Monday, January 31, 2011

Combat Controller on the History Channel

As a 10-year member of the elite Air Force Unit Special Operations Command, Ashley Spurlin has developed his shooting skills in combat--not competitions. "I've had the stress of direct combat as opposed to some people who are just competition shooters." He recently received a Bronze Star on his last deployment in Afghanistan. A graduate of the Special Forces Halo and SCUBA schools, he is used to adapting to any new weapon system with no prior training. A true and tested warrior, Ashley says he's quick to avoid people who don't share his mentality.

Link to article:

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Team Member Positions located at Cannon AFB, NM

To qualify, candidates must have:

• At least 4 years experience performing of ALZ/DZ/HLZ duties
• Completed a Department of Defense or Department of Transportation basic ATC course
• Prior or current Air Traffic Control certification
• Working knowledge of the organizational interface of military, local, state and federal agencies as applicable to ALZ/DZ/HLZ operations
• Experience with military command and control structures
• Excellent land navigation/map and compass skills
• Ability to conduct ALZ usability assessments, ALZ/DZ scoring procedures, DZ surveys, weather observations and marshal aircraft
• Valid civilian driver’s license and ability hold a valid military driver’s license

Ability to obtain and hold a Secret Clearance

Akima offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; prescription drug benefit; matching 401(k); 10 paid holidays; paid vacation; sick leave; short- and long-term disability; and AD&D. To apply to this opportunity where you can join a growing company, please send your resume to

Meghna Mohanani

Recruiting Manager

Akima Management Services, LLC

13777 Ballantyne Corporate Place

Suite 400

Charlotte, NC 28277

Phone: 980-333-7962

Fax: 704-714-4502

Planner positions at Cannon

This may be of interest to our Brothers out there looking for work. Cannon is advertising for 4 GS-12 (Temps) for the plans shop (XP). The announcement states not to exceed 1 yr, however they do have the option to be extended a yr. Current plan is to convert to them to permanent positions in 2013 (POM dependent).

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Team 36 and the Destin 50-mile race for SOWF


We have several members of STTS participating in the Destin 50 mile race. So far we have two teams and one single runner. Also we have 17-20 volunteers. Our teammates are running and asking donations to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. If you'd like to donate, here's the link:
also, if you're interested in being on a relay team or volunteering, you can contact MSgt Steve Adams or the event organizers MaryEdith Malin, or Capt Zane Holscher at the 319th.

Thanks, MW

CMSgt Mickey Wright
Superintendent, Special Tactics Training Squadron
100 Servais Way
Hurlburt Field, Fl 32544

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

SOWF fundraiser........Greybeard Volunteers Needed

One of our local active duty Special Ops troops (Capt Zane Holscher) has put together a fund raising race for SOWF and needs some volunteers to help him. The details of this rather unique race are show below.

If you would like to volunteer contact MaryEdith Malin,

Thanks for all your support to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.


Web site is:

Friday, January 14, 2011

JPRA CMD Rep GS Openings

Job Title: Personnel Recovery Program Manager

Department: Department Of The Air Force

Agency: 11th Wing

Job Announcement Number: AFDW-420590-046049-9L-ACB

SALARY RANGE: $70,615.00 - $114,047.00 /year

OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 to Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SERIES & GRADE: IA-0301-04

POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Excepted Service Permanent


DUTY LOCATIONS: 2 vacancies - Tampa, FL; 1 vacancy - Honolulu, HI

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Donnie Mirable is in the Hospital

Hi Allen,
I got some bad news Donnie Mirable, is in the hospital at the Audi Murphy Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. The doctors suspect cancer of the throat and spots on his lungs, hip, and stomach which will be confirmed this week. He wants to use his Del Rio address and his contact information is his wife Larri at 575-644-3050. He has lost 25 pounds in a month. He is pretty weak and cannot talk for long. He told me he would like to have some CCT members visit him in the hospital in uniform. He said seeing those young men in uniform sure makes him feel good. Would you be so kind as to get the word out to the people in CCT.............Emmet Heidemann

-I called Donnie Earlier today...I called him from here (Germany) and he sounds in great spirits.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Another opportunity to help those who have given it all!

Happy New Year! As we begin this new year, take a moment to help educate the children of our fallen special operators.

I’m taking part in the RAGNAR RELAY (200+ miles from Miami to Key West, Jan 7-8th) to raise money for SPECIAL OPERATIONS WARRIOR FOUNDATION - please make a donation by visiting my FirstGiving page:

You can donate online with a credit card. All donations are secure and sent directly to SPECIAL OPERATIONS WARRIOR FOUNDATION by FirstGiving, who will email you a printable record of your donation.

Please send my page on to anyone who might like to donate!

Thank you in advance for your support!