This summer scientists, veterans, teenagers, and researchers joined forces to restore the Hope Reef off the coast of Looe Key, Florida. About 36 volunteers planted 500 corals in a single day, the most planted in one day since the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge, SCUBAnauts International, and Mote Marine Laboratory began working together in 2012. The […]
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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).
Here’s the link to the video for Lloyd Sowers piece about our warriors as they were heading out for Aconcagua. Follow up will take place when the guys return from Argentina at the beginning of March! I’ll updated with a link to that here when it is available.
From MPR News/The Daily Circuit: A group of veterans recently spent a few days in northern Minnesota skiing and braving the freezing cold as part of an effort called the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge. The organization pairs injured veterans with high-level excursions and outdoor challenges. It’s also part science, as the trip up north involved […]
By Howard Altman | Tampa Tribune Shortly before 10 a.m., on the dock outside Mote Marine Laboratory, dozens of divers prepare for an underwater mission that will meld science with the triumph of the human spirit. As gear and food and ice are stowed aboard the small flotilla of waiting boats on a sweltering Monday […]
Some Pinellas County wounded veterans are all missing limbs or battling traumatic brain injuries but that didn’t stop them from climbing a mountain for the sake of inspiration and research. Climbing up Africa’s highest peak is an incredible challenge for anyone but retired staff Sgt. Pete Quintanilla took on Mount Kilimanjaro as an amputee. Quintanilla […]
As reported by Howard Altman, Tampa Tribune Dan Swank lies down on a big ottoman in the living room of a waterfront estate and rolls up his pants. “I’m nervous,” he says as a St. Petersburg College graduate student measures the stump of his right leg. “Wicked nervous.” Nine years ago, an insurgent in Afghanistan […]