Sunday, September 29, 2013

SrA Mark A. Forester Memorial Push-Ups

On September 29th, 2010, Senior Airman Mark Forester, beloved son, brother and friend was killed in Afghanistan while attempting to save a fallen comrade.

Mark was a member of the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, Pope AFB, NC. We are eternally grateful for their service and sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Lima Site-20A Long Tieng Story

The following link  Lima Site 20-A Story takes you to a story about Long Tieng, Lima Site-20A.  It describes a new book (2013) about the battle begun in December 71.  Many combat controllers served at 20-Alternate over a  ten years period.  I was lucky enough to complete my tour at Long Tieng about 30 days prior to the "invasion".

You might want to mention it on your blog.


Gene Adcock

Col Patrick Pihana Retirement / 17 Oct 13 / 1400 hrs / Hurlburt Field Airpark Ceremony has been moved to the Special Tactics Training Squadron

Colonel Robert G. Armfield
Commander 24th Special Operations Wing

Requests the pleasure of your company
at a Retirement Ceremony
in honor of

Colonel Patrick P. Pihana

on Thursday, the seventeenth of October, two thousand thirteen
at two o’clock in the afternoon

Hurlburt Field Airpark at Main Memorial
Alternate site: STTS-Covered Physical Training Area
Hurlburt Field, Florida

Dress:  Uniform of the Day
Civilian:  Business Attire

R.s.v.p. by 5 Oct 13
Comm (850) 884-2031

Teammates - I hope you can make it - unless of course I still owe you money...

We are having the roast at McGuire's in Destin the night prior (16 Oct); Ron Childress is the MC so the event will probably rank right up there with a Miley Cyrus escapade.

If you can't make it though, Sandy and I send our best to you and yours, and we will see you somewhere down the trail - the sooner the better.


Ceremony has been moved to the Special Tactics Training Squadron 

Monday, September 16, 2013

CCA Rooms still Available

There are 5 more rooms remaining at the Sandestin Hilton for the 60th Reunion.  These are first come first serve.  They will be available through Monday.


SRA Danny Sanchez Memorial Push Ups

An Air Force Special Operations Command combat controller died 16 Sept 2010 while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Senior Airman Daniel Sanchez, 23, of El Paso, Texas, died at a medical facility in Tarin Kwot, Afghanistan. He was wounded by enemy fire and subsequently died of a gunshot wound.

He was assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla. The 23rd STS will hold a memorial service honoring Airman Sanchez next week, the date and time has not yet been determined.

"This terrible loss is evidence of the ultimate sacrifice our men in Air Force Special Operations Command make to protect our country and our way of life," said Maj. Chris Larkin, 23rd STS Commander. "Danny was a fine Airman and a valuable member of our close community, and he will be sorely missed. My deepest sympathies go out to the Sanchez family."

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

CCT Hall of Fame Inductees

The CCA Hall of Fame Committee has presented the Board the committee's recommendations into the Hall of Fame in numerical order.  The Board previously voted to select the top five nominees.  It's with great pleasure I announce the first inductees into the CCA Hall of Fame with permanent recognition into the CCSHF Museum: CMSgt (ret) Benini, CMSgt (ret) Howell, CMSgt (ret) Norrad, CMSgt (ret) Lampe, and Col (ret) Carney.

Mickey Wright


Combat Control Association

Friday, September 6, 2013

CCA 60th Reunion News

Sand Destin Hilton Room Availability
Friday 18 October only 25  rooms remaining at the reduced rate ($109 per night) Saturday 19 October only 21 rooms remaining at the reduced rate ($109 per night)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Mark Forester's biography now available for pre-order

Mark's biography, My Brother in Arms, is now available for pre-sale. The book is scheduled for release on 29 Sep, the three-year anniversary of Mark's passing.

To pre-order, visit Amazon and other outlets will carry the book once it's released.  It's currently only in paperback, but will soon be available in e-book and hard back formats.  Additional details are on the web site.