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Wounded Warriors Ride The Wave To Rehabilitation Near Camp Pendleton

Wounded Warrior Marines prepare to surf
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Wounded Warrior Marines prepare to surf

Sun rays pierced through the early morning clouds as ocean waves curled and crashed onto Camp Pendleton's Del Mar shore.

Juan M. Garcia, assistant secretary of the Navy returned to Pendleton's waterfront, May 5, to surf alongside Wounded Warrior Marines, participating in the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation ocean therapy program.

"This is about reintegrating a cadre of Wounded Warriors," said Garcia. "The Miller family and the [JMMF] have taken on this mission and are changing lives during every session."

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Ocean therapy is gaining recognition among military members for being an alternative means to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation for Marines challenged by Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, traumatic brain injuries and other mental and physical illness.

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