May 10, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Team Rubicon Teams Up With Got Your 6 in Campaign to Support Veterans
LOS ANGELES – In an unprecedented show of support for veterans and military families, nearly every major studio, broadcast and cable network, talent agency, and guild in the entertainment industry has united with Team Rubicon and other top-tier non-profit organizations to launch the Got Your 6TM campaign (www.gotyour6.org). Got Your 6 will create a wide array of opportunities for veterans to successfully convert their leadership operational training into positive civilian roles in our communities nationwide.
“Got your six” is a military expression that means “I’ve got your back, and you’ve got mine.” The six o’clock position or “six” is the designation of the rear of a military formation.
Got Your 6 will focus on six pillars of reintegration: jobs, education, health, housing, family and leadership. Got Your 6 will work with a lead non-profit organization to activate each pillar in pursuit of a specific, substantial launch goal.
Team Rubicon will participate in the Leadership pillar, working in conjunction with The Mission Continues towards the goal of engaging veterans and military family members in 1.5 million hours of volunteer service in communities nationwide by July 2013.
“With more than 1 million military service members re-entering civilian life over the next 5 years, it is imperative that we set them up for success,” said Jake Wood, Team Rubicon President and Co-Founder. “The tangible goals set forth in this initiative will make much needed support a reality for our nation’s veterans and Team Rubicon is thrilled to be a part of it.”
About Team Rubicon
Team Rubicon (TR) unites the skills and experience of military veterans with medical professionals to rapidly deploy emergency response teams into crisis situations. TR offers veterans a chance to continue their service by helping and empowering those afflicted by disasters, and also themselves. For more about Team Rubicon, visit http://www.teamrubiconusa.org.
About Got Your 6
Got Your 6 is a campaign designed to change the conversation in America such that veterans and military families are seen as civic assets and leaders who will reinvigorate our community. The campaign combines the reach and resources of the top American entertainment studios, networks, guilds and agencies with the expertise and commitment of more than two dozen non-profit organizations. Through an extensive media footprint and a set of substantial service commitments, Got Your 6 will ensure successful reintegration of veterans into civilian life. For more information, visit www.gotyour6.org.