Friday, November 29, 2013

Combat injury brings true thankfulness for holiday

Thanksgiving brings that time of year when we give thanks for all the blessings in our lives. This year, the day takes on a very special meaning for the Chambers family of Anchor Point.

Josh Chambers, the elder of two sons born to Kevin and Nancy Chambers, graduated from Homer High School in 2000. He joined the Air Force in 2008, and, last week, was shot in his right leg — just below the knee — while on duty in Afghanistan.
Chambers first underwent surgery on his leg in Germany, with a second surgery taking place in Seattle. He will soon undergo physical therapy.
“The news is good,” Nancy said. “No pins were needed, and the nerve damage was not as severe as they first feared. The doctors were able to close the wound with no skin grafts, and it looks like the leg could heal by itself.”
Chambers’ hardy Alaska doggedness is certainly nothing new.
“Josh was a very intense kid,” his mother explained. “He was competitive, athletic and driven.”

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Combat Controller has passed

Lundy Cleveland Hudgin, age 85 of Clarksville, TN, died Saturday, November 23, 2013, at his home.

Lundy was born in Whitakers, NC, to the late Franklin C. Hudgin and Lucile Vivian Gibson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Opal Hazel Hudgin; one son, Mike Hudgin; one brother, Ray Hudgin; four half-brothers; and one half-sister.

He served in the US Air Force, as well as Army Special Forces during the Vietnam War.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 26 at 12:00 PM at the chapel of Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, with Rev. Steve Lannom officiating. Burial will be at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery - West, in Hopkinsville, KY. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 25, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM and on Tuesday, from 11:00 AM until the hour of service, at the funeral home.

The staff of Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home will serve as pallbearers.

Lundy is survived by one son, Tim (Lisa) Hudgin, of Michigan; one daughter, Joy (Greg) Hutchison, of Woodlawn, TN; two brothers, Herman Hudgin and Frank Hudgin; three sisters, Modolen Hollis, Via Pierce, Francis Burke; six grandchildren, Kevin Hutchison, Stacy Outland, Branden Davis, Holden Hudgin, Sally Hudgin, Molly Hudgin; and two great grandchildren.

Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

STTS Instructor Positions

STTS will be looking for instructors from our CCT community, looking to hire 2 x 1C2 GS11s. 

The ads will be posted on USAJobs sometime this week.  

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CEM, Special Tactics Training Squadron

CCT Shadow Warrior Project

We recently identified four Combat Controllers who served in Laos during the Vietnam War. These deserving men are not listed on the Shadow Warrior Monument at the Combat Control School. We are initiating a project to modify the memorial, adding the four individuals listed below:


In order that we might accurately and finally complete this memorial, it is requested that other deserving Combat Controllers notify me of their eligibility.  Official proof-of-service (boots on the ground in Laos or Cambodia) must be included, along with the claim of eligibility.

Please email your claim and proof of service to .  Your claim must be received not later than 31 December 2013.

President, Combat Control School Heritage Foundation

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

CCS Instructor Opening

We have an opening that we will need to fill from the CCT community.  Below is the old advertisement from 2008. If, we change it, I'll send you the updated one. I'll let you know when it is actually being advertised.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Please read below definitions of the specialized experience. Applicants must demonstrate that they possess one year of specialized experience by the closing date of this announcement. Specialized experience must be directly related to the position being filled, experience is described as:
Combat/Control/Special Tactics Instructor - participates in course development and/or course modification. Plans, organizes, manages, and conducts effective classroom academic, progressive laboratory application, physical fitness, air traffic control, open water skills, proficiency parachuting, weapon, demolition instruction in conjunction with field exercises. Instruction takes place in outdoor/indoor training laboratories and will require demonstration and participation in a full range of operational employment and extraction techniques and combat agility skill-sets/requirements. Incumbent must be highly physically fit, prior training as a diver, static-line free-fall parachutist with jumpmaster qualifications/certifications. Position is located at Pope AFB, NC

 SMSgt Scott Innis
Commandant, Combat Control School
COMM: (910) 394-1394