CHALLENGE

The CWVC Challenge expeditions are physically and psychologically demanding extreme outdoor efforts that incorporate in-field work and case studies to further the medical physiological, biomedical and pathological sciences associated with their injuries.

RESEARCH

CWVC Research objectives are to advance applied sciences associated with orthotics & prosthetics (O&P), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and psychological trauma (PTSD); field research being the heart of CWVC Challenge expeditions.

PURPOSE

Our Challenge Warriors make a powerful impact on other veterans and patients who are still completing their rehabilitation programs or those who simply have lost hope. By their inspirational example, they demonstrate to other Combat Wounded and Injured among others that, despite their injuries, they too, can overcome seemingly insurmountable personal challenges.

A very successful week with Mote!

How awesome is this message from Erich Bartels (Staff Scientist/Program Manager/Dive Safety Officer for Mote Marine Laboratory)? Check out how many coral colonies were planted on the reef and created in the nursery! “CWVC/SCUBAnauts - I just wanted to take a moment,...

SCUBA Challenge 2019: Day One – Pool Gear Check

Here we go! Most of our combat wounded and injured team arrived on Sunday to get situated in their rooms, get their gear assigned to them, and attend the briefing explaining our objectives and mission.  There are a lot of moving parts, so keeping everyone on...

SCUBA Challenge: Day 1

Day one is always a slow stream of participants flowing into the facility we use for our challenge. People were getting checked-in, unpacked, saying hi to old friends, and meeting new ones. Our first scheduled "event" was dinner at Geiger Marina. After traveling all...

Underwater Veteran’s Memorial

On Friday, February 2, 2018, one of our Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge participants was in attendance for the unveiling of Circle of Honor dedication.  Thank you to Andrew Lourake for sharing pictures from this awesome event! [ngg_images source="galleries"...

CWVC Honored with Victories for Veterans Grant Award by the Duke Energy Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ST. PETERSBURG, FL, October 10, 2017 – Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge (“CWVC”) was honored as a recipient of Duke Energy’s and Tampa Bay Rays’ "Victories for Veterans" program. The grant of approximately $8,800 will be used to support the...

Media: ENHP Faculty’s Research Goes Underwater with Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge

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,...

Record-Breaking Coral Planting in FL Keys

Members of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge (CWVC) and SCUBAnauts International joined forces with half-a-dozen scientists from Mote Marine Laboratory for a one-day, record-breaking mission on a Florida Keys reef. They planted 500 corals in a day. The number of...

Special Guest: Cole Kolasa

Former SCUBAnaut Cole Kolasa is sharing his experience of kayaking the west coast of Florida with us. [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="34" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails" override_thumbnail_settings="1" thumbnail_width="190"...

Astronaut Stories!

This morning we were given the honor of getting first hand details on what it’s like to fly on the space shuttle and and visit the International Space Station. CWVC president/astronaut Dom Gorie is presenting pictures and telling us some amazing stories at Mote Marine...