SCUBAPRO Partners with Task Force Dagger Foundation

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Task Force Dagger Foundation is excited to announce our partnership with Johnson Outdoors Diving LLC - SCUBAPRO supporting the Task Force Dagger Foundation (TFD)

DALLAS, July 3, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Task Force Dagger Foundation is excited to announce our partnership with Johnson

Outdoors Diving LLC - SCUBAPRO supporting the Task Force Dagger Foundation (TFD) in their diving operations as part of the Joint Recovery Team (JRT). The Joint Recovery Team is made up of the Department of POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), East Carolina University Marine Archeology Department and the Task Force Dagger Foundation. The Mission of JRT is to map; document; search; and, hopefully; recover and repatriate an American Service Member(s) Killed In Action (KIA) Body Not Recovered (BNR) from World War II.

The purpose of these expeditions is two-fold: (1) Keep the promise that we make to our service men and women defending our country and that is to bring them home should they make the ultimate sacrifice. (2) Identify the most severely wounded, ill, or injured Special Operations Forces (SOF) service members from the US Special Operations Command, who are having issues making the transition from the military to civilian life, and provide them with a real world MISSION. Why is this important? This provides the SOF service member a deeper PURPOSE for his or her life. This will enable them to FOCUS on something bigger than themselves.

Mark Stephens, Executive Board Member, said, "From my initial discussions with SCUBAPRO, I knew they recognized the importance and gravity of these missions." Working with Task Force Dagger Foundation through this process include: Joe Stella, SCUBAPRO President; Edward Rasmussen, Global Government Manager; and Richelle Pizl, Customer Service Manager. They have been amazing. They are truly part of the team.

Joe Stella, SCUBAPRO President states: "We are honored to partner with such a noble organization that is not only providing vital support to service members and their families today – but to those that served long ago. Task Force Dagger's critical missions are completely aligned with SCUBAPRO's long-standing commitment to support those who serve, and we are proud to be a part of the team."

Our first mission will take place in Saipan at the end of July thru mid-August 2018. The TFD portion of the team is made up of a joint group of Special Operations members (Army, Navy, and Air Force Special Operations). The TFD leadership is Keith David, TFD Managing Director; Greg Knauer, TFD Operations Manager; Terry Schappert, TFD Ambassador; and Mark Stephens, TFD Executive Board Member. The TFD team has a mix of visible and invisible injuries. With the support of SCUBAPRO, we will be able to fully equip the team with state of the art gear to address their individual needs while conducting the mission safely, efficiently, and effectively.

Without your donations, we cannot achieve our Mission supporting the US Special Operations Command's service members and their families.

The Task Force Dagger Foundation's three core programs: (1) Immediate Needs, (2) SOF Health Initiatives, and (3) Recreational Therapy Adaptive Events provide resources and healing for Special Operations Forces (SOF) members and families. Our SOF Health Initiatives provides program recipients care and treatment that is designed to treat the problem and not the symptom through functional medicine and other treatment modalities that are holistic in nature. Task Force Dagger Foundation supports Army Green Berets, Rangers, Civil Affairs, Military Information Support Operations, Army Special Mission Units, Navy SEALs, Air Force Special Tactics/Operations and Marine Special Operations and their families. These are some of the units that comprise the US Special Operations Command.

Since 2009, we have supported USSOCOM with over $3.5M dollars of support to 3,100 SOF service members and their families. The Task Force Dagger Foundation's overhead rate is 10.91%.

For more information, please contact the Task Force Dagger Foundation Office at (214) 420-9290 or via email at or visit us on the web at


SOURCE Task Force Dagger Foundation

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