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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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).
For 21 military veterans, the word “can’t” is the one thing they won’t be bringing with them to San Diego Harbor. Not willing to let injury or medical condition hold them back from the rest of their lives, these disabled veterans will take part in a novice sailing camp from Monday, May 4 to Wednesday, […]
Thank you to everyone that signed up to participate in the San Diego Novice Sailing Camp. If you are interested in participating in other events, you can see what we have coming up here: Upcoming Challenges.
TARPON SPRINGS (FOX 13) – A special team of wounded veterans has notched another achievement. Members of the Combat Wounded Veterans Challenge reached the summit of Aconcagua, one of the highest mountains in the world. “It was a desert-type climate and it was straight up,” says wounded veteran Pete Quintanilla describing the mountain in Argentina. […]
One of our challenge warriors, retired Navy Seal, Justin Legg, tells his story about how he got injured, his double lung transplant and how he honors his lung donor, Jarred McKinley Carter.