Thursday, January 30, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Third Annual SOWF SoCal Loop Ride 2014

Its time again for the Third Annual SOWF SoCal Loop Ride 2014  and I’m raising money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.  I would like to ask you to support the cause and make a donation to my fundraising page:  3rd SOWF SoCal Loop

All donations are secure and sent directly to SOWF by FirstGiving, who will email you a printable record of your donation.

Please share my page with any of your friends and family that may be inspired to donate as well.

Thank you for your support!

Mark Nevatt / CCA#877

Combat Controller has Passed

  I regret to inform you of the death of Robert C. Triplett who deceased on January 4, 2014. The funeral with military honors has already taken place. He was living at Las Cruces, NM at the time of his demise. Bob graduated from the Combat Control School in Class 65-4 while he was stationed at Dover. His subsequent CCT assignments included Tan Son Nhut, VN and Pope. He retired from the Air Force during 1983. Additional details shall be listed at the CCT Memorial Website as they become available.

Rest in Peace,


Monday, January 27, 2014

21 STS Silver Stars AF Times

But he remembers how the smoke rose with each new round, and he remembers the thought that played over and over in his head until the insurgent lay dead: I have to kill the shooter before he kills all of us.
Sheridan was in Afghanistan's Wardak Province preparing for a mission with Army Special Forces and Afghan security forces last March when an Afghan national police officer turned his gun on the team. Within moments, some 20 insurgents from outside the base began firing on U.S. forces and their Afghan counterparts in a coordinated, insider attack.
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CCT Silver Stars

Friday, January 24, 2014

Third Annual SOWF SoCal Loop Ride 2014

Link to the SOWF Loop Ride below.  This will also display the ride itself, and information for the Las Vegas Mini Reunion.

Take care brother!

Third Annual SoCal SOWF Ride

Mark Nevatt  / CCA#877

Thursday, January 23, 2014

CCT Community Support

A young CCT family is in need of help. If you are financially able to, please consider donating.

Joe H.

Go Fund

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Instructor Slot Pope CCS

The announcement for subject RPA has opened 17 Jan 2014
                and will close 27 Jan 2014.  It is located on USAJOBS website
                at, the announcement number is
                1033321 USAJOBS Control Number is 359677100.  Direct link is

Monday, January 13, 2014

Tech Sgt. James B. "Mac" McElvian, CCA LM 0001, Memorial and Burial

The men and women of the 24 SOW are supporting with a roll call, pall bearers, and honor guard for Mac. A public graveside service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at Beal Memorial Cemetery in Fort Walton Beach. -

See more at:
Let me know if you want me to send anything out. Thanks


Capt Sam Schindler
720 Operations Support Squadron
Future Operations

Saturday, January 11, 2014

James B. McElvian, TSgt, USAF (Ret) and CCA Life Member Number 0001 has passed

I regret to inform you of the untimely death of James B. McElvian, TSgt, USAF (Ret) of 5 Sandal Wood Dr, Apt 15A; Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-4557 who deceased on Friday, January 10, 2014 at the age of 84. The cause of death was throat cancer and respiratory failure.

He is survived by a dedicated son James H. McElvian, and loving daughters: Brenda Pratt, Teresa Dozier and Mary McElvain.

The funeral shall be conducted at Beal Memorial Cemetery; 316 NW Beal Parkway; Fort Walton Beach, FL on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 11:30 with subsequent burial there. A Military Honor Guard has been requested, and flowers are acceptable.

He was one of the founding members of the Combat Control Teams during January, 1953. He was stationed at Donaldson AFB, Lawson AAF, Sewart AFB, Evereux AB FR, Pope AFB (2x); Ton Son Nhut AB, Vietnam; Mildenhall AB, England and retired from the Combat Control Team at Dyess AFB, TX. These bases are not necessarily in order.

He was always a great supporter of the Combat Control Association and its first Life Member number 001. He was also a Life Member of the VFW.

May he Rest in Peace,

Chuck (CT)

Friday, January 10, 2014

Air Force officer with Pope Field ties gets first star

An Air Force officer with ties to Pope Field has been selected for his first star.
Col. Robert G. Armfield is commander of the 24th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Fla., the Pentagon said.
He was included in a list of Air Force officer announcements released Thursday by the Department of Defense.
Armfield was one of 30 colonels nominated for appointment to brigadier general.
During his nearly 23-year career, Armfield has twice served at what is now Pope Field at Fort Bragg, but was previously known as Pope Air Force Base.
From 1998 to 2002, Armfield was a member of the 24th Special Tactics Squadron, according to his official biography.
During that time, he was named the 2000 Air Force Special Tactics Officer of the Year and received the Air Force Lance Sijan Leadership Award in 2002.
In 2005, Armfield returned to command the 24th Special Tactics Squadron for two years.

Robert ( Bob) Rawlick update

Bob and his wife have lived off the grid (bush) many years and over the years I had several people try to get in contact with him. 
      This winter Bob and his wife are living outside of Tok, Alaska and are back on the grid.  His phone number is 907-883-4012.
      Thanks….. Emmet Heidemann

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

TSgt. (Ret) Joe Mahurin has passed

I regret to inform you of the death of Joel “Joe” C. Mahurin, TSgt (Ret) who deceased of lung cancer on October 18, 2013 at the age of 73. He is survived by a son, two daughters and two grand daughters. He graduated from Combat Control School in Class 71-2 with subsequent CCT assignments at Forbes and Littlerock. 

He worked for the Post Office after his military retirement.

May he Rest in Peace,


Received this from Jim Boyce