One of the more interesting Veterans groups to spring up in recent years is Team Rubicon, which utilizes the military skills of its members to help in humanitarian crises around the world. From starting up triage clinics after the Chilean earthquake to helping displaced Pakistanis after severe floods, and rushing into the Midwest following destructive tornadoes, Team Rubicon has quickly become a fixture in the Veteran space.
But Team Rubicon isn’t just about helping to provide rapid response to disasters all over the world. It has become a rallying point for Veterans looking to regain the sense of mission and purpose that came with service in the military. From CNN:
Over time, they realized that the missions were also benefiting the veterans themselves, giving them a sense of purpose and self-worth that they often lose when they transition to civilian life. Wood believes that today’s veterans enjoy the fellowship that comes from giving back.
“Being able to help people and be a part of a team once again … I think gives them some of (what) they were missing,” Wood said. “They are almost recharged.”