Team Rubicon – Disaster Response Veterans Service Organization

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Our Mission

Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams

Team Rubicon Saves Lives.

Since its creation in January 2010, TR has impacted thousands of lives – in Haiti, Chile, Burma, Pakistan, Sudan, and here at home, in Vermont, Maryland, Missouri, and Alabama.  TR reaches victims outside the scope of where traditional aid organizations venture; victims on the fringe.

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A 26-person DMAT treated hundreds of patients, many children, in field hospitals and clinics located in Carigara and Tacloban.

Team Rubicon Engages Veterans.

Hundreds of US military veterans, many returning home after fighting ten years of war, find a renewed sense of purpose for their skills and experiences through TR.

Team Rubicon Sets Itself Apart In the Nonprofit World.

Is it a disaster relief organization? A veteran-focused enterprise?  The truth is it’s both. TR pioneered a new paradigm in disaster response while redefining the meaning of veteran reintegration into society.

Team Rubicon Pioneered the Concept of Veteran-Focused Disaster Response.

On the streets of Port-au-Prince, in the immediate aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, TR’s military veterans realized a simple truth – natural disasters present many of the same problems that confront troops in Iraq and Afghanistan: unstable populations, limited resources, horrific sights, sounds and smells.  The skills cultivated on those same battlefields – emergency medicine, risk assessment and mitigation, teamwork and decisive leadership – are invaluable in disaster zones.

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On Veterans Day, Operation: Seabird’s alpha team deployed to the Philippines to provide relief in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

firebase116.org supports and loves all Veterans. Team Rubicon is the epitome of a Veteran group that wants to do really good things for our world.  Please feel free to contact Team Rubicon at:

Contact

Got a specific question? Message Us

  • P: 310-640-8787
  • A:
    Team Rubicon, Inc.
    300 N. Continental Blvd., Suite 150
    El Segundo, CA 90245
  • http://teamrubiconusa.org/

Please support New England Center for Homeless Veterans

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Lieutenant Governor Murray Releases Plan to Prevent and End Veteran’s Homelessness

Plan sets goals to end veteran homelessness by 2015

BOSTON – Tuesday, March 12, 2013 – Lieutenant Governor Murray today announced the release of the Massachusetts Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness’ Integrated Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness Among Veterans. Joined by Massachusetts imagesDepartment of Veterans’ Services Secretary Coleman Nee, Department of Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Aaron Gornstein, officials from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Massachusetts Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness (ICHH) and veteran service providers, Lieutenant Governor Murray outlined the report prior to touring the New England Center for Homeless Veterans.

Read the Plan.  Click below link to download or view (Adobe .pdf document).

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THEY SERVED US.  NOW IS THE TIME FOR US TO SERVE THEM!

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Click the above NECHV graphic to donate to NECHV. (A secure access window will open.)

Important Veteran Websites, VetSuccess, eBenefits, VA for Vets, National Resource Directory

On the VetSuccess.gov website, you can conduct customized job searches, access resources to help you create a resume and cover letter, and find useful tips and suggestions to help you succeed in a job interview.  We created VetSuccess.gov as a one-stop shop for Veteran employment, and hope you’ll visit and take advantage of the resources that are available.  Click the VetSuccess graphic to visit the VetSuccess Homepage.

eBenefits is a portal; a central location for Veterans, Service Members, and their families to research, find, access, and, in time, manage their benefits and personal information.

eBenefits offers:

  • A personalized workspace called My Dashboard that provides quick access to eBenefits tools. Using eBenefits tools, you can complete various tasks. You can apply for benefits, download your DD 214, view your benefits status, in addition to other actions as needed. This workspace is available to you once you have created an eBenefits account
  • A catalog of links to other sites that provide information about military and Veteran benefits
  • Click the above graphic to visit the eBenefit Homepage.  (secure)

VA honors the sacred pledge that Military Service Members and Veterans have made to protect our nation. As part of VA’s mission to provide world-class services for the men and women who sacrifice so much for us, we created a dedicated career support program just for them: VA for Vets.

Today, VA is more committed than ever to helping Veterans thrive. VA for Vetsworks to turn this vision into reality by offering Veterans the tools they need to launch or advance their civilian careers at VA.

The most thorough military skills translation and career matching services for Veterans seeking employment.

  • Professional development and deployment lifecycle support for current Veteran and Military Service Member employees.
  • Online training and personalized services for the supervisors, HR professionals, hiring managers and coworkers who work with our Veteran employees each and every day.

Come see how VA for Vets is connecting Veterans to the information, tools and resources they need to succeed.

The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them.

It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics including

For help finding resources on the site, visit the How to Use this Site section of the NRD.

The NRD is a partnership among the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs. Information contained within the NRD is from federal, state and local government agencies; Veteran and military service organizations; non-profit and community-based organizations; academic institutions and professional associations that provide assistance to wounded warriors and their families.

