Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Larry O’Steen Photo Request

Frances Sanchez is assisting the wife of Larry O’Steen to locate pictures of Larry during his USAF career.  If anyone has any pictures of Larry please email Frances at 



Larry O'Steen is alive and well.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

CCT Mini-Reunion in Vegas 2013

The CCT Las Vegas Mini Reunion is set. The dates are the 2nd to 5th May 2013 at the South Point Hotel. Go to Lets get signed up now.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Eye of the Storm, Volume II - The GWOT Years

The Eye of the Storm, Volume II - The GWOT Years is the story of U.S. Air Force Combat Controllers beginning 9/11/2001 and running into 2012. It is now available at:

It is the perfect Christmas gift for the retired military historian or a motivator for the active high school senior who is looking for a patriotic way to contribute to the American way of life.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

PTSD Study of Twins

My twin and I just participated in this research and we are the 'youngest' to have done so.  All the others were Viet Nam veterans with twins. Basically, Massachusetts General Hospital has been doing a long term research project on PTSD.  They have made several strides in identifying and treating PTSD by doing in-depth studies on twins: one who has been in combat and one who hasn't.  They are looking for a lot more folks to continue the research.  They pay for the trip to Boston and pay for the time of the participants.  Hopefully we have some in the career field who can help out all vets by contributing to the research.  If there are any questions, interested parties can feel free to contact me directly at

Dan Kaster

A good example is the tallest kind of preaching.
-African proverb

Monday, November 12, 2012

8th Aerial Port Squadron Mobility Detach O. L. Military Reunion 2013 in Branson, MO

Event Dates: 10/8/2013-10/11/2013

Stone Castle Inn & conference Center
**Breakfast Buffet Daily
**Indoor Pools/Hot Tub
**Hospitality Room for your Group

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Check into Hotel
Meet and Greet in Hospitality Room

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Breakfast Buffet at Hotel
Hospitality Room Available
3:00pm: Showboat Branson Belle Memorial Service
4:00pm: Showboat Branson Belle Dinner, Show & Cruise

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Breakfast Buffet at Hotel
Hospitality Room Available
6:00pm:  Meet with Photographer for Group Pictures
06:30pm:  Banquet Dinner with Missing Man Table & Ceremony

Friday, October 11, 2013
Breakfast Buffet at Hotel
Hospitality Room Available until Check-Out (11:00am)

Price per Person includes 3 Night Hotel Stay,
&  Itinerary Included Above:
Single: $331.09      Double: $205.54
                                               Triple:  $170.67        Quad:     $153.23
 Single (1 adult/2 beds)         Double (2 adults/2 beds)
                                                          Triple (3 adults/2 beds)         Quad     (4 adults/2 beds)

Sign Up Deadline: August 8, 2013
Contact Vicki Cook at 800-268-4014

Payment Policies:
All reservations must be made through Branson Tourism Center
at 1-800-268-4014.
Payment in full is required at time of reservation.
ALL changes and cancellations must go through Branson Tourism Center

Cancellation Policies:
Any cancellations will be charged a 10% service charge per person for each cancellation.
Any individual cancellation within 30 days of arrival are NON refundable.
ALL changes and cancellations must go through Branson Tourism Center

Optional Cancellation Protection Plan:
Cost is $25.00 per person (Non Refundable) due at Final Payment Deadline. 
Cancellations of individuals purchasing the plan  are as follows:
     Individuals may cancel up to 48 hours prior to groups arrival
     Refund of an individual will be given less a 10%  processing fee
     Any changes within 48 hours of arrival are Non-Refundable
     ***$25.00 Cancellation Protection Fee is not refundable for any reason.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

"True Leadership: Leadership Lessons Inspired by the Apostle Paul"

"Leadership is influence. Leadership is making things happen. Leadership is about influencing people toward accomplishing an objective or task. Good leadership means the followers 'want' to do what the leader wants them to do. Leadership is inspiring people to do more than they think they can. True leadership encapsulates all that is good about leadership. True leadership glorifies God, edifies others, and builds His Kingdom."

And so begins "True Leadership: Leadership Lessons Inspired by the Apostle Paul", a new book released by Vinnie Venturella.

Venturella is the incoming Chair of the Board of Directors for the Fayetteville Regional Chamber, and sits currently on the board as chair of the Finance Committee. The retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant also works for First Citizens Bank on Fort Bragg.