“Don Young Veterans Advancing Conservation Act” Introduced in Congress

The bill would provide federal grant funding to organizations who retrain and redeploy military Veterans to engage in marine conservation work.

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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.


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Force Blue Launches “15 For 50”, a Plan to Deploy in All 15 U.S. National Marine Sanctuaries
Jul 12, 2022

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary System, the Special Operations veterans of FORCE BLUE — working with our nation’s top scientists and environmentalists — will be launching a 5-year effort to conduct community conservation missions in and around each of the country’s 15 National Marine Sanctuaries.

Force Blue Kicks Off Ocean Conservation School at Vortex Spring
Mar 25, 2022

Military veterans from FORCE BLUE launched their inaugural FORCE BLUE OCS (Ocean Conservation School) for Gold Star families earlier this month at Vortex Spring in Ponce DeLeon, FL.

Force Blue Takes Center Stage at Super Bowl LVI
Feb 18, 2022

FORCE BLUE veterans returned to LA. for a special Super Bowl week screening of the team’s documentary film “100 Yards of Hope”, hosted by NFL Salute to Service at the California Science Center.


FORCE BLUE is proud to partner with some of the biggest names in marine science and marine resource preservation, both for its training and its mission deployments.
The Bay Foundation
EOD Warrior
Florida Aquarium
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Florida's Coral Reef
Frost Science
Green Beret Foundation
Inwater Research Group
Keep Florida Beautiful
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
National Marine Mammal Foundation
National Marine Sanctuaries
NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
Night Stalker Foundation
Ocean Conservancy
Ody Sea Aquarium
Rescue a Reef
The Uniquiet Professional
The Turtle Hospital
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Vortex Spring Adventures