Thursday, May 29, 2008

Captain Jake Miller in Heb Challenge

Hi there,
See the link below to an article in the stars and stripes about the heb challenge and my goal of raising money for the SOWF.

It's never too late to donate if you haven't already.


Article Subject: Rugged race to raise funds

Sunday, May 25, 2008

A favor - can anyone identify the people that are circled. All they would have to is send the number and name to me at I would like to update the picture that James Boyce uses on the memorial site.

Also, would like to get the names for me - this picture is 40 years
old. The guys at the Nashville reunion identified a few. The numbers
are what is missing.

Click on photo to enlarge picture.

Thanks Don

Triathlon to raise money for the SOWF

I am doing a double Ironman Triathlon to raise money for the SOWF during the first weekend of Oct 08.

I am glad to see all our hearts are in the right place. I wish the best of luck and God's Speed to my young STO brothers in the Heb Challenge event.

Claude Tudor
CCA LM 398

Monday, May 19, 2008

Fund Raiser for SOWF in Will Jefferson's memory

I'm running an adventure race this summer called the Heb Challenge with Matt Allen, another STO, and 3 other AF types. The race takes place over 5 days on a chain of islands stretching along Scotland's north west coast.

While we're looking to have a good time, I'm really doing the race to raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. My team has set up a website,, to take donations. It seemed like a good idea to raise a little money for the foundation but it's especially meaningful now that Will Jefferson has passed away. There are not many CCT warriors out there from my generation of controllers who didn't know Will in some capacity, whether he was an instructor for their basic course or a mentor teaching advanced classes like survey at CCS or a team guy at the 21 STS. Will will be missed greatly by his family and wife and kids but will also be missed by an even larger clan, those of his teammates and students who are even now carrying the fight forward for him.

Any donation will make a big difference and all will be received with thanks from us and the SOWF and with gratitude by Will's family should they need the funds. You're probably wondering how much to donate, how much is enough? I'd donate what you think you could stand losing to Will playing Texas Hold'em in one night. And I know there are a few that have lost playing poker to him. I know people have raised a good amount of money for the SOWF in the past. Hopefully we can do the same but we can't do it without support from others. Please send this out to the Association. I'd greatly appreciate it.

Jake Miller, Capt, USAF
321st Special Tactics Squadron
CCA LM - 105

Dive School Instructor Announcement

Training Instructor (Dive School Instructor)

SALARY RANGE: 54,494.00 - 70,843.00 USD per year

Wednesday, May 14, 2008
to Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Career/Career Conditional

DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - Panama City, FL

Mr. Scott Migdalski is the POC:
Or Capt Kevin Kirby COM:(850)636-6244

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


PROJECT 404 MONUMENT - The Combat Control School Association pressed hard to gather data for the PROJECT 404 MEMORIAL STONE. Six weeks before the new Combat Control School opening ceremony we finalized the 404-list. It was based on what we thought was a reliable source (since it had not been challenged in more than thirty years) and a verbal plea to the CCT community for inputs. Now that the MEMORIAL IS ACTUALLY SET IN STONE, folks coming out of the wood work asking for changes. Lets work together to get the memorial done right and expeditiously. IF you was assigned (on orders) to Project 404 and served on the ground in Laos let us know immediately.

PURPLE HEART DISPLAY - Several weeks ago, I sent out a request for inputs for the PURPLE HEART DISPLAY. I am having very little luck in gathering data. If you was awarded the Purple Heart, don't assume that THEY know about it, because THEY don't. How do I know, because I am the THEY.

Send your information to me in the following format:


Email your inputs to me at

Gene Adcock, CMSgt, USAF (CCT) Retired

Monday, May 12, 2008

"Celebration of Life" for Ray

Dear Friends:
Please join the family and friends of Ray Ekenstam as we remember him and celebrate his life on Saturday, May 31, 2008.

