• Operation: Moonshine

    • In Response to: Van Buren Tornadoes
    • Location: Van Buren, AR
    • Active: Apr 11, 2013 - Apr 17, 2013

Objective

When tornadoes damaged homes and structures in Van Buren County, AR, TR Region 6 deployed 15 volunteers provide expedient home repair.

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April 14, 2013 PDF AAR Operation Moonshine AFTER ACTION REPORT Operation name: Operation Moonshine Duration: 4 days Dates: 4/11/2013-4/14/2013 Locations: Van Buren County, Arkansas   Executive Summary   Paragraph 1: Pre-Deployment On 4/10/13, Team Rubicon Region VI began to monitor a severe weather system that threatened the majority of the state of Arkansas and would later form an… Read More »

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April 13, 2013 With a driven passion, Team Rubicon has given men the opportunity to help this great nation in time of disaster, chaos and overwhelming experiences. After adding insult to misery and when hell keeps coming down, volunteer citizens, veterans, and emergency response teams trust in their abilities, instincts, and capabilities and have a heart-felt desire to… Read More »

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Field Reports

Operation: Moonshine

PDF AAR Operation Moonshine AFTER ACTION REPORT Operation name: Operation Moonshine Duration: 4 days Dates: 4/11/2013-4/14/2013 Locations: Van Buren County, Arkansas   Executive Summary   Paragraph 1: Pre-Deployment On 4/10/13, Team Rubicon Region VI began to monitor a severe weather system that threatened the majority of the state of Arkansas and would later form an… Read More »

Mission Update on Operation: Moonshine – 4.12.13

TR has deployed a team of 15 volunteers to Van Buren County, AR to respond to tornado damage. In the last 24 hours, the team assembled in the town of Marshall, AR and coordinated with local authorities. TR volunteers also removed debris from three affected homes and placed tarps on damaged roofs. Further updates to… Read More »

Reflections

Operation: Moonshine – Personal Reflection from Christian Vargas, USMC Veteran

With a driven passion, Team Rubicon has given men the opportunity to help this great nation in time of disaster, chaos and overwhelming experiences. After adding insult to misery and when hell keeps coming down, volunteer citizens, veterans, and emergency response teams trust in their abilities, instincts, and capabilities and have a heart-felt desire to… Read More »

Operation: Moonshine – Personal Reflection from Mike Winders, USAF Veteran

I first served with Team Rubicon during Hurricane Sandy relief efforts by providing off site technical support by utilizing weather forecasting and observation training and experience which I learned in the U.S. Air Force. I have now been integrated into a group of veterans who not only care but step into total destruction and become… Read More »