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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Foregoing Birthdays to Fundraise

| Posted By: Matt Scott
Foregoing Birthdays to Fundraise

In early November 2013, the Dimson family was busy planning a celebration for two milestone birthdays for cousins Ciro and Jacene. Those plans quickly shifted when Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines, the homeland and roots of their family heritage. Impacted by the devastation, Ciro swapped out his birthday brunch plans. In a reply to the family’s group email, he wrote: One of the few... Read More »

Grandma’s Fry Bread – James Sarabia Reflects on Operation: Rising Mesa

There’s something about our elder Americans that can grasp a young man’s soul quicker than the glint of gold, the allure of money, and more lasting than any blockbuster film. In the devastation of Moore, Oklahoma, I had the supreme privilege of meeting a gentleman named Gerald. His father had died in World War II when Gerald was four. Sitting on Gerald’s muddy porch in... Read More »