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Serving Over The Holidays

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 16:14
On Veteran’s Day Weekend, Team Rubicon honored five Puerto Rican veterans by repairing their homes that were damaged by Hurricane Maria last year.

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Team Rubicon Saved His Life

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 15:34
“I can’t get enough of Team Rubicon,” he said. “The continuing of service is the best part about it.”

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Helping Those Who Help Us

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 15:18
"Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."

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Damage Assessments Are Important… Really

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 10:39
Learn the importance and value of good damage assessments in the disaster relief space.

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Getting Ahead of the Wildfires

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 14:08
During the last weekend in September, while dozens of Team Rubicon volunteers were on the ground in North Carolina providing relief in the wake of Hurricane Florence, Greyshirts were also active in Alaska conducting critical wildfire mitigation work. Team Rubicon partnered with the Anchorage Fire Department and Wildland Fire Mitigation Specialist John See to clear a dense area of black spruce trees and undergrowth that posed a high fire risk to homes in … Read More

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Anthony Bieggar’s Personal Disaster Paved His Path to Team Rubicon

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:18
Team Rubicon enables me to empathize with people who have been through disasters so that they don’t have to feel alone.

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Midnight Plane to Georgia

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 15:34
Here are some fun facts, we’ve completed 1.59k trainings in the state of Georgia. Georgia also has a population of about 3.7 million, had an estimated GDP of $15.23 billion in 2017, and was unified and established in 1008 AD in the Caucasus of Eurasia. Oh sorry, you thought I meant Georgia State? Yeah, me … Read More

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Highlighting Veterans in Our Ranks

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 19:56
In recognition of Veterans Day, join us in looking back at a few stand-out reflections written by and about a few of our veteran volunteers. After serving in the military and hanging up their uniforms, they decided to don our grey shirts to serve those impacted by disaster. They felt the need to share their … Read More

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Continuing to Serve Residents in Tinian and Saipan

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 17:23
Three days ago, on Monday, November 5, one element of our Emergency Medical Team (EMT) traveled from Tinian to Saipan on three, very small six-person planes that were fit for an Indiana Jones movie. Once in Saipan, we quickly got our Forward Operating Base (FOB) established in an abandoned building and then spent the evening … Read More

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Toolbank Partnership for Good

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 15:04
Team Rubicon’s response to Hurricane Michael, would not be as effective if it weren’t for our partnerships, such as the one with ToolBank Disaster Services. Julia Grabowski, manager of ToolBank Disaster Services, and Meredith Fletcher, Golden Triangle disaster coordinator, explained how the partnership with Team Rubicon started many years ago and why ToolBank is frequently … Read More

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Finding Refuge In Serving Others

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 16:41
“We’ve got to get to higher ground!”  Homeowner Bralyn Clenne, 23, reached for his girlfriend as he noticed water starting to seep underneath the front door.    In the back of his mind was the thought of his near-drowning accident that occurred several years ago. He reflected that he had been lucky that his father had … Read More

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Super Typhoon Yutu Response Update: An Opportunity To Do More and Help More People

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 04:23
As is tradition on disaster response operations, staying flexible is crucial to success. As many Team Rubicon Greyshirts affectionately say, “Semper Gumby” (a.k.a. stay flexible, be flexible). A lot has happened in the last five days and a lot is about to change in the next 24 hours. So far, we have successfully integrated our … Read More

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Making House Calls: Using mobile medicine to help Tinian residents in the wake of Super Typhoon Yutu

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 01:27
It’s 730 in the morning on Saturday, November 3. The humidity is at 90 percent, so the ICS 211 daily sign-in form feels wet. Morning briefing outside the Forward Operating Base (FOB) just wrapped up – the heat is high, but the enthusiasm is higher. Today is the first day of mobile medical operations. From … Read More

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Hitting the Ground Running in Tinian

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 13:44
Over the last two days, the Team Rubicon Emergency Medical Team (EMT) responding to Super Typhoon Yutu traveled more than 7,150 miles from the TR National Operations Center in Dallas to Tinian, CNMI – crossing four time zones and the international dateline along the way. A lot of people would be completely wrecked after that … Read More

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Operation Southern Slope

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 17:17
Team Rubicon volunteers provided flood mitigation services for residents in Huerfano County, CO.

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Operation Pining For Teddy

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 17:01
Team Rubicon volunteers are providing disaster relief to Bondurant, WY, following the Roosevelt Fire in September.

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It All Started With a Hug

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 15:53
Stephanie Fronczak was gathering supplies at a general goods store in Marianna, Florida, when she heard cries of help. The Greyshirt looked outside to see a frail elderly man struggling to get heavy bags of animal food into his vehicle.  “I’ll help.  I’ll do it!” Stephanie cried as she rushed over to the man.    After loading … Read More

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Heading Down Range: Stepping into the Arena in Tinian and Saipan

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 11:25
At 430 in the morning today, the National Operations Center (NOC) in Dallas was buzzing with a cocktail of calm, cool confidence mixed with traces of anxiousness and a lot of caffeine. Since Super Typhoon Yutu made landfall in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) on October 24, our teams have been preparing for … Read More

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Op Latte Stone

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 10:37
Team Rubicon volunteers are assisting in ongoing typhoon response and recovery effort in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) following Super Typhoon Yutu.

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Operation Kings Country

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 15:08
Team Rubicon volunteers are providing disaster relief in Kingsland, TX.

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