Wednesday, June 27, 2007

John Norsworthy has passed

I have some sad news to report today, John Norsworthy passed away last night.

The pastor of the church is wanting stories of John e mailed to his address

Johns widow's address is Karen Norsworthy, PO BOX 211866, Anchorage, Alaska, 99526.

The President of the CCA Wayne Norrad took the time to assist Karen in her time of need while he was on a mission here in Alaska.

The members here in Alaska are saddened at the loss of John

The service for MSgt (Ret. ANG) John Norsworthy is on Thursday, 28 June 2007 at 1500. It's being held at the Eagle River Community Church. He'll be creamated and later buried at Arlington Cemetary.

Emmet said he was a Bronze Star w/Valor and Purple Heart Medal recipient.

He died from cancer caused by a brain tumor. After leaving CCT, he went to workwith the FAA as a Air Traffic Controller until losing his job during the strike.

After spending a few working for the school department, he hired on the police force in Anchorage, Alaska.

Wayne Norrad

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Make a Wish Foundation and CCT

Click on the link shown and see how our guys at Hurlburt made this young mans dream come true.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

AFA and USAF Announce the 2007 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

The Air Force Association is pleased to announce the United States Air Force's selection of the Twelve Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2007.

SSgt David Orvosh, Combat Control Journeyman, Pope AFB, North Carolina, AFSOC

AFA initiated the Outstanding Airman award in 1956 to recognize outstanding enlisted personnel for superior leadership, job performance, community involvement, and personal achievements. AFA honors the Twelve Outstanding Airmen at a special banquet held during our Air & Space Conference in Washington, DC. The Twelve are chosen by an Air Force selection board made up of the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, a general officer and selected MajCom Command Chiefs. The Air Force Chief of Staff approves the final selections.

Searching for Joe Mahurin?

Locator Action: Searching for Joe Mahurin?

It appears someone is looking for Joe Mahurin. If so, a good contact for him is his son at Hill AFB, UT. His name is MSgt J. Wesley Mahurin and he is a crew supervisor in the tower there.

Monday, June 4, 2007

AST Building Dedication

This link should take you to the article covering the Advanced Skills Training Facility opening ceremony at Hurlburt Field.


Warriors Thanks

Commander and Staff
123rd Special Tactics Squadron
Kentucky Air National Guard
Louisville Kentucky,

Dear Warriors:
It is with the utmost respect and admiration I write you today. Your support to the legacy and memory of your teammate MSGT Danny Ray Page truly exemplifies your quite professional image.

I and Danny’s family and friends lost a brother and a friend. You each lost a leader, mentor, friend and fellow warrior. We will be forever grateful for your steadfast service to us knowing you had to put aside your own mourning and grief to meet our needs. You did not falter in your service to your unit or your teammate; know that Danny would be both humbled and proud of each of you as you bid him God’s Speed as he journeyed to his next mission.

I know that you are each volunteers and that you will be looking at future deployments and even greater service for the freedoms that each of us in America enjoy; often time with little or no recognition. I also know that you have served valiantly in places like Roberts Ridge, Africa, and all over South-West Asia. I and Danny’s adopted family will pray for your continued safety and that of your families while you are away. You have a special place in our hearts and we will be here for you as well. To quote one of my former rival teams (Silver Team) “Danger gleams like sunshine in a brave mans eyes” and from where I sit, I have never met a more braver, compassionate and selfless group of men or women serving our nation. I leave you this final thought; Danny would want you to celebrate his life and not mourn his passing, because to him life was an adventure or it was nothing at all.


Robert G Rankin CMST (USAF, CCT, Ret)