Friday, September 28, 2012

Special Tactics Airmen earn Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart

9/28/2012 - Pope Field, N.C. -- When the critical moment came there was courage.

There was courage from an Airman who moved into the line of fire to retrieve bodies of fallen Afghan commandos.

Another Airman risked sniper fire to call in air support. One Airman continued to fight despite shrapnel wounds from a hand grenade.

Three Air Force Special Operations Command combat controllers from the 21 Special Tactics Squadron were recognized for actions downrange in a medals ceremony at Pope Field, N.C., Sept. 25.

Here is the link to the article on the 21 STS medals ceremony -

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Robotic Systems Joint Project Office (RSJPO) Opening

Brief Job Description:

This is a full-time position for training in the use of and robotic repair of militarized robotic platforms for the Robotic Systems Joint Project Office (RSJPO). Candidate must be a US Citizen and able to obtain a DoD Security Clearance. Two years of Vocational Experience in basic mechanics and maintenance is required OR at least five years of relevant experience. Prior Military service or RSJPO experience is a plus. Travel may be required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This is a full-time, permanent position. Under administrative direction, candidate must be knowledgeable in the electrical, electronic, mechanical, and hydraulic operation, maintenance, and repair actions of militarized robotic platforms for the Robotic Systems Joint Project Office (RSJPO) in the following functions:

1. Perform daily maintenance and repairs of RSJPO robotic systems and subsystems.

2. Perform daily troubleshooting, fault isolation, calibrations, and the configuring of radio frequencies in electronic, electro mechanical, and electro hydraulic components on robots; as well as perform software programming, analysis of malfunction reports, and removing and replacing of subsystems and parts on systems and subsystems.

3. Submit work orders, document repair time, and request parts required to repair robotic systems via COLTS daily.

4. Maintain accountability and readiness of tools and shop supplies for robotic repairs of systems and subsystems.

5. Provide recommendations in the analysis, design, development, and facilitation of RSJPO training materials for acquisitions and when systems and subsystems are modified or upgraded.

6. Provide after action training reports to the customer, summarizing the outcome of all training provided.

7. Based on military unit requests, provide training of systems and subsystems via Maintenance and Repair Course (RMRC), Mobile Training Teams (MTTs), and New Equipment Training (NET) to Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, Army National Guard (ANG), and Marine and Army Reserve units.

8. Perform maintenance, repairs, and functional tests of RSJPO robotic training systems and subsystems after each training class.

9. Maintain accountability of all training equipment and systems in COLTS and Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced (PBUSE).

Wayne Gardner


T&W Operations, Inc

A service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business

Office (256) 535-0857

Fax (256) 535-0926

Cell (256) 759-2082

Monday, September 24, 2012

Chief Master Sergeant Dean A. Thompson Retirement Ceremony

Colonel Kurt W. Buller
requests the pleasure of your company
at a Retirement Ceremony in honor of

Chief Master Sergeant Dean A. Thompson

on Friday, the twenty-eighth of September, two thousand twelve
at half past eleven o'clock in the morning

Soundside Marina Pavilion
Hurlburt Field, Florida

Retiring Official
Captain Rick Barnes, USAF, Retired

Reception immediately following

R.s.v.p. by 24 September 2012
(850) 884-2281

Military: Uniform of the Day
Civilian: Business Casual

Monday, September 17, 2012

Brenda Hall Memorial Service

A memorial service is scheduled for Brenda Hall on Friday 21 Sept. from 1500-1700L at the Emerald Coast Funeral Home on Racetrack Road, Ft. Walton Beach, FL.


Friday, September 14, 2012

One year position in Djibouti.

Airfield Management Analyst:

      This position supports CLDJ N3 Airfield operations. Advisor to the Operations Officer on safe airfield operating conditions. Works closely with the Public Works Department in all phases of programmed airfield construction and responsible for the coordination of airfield construction and maintenance projects to include runways, taxiways, aircraft parking ramps and lighting systems. Provides assistance for airfield improvement activities such as airfield surface repair, painting programs and work crews. Plans, inspects, and directs airfield improvements, repairs, and continuing operations. Keeps the Operations Officer and Air Operations Officer informed of all upcoming projects, as well as the status of ongoing projects. Briefs maintenance and airfield personnel on airfield operations as well as the proper use of radios and basic communications procedures. Coordinates with the Djiboutian airfield authority on all matters that affect the commercial airport.


      So, basically it’s an Airfield Operations position.  I know you’re pretty well situated right now but my first thoughts are about reaching out to the CCT and AFSOC community and thought you might have a good POC.  The position does require a Bachelor’s and 5 years of relevant experience but that should not be an issue with your old community. 


      Let me know if anyone comes to mind and don’t hesitate to forward this e-mail if you  think it might get some traction!





      Joe Osborne
      Wittenberg Weiner Consulting
      Director, Defense Practice

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Brenda Hall has Passed

 Heard earlier today ( 13 SEp 12) that Brenda Hall took her life today on the 1-year anniversary of Willie passing.  I don't have any details to pass at this time.

Sad, but she's with her mate again.