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Military Working Dog tribute led by R3’s Trevor Maroshek

R3’s Trevor Maroshek speaks at a ceremony in Imperial Beach, CA at the unveiling of a bronze statue in Veterans Park that recognizes the service of military dogs and their handlers. The statue depicts Chopper, a jet-black German Shepard, that was Trevor’s military working dog when he was an active duty Navy SEAL.  Trevor helped launch the SEALs’ first canine unit and later started a nonprofit that helps connect veterans with service dogs. Among many of Chopper’s contributions was detecting hidden Taliban forces in Afghanistan in 2010 which prevented a large ambush attack.

After Trevor retired in 2012, he was able to reconnect with Chopper as his service dog, paving the way for other veteran handlers to adopt their canine partners. Chopper died of natural causes last summer but will live on in remembrance with the statue.  Trevor continues his service to the nation as an instructor at R3, training EOD forces in mounted and dismounted patrolling, squad tactics and advanced weapons usage.

Click here to read the November 7, 2019 article in The San Diego Tribune

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.