Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Colonel Brett J. Nelson,
Air Force Special Operations Command,
Chief, Analysis and Lessons Learned Division cordially invites you to attend
the retirement of
Senior Master Sergeant Arthur L. Cadena
on Friday, the thirteenth of January
Two thousand twelve
at two o'clock
Special Tactics Training Squadron (STTS)

Military: UOD

Civilian: Business casual, no coat required

Location: STTS Fresques Auditorium

100 Service Way Hurlburt Field, FL 32544

R.s.v.p. by 9 January 2012

850 884 2597/2327

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

CCT 2012 Mini-Reunion Las Vegas

The 2nd annual CCT mini-reunion Las Vegas will be held from 15th March to 18th March 2012. For further information, and to register, go to

Check out our Facebook page,, to view photos and read reviews from last year's event. We had over 60 attendees for the inaugural event and hope to hit 100 this time. The host hotel will be the South Point Hotel and Casino. The primary POC's are Sean McPartland, Scotty Light, and Kyle Stanbro. Guaranteed to have a great time!!!

Sean McPartland LM-332

Monday, November 28, 2011

Support for Stan Braxton

I’m sure you’re following the horrible accident Stan had. Can we post this website on the CCT blogs?


Thanks Mickey

Mickey Wright

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Stan Braxton Injured in Motorcycle Accident

Stan Braxton (CCT, retired) suffered a stroke while riding his track bike at Barbour Motor Speedway near Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday afternoon. At turn 9 he never even affected the turn and drove straight into a barrier. He took a guardrail to the chest, broke his left hand, T-12 vertebrae, and has several smashed ribs. His injuries are so severe they have induced a coma and paralysis until he can be removed from the ventilator and breath on his own. We will not know the extent of any of his other injuries to include the stroke, until they are able to wake him up and evaluate him, so we are in a holding pattern for an extended period of time here at UAB Trauma ICU, in Birmingham.

Please keep Stan in your prayers. This isn't going to go away quickly, so we are in it for the long haul. I know you will be concerned and I will keep everyone as updated as possible, probably using SgtMacsBar.

I know how much you care about Stan and UAB is one of the best trauma centers in the US, so he is right where he needs to be... and I will keep you posted.


Carmela M. Braxton

Monday, November 7, 2011

Veteran's Day 11 Nov 11 - "Deals" for Vets and Servicemembers

Applebee’s – free meal, Friday, Nov. 11: Last year, Applebee’s served 1,024,000 million free meals to military veterans and active servicemembers. Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veteran’s Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. There will be 7 entrées to choose from <> . Military ID or proof of service required. Find locations at <> .

Chili’s – free meal, Friday, Nov. 11. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of one of 6 meals. This offer is available during business hours on November 11, 2011 at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service. Visit their website to find locations <> .

Golden Corral – Free meal, Monday Nov. 14: The 10th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner will be held on Monday, November 14, 2011 from 5 pm to 9 pm in all Golden Corral Restaurants nationwide. The free “thank you” dinner is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Monday dinner. For more information visit

Special thanks to Golden Corral: To date, Golden Corral restaurants have provided over 2.5 million free meals and contributed over $4.3 million to the Disabled American Veterans organization.

Hooters – Free Meal, Friday, Nov. 11. Hooter’s is serving up a free meal to military veterans all day on Veterans Day. Offer good for all veterans and active duty military personnel. Choose one of the new specialty items on the Hooter’s menu. Offer valid at participating Hooters only; open to all active duty and military veterans with valid military ID or proof of military service. Drink purchase required. For more information, visit, <> .

Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees & veterans on Friday November 11th. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants – free lunch or dinner, Sunday Nov 13, 2011: McCormick & Schmick’s is celebrating their 13th annual Veteran’s Appreciation Event on Sunday, November 13th. Veterans will be able to choose a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée. Veterans must provide proof of military service. Be sure to contact your local McCormick & Schmick’s as this is valid at participating restaurants only. Also, Space is limited and reservations are highly recommended. For more information visit: M&S Veterans Appreciation Event <> .

