Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Chief Ramos Legion of Merit Medal Ceremony

CMSgt. Mike Ramos to receive the Legion of Merit medal, 5 Jan, at 1530 in the Commando Auditorium? The presentation will be open to everyone that wants to attend. I only ask that attendees arrive 15 minutes early because we want to start on time (1530). I only expect the ceremony to take 30 minutes or less with LtGen Wurster speaking.

Thanks, Tim

Timothy C. Hoye, CMSgt, USAF

Thursday, December 17, 2009

720 STG/CC Holiday Message

Greetings and Happy Holidays to our ST Family

We have had a very busy year and I don't see it slowing down any time soon. Chief Lamonica and I just returned from a short visit to Afghanistan and Iraq and you'll be happy to know, and as expected. Our men and women forward are "packing the mail" and taking it to the enemy with a vengeance. Their morale and well-being is high in both theaters. I ask that, as you take a well-deserved break over the holidays, please remember to keep them in your thoughts and prayers-especially their families, as they continue to sacrifice back here on a daily basis.

Additionally, as Chief Lamonica and I traversed the AOR, we were frequently asked what the President's recent "troop surge in Afghanistan" announcement means to ST. My reply is this-demand will continue to exceed supply for our forces across all skill sets we provide. All SOF will continue to fill in any gaps and seams as traditional combat forces draw down in places elsewhere to support the surge. Hence, I see us getting busier and busier.

I ask that you try not to look too long term, but rather at the 5-meter target and how you can continue to make an immediate impact in ST and our SOF mission, while working diligently to balance and invest in your family life. On our end, we will continue to work very hard to add more forces to our ranks to relieve some of the deployment pressure.

In the meantime, please stay with us. Each and every one of you is critical to our ST mission. Enjoy your holiday break and come back to us safely."We need each and every one of you."


TN Sends

CCT Passing (Juan E. Rodriguez (Rod)

Got call last night from Rod's oldest Step Son. Rod passed away from Heart failure at his home Sunday, 12/13/09. He passed peacfully yet family still in shock. Just got call from Family tonight that they are having private Memorial Service for Rod in Charleston, S.C. tomorrow 12/17/09. Family request no flowers but for anyone wishing to send card they can please send to;

Mr. & Mrs. Juan Rodriguez and Family
143 Palmetto Bluff CT
Charleston, SC 29418-3017

Rod's son Lee and wife Jill, asked that I notify the CCT family of Rod's passing as they are aware of Rod's closenest to many in the CCT family.

I am also passing to Mac for posting.

Thanks and hope all well with you!

Whip sends.............

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

CCA Christmas Social

I have coordinated for a CCA Christmas Social on Tuesday 22 Dec 09 starting at 1800 hrs at the downtown Navarre, FL ‘Helen Backs’ pizza restaurant. This will be a pay as you drink and eat affair.

See you there!


Eddie Howard

Retirement Ceremony for MSgt Beals

For all those interested MSgt Beals, CCT at the 23 STS, is retiring this Friday, 18 Dec at 1100.

Ceremony will be at the 23 STS, Hurlburt Fld, FL.

Monday, December 14, 2009

USO officials honor 5 Air Force Medal of Honor recipients

Officials of the Metropolitan New York USO held their 48th Annual Armed Forces Gala and Gold Medal Dinner and honored the only five living Air Force Medal of Honor recipients Dec. 9 in New York City.
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Vernon Morgan Obituary

MORGAN, Vernon, 77, of Cynthiana, Ky., died Saturday, November 28, 2009, at the Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana. He was born April 11, 1932, in Hamilton County, Fla., a son of the late Odus and Mattie Allen Morgan. Mr. Morgan was retired from the U.S. Air Force, was a sport parachute instructor for the Air Force Academy and was a private pilot. A son, Michael Eugene Morgan, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Floyd Morgan; sons, Francis Clayton Morgan of Va., Stephen Arnold Morgan of New Mexico, David Keith Morgan of Florida, and Michael Edwin Morgano of Idaho; daughters, Regina Lynn Carter of Arizona and April Morgan Morris of Cynthiana; 14 grandchildren and three great-grand-children. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m.

Wednesday December 2, 2009, at the Drake-Whaley-McCarty Funeral Home. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. www.drake