Month: September 2019

R3’s Charisse Quesada named finalist for San Diego Magazine 2019 “Celebrating Women” Awards

R3 is proud to recognize our Director of Contracts, Charisse Quesada, who was named a finalist for the San Diego Magazine 2019 “Celebrating Women” Awards in the Industry category – representing the Defense Industry.  The awards ceremony was held 24 September at The New Children’s Museum for this event honoring San Diego’s most inspiring female leaders, movers and shakers, and entrepreneurs for Celebrating Women.  Attending from R3 from left to right, are Donna Peralta-Cordero, Charisse, Edelyn Tran, and Sally Wilson.

Also pictured is R3’s Diana Castillo with Sally and Donna.





Congratulations, Charisse!

R3 awarded five-year contract with Underwater Construction Team TWO

R3 was awarded a five-year contract with Underwater Construction Team TWO and will provide training and dive manager administrative support at Naval Base Ventura County in Port Hueneme, CA.  UCT TWO provides a capability for construction, inspection, repair, and maintenance of ocean facilities in support of Naval and Marine Corps operations, to include repair of battle damage.  The unit maintains a capability to support a Fleet Marine Force amphibious assault, subsequent combat service support ashore, and self-defense for their camp and facilities under construction.

Since its establishment in 1973, UCT TWO has deployed to every naval installation in the Pacific, as well as several sites in the Atlantic, the Arctic, and the Antarctic.  The Team currently deploys three 15-member air detachments on a 6/12-month deployment/homeport cycle.  One deploys for six months, while one is in a six-month maintenance cycle, and the third is in a six-month training cycle to prepare for its upcoming deployment.  UCT TWO is the only Naval Construction Force unit to utilize this deployment cycle to maintain year-round availability.  R3 is pleased to continue our diving-related support across the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command enterprise in this support to UCT TWO.

R3 Hosts 20-Year VSW MCM Reunion

VSW MCM Test Det and Det Plankowners

R3 was proud to host the 20 year reunion of the Very Shallow Water (VSW) Mine Countermeasures (MCM) Test Detachment.  This special mission unit was formed in 1996 as a collection of Navy SEALs, Navy EOD Operators, Marine Force Reconnaissance Divers, and Navy Marine Mammal Systems (Dolphins) to develop the tactics, techniques and procedures for clandestine, low-visible, pre-assault mine and obstacle clearance in advance of an amphibious operation.

NSCT ONE Plankowners

The test detachment was ultimately a success, leading to the establishment of a Commander-Command commissioned unit in Naval Special Clearance Team (NSCT) ONE in 2002.

In 2003, NSCT ONE deployed as Navy Underwater Mine Countermeasures (UMCM) Commander for Operation Iraqi Freedom, leading the UMCM effort to clear Um Quasar Iraq.  NSCT ONE subsequently evolved into EODMU ONE in 2007 and continues to support VSW and UMCM missions today.

VSW MCM Supoprt Personnel
Australian Clearance Diving Team (AUSCDT) Flag and Respect to CD