Outback Steakhouse – A week of Free Bloomin’ Onions and Cokes Monday Nov. 7 – Friday Nov. 11. Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a Coca-Cola product during the week leading up to Veteran’s Day. This offer is available to Military Personnel who have one of the following forms of identifications: U.S Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), DD form 214 Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW), Photograph in Uniform, Wearing Uniform. For more information, visit,

The Outback understands commitment. For the past two years, The Outback, with the help of their patrons, has donated $2 Million to Operation Homefront <> , a non-profit organization providing everyday and emergency support for active troops, wounded warriors and their families.

Subway – Free Six Inch Sub. Select Subway locations offer a FREE six inch sub to military veterans on Veteran’s Day. However, Subway restaurants are franchises, so this offer may not be available everywhere. Please call ahead.

Texas Roadhouse – free meal, Friday, Nov. 11. Offer varies by location; our local Texas Roadhouse is offering a free meal from opening until 4pm. Other locations may vary in offer, hours, or availability. Call ahead to your local restaurant for more information.

T.G.I. Friday’s – Buy one get one free Nov 11-14. At participating locations for anyone with an old or current military ID. November 11-14.

Uno Chicago Grill, Friday, Nov. 11. Uno’s is offering a free entree or individual pizza with a purchase of an entree or pizza of equal or greater value. Offer good for all military for veterans and active duty military. ID or proof of service required: Show up in uniform (if your service permits), provide military ID, show a picture of yourself in uniform, or have other ID showing proof of service. More info here <> .

Home Depot and Lowes Coupon Updates

Update: Home Depot and Lowes 10% Military Discount Available Everyday <> .

Home Depot: The Home Depot(R) is offering all active duty personnel, reservists, retired military, veterans and their families a 10 percent discount off their purchases in honor of Veteran’s Day. The offer is valid on purchases of up to $2,000 for a maximum of $200 and is available at The Home Depot stores, The Home Depot Design Center locations, Yardbirds and EXPO Design Center(R) locations. The 10% discount is available everyday for active duty and retirees, but not all veterans. Home Depot makes this offer available to all veterans on most military holidays. You can also find Home Depot discounts online <> .

Lowes: Lowe’s Companies, Inc. will offer all active, reserve, honorably discharged, retired military personnel and their immediate family members a 10 percent discount on in-store U.S. purchases made during the Veterans Day holiday. The discount is available Nov. 7 – Nov. 11. The discount is available on in-stock and special order purchases up to $5,000. To qualify, individuals must present a valid military ID or other proof of service. Excluded from the discount are sales via, previous sales, and purchases of services or gift cards. Like Home Depot, Lowes offers this discount daily to active duty military members, but not to veterans. However, they extend the offer to military veterans on military holidays. You can also find exclusive discounts at Lowe’ <> .

Free Park Admissions for Veterans Day

Here's to the Heroes

Anheuser-Busch Parks. Anheuser-Busch Parks offers Active Duty Service Members free admission for them and up to 3 dependents to any of their parks once a year. Throughout 2011, members of the military and as many as three direct dependents may enter SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place parks with a single-day complimentary admission. The Here’s to the Heroes program is only available to Any active duty, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman. Eligible parks include: Adventure Island, Busch Gardens (Tampa Bay or Williamsburg), SeaWorld (Orlando, San Diego, or San Antonio), Sesame Place, and Water Country USA. Not valid at Discovery Cove and Aquatica. Christmas Town at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va. is not included as part of this program. For more information and to register, visit: Free admission summary <> , and ticket application <> .

Colonial Williamsburg Free Admission. Colonial Williamsburg offers free weekend-long admission tickets to active-duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their immediate dependents from Friday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 13th. The complimentary ticket incudes admission to Colonial Williamsburg exhibition sites, art museums, and most daytime programs, as well as free parking and use of the shuttle bus system. Tickets are only available at on-site ticket sales locations. Tickets are also available to families of deployed servicemembers. Tickets available on the following dates: Nov. 11-13 <> .

Historic Jamestowne – Free Admission. The National Park Service commemorates Veterans Day with Fee Free days at Historic Jamestowne November 11-13. Free admission for everyone. See events calendar <> .

