NECC Establishes Riverine Squadron 3

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) established Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 3 on July 6 during a ceremony at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown.

RIVRON 3’s primary mission is to conduct stability operations, provide maritime security and train coalition partners in riverine operations.

“This ceremony is for you,” said Cmdr. Gregory Sandway, RIVRON 3’s commanding officer. “We are making history today, and I want you to be proud of that. You’re not only a plankowner of this command, but you’re a part of something that’s brand new to the Navy.”

RIVRON 3 is the final planned riverine squadron established under NECC.

“Not only do you have the mandate to take riverine to a whole other level, but it’s not going to be easy,” said Rear Adm. Donald Bullard, NECC Commander. “It will be physically, mentally and emotionally stressful. That’s the environment you’re going to go in and operate in, and that is the mission that we have built this group and these squadrons for. I’m extremely confident that each and every one of you that have been hand-selected for this very important mission are up to the task.”

After RIVRON 3 completes several months of specialized training on small boat driving, navigation and combat, they will deploy around the world to provide support to the armed forces in the riverine environment.

“I think it’s appropriate to set the tone for everyone here that we are in a time of war, and this is a command that is ready to sacrifice what it takes to support our country,” said Sandway.

RIVRON 3's 230 Sailors are a part of Navy Riverine Force, which together are charged with the mission of conducting 24/7 operations in all weather conditions to protect legitimate commerce and transit as well as protect the lines of communication in the riverine environment.

“I was asked to stand this unit up and without hesitation I said yes,” said Sandway. “It is a phenomenal job, and I’m honored to have it.”

(By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Matthew D. Leistikow, Fleet Public Affairs Center Atlantic)

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