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Military vets of Team Rubicon join in on typhoon relief effort

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A surivor stands among the debris of a house destroyed by Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban in the eastern Philippine island of Leyte on November 11, 2013. The United States, Australia and the United Nations mobilised emergency aid to the Philippines as the scale of the devastation unleashed by Super Typhoon Haiyan emerged on November 11. NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images

Several organizations here in the U.S. are assisting in the relief efforts and gearing up to aid victims of Supertyphoon Haiyan any way they can. 

One of these groups is called Team Rubicon.

It's an organization founded and run by military veterans using their skills to help those in the U.S. and overseas recover from natural disasters and conflict. Since its creation in 2010, Team Rubicon has assembled teams to assist in Haiti, Chile and Joplin, Missouri, to name a few.

Operation Seabird, their latest endeavor, is sending teams over to the Philippines to assist in search and rescue and medical assistance. Mike Lee, communications and fundraising coordinator for Team Rubicon joins the show with more. 

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