Yearly Archives: 2016

Dear Operation Amped Warriors, Your Families, Volunteers, Donors and Supporters,

This holiday season we wish you a blessed and joyous time with your friends and family.  For many of us, this time of year is bitter/sweet.  We remember the challenges and happy time 2016 has brought us.  We member friends, family, and our brothers and sister in ARMS both past and present.  Those that are gone and those who are still with us.  Memories are what keep them alive in our hearts!

Please take this time to reflect on those people that bring meaning to our lives.   Most of all, please pray for our Warriors who cannot spend this special time of the year with their loved ones.  They deserve a special place in our hearts for helping maintain our freedoms.

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Operation Amped Family

Dear Volunteers and Supporters,

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Operation Amped salutes all of our veterans both past and present, living and deceased. Thank you so much for your service and sacrifice for which our nation owes a HUGE Debt! Without you we would not have a FREE Nation and our organization would not exist. Happy Veterans Day!


In Florida:

WHEN: Sunday, Sept 25 at 9am
WHERE: On the beach, behind Sea Vista Tiki Bar: 1701 S Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 *Look for Izzy’s truck on the beach with a flag flying on it* -There is additional parking on the North side of Islander Beach Resort: 1601 S Atlantic Ave, NSB, FL 32169 (just north of the Tiki).

You can also drive & park on the beach ($10) •We will be holding a beach side service for her there, and will follow with a paddle out. If you would like to participate in the paddle out, please feel free to wear beach attire and bring your board. Izzy would have wanted this to be a celebration.

Following the paddle out, approx 11am, we will be having a potluck style brunch at a family friends’ home: Travis & Deia – 1517 Live Oak St, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32141

In California:

Funeral Service:
WHEN: Thursday, Sept 29th, promptly at 1pm
WHERE: Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, CA 92122 *We will update with plot info when we find out*

Reception following Funeral
– All are welcome to share their memories at this time.

WHERE: Del Mar Beach venue/facility

**We will post the location/time as soon as we know.** •Following the ceremony, there will be a paddle out. Please feel free to join in this if you’d like.
– This location is being hosted by Wounded Warriors Surf Clinic, an organization that Izzy was involved with.

The Operation Amped Family mourns the passing of one of its own, Izzy George. She passed away this past Friday 16 September 2016. We wish to express our deepest condolences to her family and friends. Izzy’s fire ball spirit will be missed, but never forgotten.

May her soul rest in peace.

From all the friends and family at Operation Amped.



Operation Amped would like to thank the ISURUS Wetsuit Company for their generous donation of 15 new wetsuits! These suits will be used to support our 3 day surf camps and 1 day clinics!

Dear Operation Amped Volunteers and Participants,

You are cordially invited to spend a day at the beach “North Torrey Pines Beach” on Saturday, 24 September from 10 AM to 4 PM.  Operation Amped has been selected the Benefactor of the Annual Saltdog Classic!

There will be plenty of chairs and pop up shade tarps provided for our group.  There will be food vendors and 5 bands lined up for your listening enjoyment.

If you are interested in competing, please let us know ASAP so we can submit your entry form.

I am asking for 10 volunteers to help me setup our booth, sell T-shirts and stickers, field questions about our organization and tear down.  ALL volunteers will be provided meals, snacks and refreshments.

If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP by Friday 16 September at 5 PM.

Thanks everyone and I hope to see you on the 24th!!

Click here for the flyer

We would like to THANK all of our generous supporters who helped us financially meet and exceed our fundraising goals for 2016!

We originally needed an additional $2,000 just to run the camp and we raised over $10,600!!!


Lisa Moak from Lisa Lorene Photography took some wonderful images for the Operation Amped 10th Anniversary event. Click here to view:

Date: 12 – 14 August 2016
Who: 12 Ill, Disabled and Injured Veterans and their families
What: Using the healing properties of Surf Therapy for our brave veterans and their families, Fun, Sun, and Community!