SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan is honored to help the Warrior Jeep Team to be the first to navigate a Jeep the entire length of the Trans-America trail to raise awareness and funds for our wounded veterans and their families. Comprised of wounded veterans, the Warrior Jeep Team will take an almost entirely off-road 5000-mile expedition that begins April 25th and will take them from Andrews, NC, all the way to the Oregon coast. Magellan has provided their eXplorist TRX7 off-road navigation device to safely guide the team throughout their journey.
The Warrior Jeep Team was formed in 2015 around support for U.S. troops who were wounded in combat, with the purpose of raising awareness and generating support for these veterans and their families. The team is comprised of veterans from various branches of the military, many having been wounded in combat.
Before beginning the Trans-America Trail in April, the Warrior Jeep Team will begin its journey at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, UT, from March 24-25. The event, hosted by Red Rock 4-Wheelers Inc., covers 40 different trails. Experienced trail officials guide all participants in this nine-day event to ensure a fun and safe experience during each ride. This year's event is expected to be the largest yet, with 10,000 – 15,000 attendees.
"We couldn't be happier to have Magellan's support to help us become the first Jeep to navigate the Trans-America Trail," said David Phillips, Warrior Jeep team lead. "We wouldn't embark on such a trip without cutting edge GPS technology, and Magellan's new TRX7 off-road navigator was our first choice."
The TRX7 is the ultimate off-road navigator. It features a 7" high-resolution touchscreen protected by a ruggedized IP67 shock-resistant casing, includes a genuine RAM mount (depending on model), hi-res (to 10 meters) 3D and 2D topo base map views, and easy to use interface for following trails, recording tracks, and marking waypoints. Crowd-sourced tracks provide a constantly updating library, allowing users to plan adventures, add pictures and comments to trails, and share with other off-roaders. The device also comes preloaded with over 44,000 designated OHV trails, making it the most comprehensive and purpose-built GPS navigator available for off-road enthusiasts.
The team will complete the Trans-America Trail with a custom built 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition. After the trip and all follow up events are completed, the Jeep will be auctioned off with all the proceeds going to support the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and Fisher House, who generously assist wounded veterans and their families.
"We are honored to have the opportunity to not only help the Warrior Jeep Team navigate the Trans-America Trail, but also to support our troops and veterans in the process," commented Sam Muscariello, director of product marketing at Magellan. "Partnering with the Warrior Jeep Team is a natural fit, and we are confident our TRX7 is the perfect off-road navigation solution to safely get the team from start to finish."
The Warrior Jeep will be attending eight additional large off-road events and expos from early March until mid August to gather support for their cause and further connect with the off-road community. Magellan will be attending several of the same events in support of the Warrior Jeep Team.
About The Warrior Jeep Team
Formed in 2015 by the Phillips family - David, Sojourner and Justine, the Warrior Jeep Team (www.warriorjeep.us) consists of six U.S. military veterans, many of whom were wounded in combat. The team was built around support for U.S. troops who were wounded in combat, with the purpose of raising awareness and generating support for these veterans and their families. The team will complete the Trans-America Trail; a 5,000-mile coast-to-coast route across the U.S., with a custom built 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition. Raising money along the way and auctioning off the Warrior Jeep after the expedition, all proceeds will go to support the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and Fisher House. Follow The Warrior Jeep Team on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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