Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tickets are printed!

On Saturday 26 April,they will go on sale at the Emerald coast collision center "Crash Bash", 129 Hollywood.
On Saturday from noon till 6 PM the collision center will be doing their 18th Crash Bash (flyer attached). The crash bash will be fun with acookout much like what we will do for the Harley Raffle in Sep. It is free, there will be live music, door prizes, and a space walk for thekids. Warrior foundation will have a booth and will be selling raffletickets for the harley to be raffled in Sep. Stop by and buy one [or if you are dealt in as a foundation guy with plans to sell 10, I can sign out a block of tickets to you.] Cash or checks will work.
Checks should be made to Lyndon Poff or Steve Connelly. We will make 7 to 9 thousand for the SOWF (my estimate). The raffle off dinner will be 6 Sep.
Hope to see you at the crash bash to kick off this fundraiser for the SOWF. You will not get a tax deduction for this as the donation per ticket is small and the SOWF staff is smaller. We talked to SOWF about this. It is still a good deal for a good cause, even if you are just taking your spouse out for some BBQ, fun with friends, and a few drinks. There will be lots of stuff raffled to losers. The last ticket drawn will be the harley winner. Thanks for supporting the foundation. If you can come to the crash bash even for a few minutes,check out the barbeque, and thank Mr Poff for his work for the foundation in raffling off the bike, and cooking for 'us'.
Foundation guys, thank you!.
Cindy, thank you.
Steve Connelly, Contractor (Wintec), AFSOC/ A5RX -CV-22 ProgramTele: 850 884 3420, DSN 579 3420, FAX 2549

Dee Brawley Request

Dee Brawley requested the CCA put out a Blog to Dick's old CCT teammates, asking them to share any appropriate anecdotic experiences they might have enjoyed with him .

She is looking for memories that she could share with family members. She would like tidbits, from before their 28 years together, that would provide a glance into his early years in CCT. She only occasionally got insights into of some of his early career and life experiences when some of the guys from the 60s-70s time frame later came by for a visit.

She will keep us informed of his movement to Pensacola for burial as things develop.

The email address is

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Nashville Reunion Update

Golfers coming to BNA to click on

This is where we'll be playing. Tee times 0800 on the 16th and 1000 on the 17th of May. The price of the meal for the banquet has changed and is now $45.00

Nashville ain't what it used to be price wise.


Monday, April 21, 2008

Great Northwest Loop Ride 2008

The ride starts in Olympia, WA for a short run to Pt. Townsendon 7/10/08 then to Leavenworth WA on 7/11/08 and then down to The Dalles OR on 7/12/08. Some of the best riding that really shows the beauty of the Northwest, ocean, mountains, and high desert. Most importantly, good company and lots of good story telling. Look forward to your reply and feel free to pass this message on to anyone that is not in my loop.

Below are some contacts and prices for hotels that are in the area;

Port Townsend
Harborside inn-probably my choice $85-$95 depending on floorlevel, not the tides but a little Inn $119-$169

I have already booked a room the quality inn for $80 for military rate, hard to beat but going fast.

The Dalles, OR
Shilo Inn, I am still working on a price but should be around $100 for double Queen.

If you guys would like to buy a T-shirt just let me know in the next week so that I can get them printed and mailed before the end of May.Please include size and number. I am asking for $20 to cover shipping but anything left over is going to the Special OperationWarrior Foundation, good cause, nice shirt. Hopefully most of you guys will make the ride but not required.

Send me a check to;
Robert Pittman
1450 Killarney Dr
West Linn, OR 97068

Copy and paste the links below to check out the shirt design.

Sudan Employment Opportunities

Do you know of anyone in the specialties, below, that would be interested in a near-term (40 days or less) deployment to the South Sudan?

We are looking for retired military, SOF background, that would like a challenge in the South. Effort will be based in Juba.

Military Training and Operations Advisor
Defense Procurement and Infrastructure Advisor
Military Health Advisor
Military Justice and Equal Opportunity Advisor
Military Training Schools and Doctrine Advisor
Civil / Construction Engineering Advisor
Military Intelligence Advisor

Please send resumes to Cody Elmore.

