Monday, October 25, 2010

A5KB opening

A5KB has an immediate opening, 2-year term, we will attempt to convert to permanent or that failing, rewrite for another two years. 5 point veteran good, 10-point plus 30% better (system grants preference).
Attributes: need a motivated self-starter who can hit the street running. Our biggest weakness is PJ and SOWT, but obviously the right candidate trumps AFSC.

We have a heavy workload, need candidate(s) ASAP. We are hoping we can fill this from the "ST community" - any help you can provide is appreciated. Sorry for the short timeline, Mr Farris (from our office) took a perm position and gave us two week notice. If you have interest, send them to us and we will walk them through the system.




Mark W. Williams, DAF

Battlefield Airman Requirements


DSN 579-4832; Commercial (850) 884-4832


Special operations members garner awards

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Twelve members of the Air Force special operations community recently received annual awards presented by Lt. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, the deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and requirements.

The awards ceremony recognized the 2009 United States Air Force Combat Rescue Officer of the Year, Special Tactics Officer of the Year and the Pararescue, SERE Specialist, Combat Controller Senior NCO, NCO, and Airman of the Year awards.


Friday, October 22, 2010

Marchers finish 860-mile trek to honor fallen airmen

HURLBURT FIELD — This year’s Special Tactics Memorial March included more batons than airmen who carried them.

The 15 active-duty airmen carried more than 20 batons in this year’s march. Each baton had the name of an airman or soldier killed in Iraq or Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001 engraved on its side.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010


DESCRIPTION:Provide oversight of Joint Terminal Attack Control (JTAC) Program Management and training program while providing Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS) support and instruction. Interested individuals will eventually be qualified as both SUAS pilot and trainer. Personnel must develop and maintain JTAC specific training folders for documentation and currency. Personnel are required to train selected personnel in JTAC operations.

LOCATION:Hurlburt Field, FL

REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of 2 years JTAC experience as defined in AFI 13-112 Volumes 1 and 2. A JTAC-I or JTAC-SEE qualification is highly desirable. Individuals preferably should come from either the JTAC/TACP/CCT/Combat Weather or another SOF related field with a JTAC-I rating. Applicants must have a current Secret security clearance. A Top Secret security clearance is desirable.

Medical, dental,
Four Weeks of Paid Time Off
10 paid holidays
401(k) Retirement Plan
United Health PlanBusiness Banking Membership
AND more….

CONTACT: Email resume and salary requirements Please reference your name and this job title in the subject line. DCAPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Sunday, October 17, 2010

SUAS Program Management Position

WinTec Arrowmaker is the Prime Contractor for the 720th Group JTAC/SUAS Program Management Team. All positions are filled with the exception of the SUAS slot at the 24th STS. A qualified applicant may start immediately. If you have questions about the position, send a resume to the address below and in your email you may ask to speak to management personnel or be put in touch with operators that are currently working on the contact. Be sure to include your contact information and best times to contact you.

DESCRIPTION: Provide Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS) Program Management and training program oversight. Personnel will develop and maintain SUAS specific training folders for maintenance of flight logs and SUAS training documentation. Personnel will train active duty personnel in SUAS operations. Personnel will provide simulator duties; coordinate and schedule ranges and airspace for SUAS operations. Personnel will perform equipment custodial duties for SUAS equipment.

REQUIREMENTS: Must have been JTAC qualified for at least two years, and have held a JTAC-I qualification. It is very highly desired that the personnel possess a special operations forces (SOF) background or have augmented SOF forces as a JTAC during an operational deployment. Personnel will provide JTAC, JTAC-I and JTAC-SEE duties as required. Applicants must have a current Secret security clearance, and will be required to get a Top Secret security clearance.

LOCATION: This full time position is located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Anticipate travel 0-15%.

CONTACT: Email resume and salary requirements to . Please reference your name and this job title in the subject line. WinTec is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE in E-Verify. Our benefits plan is impressive and includes opportunity for employee ownership.



Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Special tactics Airmen walk for fallen comrades

10/9/2010 - LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- Fifteen special tactics Airmen carrying 50-pound rucksacks departed from here Oct. 9 on a mission to honor the memories of their fallen comrades.The 860-mile trek, known as the Tim Davis Special Tactics Memorial March, will stretch across five states and will consist of six teams walking 24 hours a day, in a relay format.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Donations for SrA Mark Forester


If you would like to contribute to SrA Mark Forester and his family then please send donations to the address below. All funds will go towards deferring costs associated with honoring Mark. Any funds left over will be donated to the Special Operations Warrior Fund at the request of the Forester family.

Attn: MSgt Chris Morgan
1520 Hurst St, Bldg 134
Pope AFB, N.C. 28308

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Commemorative Wrist Bands to Support Walk for the Fallen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Christina Olivarez

Commemorative Wrist Bands to Support Walk for the Fallen
SOF-HEARTS Bands to Raise Money for Fallen Airmen and Their Families

SAN ANTONIO (October. 9, 2010) – When 15 active-duty Airmen take off on their 860-mile trek this Saturday from San Antonio, they will be armed with memories and a mission – to show that members of our Air Force Special Operations community are never forgotten. When they reach their first major city, Houston, on Monday, Oct. 10, they’ll be armed with something else – commemorative black-and-gold wristbands available for a $5 donation for those want to help the cause.

“We are honoring 14 Airmen this year who have been killed protecting our freedoms,” said Master Sgt. Kenneth Huhman, event organizer. “The silicone wristbands are a way for us to show solidarity with our fellow soldiers and their families, and a way for others to help us provide for those left behind.”

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides full scholarships grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel from all service branches that die in operational or training missions. Additionally SOWF provides financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families.

The silicone band is band is black. “SOF – HEARTS” is written in gold with a “tip of the spear United States Special Ops Command logo on the left-hand side and a heart on the right. The Combat Control Association purchased10,000 bands and will be selling them along their route from Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio to Hurlburt Field near Pensacola, Fla.

Six teams of two or three members will relay through five states, averaging 15-20 miles per leg. Each team will walk approximately 150 miles during the 11-day trek, carrying a 50-pound rucksack and a commemorative baton engraved with a fallen Airman’s name. For more information on the route, team, and cause visit the Walk for the Fallen website,

Invitation to the Memorial Ceremony for SrA Forester


I am passing the information below to you on behalf of the 21st Special Tactics Squadron here at Pope AFB. It is their request that you forward this to individuals in your organizations who might be interested in attending or just want them to have the information.

Last week our Nation lost an Air Force Special Operations Command combat controller. Senior Airman Mark Forester died Sept. 29 while supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Senior Airman Mark A. Forester, 29, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., was killed while conducting combat operations with his Special Forces team in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C. "Mark believed with all his heart in serving his God, his country and his family," said Maj. Ed Loughran, 21 STS acting commander. "The unit mourns his loss, but we could not be more proud of his devotion to defending what he believed in most."

Attached is an invitation to the Memorial Ceremony for SrA Forester on Friday, 8 October at 1400. It will be held at Hangar 4 (beside Base Ops). I realize this is short notice, but we would appreciate your rsvp as soon as possible so we can work seating and parking. Please me know the names of additional people attending with you, so I can assist in getting them cleared to get on base. When you rsvp, just let me know if you need directions to the Hangar. If you have any other questions, please let me know.

Mark's story is posted on Pope Air Force Base Facebook: and also an article is in the
Fayetteville Observer:


Chief, Protocol

Monday, October 4, 2010

SrA Mark Forester Memorial and Funeral Info

Pinkard Funeral Home has announced the arrangements for the Memorial Service and Funeral of Senior Airman Mark A. Forester, 29, HHS Class of 1999. Visitation will occur Wednesday, October 6, 2010 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at Pinkard Funeral Home on HWY195 in Haleyville. The service will be Thursday, October 7, 2010, 2:00 PM, at the Haleyville High School Gymnasium on 20th St. in Haleyville, where Airman Forester will lie in state from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. Burial will follow the service at Winston Memorial Cemetery, HWY195 South, Haleyville.

