• Operation Gingerbread Man

    • In Response to: Hidden Pines Fire
    • Location: Bastrop, TX 78602, USA
    • Active: Oct 30, 2015 - Nov 11, 2015
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Objective

Region 6 responded to the Hidden Pines Fire in Texas to assist with debris removal operations after more than 60 homes were destroyed.

Operation Overview

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November 5, 2015 In case you were wondering why we named a wildfire response after a delicious cookie featured in children's stories, well, it's because Bastrop County, TX is home to the world's largest permanent gingerbread man "Smitty," made from the mold of one seriously large edible cookie. In 2006, Smitty weighed 1,308 lbs, 8 oz and measured… Read More »

Latest Reflections

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November 19, 2015 Army veteran April Burge honed in on the type of company she wants to keep while serving the community of Bastrop, TX with Team Rubicon. Read More »

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Rugged devices aid Team Rubicon’s disaster relief efforts

What is Team Rubicon? Watching tornadoes ravage the town of Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20, 2013, John New had a visceral reaction. He needed to be out there, helping the victims pick up the pieces of their lives. “When I saw the footage it felt very personal,” he said. A former Army intelligence operator, New… Read More »

Field Reports

What’s with Operation: Gingerbread Man?

In case you were wondering why we named a wildfire response after a delicious cookie featured in children's stories, well, it's because Bastrop County, TX is home to the world's largest permanent gingerbread man "Smitty," made from the mold of one seriously large edible cookie. In 2006, Smitty weighed 1,308 lbs, 8 oz and measured… Read More »

Reflections

The Company You Keep

Army veteran April Burge honed in on the type of company she wants to keep while serving the community of Bastrop, TX with Team Rubicon. Read More »

Bastrop Over Belize

Former U.S. Army Logistics Officer Ben Eichel chose to support the wildfire relief effort in Bastrop, TX over scuba diving in Belize. Read More »

Serving Alongside the Helfrich Family

The team in Texas had the honor of assisting Keith Helfrich, an Army Special Forces veteran of 26 years, whose property was affected by the Hidden Pines Fire. Read More »