Month: October 2016

R3 Sponsors 2016 EOD Undefeated Bike Ride

R3 is proud to sponsor this year’s EOD Undefeated Ride to benefit the EOD Warrior Foundation. Navy EOD CDR Kevin Childre and friends started the EOD Undefeated Bike Ride to support the EOD community in 2009, the year that was the most devastating to the EOD community in injuries and lives lost. Twenty-six in all.

VA BCH crew before heading out at 0700. Great weather and time. The first of four rides supporting the foundation, Fl, TX and then San Diego
VA BCH crew before heading out at 0700. Great weather and time. The first of four rides supporting the foundation in VA, FL, TX and then San Diego.

In the years since, there have been additional wounded and fallen EOD techs but, because of the strength and dedication of EOD, they remain Undefeated.

In May 2015, Kevin lost his life following a crash on a six-day bike ride from San Francisco to San Diego while promoting awareness of the EOD Warrior Foundation. The EOD Undefeated Ride continues in his honor.

The EOD Undefeated Ride has raised over $1.2 million for the EOD Warrior Foundation since 2009. Help us top the $1.5 million mark this year!

Pace line leaving NC back to VA Beach
Pace line leaving NC back to VA Beach.

Rides will take place in California (10/8-10/9), Texas (10/1), Virginia (9/10), and Florida (10/15-10/16). To register for an EOD Undefeated Ride, click here.

Unable to make one of the rides? Join us as a Virtual Rider from anywhere around the world. To register as a virtual rider, click here.

The EOD Warrior Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides assistance to wounded EOD warriors, families of wounded and fallen EOD technicians and honors fallen EOD personnel. The Foundation’s support of EOD warriors and their families is only made possible through the generosity of others.

R3 welcomes Bill Brown

R3 is pleased to welcome Bill Brown to our team. As R3’s Business Development Manager, Bill will be responsible to the Director of Business Development for developing and implementing business development strategies that support revenue generation and company growth objectives, including identifying new customers and markets, supporting the renewal and expansion of current work, and overseeing the capture cycle.

Bill retired as a Chief Warrant Officer (CWO5) with 33 years as a Navy Master EOD Technician and Officer. He comes to R3 after a very successful eight years at Janus Global Operations, LLC (formerly EOD Technology, Inc. and Sterling Global Operations, Inc.), where he led the business development, operations, and growth of Janus’s RangeXchange® Program that provides a full suite of patented, environmentally conscious range sustainment services to DoD and Defense Departments for other countries. A qualified Senior Unexploded Ordnance Supervisor, he has been actively involved with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville Center and Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest projects involving the Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP), addressing the potential explosives safety hazards presented by munitions and explosives of concern (MEC). While on active duty from 2000-2008, he served at both the Center for EOD and Diving and as the Demolition Division Officer at Naval School EOD. From 1997-2000, he was a Department Head at EODTEU ONE. A Master Training Specialist, Curriculum Instruction Standards Officer and Courseware Developer, Bill has a comprehensive background in military training complemented by a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (ABD).