TRVLSQD (pronounced Travel Squad) is a group that was established in 2011 in Tacoma, Washington. The brainchild of Fergus Hyke, he wanted to develop training methods to assist those looking to complete the Special Forces inspired GORUCK Challenge. After suffering a few Challenges himself, he decided that there really needed to be a group dedicated to GORUCK Challenge Training. Through member experiences, different training sessions have developed over the years to assist folks that have not only completed numerous GORUCK Challenges, but other Challenges as well. Team members have completed multiple GRC’s, GORUCK LIGHT, GORUCK HEAVY, Capstone Events such as GORUCK BEACHED, GORUCK ASCENT, GORUCK NAVIGATOR and a select few have passed the pinnacle event – GORUCK -SELECTION. The TEAM not only participates in GORUCK Events, but pretty much any athletic endeavor that involves honoring our military services, fundraising, teamwork, unconventional rules, and of course – Pre/During/Post Activity beverage indulgence!
The identifying Logo for the Team is the TRVLSQD Tab. It was designed to pay tribute to our military forces, while differentiating different aspects about out Team, our drives, our goals.
The primary mission of TRVLSQD is to help others – It’s why we exist! We raise money for our favorite cause – The Green Beret Foundation – although there are plenty of other causes we will gladly support in whatever way we can. Helping the homeless, those that are fighting the “internal demons” of depression, PTSD, CANCER (we really hate cancer), linking Veterans with our local community, and the thousands of afflictions that we all fight on a daily basis within our families, our friends, and ourselves.
The Green Tab is our Team Identifier – the Team Tab. There are other Tabs that are for finishers of LIGHT, HEAVY and SELECTION. We also have Custom Tabs launched for Custom Events or groups such as TRVLKID and TRVLFAM. More information can be found on our online store about all of our Tabs. You can also find most of the gear we use for our events through www.GORUCK.com.
Today TRVLSQD is located across much of the Pacific Northwest, with Teams in Portland, OR, Boise & Moscow, ID, and Seattle/Tacoma. TRVLSQD has also new Chapters in NYC, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX, Southern California and Detroit.