The Celebration of Life gathering to honor Ray will be held at:

Place: Newport Beach Yacht Club
1099 Bayside Drive Newport Beach, Ca 92660

Time: 1:00 PM-- 4:00 PM

Betsy Moore

Sunday, May 11, 2008

2nd Annual Great Northwest Loop

2nd Annual Great Northwest Loop
10-11-12 July
Come and enjoy some of the best Riding the Northwest has to offer. Leaving Olympia, WA @ 1200 on 1oth of July for a short run to Pt. Townsend. The next day we hop a boat to Seattle and then make another easy run through the North Cascades to Leavenworth WA for another night of story telling and bragging. The last day will be down hwy 97 to The Dalles for one last night to wrap up an epic weekend. Of course there will be numerous stops for “gas” along the way. This is not about getting anywhere fast but enjoying the journey.

Below are some contacts and prices for hotels that are in the area;
Port Townsend-
Harborside inn-probably my choice $85-$95 depending on floor level. Tides Inn $119-$169
Leavenworth The Quality Inn has agreed to give us rooms at $70 a night, just call them and let them know that you are part of the Special Operation Warrior Ride. 509-548-7992
The Dalles OR The Shilo Inn has come through with an outstanding deal to help support our ride, $85 for double Queen . Just give them a call and let them know that you are part of the Special Operation Warrior ride. Ph 541-298-5502
If you guys would like to buy a T-shirt just let me know before the end of April 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 Operation Warrior Foundation, good cause, nice shirt. Hopefully most of you guys will make the ride but not required.
Send a check to;
Robert Pittman
1450 Killarney Dr West Linn,
OR 97068
Or Station 4 C shift
Copy and paste the links below to check out the shirt design.

So I think that you see we mean business. The challenge will be met between stops at Hooters, Foxes, and anywhere else young girls are in need of college money.

Hope to see you all soon.

Job opening for Assault Zone Controller at North Field SC

Start date is 1 May, 2008.

The duty requirements for this position are as follows:
Member must be able to perform assault zone (AZ) control duties, AZ surveying, limited operator maintenance of Government furnished equipment, operations reporting, AZ assessment, marking, and scoring duties. Provide AZ control and establishment training to designated military personnel, perform operator maintenance of government-furnished equipment, must have a minimum of four years experience as a Combat Controller, completed a Department of Defense basic Air Traffic Control (ATC) course and possess a prior or current ATC certification, able to pass a Class II ATC Flight Physical, possess a valid civilian driver’s license and must be able to hold a valid military driver’s license for the military vehicle(s) to be operated, have the physical capabilities (be able to lift at least a 60 pound box) to perform AZ duties.

For more information on this position, please feel free to contact me via phone or email.

John A. Lynch. NAAF Site Manager,
DSN 673-9978, Comm (843) 963-9978

Monday, May 5, 2008

I'm standing in for Ron while his computer is repaired...HR

This came in from Willie T and Brenda Hall.

We've already been in touch with some of the local folks, but we thought we'd better go ahead and get this out through CCA.

We're sending you the sad news that Roger Klair's wife Dorothy passed sometime during Friday night. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's last year and had to move into assisted living a couple of months ago. Her condition became acute about 10 days ago when she caught Pneumonia and was placed under Hospice care. Fortunately, she had been well enough to make her wishes known and recorded last year. So in her final days, Roger had these directives to guide family decisions.

Dorothy has been a kind and gentle presense in Roger's life for some 20 years and will be badly missed by her extended family and those of us who knew and loved her. An OB will be published in the local news on Wed and Thurs. Her remains will be cremated and Roger has arranged to hold a memorial for Dorothy at:

McLaughlin's Funeral Home in Ft Walton Bch, FL, on Sat, May 10th at 10:00 am.

Roger will entertain guests back at his house directly following the service

Hugs, Brenda and Will

Note: Roger's address and phone are in the CCA directory. If you need a copy, e-mail me..HR
This just came in from Dee Brawley on the response to her request for war stories about Dick.

I appreciate the close contact and information. The more stories the better, my son and daughter-in-love, and our grandchildren are enjoying them and looking forward to more, we plan to make them a part of the service. At this moment we are confirming the Celebration of Life for Dick on Saturday, 17 May at 1030 hrs at the Mariposa Lodge Amphitheater, in Apple Valley, CA. Any of Dick's friends that are in the area are invited and so welcome to attend. There will be a light brunch and fellowship following, there at the Lodge. For a Google Mapquest, the address of the lodge is: Mariposa Lodge, 19322 Jess Ranch Parkway,
Apple Valley, CA 92308 Phone 760-247-0724