Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lt. Colonel Andre Menard
Commander, 34th Combat Training Squadron
requests the pleasure of your company at the

Operating Location – Alpha 720 th Operations Support Squadron
Retirement Ceremony
Technical Sergeant Grady Tucker

on Tuesday, the Twenty-Seventh of September
at two o’clock in the afternoon in the
34th CTS auditorium Bldg 160 Marshall Road
Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas
Reception immediately following in the squadron lounge

R.s.v.p. by 20th of Sep Civilian: Business Casual
MSgt Vince O’Dell(501) 425-4937 Military: Uniform of the Day

Monday, August 22, 2011

5th NW Loop AAR

This year's ride was by far the longest loop we have done. The loop was 1012 miles of spectacular mountain and high desert roads. The event started with a BBQ at the Firehouse Pub where we collected over $1k in t-shirt sales, raffle items, and simply good will donations. The ride started off with 49 riders that went to the Evergreen Air Museum for a photo in front of the Spruce Goose followed by a personal tour of the museum by the Director of Operations, Larry Woods. Every stop that was made turned into a mini reunion with those that we only see once a year and of course lots of questions from the public wondering who and what we were all about. It is still amazing to me that the majority of people have heard of the Wounded Warrior Program but not the SOWF, even though they have been around for over 30 years. In regards to spreading the word, the motorcycle ride was an absolute success.

I'm not sure who rode the farthest to get to the ride but Rick Akset came up from AZ, Mark Nevatt from So CA, and Roger D James came in from MT. All of them rode over a 1000 miles just to get to the start, well done! Old Dog Roger also brought a CCT patch that generated another $500 of donations, thank you! Crater Lake is absolutely amazing to see in person. The road getting to the park was equally amazing with a 140 miles of twists and turns following a mountain river with the scent of evergreens nearly overwhelming. No major issues other than one bike giving up the ghost after the big photo at the museum. Jim Ihlan's bike decided that the first stop was going to be it's last. I have to give it to Jim for keeping the commitment strong with the riders coming out of the Tacoma area. Next year we will have a chase car and trailer to make sure everyone can stay in the game. Already thinking about next year and promise that lessons learned this year will make it even better next year.

Hope to see you then. Pitt

Friday, August 19, 2011

Adam P. Servais Memorial Push-Ups

SrA Adam Servais, died 19 Aug 2006 along with two Afghan soldiers in the southern Uruzgan province during a fight with more than 100 insurgents, according to a NATO statement. He joined the Air Force in 2002 and was a combat controller in its elite special operations command.

Don't forget your memorial push ups.

New AF basic training leader returns to his roots

The new Air Force Basic Military Training commander has a unique perspective when it comes to leading the airmen in his group.

According to archive research conducted by the 37th Training Wing Office of History, Lt. Col. Glenn Palmer is the first BMT commander who has also served in the enlisted corps.

Palmer was in Air Force Special Operations for 16 years, becoming a master sergeant as a combat controller before entering Officer Training School.

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/New-AF-basic-training-leader-returns-to-his-roots-2077233.php#ixzz1VTj2qjH9

Thursday, August 18, 2011

TACP-A Golf Tournament 24 Aug 11

24 Aug 11

0800 Shotgun Start

Fort Walton Beach Municipal Golf Course - The Pines

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

724 Ceremony and Reception at Ft Bragg

The 724 STG Memorial Service ceremony is closed unless you get on the list of invited guests. Ceremony is 1300 EST at Pope AAF, NC (724 Parachute Packing Facility - Hurst drive, same road as the 21 STS) on Thursday, 11 August 2011. Uniform is Service Dress for military and civilian suit/tie. Please have MIL ID with you. If you don't have a MIL ID you can't get on base without a personal escort.

For folks arriving MILAIR, a bus will pick you up on the flight line and take you to the PPF gate off Hurst Rd (same road the club and the 21 STS are on).

Light refreshments will be available immediately following the ceremony in the PPF.

Transportation will take you back to your aircraft between 1500-1600. We request if you have a general officer in your travel party you let us know ASAP.

For those able to stay longer, you are all invited to the post memorial reception at Ft Bragg Club (Armistead St & Totten St, Fort Bragg NC) from 1530-2100 hrs. at Ft Bragg NC.

Very Respectfully,

Michael J. Rizzuto Jr., GS-14
724 STG/Director of Staff

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

MSgt Phillip W. Freeman to Retire

Lt Col Michael R. Drowley66th Weapons Squadron Commander

Requests the pleasure of your company

for a ceremony honoring

MSgt Phillip W. Freeman

OL-B 720 Operational Support Squadron/USAF Weapons School

on the occasion of his retirement

from the United States Air Force after 22 years, 10 months of active service

Friday, the twelfth of Augusttwo thousand and eleven

one o' clock in the afternoon

USAF Weapons School Auditorium

Nellis AFB NV