Why is Josh doing this? To help save his fellow service members who are suffering form the hidden wounds of war.
To learn more about the event - https://www.boteboard.com/operation-phoenix/
To support Josh's effort through a donation -https://www.crowdrise.com/veteranvoyage360/fundraiser/joshcollins
To purchase a raffle ticket for a Bote Board -https://www.raffleamerica.com/branding/all/raffles/rfl_detail.asp?ID=585&intRflRaffleID=152
The map below shows the route that Josh will be taking during the event.
Josh's efforts are truly amazing and the effort that he has put into preparing for this endeavor that worthy of a professional athlete. Actually, as a member of the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), whether they are Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines; they can be considered in the professional athlete class based on the amount of training each team member/operator goes through and the cost/value of the training that prepares the individual SOF member to be mission ready. There is no "off season" for a member of SOCOM. They have to be ready to deploy and fight on a moment's notice.
The preparation that Josh went through to get ready for his upcoming 3,500 mile was hard and exhausting. He attended a performance camp. This camp: EXOS is where professional athletes go to improve their overall performance and to recover. SOCOM has also been sending some of their wounded members to EXOS so that they can return to "operational" status and continue to defend our country from the shadows.
The following video is of Josh at EXOS and going through training on dry ground. This helps with form and endurance. https://www.facebook.com/veteranvoyage360/videos/819277901532693/
I hope you will join Josh and cheer him on as he visit your region.
There are twelve rally points where you can show your fupport and paddle with Josh or just be there and cheer him on.
5 March - Corpus Christi, Texas - Start Point
12 March - Galveston, Texas
26 March - New Orleans, Louisiana
2 April - Ft. Walton Beach, Florida
16 April - Tampa Bay, Florida
30 April - Key West, Florida
24 May - Cocoa Beach, Florida
28 May - Tybee Island/Savannah, Georgia
4 June - Charleston, South Carolina
11 June Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
18 June - Dam Neck, Virginia
25 June - Arlington, Virginia
9 July - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
23 July - Statue of Liberty - Operation Phoenix End Point
Continue to check the Veteran Voyage 360 webpage for updates https://www.veteranvoyage360.com/.
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