Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Aderholt Memorial

The Memorial Service for Brig Gen Heinie Aderholt has been moved to the weather alternate site at the Soundside Club facility, adjacent to old Officesr Club on south side of Hwy 98.

Dear CCA/CCT Members,

For those in the Fort Walton Beach area. I highly encourage all CCT, present or former, whether you knew him or not -- to pay your respects to one of the greatest Air Force leaders ever, Brig Gen “Heinie” Aderholt (Ret.) also known as Air Commando One.

A memorial service is scheduled on Friday, July 2 at 9 a.m. at the Hurlburt Field Air Park. I hope many of you will attend. See you there!


Wayne G. Norrad
President, Combat Control Association

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Eye of the Storm (EOS) Supplements


After weeks of searching and experimentation, I have found a long-term storage area that offers easy accessability to EOS supplements; ie, new articles that fit the EOS profile.

When you arrive at the website, you will be able to select an article to read. The are listed chronologically - newest first.

Clicking on an article will open it in a "THUMB NAIL"-like format.

Click DOWNLOAD to read full screen.
Sincerely,GENE ADCOCK (Ak)(352) 391-1269 Cell (352)255-81561027 Isle of Palms Path, The Villages, FL 32162


CCT @ The Eye of the Storm:
CCS Heritage Foundation Blog:
CCS Heritage Foundation Website:

Monday, June 28, 2010

Fanning Retirement Invite

As many of you know, TSgt Jack Fanning was finishing up training at the 24 STS. On the last parachute training event, he broke his neck and received a severe spinal cord injury leaving him paralyzed. Jack will be retired from active duty on 21 July 2010. All CCA members are invited to attend.

Detailed information follows:
Event: TSgt Jack R. Fanning's retirement

Location: Navy Operation Support Center Fort Worth
1803 Doolittle Ave.
Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base
Fort Worth, TX 76127

Start Time: 1300

Reception follows the event in the same location.

Civ - Business Casual
Mil - UOD

RSVP by 15 Jul to Luis O. Ferrer, 24STS DSN: 383-0534 COMM: 910-243-0534


Civ CCT slot

STTS civilian CCT instructor position available. External Announcement will open 29-JUN-2010 and close 05-JUL-2010.

It may be located on USAJOBS website at and the announcement number is 361755; USAJOBS Control Number is 1954096.

CMSgt Mickey Wright
Special Tactics Training Squadron
100 Servais Way
Hurlburt Field, FL 32544
850-884-2172 / DSN 579-2172

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Air Force Wounded Warrior parachutes

Staff Sgt. Shaun Meadows, 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, the first Active Duty double amputee in Air Force history to successfully perform a personnel drop, will lead members of his unit’s command element as they parachute onto McChord Field as part of the 22ndSpecial Tactics Squadron change of command ceremony June 16, 10 a.m.

During the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron change of command ceremony Lt. Col. Michael J. Flatten will assume command from Lt. Col. Bryan H. Cannady. Cannady assumed command of the 22nd STS June 2008 and will be reassigned to Joint Staff in Washington, D.C. Flatten, a Texas A&M graduate comes to JBLM from his most recent assignment with the Headquarters, Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlbert Field, Fla.

Link to article:

Below are links to coverage of SSgt Shaun Meadows HALO from Monday.

Shaun made AF history as the first double-amputee Airman to conduct a HALO.

Thanks RA

Friday, June 11, 2010

22nd STS Change of Command Ceremony

Please join us for the 22d Special Tactics Squadron change of command on
16 Jun 10 at 0945. Location will be in building 304 (22 STS/McChord Field).
Weather permitting, the official party will freefall jump into the ceremony.
Reception immediately following.

Here is your link to your e-Invite:


Rebecca E. Craig

304 Pitsenbarger Blvd.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98438

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Retirement of CMSgt DJ Cantwell

"Col Brad Thompson officiated the retirement of CMSgt DJ Cantwell on 4 Jun 2010. It was a great turnout from both Jenni and DJ's side of the family. We also had a very large representation of fellow STS and other members from across the Air Force both active duty and retired with standing room only. Though we have lost DJ as an active duty CMSgt, we still have him as an advocate for ST in the Pentagon working more strategic level Special Operations issues on the Joint Staff. Hoo-Yah DJ, thanks again for everything!!!"


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

720 STG Change of Command

Lieutenant General Donald C. Wurster

Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command

cordially invites you to a change of command ceremony

at which

Colonel Bradley P. Thompson

will relinquish command of the

720th Special Tactics Group


Colonel Robert G. Armfield

on Thursday, the third of June, two thousand and ten

at eight o’clock in the morning

Air Park

Hurlburt Field, Florida

Reception immediately following at the Soundside Club