 

The Mass Vets Advisor

The Mass Vets Advisor: Benefiting Veterans and their families

“A portal and search tool guiding veterans to a comprehensive data base
of state of Massachusetts and federal benefits and programs.”

MassVetsAdvisor.org strives to serve the nearly half-million Veterans living in Massachusetts, and their Families, as a bridge to the many benefits that they have earned in defense of our nation. It is an easy to use website that helps Veterans and their loved ones find the services and programs that they deserve. By combining state and federal benefits information into one tailored online search, Veterans and their Families now have access to one stop shopping for all of their needs. Access to financial, education, and housing benefits that once took hours to research, resulting in dozens of phone calls, meetings, and frustration, are now just one click away on MassVetsAdvisor.org.

The Mass VetsAdvisor is a collaboration between the Massachusetts Broadband Institute, the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services, the Red Sox Foundation and the Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program.

This Web site is a guide to anyone searching for benefits and programs for Veterans and their family members. The data is comprehensive and currently provides search results from Massachusetts and Federal resources, listing only the benefits and services the Veteran is qualified for, and, where available, an “action plan” to apply for the benefit. Users will be able to print, email, save, or forward the action plan to his or her Veterans Services Officer. Our goal is to refine and expand this site over time to improve the quality of the information and to increase the knowledge and use of benefits, programs, and services to Veterans and their families.

The Mass VetsAdvisor was funded through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) State Broadband Initiative program, and is maintained by the Massachusetts Broadband Institute in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services.

For more information, visit http://www.massbroadband.org/Usage/veteran.html, or email [email protected].

Outward Bound for Veterans

Reenergizing Veterans Through Adventure and Challenge.

Outward Bound for Veterans helps thousands of returning service members and recent veterans readjust to life at home through powerful wilderness courses that draw on the healing benefit of teamwork and challenge through use of the natural world.

Programs

Outward Bound for Veterans provides our returning service men and women with rewarding wilderness expeditions specially designed for the men and women or our nation’s armed forces. Veterans programs are designed to be exhilarating, challenging, and rewarding. We make the most of the organizational and teamwork skills which veterans have learned in the military to move groups of 10-12 participants straight into the field.

Once on expedition, Outward Bound training will bring veterans up to speed on our wilderness travel expectations. Leadership skills will be tested as participants take responsibility for the crew and make community plans and decisions. Our staff, most veterans themselves, have extensive experience in backpacking, mountaineering, climbing, canoeing, sailing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, and dog sledding. Participants rely on them for information and safety, but ultimately the success of the experience rests with the participants. All programs, including travel to and from the course areas from anywhere in the continental US, are fully funded through the generous support of a network of partners, sponsors and donors. Participating veterans only need to provide day-to-day clothing and footwear.

Outward Bound for Veterans programs:

  • build a supportive community with other war veterans
  • facilitate genuine discussions on readjustment and transition challenges
  • re-energize and reinvigorate spirits through adventures and challenges in a beautiful natural environment
  • reduce the feeling of isolation
  • provide the opportunity to bond with comrades outside of the typical military structure
  • transfer veterans’ military values and experiences to civilian life so that veterans are prepared to serve their stateside communities.

About Outward bound for Veterans

Outward Bound for Veterans helps returning service members and recent veterans readjust to life at home through powerful wilderness courses that draw on the healing benefit of teamwork and challenge through use of the natural world.

Servicemen and veterans take part in wilderness expeditions that are physically, mentally and emotionally challenging in order to build the self-confidence, pride, trust and communication skills necessary to successfully return to their families, employers and communities following wartime service. These expeditions purposefully scaffold wartime experiences (carrying heavy packs, sore shoulders, rubbery legs, sleeping out, strange noises, sweat, dirt, frustration and anger) with authentic achievements to create positive emotional and mental outcomes.

Wilderness activities are used as metaphors for daily life experiences in the pursuit of individual and group excellence, illuminating how the support and collaboration needed to meet Outward Bound goals can positively impact participants’ interactions with others at home. Many veterans experienced courage, brotherhood and a real sense of power and competence while in combat. Outward Bound gives Veterans and service members the opportunity to re-experience these strengths in themselves in a different context, thus helping them to transition back to civilian life.

Outward Bound for Veterans

Outward Bound’s first courses for veterans were established through collaboration with Veterans Administration Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) units to serve Vietnam War veterans. Outward Bound renewed the program in 2006 to serve Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, running one such course each year. The 2006 and 2007 courses both received overwhelmingly positive evaluations. Based on this success, in 2008 Outward Bound received a three-year, $4.3 million grant from Military Family Outdoor Initiative Project (MFO). With this grant and additional support from the federal government and others, we have increased the number of veterans served from 13 in 2007 to 1,400 in 2010.

Please visit www.outwardbound.org/veteran-adventures/outward-bound-for-veterans/ for more information regarding the courses, dates and locations.  Clicking on any of the links or photos will direct you to Outward Bound for Veterans.