You Know You’re From Region 1 When…

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

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Thirteen Years Ago on This Day

| Posted By: Josh Logan
Thirteen Years Ago on This Day

Thirteen years ago today, I was 12 years old, attending my first week of school in junior high and relatively nervous about the entire endeavor. You see, I used to have a serious anxiety problem and new things were comparable to torture. So here I am, anxious from my surroundings in an awkward stage of life. Our second bell of the day rings out and we... 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 »

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 »

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 »

A Day Well Spent

| Posted By: Brian Harlow
A Day Well Spent

Over Memorial Day weekend, Region 2 launched an operational exercise in response to a tornado that tore through Duanesburg, NY. Three members from Region 1 dropped everything to lend a hand, including volunteer Brian Harlow who shared his thoughts following his first deployment with Team Rubicon.  I was at a family wedding Sunday early evening when an email came in asking for volunteers to spend the holiday... Read More »

In the Words of a Clay Hunt Fellow

| Posted By: Mike Lee
In the Words of a Clay Hunt Fellow

Region 1 communications manager Dana Braverman sat down with Clay Hunt Fellow Ryan Ginty to get a participant’s perspective on the Clay Hunt Fellows Program. Tell us a little bit about yourself: I am an Air Force Security Forces veteran and deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. I now coach rugby at the University of Hartford for both  men and women as well as a... Read More »