Standown is a term used during war to describe the practice of removing combat troops from the field and taking care of their basic needs in a safe area.


We don't leave our wounded behind...


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EBSD 2014 is now completed - thank you ALL for your support!

Sad News January 9th, 2015...

Dear Fellow Veterans:
It is with deep sadness that I have to report the loss of one of our ranks. My dear friend for over 50 years Ernie Fine (US Army/ US Air Force) passed away from double pneumonia this morning at 2:30AM. Ernie was a selfless servant, faithful friend and one of the most quick witted guys I ever knew. This is blow to our community. I will keep everyone informed as to his services. Ernie was a Warriors Watch Rider, an honorary United States Volunteer, and participated in 9 Stand Downs (both EBSD and NBSD). He will be missed by many, I hope as many as are able will attend his service.
Chaplain Dan Helix

RIP Ernie Fine


A community is often judged by how well it takes care of its own. Serving those who have served our Nation is the primary goal of the East Bay Stand Down.

The East Bay Stand Down is a consortium of community organizations coming together to provide a four-day event every other year that bring together the nine-county homeless and at-risk military Veterans living in the Bay Area of California, connecting them with services ranging from:

VA HealthCare, Dental, Mental Health Services, Clothing, Meals, Emergency Shelter, Transitional and Permanent Housing, ID/Drivers License's, Court Services and Legal Aide, Showers and Haircuts and myriad other services and resources. The East Bay Stand Down is currently held at Alameda County Fairground in Pleasanton, California, serving no more than 500 Veterans. MORE...

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2014 News Articles Links

LZ Burbine Thursday
LZ Burbine Friday
LZ Burbine Saturday
LZ Burbine Sunday
New Photos found from 1999!

2014 Major Sponsors


Alameda Fairgrounds

Army Reserve
US Army Reserve Medical Command
VNV of Diablo Valley
Sovereign Order of St. John
Bank of America
Veterans Admin
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Remembrance
Veterans Remembrance Committee
Online Marketing & Publishing
VFW Auxiliary
VFW Antioch Ladies Auxiliary Post 6435
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Northrop Grumman
Maddie's Fund
Maddie's Fund collected donations on behalf of the San Francisco Bay Area community
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Meal and KP Equipment Donators
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Chris Behring's
Eagle Scout Project