As a former Army Combat Diver, I take great interest in anything regarding the water. The water and ocean are healing, therapeutic, and often help calm the internal storms of our veterans. Task Force Dagger Special Operations Foundation harnesses just that.


Task Force Dagger’s Mission

The Foundation provides an emotionally safe space for veterans and families to share and heal together.

Last week, the foundation finished up its annual Dagger Diver 2021 with a week of events for veterans and their families in the beautiful Key West, Florida.

Task Force Dagger Dive 2021
A family dives during Task Force Dagger Dive 2021. (Courtesy of Task Force Dagger)

Task Force Dagger’s mission statement is simple.

“Task Force Dagger Special Operations Foundation provides assistance to wounded, ill, or injured US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) members and their families. We respond to urgent needs, conduct Rehabilitative Adaptive Events (RAE), and provide next-generation health solutions for issues facing our servicemembers.”

With the help of many sponsors, volunteers, the Coast Guard, and the Special Forces Underwater Operations Committee, they were able to take many veterans on their annual trip to Key West.

Additionally, they bring specialists to the retreats. For example, should an amputee break a piece of equipment, staff will be there to fix whatever they need.