Category: Events

R3 attends 5th annual “Emerald Coast is Grateful” event

R3’s Ryan Bedner, Dean Muriano, Rex Rosseau, Ken Normand, and Ken Martin

R3’s Northwest Florida Team spent the afternoon with the Stronghold SOF Solutions Team who hosted the 2023 Special Operators Transition Foundation (SOTF) – “The Emerald Coast is Grateful event.” The SOTF event was held on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at the Stronghold compound near Bonifay in Northwest Florida.


SOTF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to helping Special Operations Forces (SOF) veterans transition from the military into their next successful career. SOTF hosts SOF veteran transition events across the United States and provides them with opportunities to meet and potentially be recruited by companies that value their military service and recognize their potential for future success. Ten special operators and their families attended this SOTF event with diverse SOF backgrounds including Army Green Berets, special operations pilots, and Air Force Pararescue.

Stronghold SOF SolutionsIn addition to opening their world-class SOF training facility for the event, the Stronghold Team provided live fire demonstrations with a team of SOF operators conducting a hostage rescue. Exciting as the live fire event was, the live music event featuring SOF veterans Donnie Reis and Scooter Brown of the War Hippies energized the evening and got everyone fired up for the main fundraising event—the auction. Like the EOD Warrior Foundation’s Memorial Auction held every year in May, military memorabilia is donated and auctioned off to raise money for a good cause. The SOTF event was a resounding success raising tens of thousands of dollars with all proceeds supporting a non-profit that helps SOF veterans transition to their next successful career following their dedicated service to our great nation.

As an agile, employee-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, R3 is committed to supporting organizations and causes that make a positive impact on veterans’ lives.  At R3, we believe that our success is measured not only by our bottom line but also by the impact we have on our communities and the world around us. R3 is honored to have been a part of this important event and is committed to continuing its support for the SOTF and other organizations like it.

“R3 Dog Day” builds connections, team culture

CORONADO, CA — In a celebration of both four-legged friends and the vibrant company culture that defines R3 Strategic Support Group, President and CEO Mark Sanders joined R3 teammates recently for a tail-wagging event, aptly named “R3 Dog Day.” This delightful occasion saw the workplace buzzing with excitement and furry companions adding a touch of charm to the office atmosphere.

Human Resources Manager, Keanna Spencer, expressed her enthusiasm about the event, saying, “I’m incredibly honored to work for such an amazing organization that values its employees and company culture.”

The success of “R3 Dog Day” underscores the company’s dedication to promoting a work culture that prioritizes employee happiness, well-being, and inclusivity. The initiative not only celebrated the unique relationships employees share with their pets but also highlighted R3’s ongoing efforts to nurture a positive and engaging workplace atmosphere.

R3 Sponsors Rampart Ride

R3 is a proud “senior blaster” sponsor of the 4th Annual Cycling Event coming up this Veterans Day Weekend, November 10th and 11th, benefitting the EOD Warrior Foundation. This year’s “Rampart Ride 2023” will take place along various road or gravel routes through the Pleasant Valley Wine Trail located in the beautiful rolling hills of San Miguel just east of Paso Robles wine country. This year’s theme is, “Celebrating Those Who Serve.” Registration is now open for the Rampart Ride–early bird registration discount ends on September 4th.

Friends, families and those who wish to be part of the fun and excitement but are NOT planning to ride are welcome. Guest tickets can be purchased on the Tackitt Family Vineyards website here.

Proceeds benefit the EOD Warrior Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving the EOD community by providing financial assistance, scholarships, maintaining the EOD Memorial and Remembrance Garden, and providing hope and wellness resources for the Active-Duty, Reserve, National Guard, Retired, and Veteran EOD community and their families and honoring our fallen and wounded heroes.