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News & Events

R3 Named Stars & Stripes Sponsor of THF Swim for SOF Event

R3 is proud to be a Stars & Stripes Sponsor for The Honor Foundation (THF) Swim for SOF event, an open water charity swim to raise awareness and funds to support the Special Operations Community taking place on September 18, 2021. Participants will swim across the Coronado Bay — from the beach near Hotel Del Coronado to Tidelands Park to the USS Midway.

Among the swimmers will be THF Alumni: U.S. Special Operators who have completed The Honor Foundation Program and have transitioned into their next career after active-duty service. These outstanding men and women are fundraising to help support future Fellows of the program as they begin their own journey in finding their next mission in life.

All proceeds will support THF, a nonprofit career transition program for U.S. Special Operations Forces that help them translate their elite military service to the private sector and helps create the next generation of corporate and community leaders.

Registration is now open to the public! If you are interested in swimming for this event and joining the THF mission, visit the Swim for SOF website for more info!

R3 Participates in 2021 EOD Warrior Foundation Dedication Cycling Series

R3’s Rich Hastings and Jeff Walker participated in the 2021 EOD Warrior Foundation (EODWF) Dedication Cycling Series ride held in Williamsburg, VA along the Capital Trail. The ride served as the Tidewater region kickoff event for the cycling series in addition to the October 2021 ride planned for Ft. Story.

This event is part of the overall EODWF virtual ride held from May to November for riders of all categories, bicycle types, family, and friends to challenge themselves in attaining 343 miles in remembrance of the 343 EOD Technicians honored on the EOD Memorial Wall.

It was great to catch up with old EOD warriors, friends, and shipmates for a noble cause and to enjoy time together.

R3 receives EODTEU ONE Instructor Contract

R3 was awarded a $26.9 million, four-year, 42-person EOD instructor support contract at EOD Training and Evaluation Unit ONE in San Diego.  The support entails high-risk training and instructor support across all EOD mission areas, unmanned undersea systems, homemade explosives, and virtual reality training modalities.  The training is accomplished in San Diego, Darwin Wash EOD training center at NAWS China Lake, CA, Hawaii, and Guam.

R3’s win is alongside our teammates Point One, Orca Maritime, and Peraton who provide critical capabilities to the team.  Gene Rathgeber, R3’s Program Manager, said “We are humbled to be chosen for this support amongst the other vendors. Considering this was a best-value award, we are even more pleased to be recognized in this manner.  Finally, we are appreciative of our team of quality instructors that set the stage for this selection.”