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 day (some drove days from places like Massachusetts and North Carolina), […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Thank you to Phil Celli at Pro Focus Video, Colin Kelly at Tampa Freelance Videography, and our own Roland Vaughan at CWVC for creating an amazing video to show the world what we do here.
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.
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 […]
Mike Waugh Chapter Dive Safety Officer – NAUI/DAN/AAUS Tarpon Springs Chapter of SCUBAnauts Our group’s ability to plant coral on Hero’s Reef, which will have a lasting impact on the planet, had a huge effect on me. We were not just talking about doing something for the environment, we were actually doing it, with an […]