Man paddle boards along the coast to raise awareness for soldiers

'Operation Phoenix' stops at Okaloosa Island

Okaloosa Island, Fla (WEAR) - Josh Collins is paddle boarding along the coast, from Texas to New York.

It's an effort to raise awareness for the mental health of soldiers returning from war. It's called 'Operation Phoenix.'

Northwest Florida is one of 12 stops Josh is making along the way.

You can track his progress by clicking here.

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