• Operation: Bayou Blitz

    • In Response to: Hurricane Isaac
    • Location: New Orleans, LA
    • Active: Aug 29, 2012 - Sep 10, 2012

Objective

In response to Hurricane Isaac, Team Rubicon deployed 34 personnel to various parishes in Southern Louisiana. TR provided 24 hour support to the state EOC (Emergency Operations Center) and conducted debris clearing and home repair operations in the affected areas.

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September 2, 2012 With search and rescue operations scaling down, and the water in the most devastated neighborhoods remaining to be pumped out before hurricane recovery can begin in earnest, Team Rubicon's south Louisiana team is making use of this transitional period by working with a local pastor to identify and assist residents whose needs are acute. In… Read More »

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September 5, 2012 In a few hours, I’ll wake up to a brand new day. The sun will probably be shining, the chicory-flavored coffee will tickle the inside of my nose, and the birds might even be singing. I’ll get in my car and drive down the road and talk to a few people, maybe take a boat… Read More »

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News / Press

TR in WDSU: Military vets help recover tombs

Team Rubicon finds remains washed away by Hurricane Isaac WDSU.com BRAITHWAITE, La. — A group of military veterans is on the ground in Lower Plaquemines Parish recovering caskets and tombs washed away during Hurricane Isaac. Herman Bienemy, 74, is looking for his mother and sister, Pauline and Mildred Bienemy. "They was in wood caskets, and they're out of… Read More »

TR in Nola.com: Team Rubicon’s military veterans, civilians volunteer for Hurricane Isaac cleanup

Team Rubicon's military veterans, civilians volunteer for Hurricane Isaac cleanup Published: Saturday, September 01, 2012, 8:02 PM By Ramon Antonio Vargas, The Times-Picayune When the path leading to her home near Slidell was blocked by a large tree that fell during Hurricane Isaac, Dr. Christy Graves couldn't get anyone to clear the way. But on… Read More »

TR in Nola.com: Team Rubicon’s military veterans, civilians volunteer for Hurricane Isaac cleanup

Team Rubicon's military veterans, civilians volunteer for Hurricane Isaac cleanup Published: Saturday, September 01, 2012, 8:02 PM By Ramon Antonio Vargas, The Times-Picayune When the path leading to her home near Slidell was blocked by a large tree that fell during Hurricane Isaac, Dr. Christy Graves couldn't get anyone to clear the way. But on… Read More »

Field Reports

Operation Bayou Blitz

With search and rescue operations scaling down, and the water in the most devastated neighborhoods remaining to be pumped out before hurricane recovery can begin in earnest, Team Rubicon's south Louisiana team is making use of this transitional period by working with a local pastor to identify and assist residents whose needs are acute. In… Read More »

TR on stand by for Hurricane Isaac

Team Rubicon is on stand by for Hurricane Isaac. All volunteers within a 200 mile radius of New Orleans are urged to sign up through OrgAction. Read More »

TR Activates Regions 4 & 6 for Operation: Bayou Blitz

Team Rubicon activates Regions 4 & 6 for Operation Bayou Blitz in response to Hurricane Isaac. The OpOrder has been published in OrgAction. It is VITAL that all deploying members read and comply with all details of the Operational Order. Personnel SAFETY is paramount. This is NOT a rescue mission; it is a response mission.… Read More »

Reflections

Bayou Blitz Reflection from Navy Veteran Denise Clancy “You are amazing!”

In a few hours, I’ll wake up to a brand new day. The sun will probably be shining, the chicory-flavored coffee will tickle the inside of my nose, and the birds might even be singing. I’ll get in my car and drive down the road and talk to a few people, maybe take a boat… Read More »

Reflection from Navy Veteran Denise (Dee) Clancy

Reflections of Yesterday (and a few days before that, and maybe even a few years before that)… Denise (dee) Clancy It’s after midnight on what is technically my fourth day in the New Orleans area in support of Team Rubicon’s Operation Bayou Blitz. After midnight. I should be sleeping, but I’m honestly too keyed up… Read More »

Reflection from former Navy Combat Engineer and Medic Timothy Chadwick Reynolds

As a brand new Team Rubicon member and Veteran of this great nation, I as a person have been refreshed anew. Today we came together as team, something that I have not experienced since leaving the military in 2002. The camaraderie of this team has been outstanding, even though the first twenty four hours of… Read More »