Knotts Berry Farm Military Tribute Days – Free Admission. Knott’s Berry Farm has an annual Military Tribute event in which they offer military members past and present by offering free park admission. This year the Military Tribute Days run from November 1 – 24 November (Thanksgiving Day). Veterans or current serving military personnel plus one guest get in FREE with proper ID presented at Knott’s turnstile (DD214, Veterans Administration Hospital ID or Active Military Service ID). Purchase up to six additional tickets for just $17 each. More info <> .

Fee Free Day at National Parks. To honor America’s service men and women, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that areas managed by the National Park Service would not charge entrance fees for Veteran’s Day weekend – November 11-13, 2011. Over 100 national Parks will be participating in this event <> .

San Jacinto Monument and Museum (La Porte, TX). November 7-13: Free admission to the theatre, Observation Floor, and (on November 12-13) the special exhibit to all veterans and their families. More info <> .

Bed and Breakfast for Vets

In the third year of the program, B&Bs for Vets has organized over 485 (and counting) participating Bed and Breakfasts and Inns across the US and Canada which will be offering veterans a free night’s stay on November 10th, the night before Veterans Day. This offer is available to both active duty military members and veterans with ID, but space is limited. Each Inn and B&B has at least one room available for this promotion and reservations must be made directly through the participating Inns and B&Bs. For more information visit B&Bs for Vets <> .

Free Hugo® Canes for Veterans.

Sam’s Club® locations nationwide will distribute 36,000 Hugo® canes free of charge on November 9th, 10th, 11th, 2011 to U.S. military veterans in need of mobility assistance. Limited quantities available, while supplies last. Sam’s Club® Membership is not required, but proof of military service may be required. For more information, visit <> .

Other Veteran’s Day Discounts

Here are some additional Veteran’s Day Discounts. In all cases, be sure to provide proper ID or proof of service. In addition, some of these stores are franchises, so verify participation before assuming the discount is in place.

* Free Car wash. Thousands of car washes around the country are offering vets a free car wash on Veterans Day. Find a list at Grace for Veterans <> , which helped veterans receive 101,537 FREE Washes on Veterans Day in 2010.
* – Discount “Veterans Day Honor” MP3 album download. This downloadable album includes 12 songs as performed by the military bands and ensembles of the U.S. Armed Forces. Visit Amazon on Veteran’s Day to download the album <> .
* Netflix – One Month Free Trial <> .
* Sport Clips – FREE haircut to active-duty military & veterans. Offer only available at select locations <> . Please call to verify local participation.
* Tim Hortons – all US locations are offering a free donut to all veterans (check out the Star Spangled donut!).

LTCol Ray Rubel has passed

Ray Rubel, LM-241, died this afternoon. He was comander of the 1st APS at Dyess in the early 70's, and Ops Officer of the 3 APS, in the 60's, as well as Mobility Officer at the 8th APS 66 to 68, I believe. He lived in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. A memorial sevice is to be held this Sunday - burial is planned in Arliington as soon as it can be arranged. He CCT was a true friend of mine and CCT.

FROM: Don Horton

LT. COL. RAY R., Nov. 4, 2011, of Cherry Hill, NJ. Husband of Oria Rubel. Father of Andrea Rubel, Nora (Rob Nipe) Rubel and Talia (Ken Ryan) Rubel. Grandfather of Zoe and Ruby. Relatives and friends are invited Sunday beginning 12:15 P.M. to PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc. 2001 Berlin Rd. Cherry Hill, where Funeral Services will begin promptly at 1 P.M. Jewish War Veterans Service will begin at 12:45 P.M. Interment Arlington National Cemetery to be scheduled at a later date. Shiva will be observed at the late residence. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, Dela-ware Valley Chapter, 385 Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.


Joint Terminal Attack Control (I) Program Management

Joint Terminal Attack Control (I) Program Management

Location: North Carolina, Fayetteville

Company: MacAulay-Brown, Inc.

Clearance: Secret

Provides support for AFSOC squadron JTAC programs by providing JTAC program management to the 21 STS. The applicant shall also support AFSOC squadrons’ training to include JTAC, JTAC-I, JTAC-SEE, duties on local and off station ranges. The employee shall provide supervision and other services necessary to perform JTAC/JTAC-I/JTAC-SEE control duties in accordance with pertinent SOCOM, Air Force, AFSOC, 720 STG, and squadron directives.

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