Thursday, May 31, 2012

Spano retirement

 I would like to invite ya'll to my retirement ceremony Friday 1500 @STTS. I am sure I have inadvertently left people off this distro so pls dissiminate to all of ST.  Hope you can make it.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

SrA Mark Forester Silver Star Ceremony

 What: Posthumous Award of the Silver Star to Mark Forester (Mark’s parents, Ray & Pat, will be accepting the award)

When: 0830, 15 June 2012

Where: King Auditorium (Hurlburt Field, FL) / small reception to follow at the 720 STG

Monday, May 21, 2012

Retirement Ceremony for Master Sergeant Christopher “Jack” Souza

The men and women of the
24th Special Tactics Squadron
request the honor of your presence at the
Retirement Ceremony for
Master Sergeant Christopher “Jack” Souza
Friday, the first day of June 2012
at 1300 hours in the
Parachute Packing Facility
Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina 28308

RSVP 25 May 2012 
Commercial (910) 243-5818
 DSN:  383-5818                        

Military:  Uniform of  the Day
Civilian:  Business Casual

Monday, May 14, 2012

CWO4 USAF Joseph Davant Rountree (1922 - 2012) has passed

Joseph Davant Rountree, 90, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away on May 9, 2012. He was born March 2, 1922, in Savannah, Ga. Joe proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force for 36 years. He was a veteran of WWII and the Vietnam Conflict where he served multiple tours as a combat control team leader. Joe owned and operated Rountree Marine Construction for many years after his retirement. He enjoyed scuba diving, building and flying remote control airplanes, dancing, motorcycling and writing.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Position Available

TechMIS is looking for a Lessons Learned Specialist to work at the 27 SOW. Position is available now.  Must have or be eligible for TS Clearance. AFSOC experience highly desired.  Self starter and the ability to operate independently is a must.  Aviation experience desired. 

Please contact:
Philip Pearson, Technology - Management & Innovation Solutions (TechMIS),
AFSOC Site Lead - Lessons Learned Collector/Analyst, DSN 579-3845 / Comm

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mark Forester Race/Walk (19 May 2012)


We're still working out the details of beddown options, but below is where you can register for the race:



10k = $30
5k = $20
1 mile = $10
31 mile walk = $20

"We anticipate the walk taking about 10-12 hours. There will be staging
areas every 5 to 7 miles with water and snacks."

(Pre-registration before race day - Includes T-shirt)


Gary Alexander, Maj, USAF
21 Special Tactics Squadron/DO
Pope Field, NC
DSN: 424-1595 / Comm:  910-394-1595
Cell:  910-489-4354

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Combat Control Association Elections

Elections for all CCA Executive Committee (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) and the three Board of Director positions will be held at the General Business Meeting during the 2012 CCA reunion.  Names of at least one nominee in each Executive Committee position must be proffered as well as at least three candidates for the Board of Directors.  I have appointed Rick Crutchfield as Chairman of the Election Committee, I.A.W. the CCA By-Laws Article III, Paragraph B.  Members in good standing may contact the Committee Chairman at or (850) 396 6057 to submit the names of concurring nominees NLT 10 October 2012 to allow adequate time for ballot preparation.