Reflection – Kate Mottram – Operation Bugden

Reflection – Kate Mottram – Operation Bugden

In October 2019 I was asked to join an operation reconnaissance trip (ORT) to Casino NSW with Team Rubicon Australia (TRA) regarding the firestorm that had hit Rappville in the first week of October. I had no idea what an ORT was but when I was told it was near Casino...
Adam Moss Military Veteran

Adam Moss Military Veteran

Every time I put on a ‘Team Rubicon Australia’ (now DRA) shirt I am humbled by the fact that I am about to be surrounded by the best men and women this country has to offer. It just so happens that they are also putting on a Team Rubicon Australia shirt. I am...
Drew Franklin Military Veteran

Drew Franklin Military Veteran

You’d have to be living under a rock at the back of a deep cave to not know about our bushfire crisis this summer. The whole world is talking about it. As a city-dweller I felt isolated from the experience that those in the thick of it were having. I really...
Damien Haines, Brisbane DRT

Damien Haines, Brisbane DRT

I first heard about Team Rubicon Australia, (now Disaster Relief Australia) through friends who had gone on deployments. I am not a veteran but I really wanted to ‘give it a go’ and help out those less fortunate than me. Even though I am a civilian, I felt really...
Gwen Garrad Reflection

Gwen Garrad Reflection

I’ve just graduated with my Masters in Sustainable Agriculture at CSU Orange and working part-time on a vineyard in Orange. I first heard about TRA (DRA) from my housemate who has been with them for some time. When I heard about what she was doing I really felt as...
Dean West

Dean West

“As everyone is soon to find out, from my BBC doco, I had a hard time after leaving the army, and becoming a B Grade celebrity. I have a lot of survival skills, and using this to help other people balances my inner demons. I’ve been very fortunate with Team Rubicon...