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Operation Shark Dive made its debut at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma on Thursday. The program is designed to help veterans overcome the stresses and wounds of combat. Four soldiers from the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Warrior Transition Battalion don dry suits and breathing apparatus, climb into a cage and get underwater with 16 sharks in the South Pacific Aquarium. Mantai Chow mchow@mcclatchy.com
Operation Shark Dive made its debut at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma on Thursday. The program is designed to help veterans overcome the stresses and wounds of combat. Four soldiers from the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Warrior Transition Battalion don dry suits and breathing apparatus, climb into a cage and get underwater with 16 sharks in the South Pacific Aquarium. Mantai Chow mchow@mcclatchy.com

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