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.


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.


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.

Research Team presents data to ISPO in Maui

Our Hartford research team presented their Underwater Prosthetic Research at the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) in Maui this week. It was the first international exposure for the data and they hope to engage interest all across the world....

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 Two – Open Water Dive

Back out into the water we go!

SCUBA Challenge 2019: Day One – Night Dive

Heading out for a recreational night dive...

SCUBA Challenge 2019: Day One – Checkout and Recreational Dives

Once everyone was comfortable in their gear, had their weights set, and had eaten lunch, we headed to the boats!  Everyone had a great time getting used to diving again.  Why do we go out on recreational dives before doing research? The research team needs...

SCUBA Challenge 2019: Day One – Coral Classroom

Briefing on upcoming coral restoration mission  

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...