The family has asked that donations be made to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, PO Box 13483, Tampa, FL 33681-3483, or you may go online at

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Personnel Recovery Mission Officer

Personnel Recovery Mission Officer

Clearance Required: US government Top Secret/SCI security clearance
Citizenship: US Citizenship required
Number of openings: 4

Position Description:

Blackbird Technologies, Inc. is seeking Part-Time employees to work at OCONUS locations as Personnel Recovery Mission Officers (PRMO) in support of DoD contracts.

Duties while deployed:
· Advise and assist senior military personnel with establishment, maintenance and employment of Personnel Recovery (PR) policies, orders and procedures
· Assist with development, management and employment of traditional and asymmetrical PR capabilities
· Assist with management and employment of Evasion Plan of Action (EPA), Isolated Persons Report (ISOPREP), and DoD Blood Chit programs
· Produce intelligence summaries, white papers, after action reviews, operations orders, fragmentary orders, concept of operations and other products
· Brief products and operations to General Officers and other senior personnel
· Utilize all available intelligence assets and products, including those provided by inter-agency partners, to support recovering missing personnel
· Conduct feasibility assessments and develop courses of action to support PR incidents, missions and plans
· Template enemy Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP) in support of Pre-emptive, Pro-Active, and Re-active PR events and missions
· Support and or conduct human remains identification, recovery, and processing
· Support and or conduct PR Coordination Cell (PRCC) and Unconventional Assisted Recovery Coordination Cell (UARCC) activities
· Accompany military units outside of established military bases to support sensitive site exploitation, mortuary affairs and other missions
· Develop and present plans of instruction (POI) as required
· Occasionally live in austere conditions for extended periods of time
· Regularly work extended hours, seven days a week, while at deployed locations

Required skills/experience:

Former Special Operations, Intelligence, SERE Specialist, or PR Professional
10 years experience conducting and or supporting PR and or SOF operations
Excellent operations and or intelligence planning background
Experience with Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP) and intelligence preparation of the battlefield activities
Experience or aptitude to learn technical information collection equipment to support War on Terrorism objectives.
Computer skills in web-based applications, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows, and various viewing software programs such as Falcon View, Google Earth, C2PC, M3, TIGER, Arc View, Analyst notebook, Live wire, Streets and Trips, and Map Point
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
Must work well both individually and in a team environment and be able to travel independently and operate for extended periods without direct supervision.
Be physically fit and able to operate in austere environments while wearing body armor and carrying additional equipment

Desired Skills/Experience/Education:
Experience as service/component PR OPR, GCC/TSOC PR or NAR OPR, JTF/CJSOTF PR or NAR OPR, Joint Personnel Recovery Center (JPRC), PRCC, JPRA PR Education and Training Center (PRETC) or PR Academy (PRA)
Graduate of JPRA PR 211, 215, 250, 271, 296, 297, 300, 301, 303
Graduate of service SERE Level C course
Experience with planning, coordinating and implementing Evasion Plans of Action (EPA) and developing and managing in-country PR capabilities
Service SOF staff, Geographical Combatant Command (GCC) staff, JSOTF staff, Special Activities Cell, Theater-Special Operations Command Staff, Regional/ Theater Operational Control Element, Intelligence analyst supporting the above activities.
ASOT Level II or III or similar qualification
Strong un-conventional warfare skills and experience
Bachelor’s Degree

· Expected OCONUS travel of 100 days per deployment – must be flexible to more or less travel time as required. CONUS part-time work will vary, but typically is not more than 14 days between each deployment
· CONUS sustainment and refresher training is required

Ronald R Mann

Program Manager

Blackbird Technologies

St Petersburg, FL 813 777 0164