CWVC participants are in the news all over the Keys! They are making a difference in the lives of wounded veterans, and for wounded reefs… Recently, members of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge and SCUBAnauts International joined forces with scientists from Mote Marine Laboratory to plant nursery-grown corals near Looe Key. This event marked the […]
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It’s time for our annual SCUBA Challenge in Key West! We are here doing research on TBI, PTS and Prosthetics. You can read the SCUBA Challenge 2016 Objectives here.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5TH Annual Combat Wounded Veteran SCUBA Challenge Announced ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA, MAR. 7, 2016 – Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge, Inc. (“CWVC”), www.combatwounded.org, headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL, announced that its 5th Annual SCUBA “Challenge” will be held July 16th through July 23rd in the Florida Keys. CWVC is dedicated to improving the […]
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 […]
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 […]