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Fort Knox Soldiers learn to Fly with DMW (Diveheart Military Wounded).

  • Published on Sunday, 12 February 2012 02:49

Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Knox, Kentucky experienced zero gravity for the first time February 9-10 with a Diveheart Military Wounded team.  Diveheart later presented to the Battalion sharing the benefits of Scuba Therapy for soldiers with disabilities.

SSGT Leon Mangum invited Diveheart president Jim Elliott to Fort Knox to launch an adaptive scuba program for soldiers of all abilities.  SSGT Mangum learned to scuba dive thanks to a grant Diveheart Military Wounded received from the Illinois Department of Veterans affairs when he was stationed at Fort Sheridan Army base in Illinois.

Diveheart Visits Rainbow Reef in Florida

  • Published on Monday, 01 February 2010 16:28


Marine SGT and Iraq veteran Greg Rodriguez (L), Sue Cocking, Miami Herald Reporter, (R)  and Diveheart president Jim Elliott listen intently as Dean Vitale describes how the Pegasus Thruster UPV (Underwater Propulsion Vehicle)  works before their dive in Key Largo on January 27th with dive operator Rainbow Reef.

DMW (Diveheart Military Wounded) brought Rodriguez, who sustained a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) in 2007, to Key Largo as part of an experiment and demonstration of the UPV for the Miami Herald reporter

Instructors from Rainbow Reef (www.rainbowreef.us ) bring Greg down on his second dive with the Pegasus Thruster


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