Posts by Barbara Rubin

Mission Oriented Diving

Mission Oriented Diving is the name of the program and projects we are conducting with the National Park Service Submerged Resources Center. These projects include underwater mapping at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Lake Mohave. We are very pleased to announce we will continue this partnership in 2019 with at least two separate…

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Honoring a veteran Biography: Daniel Gililland

Danny served in the U.S. Army, as a 19K Armor Crewman where he was a tank driver, loader, gunner, tank commander and designated marksman. He served in the National Guard for 2 years and 8 years active duty including serving with Task Force Falcon in Macedonia and in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.…

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Honoring a Veteran Biography: Michael Atkins

Michael Atkins joined the US Coast Guard in 1992 out of a desire to serve our country. He says he chose the Coast Guard because of their mission.  Every day the Coast Guard saves 10 lives, assists 192 people in distress, protects $2.8 million in property, interdicts 14 illegal migrants at sea, conducts 109 search…

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Honoring a Veteran Biography: Joseph Hoffman

Joe Hoffman is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served one tour in Iraq and two tours in Afghanistan. He is the first in his family to serve our country in the military. Joe was a 0341/ Mortar Man- 0369 Infantry Unit Leader, Security Advisor/Shift Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant/ Personal Security Detachment and a Senior Mortar…

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Honoring a Veteran Biography: Juan Ramirez

Juan Ramirez is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in two tours of duty in Iraq. He is the first in his family to serve our country in the military. Juan was a quality assurance evaluator and chef, as well as a prison guard and provided security detail for convoys. “My disabilities make it…

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Honoring a Veteran Biography: Matty McCasland

Matty McCasland is a U.S. ARMY OIF veteran who served in Iraq in 2007-2008. He followed the honored tradition of serving our country that his family members exemplified. His Father was in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam, his Grandfather was in the U.S. Army in World War II and his brother served in Afghanistan. Due…

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KABC 7 Television story

The WAVES Project extends a huge thanks to Leanne Suter and KABC 7 for this great story! In early June 2016 Leanne brought her camera crew to the pool to check out what the WAVES Project is all about. They produced a great video of WAVES Diver Ceasar Rameriz with his buddy Alex Aripez, as…

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2015 year in review

As we begin the new year we are reminded to give thanks for the terrific support we have received in 2015 and wanted to share with you some of the things we have done. To date we have trained over 40 veterans and their dive buddies. Some of the other great things that have happened…

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This is how we help a wounded warrior reach the water!

Beautifully choreographed assisted diver entry at Catalina’s Casino Point Dive Park! Timing the challenging surge perfectly, watch how effortlessly these divers enter the water to don their awaiting gear! Thank you to Randy Lung, Waco Merchant, Instructors Steve Rubin, Dennis Nies and Ron Fonstad and congrats to Ceasar on his first ocean dive! We don’t…

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WAVES Retreat, 2015

We have just returned from the first annual WAVES Project Retreat at CoCo View Resort in Roatan, Honduras. Our group included two scuba instructors and 15 volunteers who all paid their own way to meet and combine vacation with HSA (Handicap Scuba Association) buddy training as well as WAVES Project goal setting and planning for…

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