Thursday, February 24, 2011

CMSgt Micheal “Mickey” Wright’s
Retirement Ceremony
Please, come celebrate with the Men & Women of the Special Tactics Training Squadron, to honor “The Mickster” on the occasion of his
retirement from the United States Air Force.

Date: 4 March 2011

Time: 2:00 PM
Where: 100 Servais Way Bldg 90531
Hurlburt Field, FL 32544

Reception Immediately Follows the Ceremony

Please, RSVP NLT 25 Feb ’11 to SSgt Jennifer Stutes or
Mrs. Ki’ilani Young-Lyons at 850-884-2781 or or

Dress: UOD for Military
Civilians: Casual

Sunday, February 20, 2011

SSgt Tim Davis Memorial Push Ups

Don’t forget your Memorial Push Ups for SSgt Tim Davis. Tim was assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.; Killed in action at Oruzgan, Afghanistan, 20 Feb 09 of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Dear CCA Members,

The 40 bottles of scotch donated to the Combat Control Association by Capt Stewart Parker have all been sold. The label number each person requested (See table below) have pretty much been confirmed, but we’ll have to wait for the shipment to arrive before we know for sure. Those who wanted two bottles will have to wait until Capt Parker makes a determination on the additional bottles he has reserved. Thank you all for supporting this fund raiser for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and the CCA Memorial & Unit Fund. Those who requested a bottle can mail their donation of at least $53 to the CCA address below… some checks have already been received. Thank you for participating.

Combat Control Association

P.O. 432

Mary Esther, FL 32569-0432



Names and Label information follows.

Jean Smith

Label #3

Tony Travis

Label #7

Tim McCann

Label #17

Bill Vetscher

Label #20

Rick Crutchfield

Label #30

Bob Patterson

Label #31

Buddy Bowden

Label #34

John Riley

Label #40

Al Huddleston

Label #41

Allen Hooper

Label #43

Richard Eubanks

Label #45

Waldoo Willis

Label #47

Mike McReynolds

Label #48

Tony Urenda

Label #52

Debra Bastian

Label #53

JD Burch

Label #55

Cass Seymore

Label #56

Roger Klair

Label #58

Mike Steinbeck

Label #61

Charlie Rapp

Label #62

Rob Broaden

Label #64

Wayne Norrad

Label #65

Charlie Tappero

Label #66

Carl Casey

Label #67

Wayne Gardner

Label #68

Joe Wachs

Label #69

Dale Watkins


Bob Overland


Jim Aubele


Tony Snodgrass


Grady Tucker


Bill Adams


Mickey Wright


Dave Horwitz


Keith Hewes


John Rodgers


Jim Stanford


Ron Childress


Travis Woodworth


Pat Barnett


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Spike TV Casting Special Ops

Chief Norrad Receives National Award

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen, presented CMSgt (ret) Wayne Norrad the DeProspero Lifetime Achievement Award on 8 Feb in Washington DC.

The DeProspero Award is presented annually and recognizes sustained, distinguished service of an individual who has made distinctive contributions in the areas of Special Operations or Low Intensity Conflict over a period of many years.

Chief Norrad received the award from the National Defense Industrial Association. The other major award recipient was General (ret) Pete Schoomaker.

Great night for CCT, ST and the AF.

Robert G. Armfield
Colonel, USAF
Commander, 720th Special Tactics Group

Friday, February 11, 2011


Thanks a lot for the help. Here is the newest mock-up from Kimber. Two changes though- There will be no green feet (only lightning bolt). And the display case will have a glass top with the CCT flash engraved in the glass. If you could change the old pics to this on the CCA website I would appreciate it so all the people can see the newest product.

Thanks again.
Kyle Herman, SSgt
Red Team CCT, 24 STS

To place your order contact Kyle Herman at;

Monday, February 7, 2011

Nashville (BNA) Mini Reunion

Nashville (BNA) Mini Reunion is scheduled for the weekend following Mother’s Day and the planned dates for this year are 12 thru 15 May 2011.

Arrive Thursday 12 May 2011

Golf Friday a.m. est. first tee time @ 0900 hrs, 13 May 2011, informal gathering for evening meal and drinks.

Golf Saturday a.m. est. first tee time @ 0900hrs, 14 May 2011, evening sit down dinner with planned cocktail hour @ 1800 hrs, dinner to be served @ 1900 hours.

Sunday 15 May 2011, breakfast, goodbyes, depart for home.

The above follows his normal plan, now here is where we need your help. Would you run the above information on the CCA blog and request all who planning to attend the BNA reunion to please RSVP either Billie at> , home phone 931-468-2836, cell 931-309-8245 or me at> , home 618-624-0908, cell 618-791-2330 to confirm your intentions. We further request you reply NLT 20 February 2011 in order for Billie to contact the hotel for reservations. Billie normally reserves 30 rooms at the hotel where we stay and he is obligated to pay for 10 of those rooms when the reservation is made.

Thanks for your help.
Tim McCann

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Protective intelligence Specialist

The position, which reports to the Director of Executive Protection, is responsible for the collection, analysis, production, and dissemination of critical and time-sensitive information of relevance to the safety and security of company personnel and the organization’s global assets and operations.

Operational requirements range from routine monitoring of open-source and proprietary information sources in support of advance travel & events planning for company protectees, to Early Warning and Crisis Management support for corporate security, senior leadership, and other key stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities

· Directly lead and manage Protective Intelligence (PI) efforts across a range of company activities including requirements management, Open-Source information collection, analysis and writing.

· Monitor open source media, law enforcement, homeland security, and commercial bulletins/information sources for international, national, and local news and intelligence that may impact the safety and security of company employees, operations, and assets.

· Produce written and verbal reports and analyses for employees and management of the company both on routine and ad-hoc assignments.
Minimum Requirements for position:

· BA in Humanities, Journalism, International Relations or related field.

· Advanced degree preferred.

· Corporate experience preferred

· At least 3 years experience in any combination of intelligence and security disciplines

Other Information:

· Salary range between $65K and $85K (based on experience.)

· Location: Greater Chicago region (no relocation benefits available.)

Send Resume to:

Filippo Marino

Director - Executive Protection

McDonald's Corporation

Global Safety & Security

2915 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, IL 60523 USA

Direct +1 (630) 623-5124 Mobile +1 (630) 247-0075

Fax +1 (630) 623-5521 24h Emergency +1 (630) 623-7777

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

In John Chapman's Honor


John's sister (Lori) is asking that we get word out to all his STS brothers of an upcoming fund raising event. In May 2012 one of John's closest friends and former 24 STS member (Dave Gendron) is running a mountainous 100-mile trek in John's honor. Please take a look at the link and read Lori's comments below and if you can contribute it would be greatly appreciated and it's for a GREAT cause.


Link to article:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Dear CCA Members,

We are mailing out 99 hard copy CCA Newsletters quarterly. If you are getting an email copy and a hard copy too, please consider dropping the hard copy request. Thanks for your consideration... the savings can be put to better use.


Wayne NorradPresident

720 STG L2 Position

We are aggressively seeking to fill the L2 slot there -- do you know anyone that has STT experience that might be interested and can you pass it along that we are looking for someone encase someone knows someone looking for employment.


Philip Pearson
Contractor, Technology - Management & Innovation Solutions (TechMIS)
AFSOC Site Lead - Lessons Learned Collector/Analyst
DSN 579-3845 / Comm 850-884-3845
Cell: 850-974-0685