the tee box I need to finish up the moral project. Thanks to Mr. Joe and Bunkers in Baghdad, we can add a bit of home to even some of the worse places on God’s green earth.
I would like to take a moment to commend Bunkers in Baghdad for their fine work dedicated to our brave service men and women. My brother is currently serving in the US Army and is in the middle of a year-long deployment at Camp Buehring in Kuwait. After making a request, Bunkers in Baghdad shipped a variety of golf supplies to my brother's base for both his and fellow service members' enjoyment. The packages arrived promptly and were immediately put to good use by many of the troops. The work of Bunkers in Baghdad is valuable to our troops stationed around the world and I am very grateful for their continued support!