FORCE BLUE, the only non-profit organization in the world that retrains and redeploys former Special Operations veterans and military-trained combat divers to assist in marine conservation efforts, launched its latest mission, 100 Yards of Hope, February 2, 2020 at Super Bowl LIV in Miami.
By uniting the community of Special Operations veterans with the world of marine science and conservation, FORCE BLUE has created a transpartisan model of caring, cooperation and positive change with the power to restore lives and restore the planet.
Veterans from FORCE BLUE, working alongside scientific partners from the UM Rosenstiel School’s Rescue A Reef Program, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, The Florida Aquarium and Secore International, successfully harvested and out-planted 1,000+ staghorn coral, thousands of mountainous star coral larvae and 100 genetically unique, 2-year-old staghorn coral colonies on to the 100 Yards of Hope coral reef restoration site in the waters just south of Miami.
FORCE BLUE is thrilled to welcome Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Tom Mullikin to its Board of Directors as the organization’s Chief Legal Officer (CLO). A former commander of the South Carolina State Guard (SCSG), Tom currently serves as the President of the State Guard Association of the United States.
FORCE BLUE is thrilled to announce that NFL sponsor TERVIS has joined the growing list of eco-minded corporate partners helping to fund 100 Yards of Hope, FORCE BLUE’s year-long coral reef restoration project in the waters off Miami.