Bear began his airsoft career in 2008. In 2011 he met his (former) Assistant Team Leader and they, along with a core group of friends, including KnoxVegas, formed ODA-865. Hailing from East Tennessee by way of Northeast Alabama, Bear has lived in the south his entire life.
KnoxVegas started airsoft in 2007. In 2011 he joined and helped start ODA-865 along with Bear and other former members. KnoxVegas is originally from the north, but has spent most of his life in the southern US. Airsoft, along with snowboarding in the winter, are two of his many passions.
Living in Tennessee since 2000, Reaper began his airsoft life in 2006. At around the same time, he enlisted in the US Army as an Infantryman, and was deployed to Iraq twice, both times with the 3rd Infantry Division. He met Bear in 2007, and joined ODA-865 in 2011. After medically retiring from the Army, Reaper now serves his community as a Paramedic and in various leadership positions in the Civil Air Patrol.
ODA-865 is a Mil-Sim airsoft team based in Knoxville, TN. We prioritize teamwork and fun while playing at the local, regional, and national levels.