• Operation: Starting Gun

    • In Response to: Moore Tornado
    • Location: Moore, OK
    • Active: May 20, 2013 - Jul 2, 2013

Objective

After an EF-5 tornado hit Moore, OK, TR stood up one of its largest domestic responses to date. After the six week operation, over 450 members of TR assisted over 450 homeowners recover from the tornado.

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October 30, 2013 TR Nation is full of gnarly tattoos and hidden talents. After Navy veteran Windy Barton spent several weeks helping homeowners during Operation: Starting Gun, she decided to share her sentiment through stitches and whipped up one bad ass quilt. Windy’s patchwork now hangs in the hallway at HQ. Windy was one of hundreds of TR… Read More »

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June 21, 2013 Last week Team Rubicon volunteers met an elderly man trying to clear debris from in front his home.  They approached him -- not knowing that this man would touch their hearts forever. The volunteers learned the life of Moore, Okla., resident Gerald Hanes -- a Vietnam veteran.  Military has been a long tradition in his… Read More »

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Field Reports

The Reflection’s in the Fabric

TR Nation is full of gnarly tattoos and hidden talents. After Navy veteran Windy Barton spent several weeks helping homeowners during Operation: Starting Gun, she decided to share her sentiment through stitches and whipped up one bad ass quilt. Windy’s patchwork now hangs in the hallway at HQ. Windy was one of hundreds of TR… Read More »

Thank You, Airlink

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Operation: Starting Gun

AAR Starting Gun PDF Executive Summary Brief Operation Summary From May 20th to July 3rd 2013, Team Rubicon participated in disaster response and recovery operations in the town of Moore, Oklahoma which had been bisected by a massive tornado. During these operations Team Rubicon fielded over 450 volunteers from across the country to conduct damage… Read More »

Team starts demobilization in Oklahoma

While teams finished up our remaining work orders on Operation: Starting Gun, a small team stayed back to break down the FOB and finalize the demobilization process. Read More »

Reflections

Veteran to Veteran – A Story from Moore, OK.

Last week Team Rubicon volunteers met an elderly man trying to clear debris from in front his home.  They approached him -- not knowing that this man would touch their hearts forever. The volunteers learned the life of Moore, Okla., resident Gerald Hanes -- a Vietnam veteran.  Military has been a long tradition in his… Read More »