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 »

A Civvy’s Takeaway from Team Rubicon

| Posted By: Matt Scott
A Civvy’s Takeaway from Team Rubicon

Just over two years ago I received a call from a friend. “Hey Matt, I took a job with Team Rubicon, an organization that helps veterans reintegrate back into civilian life through continued service,” Joanne explained from her garage in Venice Beach, CA. “We’re starting up a regional model and I wanted to see if you’d be interested in helping develop something in Portland.” A couple weeks later, a 6’6” red-headed... Read More »

Q&A with Korengal Director Sebastian Junger

| Posted By: Dana Braverman
Q&A with Korengal Director Sebastian Junger

This past weekend, a group of nearly 30 Team Rubicon members gathered near Boston to see Sebastian Junger’s new documentary, Korengal. The film is Junger’s second following 2nd Platoon, B Co, 2/503rd IN, 173rd Airborne’s 2007-2008 deployment to the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. Korengal is an attempt to show the realities of war absent from most Hollywood productions: the mind-numbing boredom between patrols, the crushing drop in adrenaline after a... Read More »

Get Right in Roll Call

| Posted By: Bobbi Snethen
Get Right in Roll Call

Atten-hut! If you identify as a member of TR and haven’t logged into the brand-spankin’ new volunteer management community Roll Call, it’s time to get right. Your next steps: Log in. Existing members: Head here and enter the email already listed in OrgAction or your username (test both). Password: Welcome1 New team members: Visit www.teamrubiconusa.org/roll-call/ to start the registration process. Need tech support? Let us know. We won’t leave... Read More »

A Veteran’s Daughter

| Posted By: Jill Alward
A Veteran’s Daughter

I am not a veteran but a veteran’s daughter – a title I did not give much consideration before becoming a member of Team Rubicon. I knew my dad (I still call him “daddy”) served in the Air Force during Vietnam and that he eventually retired from the Army National Guard, but I didn’t really know what his service meant to him and, in turn, should have meant to... Read More »

Dan’s Gift

| Posted By: Kirk Jackson
Dan’s Gift

Master Sgt. Daniel R. Wassom II died shielding his daughter from debris as a tornado ripped apart his home. That’s all we knew as we walked up to the property in Vilonia, AR. This man was another tragic casualty from the indiscriminate storm that ripped through central Arkansas on April 27. But also being a father of two, Dan’s sacrifice resonated very deeply with me.... Read More »

Sense of Purpose Renewed

| Posted By: Amanda Burke
Sense of Purpose Renewed

Team Rubicon drew me in for the same reasons most of our members decided to join the organization – we were all looking for a sense of purpose and community replicable to what we experienced in the service. The big difference for me is that while a majority of our members were searching for ways to heal their wounds from war, I was looking for... Read More »

We’re Hiring

| Posted By: Mike Lee
We’re Hiring

Division 2 Administrator   Team Rubicon’s Division 2 Administrator (DA) is a new, full-time position on our fast-growing team. With ten regions and 17,000 members across the country, it’s time to expand our staff outside of Los Angeles!   DAs will report to the Chief Operations Officer (COO). This person will be responsible for developing and executing strategy at the divisional level. They will have... Read More »

Finding the Trifecta

| Posted By: Jennifer Tiffany
Finding the Trifecta

Volunteering is a duality of service. When we serve others, we serve ourselves. I’ve volunteered throughout my adult life and for multiple organizations. Today was a little different. As a volunteer for Team Red, White & Blue and Team Rubicon’s Paint the Town in Boise, Idaho, I discovered another element of volunteering. Projects like Paint the Town bring the element of serving others and serving oneself. Furthermore, Team RWB... Read More »

Worth the Fight

| Posted By: Alex Tievy
Worth the Fight

I received an email through Team Rubicon detailing a service project to help a woman living in Hemet, CA. She was the mother-in-law to three Marines and suffering from a rare form of cancer. She needed help refurbishing her home prior to its impending sale and her inevitable move to a treatment facility. When I arrived, I met Kendra, a Marine veteran and our team... Read More »