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R3 receives 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award from U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized R3 Strategic Support Group, Inc. as a Platinum Medallion recipient of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program is the only federal award program that recognizes employers who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans.

R3 has shown a commitment to hiring veterans, ensuring that they have a long-term career and growth plan that uses the diverse skills they acquired through their military service. Recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award meet rigorous employment and veteran integration assistance criteria, including veteran hiring and retention percentages; availability of veteran-specific resources; leadership programming for veterans; dedicated human resource efforts; pay compensation, and tuition assistance programs for veterans.

About R3:

R3 is an agile, Service–Disabled Veteran–Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides innovative strategic solutions across a broad spectrum of government and commercial domains to rapidly identify Requirements, capture Resources, and maximize Readiness to accelerate our client’s success. Visit to learn more about our organization and some of the opportunities we enable in support of our nation’s veterans.

About the HIRE Vets Medallion Program:

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by businesses that demonstrate an unparalleled commitment to attracting, hiring, and retaining veterans. The 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award application period will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2022. For more information about the program and the application process, visit

There are different awards for large employers (500-plus employees), medium employers (51-499 employees), and small employers (50 or fewer employees). Additionally, there are two award tiers: platinum and gold.

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.