• Operation: Rising Eagle

    • In Response to: Faulkner County Tornadoes
    • Location: Faulkner County, AR, USA
    • Active: Apr 28, 2014 - May 30, 2014

Objective

After an EF-5 tornado hit Faulkner County, AR on April 28th, Team Rubicon launched Operation: Rising Eagle to provide expedient home repair and debris removal to those affected by the tornadoes.

Operation Overview

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Latest Field Reports

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May 14, 2014 For the last couple weeks, our teams have stayed busy providing tornado relief in hard-hit communities of Arkansas, Kansas, and Mississippi. Operation: Black Dog in Baxter Springs, KS wrapped up on Monday while Operation: Red Hills in Louisville, MS demobilizes today. Dozens of TR members logged damage assessments, swung a sledge, operated some heavy equipment, and led the efforts of… Read More »

Latest Reflections

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June 3, 2014 Six Vietnam veterans reflect on their time spent providing tornado relief in Arkansas. Read More »

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Field Reports

Tornado Relief Operations Continue

For the last couple weeks, our teams have stayed busy providing tornado relief in hard-hit communities of Arkansas, Kansas, and Mississippi. Operation: Black Dog in Baxter Springs, KS wrapped up on Monday while Operation: Red Hills in Louisville, MS demobilizes today. Dozens of TR members logged damage assessments, swung a sledge, operated some heavy equipment, and led the efforts of… Read More »

A Day of Prep

Over the weekend, thousands of service-minded volunteers are expected to descend upon Faulkner County, AR to help sort and remove debris so their neighbors can start to rebuild. Our command staff is managing multiple Volunteer Resource Centers and partnering with local NGOs and emergency management agencies to complete work orders in areas affected by this week's tornado outbreak.… Read More »

Update on Op: Rising Eagle

On Monday, Region 6 launched Operation: Rising Eagle to assist the towns of Mayflower and Vilonia, AR with volunteer management and damage assessments before deploying strike teams to run chainsaw operations and debris removal. The team on the ground expects an influx of spontaneous volunteers from the area, and members in the region are encouraged to visit OrgAction to register… Read More »

Reflections

Generations at Work

Six Vietnam veterans reflect on their time spent providing tornado relief in Arkansas. Read More »

Recovering Sherry’s Keepsake

Wheels up, 0200. My first deployment out of Region 8 with Team Rubicon. I arrived at the FOB in the rain, having dropped my gear at the barracks. I checked in and immediately started sharpening chainsaws. The Ops Chief stopped by and gave my assignment for the morning. Bravo Team. Day one, exactly what I expected. On the… Read More »

Navy Veteran Karen Bump Reflects on Operation: Rising Eagle

Since retiring from the Navy in 2007, I've worked at two companies, started my own business, took up riding a Harley, went to Sturgis, and pursued other endeavors to get reacquainted with that feeling of accomplishment. I've been trying to enjoy life and find my way. Then I found Team Rubicon and deployed for the… Read More »