FLORIDA KEYS — With military precision, divers Bobby Dove and Billy Costello zip-tied a staghorn coral fragment to a 3-inch nail driven into Heroes Reef last week in 25 feet of water south of Big Pine Key. Theirs was a team effort during Mote Marine Laboratory’s ongoing coral restoration project: Dove held the fragment with his left […]
For 30 minutes Monday, a combat-wounded Green Beret went underwater near Looe Key to “forget about any pain from my injuries, and not worry about my prosthetics.” Retired U.S. Army Special Forces Staff Sgt. Bobby Dove of Destin joined a 50-diver team of recovering veterans and young marine scientists in a coral-planting event hosted by […]
Military vets who have lost one or more limbs in combat go around the world participating in challenging projects that have scientific components. They are in the Keys to help researchers engineer better prosthetic limbs for scuba divers. Stay tuned this week for The News-Press coverage.
GULF OF MEXICO — Mote Marine Laboratory joined forces Monday with members of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge and SCUBAnauts International in an underwater mission to restore Florida’s reef. More than 50 divers planted some 250 fragments of staghorn coral in Mote’s special restoration site near Looe Key. This year marks the fourth year the […]
The following press release has been provided from the SCUBAnauts: Mote Scientists, volunteer youths and combat-wounded divers conduct successful coral restoration mission in the Florida Keys On Monday, July 20, Mote Marine Laboratory joined forces with members of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge (CWVC) and SCUBAnauts International in an underwater mission to restore Florida’s reef. […]
During the last week, the whole Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge team has arrived down in Key West to take part in underwater case studies for orthotics and prosthetics (O&P), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post traumatic stress (PTS). Warriors, support staff, VIP’s, and a lot of gear have flown and/or driven from all over the […]
Our Combat Wounded Vets were getting certified to SCUBA dive when WTSP stopped by to check things out! Here’s the footage from the piece that aired last night (07-15-15).
Derby Lane in St. Pete is generously hosting a Poker Tournament to raise money for CWVC! If you are in the Tampa/St. Pete area, you can help support the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge at this Derby Lane Memorial Day Benefit Poker Tournament. Prizes include cash and a $5000 Vegas Package! $10,000 Guarantee When: Memorial Day […]
For 21 military veterans, the word “can’t” is the one thing they won’t be bringing with them to San Diego Harbor. Not willing to let injury or medical condition hold them back from the rest of their lives, these disabled veterans will take part in a novice sailing camp from Monday, May 4 to Wednesday, […]
Our calendar of upcoming challenges has been updated. You can view that here: Upcoming Challenges and Expeditions