Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge Partners
Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge is proud to be involved with the following partners in our mission to make a difference:
University of Hartford
University of Hartford has been a research partner during our SCUBA Challenges gathering data on prosthetics over the past few years, they have now begun publishing their findings so the data can be used to make advances in prosthetics.
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
CWVC has partnered closely with Mote Marine Laboratories and our SCUBAnauts counterparts supporting Mote’s coral reef restoration program each summer since 2012 outplanting new colonies of staghorn coral and creating new staghorn colonies in our underwater nursery.
Derby Lane has been a staunch supporter of CWVC’s SCUBA Challenges since the onset providing funding support, dive boats and crews, and general logistics support, without which we would not have been able to operate.
Sea Star Base Galveston
Sea Star Base Galveston has hosted several Sailing Challenges out of their home port, Galveston, TX. They’ve provided shore instruction, followed by on-the-water drills to develop sailing skills, culminating the challenge-week hosting two-day regatta competitions.
CWVC proudly acknowledges At the Water’s Edge as an ongoing sponsor of our SCUBA challenges. At the Water’s Edge is owned and operated by Bert McCasland, who donates his time and expertise to making sure our SCUBA equipment is properly maintained, training combat wounded/injured veteran diving novices qualifying them as basic SCUBA Divers, and training others as Master Divers.
Alaska Mountaineering School
AMS has hosted several Mountaineering Challenges during CWVC’s early days. They’d hold basic mountaineering skills training, followed by treks across glaciers and cross-country skiing. Medical practitioners accompanied CW/IVs monitoring physiological and temperament changes throughout the challenges.
CWVC has partnered with SCUBAnauts Int’l for all of its SCUBA Challenges and other events by teaming with youth divers part of the week where youth and CW/IVs were able to interact sharing life’s experiences. Both groups have found this exchange a most rewarding cross-mentoring opportunity.
Operation Second Chance
Operation Second Chance has been a staunch supporter of CWVC’s Challenges by voluntarily providing individual and corporate flight support moving combat wounded/injured veterans (with families) to Challenge sites who otherwise wouldn’t be able to participate.
Veterans Airlift Command
Veterans Airlift Command has supported CWVC Challenges in the past by voluntarily providing individual and corporate flight support moving combat wounded/injured veterans (with families) to Challenge sites who otherwise wouldn’t be able to participate.