Thursday, September 27, 2007

A1C Andre Guillet Memorial

After several delays and much hem-hauling by the legal folks that had a hard time translating what the Air Force Instruction (AFI) meant to say about historical property and who can do what with the $$$ to build memorials, the base legal and 43rd AW Commander have approved our request to build a memorial for A1C Andre Guillet in front of the Combat Control School. This approval includes site, restoration, and long-term maintenance of the memorial. I have informed the maintenance troops and they are very excited to finally have their leadership's blessing to restore the O-1 Bird Dog.

The next project is deciding what granite stones to use and what will be said on these stones.

James A. Lyons, CMSgt, USAF

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Forward Air Control Subject Matter Expert and Training Developer


Serves as liaison between customers and FATS/Caswell related to courseware and equipment requirements.

Advises the Engineering, Product Development and Program Management Departments on issues related to Indirect and Forward Air Control doctrine, tactics, equipment and training. The objective of such advice is to help the Company ensure that system software, hardware, and courseware meets Customer requirements.

Develops courseware to customer specifications using Company designed authoring tools.

Responsible for development of training packages (lesson plans, student handouts, etc.) used to train the system operators.

Participates in product demonstrations. Supports Marketing and Program Management offices during briefings and demonstrations of the product.

Conducts testing of courseware and assist other departments in testing of hardware and software.

Performs installation of Company training simulators.

Conduct Training for company products and Forward Air Control Subjects.

Required skills:

Must have expertise in Joint Fires (Close Air Support and Call For Fire) and at least six years experience as a JTAC/JFO.

Operating knowledge for Microsoft Windows and Office products.

Desired skills:

Member of a Tactical Air Control Party or Combat Control Team.

Needs to be knowledgeable of small arms functioning and characteristics.
Experience as an instructor. Previous experience in use of FATS systems.

Must be customer service oriented and insure the customer is satisfied with training and our product.


Must be able to travel for at least 20% of the time occasionally in two week blocks of time.

Must be able to attend conferences and seminars (at Company expense) to maintain currency in required skills.


1-800-813-9046 main desk

1-800-344-6771 help desk
Michael Weegar -
Military and Technical Sales

(t) 800.813.9046
(c) 678.697.9172
(f) 770.622.3501
FATS, Inc.
7340 McGinnis Ferry Rd
Suwanee, GA 30024 <>

Monday, September 24, 2007

Northwest chapter of the CCA puts the 'high' in High Altitude

Hey All,
Pete Muschke, Rob Pittman, and I just completed the first of what we hope will be a long series of annual rides /get-togethers here in the great Northwest. We took the fabled North Cascade loop by storm - literally. You have to really commit if you are planning a ride up here. However, the payoff is well worth the risk. I've included a picture of what could easily be mistaken for a Judas Priest Reunion photo. Nevertheless, we had a great time and hope to be more organized for the riding season next year.
The POCs for this event are any of the following:
Rob Pittman -
Pete Muschke -
The Northwest chapter of the CCA puts the 'high' in High Altitude.
Take care - John

CCA Reunion Committee Member Meeting

Mike Ramos, CCA Vice President, will chair a Reunion Committee meeting in the 720 STG Conference Room on 28 Sep 07 at 1600L. The meeting is needed to finalize, in detail, each activity that the CCA is hosting for this year’s Annual Reunion, 31 October – 4 November 2007. We have picked Team Leaders (TL) for each committee, but still need volunteers to assist them. Any local CCA member, family member or Special Tactics assigned operator/support person who wants to volunteer, please try to attend the meeting. If you want to work on a particular committee please contact the assigned TL for that activity listed in Email. Your help will be appreciated by all who attend this year’s reunion. Thanks in advance for your support.

The Hospitality Room at the Ramada Beach Resort will not be open to CCA members on 31 October due to another organization’s event there. Rumor has it that anyone who wants to get together can show up at Helen Back’s on Okaloosa Island that evening... they feature Pizza and Beer! By the way, it’s also Halloween Night – lots of toddlers out and about. So please remember to drink responsibly if you intend to drive.


Wayne Norrad
President, CCA

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Combat Control Wikipedia Site


We need to find some one to work the CCT Vietnam beginning January 1966.

There is a gigantic hole that needs to be filled in the post-Vietnam era - nearly forty years.

Sincerely, Gene Adcock, CMSgt, USAF (CCT) Retired
Tactical & Survival Specialties, Inc. (TSSI).

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

J.C. Bradshaw visit 6 of Sept. 2007

On the 6 of Sept 2007 the Alaskan Branch of the CCA will have a get together at the HOW HOW CHINESE RESTAURANT at 207 Muldoon Rd. to renew friendships and welcome J.C. and Nancy Bradshaw to Alaska.

The management assured us a semi private dining area. Please plan on attending and we will start activities at 1200 Hours. Pass the word to other CCT members and wives and girl friends are invited.

Hope to see everyone there......Emmet

Monday, September 3, 2007

Wikipedia file for Combat Control

I have opened a Wikipedia file for Combat Control.

I am looking for wide-spread distribution of the URL and lots of input from Combat Controllers, past, present and future. Your assistance in spreading the word would be appreciated. If we do it right, we will be writing our own history book.

Gene Adcock, CMSgt, USAF (CCT) Retired
Tactical & Survival Specialties, Inc. (TSSI).