Two Employment Opportunities

I am recruiting heavily for former Rangers and soldiers that are looking for deployments to Iraq. I am looking for former soldiers that are looking for long term employment with a large contracting company (Raytheon) and not just a job while they are in sandbox. There will be follow on employment in the states when they return. Basically I'm looking guys that can instruct on a wide range of surveillance system subjects that they will receive training on all subjects.

If you are interested, please contact me at the below addressesor phone number.

Edward Erb
1SG Retired

MIM Positon Openings for GS-11 TERMS/PERMS

We are preparing for a new MIM hiring session for the upcoming Jun 08 MIMIQTcourse.

The positions being offered are TERM/PERM positions and are currently posted. Those selected would be expected to start work no later than the end of May or beginning of Jun.

If you are interested, and would like to apply, please visit the site link below and submit your entry. If you are not interested, but know someone that is, please forward the information.,15514,15515,15669,15523,15512,15516,45575&zip=32544

Job Announcement Number:AFPC160001-GS-2210-05/12CI

Since we are having some issues with postings and announcements, I recommend that you apply for ALL like advertisements on USAJOBS that are associated to Hurlburt Field, IT Specialist, GS-05/12. Using the zip code search for 32544 will reduce the number of announcements to you'll need to select and submit. While this seems extreme, we just want to help make sure your name shows on the listings for selection.

Thank you, Dave Bricker
623rd AOC/CSD

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sierra Nevada Corporation Position

Folks- we are opening up a new office in Southern Virginia. If you know someone either there or who desires to live there we are hiring a number of positions.
Location needs communications and network background folks that have military backgrounds.

Sierra Nevada Corporation is a fast-growing research, development and manufacturing company that provides leading-edge Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Network-centric communications technologies on multiple platforms ranging from soldier-based to small and large manned/unmanned aircraft. SNC also specializes in the design and production of defense electronics products in the fields of Instrumentation, Test and Training (ITT), Electronic Warfare (EW), Air Traffic Control and Automatic Landing Systems (ATCALS), and Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs). SNC is a $600M+ company with a corporate office based in Reno, Nevada and does business with all branches of the US DoD, as well as with certain Government agencies.

They can either email or call me direct or use HR contact below.
Jim Orahood <

Referrals are the best.

There is a lot of growth opportunity with this for impact players.
Company Information

Sierra Nevada Corporation

Company Web Site:

Rolling Thunder Ride

I've been invited to ride Rolling Thunder to the wall with my Pararescue classmates and plan on going.

Are any other controllers that would be interested in riding with us?

Here's a link to an information site: <>

Ray Long
CCA LM-583

Friday, April 11, 2008

CCS Opening

The Combat Control Association will be hosting a social at the Combat Control School on Friday April 18, 2008. The social will commence immediately after the completion of the CCS Grand Opening Ceremonies at approximately 1630L.

Wayne Norrad
CCA President

Thursday, April 10, 2008

William H. Jefferson Charity Texas Hold’em Tournament


As you all know the 21 STS and CCT lost a brother two weeks ago in Afghanistan. The 21 STS has set up a Charity Texas Hold’em Tournament on 18 April 2008, after the new Combat Control School Building Dedication and Memorial.

Any interested parties send E mail to

Monday, April 7, 2008

CCT and STO Annual Award Winners message 2007







Assault Zone Personnel (Air Traffic) Jobs in Colorado Springs, CO

Ran across this last night.

Know anyone who can use this information??

Please pass on if you do.

NVG Ground Training Specialist

NVG Ground Training Specialist. Seeking retired military professional experienced in tactical security operations using Night Vision Goggles. Primary responsibility will be to train foreign security forces in use of NVGs, thermal sights and targeting devices. Qualified candidates must be fluent in Spanish and have experience working with or training foreign security forces. South/Latin America region experience desired.

Please send resume to

Compensation commensurate with experience. Immediate availability required.