Honored to Serve the People of Honduras

Brittany Jagdfeld

After serving in the Wisconsin Army National Guard for 12 years, dental hygienist Brittany Jadgfeld puts her skills to use with Team Rubicon in Central America.

I joined Team Rubicon about two weeks before the Honduras leg of Operation Continuing Promise. A friend of mine is on the leadership team in Region V and reached out to me about a need for a dental hygienist, and I was happy to help. I wasn’t sure to expect from this experience, but as I started working at the clinic, one thing truly stood out: the people of Honduras are very gracious and giving and I’m proud to serve them.

Brittany conducts a dental cleaning on a woman in Puerto Cortes, Honduras on Operation Continuing Promise. 


On the third day in the clinic, a woman came in for a dental cleaning. During the cleaning, she found out I was a volunteer and she was visibly happy and thankful I had volunteered my time to help her. When I started to get up, she gave me a hug and a kiss on the cheek. She had tears in her eyes as she rubbed my back and said, “You’re my angel. God bless you.” It made me feel a little overcome with emotion as well. I was honored to provide her that service, along with the many others that came through the clinic, all showing their thanks by offering us gifts. 

I was a truck driver and bulk fueler in the Wisconsin Army National Guard from 2005 – 2017, and I’m happy that I was invited to participate in this operation and look forward to participating more. Thanks to Team Rubicon, I can not only continue serving my own country but I’m able to serve others as well. 

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