Category: Events

R3 Sponsors Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial Ceremony

R3 was a proud sponsor of the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial at its 2022 Veterans Day ceremony. At this year’s ceremony, the legacy of Navajo Code Talkers of WWII was honored with a plaque recognizing their dedication to their country.

During WWII, U.S. forces needed an unbreakable code that would allow them to communicate and protect their operational plans. The U.S. Marines knew exactly where to find such a code: the Navajo Nation. U.S. Marine Corps leadership selected 29 Navajo men, the Navajo Code Talkers, who created a code based on the complex, unwritten Navajo language. The code primarily used word association by assigning a Navajo word to key phrases and military tactics. This system enabled the Code Talkers to translate three lines of English in 20 seconds, not 30 minutes as was common with existing code-breaking machines.

The Code Talkers participated in every major Marine operation in the Pacific theater, giving the Marines a critical advantage throughout the war. During the nearly month-long battle for Iwo Jima, for example, six Navajo Code Talker Marines successfully transmitted more than 800 messages without error. Marine leadership noted after the battle that the Code Talkers were critical to the victory at Iwo Jima. At the end of the war, the Navajo Code remained unbroken.

 

The Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial is one of the most unique veterans’ memorials in the nation and stands high on La Jolla’s Mt. Soledad, offering panoramic views of San Diego County.  It is the only Memorial that honors veterans, living or deceased. More than 5,800 individual veteran tributes, embedded on black granite plaques, are mounted onto 11 curved walls honoring our military veterans.

R3 to Sponsor 2022 VETS Gala

R3 is a proud sponsor of the Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions (VETS) 2nd annual fundraising gala – Common Ground.  VETS’ mission is to end the veteran suicide epidemic by providing resources, research, and advocacy for U.S. military veterans seeking psychedelic-assisted therapies for traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, and other health conditions.  Throughout the year, VETS hosts and participates in a variety of events to raise funds to end veteran suicide.

The Gala to End Veteran Suicide takes place in Coronado, CA on Veterans Day, November 11th, 2022. R3 will join VETS and the U.S. Special Operations Forces community for an inspiring and empowering evening to gather support for the heroes who’ve served and defended our nation.

R3 Sponsors Swim for SOF Fundraiser

R3 enjoyed sponsoring retired Navy EOD Master Chief Jerry Holmes in The Honor Foundation’s Swim for SOF.  The swim aims to spread awareness of The Honor Foundation (THF) mission, raise funds for current and future Fellows of the program, and support the San Diego community of military, first responders, and patriots.  R3 strongly supports and appreciates the help provided to many of our Employee-Owners transitioning from active duty to second careers.

THF is a career transition program for U.S. Special Operations Forces that effectively translate their elite military service to the private sector and helps create the next generation of corporate and community leaders. It achieves this through a three-month program that provides tailored executive education, one-on-one coaching, and access to a nationwide professional network. This program was built by the desire to serve others with honor for life so that their next mission is always clear and continues to impact the world. Every step is dedicated to preparing these outstanding men and women to continue to realize their maximum potential during and after their service careers.

Please consider donating to THF in your personal and corporate philanthropic spending plans.