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By Cpl. Dylan Chagnon
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton 

Shredding adversity: surfing helps wounded warriors recover


Last updated 8/30/2018 at 5:28pm

Lance Cpl. Noah Rudash

Recovering service members, veterans, volunteers and their loved ones assemble for a group photo during the 12th annual Operation Amped Surf Camp at San Onofre Beach at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

Service members often encounter physical, psychological and emotional adversity when protecting their country's freedom. The injuries sustained both on and off duty require recovery in many forms – including physical competitions, religious programs, community outreach opportunities, behavioral health and more. Some may only need a surfboard and a wave to ride.

Veterans, recovering service members and their loved ones attended the 12th annual Operation Amped Surf Camp at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Aug. 17-19. Thirteen wounded, ill or injured service members attended the three-day...

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