Seeker of Service

| Posted By: Johnny Crespo
Seeker of Service

Born in Miami, raised on Paris Island, and forged with an American iron heart, I have always searched for an opportunity to serve. Since I can remember, I’ve wanted to be in some sort of military, humanitarian, or support group. Hence why right after graduating high school, I decided to do something about that desire to be of service to my family and the country I love. Having... Read More »

The More You Sweat, the Less You Bleed

| Posted By: Patrick Moltrup
The More You Sweat, the Less You Bleed

Over the years, I’ve learned a lot from my dad, but at the top of that list is “always be prepared.” Be prepared? For what? Well, for anything and everything, really. I never took this lesson very seriously. My dad usually spoke with a slightly sarcastic, joking tone. He constantly tested me and my brother to see if we were sharp enough, and then he’d be really... Read More »

Six Ways to Help Achieve Work-Life-Volunteer Balance

| Posted By: Chris Ryan
Six Ways to Help Achieve Work-Life-Volunteer Balance

We’ve all heard about the importance of achieving a work-life balance. Add some volunteerism in the disaster relief arena and you’ve got long deployments, late nights, and ongoing training to prepare you for the next response. Being able to forge a sound relationship among work, life, and volunteerism is crucial, and despite what it seems, it’s actually possible. Here are six tips on achieving the WLV balance based on... Read More »

Setting the Pace in Pennsylvania

| Posted By: Lourdes Tiglao
Setting the Pace in Pennsylvania

Veterans and civilians make up the big, service-minded family better known as TR Nation. Allow us to share the path of two leaders hailing from Pennsylvania, and get some juicy insight on their backgrounds, motivations, and a few pearls of wisdom for any volunteers aspiring to take on a leadership role within TR. Name: Matthew Bell, Air National Guard TR Position: Regional Training Officer (2014), Eastern PA District... Read More »

Preventing Suicide Among the TR Ranks

| Posted By: Jeremy Bersin
Preventing Suicide Among the TR Ranks

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs Suicide Data Report, 2012, “An estimated 22 veterans will have died from suicide each day in the calendar year 2010.” Extrapolate that, and you get over 8,000 veteran suicides annually, a number far too large to not act. With those statistics in mind, Region 1 wrapped up June 2014 with a weekend-long Applied Suicide Interventions Skills Training (ASIST) where about 20 volunteers... Read More »

Ready, Aim…Aim Again

| Posted By: Jon Connors
Ready, Aim…Aim Again

This past weekend, members of Region 2 headed to upstate New York to take part in a weekend of Wilderness First Aid training in Oriskany. Mustering before 0800 on Saturday to begin training for the day, the temperatures began to rise, and the minutes, then hours, ticked on, and still, there was no sign of the instructor. Then, the team learned the instructor had been in a car accident while... Read More »

Lt. Gen. Honoré Joins Team Rubicon Board of Advisors

| Posted By: Bobbi Snethen
Lt. Gen. Honoré Joins Team Rubicon Board of Advisors

LOS ANGELES, CA – Team Rubicon, a disaster relief organization which unites the skills of military veterans with first responders, is pleased to welcome retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré to its board of advisors. Best known for his no-nonsense leadership of Joint Task Force Katrina in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Honoré retired in 2008, following 37 years of active service with the... Read More »

Announcing the Second Cohort of the Clay Hunt Fellows Program

| Posted By: Bobbi Snethen
Announcing the Second Cohort of the Clay Hunt Fellows Program

We’re beyond proud to announce the second cohort of the Clay Hunt Fellows Program, our year-long leadership and training program for military veterans. These exceptional fellows will gain cross-functional leadership experience and be equipped with the basic skills required for nonprofit and emergency management. The Clay Hunt Fellows Program is generously funded by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project. The 2014 Clay Hunt Fellows Lourdes Tiglao... Read More »

Building Teams the TR Way

| Posted By: Mike Lee
Building Teams the TR Way

There is a really interesting group of people in Team Rubicon. I’m not just talking about military and civilian; it gets a lot more diverse than that. We’re talking about bringing together an Air Force captain, a rocket scientist (seriously, a real rocket scientist), an advertising professional, and a firefighter and making them all play nice. And it doesn’t just go “nice,” it goes great.... Read More »

Wounded Warrior Project® and Team Rubicon Collaborate to Leverage Military Veterans’ Leadership Skills and Crisis Management Experience

New York (July 1, 2014) – National veterans’ nonprofits Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and Team Rubicon are partnering to honor and empower wounded veterans by leveraging their skills and experience to serve communities hit by natural disasters with emergency response measures. As part of the partnership, WWP will fund Team Rubicon’s Clay Hunt Fellows Program (CHFP), a leadership, growth and readiness program designed to provide... Read More »