You Know You’re From Region 1 When…

| Posted By: Dana Braverman
You Know You’re From Region 1 When…

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Don’t Forget Who Inspired You

| Posted By: Michael Linn
Don’t Forget Who Inspired You

Veterans Day has passed and we’ve taken the time to remember and thank those who have served, those who’ve served by our side and those who’ve served before us. As I reflected on the men and women I have served with, I began thinking about the people who inspired me to continue serving through Team Rubicon. Those made us want to work harder, to strive... Read More »

For Love of Country

| Posted By: Bobbi Snethen
For Love of Country

We’re fired up this morning. Why? Because For Love of Country, a new book co-authored by Starbucks Chairman, President, and CEO Howard Schultz and award-winning Washington Post Senior Correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran, is highlighting our mission and featuring members of our team. The book is a celebration of the courage, dedication, and sacrifice of post-9/11 American veterans on the battlefield and their equally valuable contributions on the home front,... Read More »

Bringing Back the Brotherhood

| Posted By: Alexendra Tievy
Bringing Back the Brotherhood

On October 18, members of Team Rubicon SoCal converged on a private campsite in Acton, California for an overnight trip that overflowed with camaraderie, hearty laughs, and newfound personal connections. While not your standard TR relief operation, preparatory skills for disaster relief were also provided in the form of chainsaw training. One participant noted, “It’s the personal connections that really make TR a community. Volunteers... Read More »

We Can Combat Suicide as a Community

| Posted By: Amanda Burke
We Can Combat Suicide as a Community

Every day we lose our friends, loved ones, neighbors, and other influential people in our lives to suicide. According to the CDC, an average of 105 Americans lost their lives to suicide each day in 2010. Twenty-two of those were veterans. So what do these numbers tell me? Suicide is not just a veteran problem, it’s a community problem. A community is made up of... Read More »

Relive #TRLC2015

| Posted By: Bobbi Snethen
Relive #TRLC2015

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Trust Your Wingman

| Posted By: Jake Taylor-Hill
Trust Your Wingman

Let’s paint a picture. I’ll supply the imagery in words; you, the imagination. Weather: a moderate 75 degrees, sunny skies, spotted with small clouds providing sporadic relief from the rays, a 20 percent chance of precipitation that never develops but brings out the wildlife, and warm, calm, crystal clear, glassy water. Now take all of that and store it away as what was envisioned by... Read More »

A Note From Our Chief Operating Officer

| Posted By: Ken Harbaugh
A Note From Our Chief Operating Officer

It’s been one hell of a year, and since last week marked my anniversary at Team Rubicon, I thought I’d share a few reflections on how far we’ve come. When Will McNulty and Jake Wood first approached me about joining TR 18 months ago, there were seven full-time staff members and fewer than 1,000 volunteers. The notion of becoming a truly professionalized disaster relief organization... Read More »

First Aid Gone Wildnerness

| Posted By: Olivia Epps
First Aid Gone Wildnerness

I was recently afforded the opportunity of participating in a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course sponsored by Region 8. As a lowly civilian, I’ve made it through a quarter-century without learning any significant first aid, aside from a one-credit CPR course in college. By the end of the weekend, I was not only in awe of my peers’ knowledge and experience, but I felt I was... Read More »

Blue Screen of Death Won’t Halt Our Progress

| Posted By: Patrick Ross III
Blue Screen of Death Won’t Halt Our Progress

The other day I had an encouraging conversation over the phone (who knew that cell phones could still function as telephones?) with one of our regional leaders. She shared how even when she dedicates in excess of 40 hours a week to Team Rubicon, there is still more work to be done. She bragged about how squared away her regional team is and how if... Read More »