Thursday, December 22, 2016

Special Tactics Training Squadron Instructor Positions SA Technical Services, Inc. - Hurlburt Field, FL

Provide 5-level upgrade training to 3-level CCT and SOWT personnel. Administer MQT to PJ and TACP members entering Special Tactics units. Instructors will assist in identifying training requirements, training aids, and methods/techniques for instruction. This will include specialized subject matter knowledge on AF training documentation procedures, instruction on Radio Comm, Small unit tactics, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Close Quarter Battle, Land Navigation, Tactical Vehicle Training, Convoy Operations, and Full Mission Profile events. Instructors will also provide dive supervisor duties, demolitions supervisor duties, terminal attack duties, rope master, and jumpmaster pre and inflight duties. Contractors may be required to perform parachute jumps. Other duties may include small boat and open water swimming. Drop zone, landing zone, and helicopter landing zone surveys, and DZ/LZ controller duties.


REQUIRED SKILLS: Military background in SOF. 7-level experience is desired. 5 Level experience as CCT, PJ, TACP, SOWT or service as Army Ranger , Army SOF, SEAL or Marine SOF with 5 years’ experience required. CCT/PJ/SOWT/TACP instructors must maintain Class III flight physical and altitude chamber currency. PJs must have at least EMT-B qualification.




Job Type: Contract


Harold (Ned) Shelgren

 (850) 621-0183

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Request for SSgt Jeff Bray Photos

Wayne, do you think the CCT Association would put out a call for photos of Jeff Bray?  I talked to the family and they would love to have more pictures of Jeff.  I'm willing to collect and assemble the collection to get them to the family.  The viewing went well.  We had a good turnout of Jeff's teammates and the family really appreciated it.  Let me know on the photos. 

Send photos to Scott Fales

Thanks Wayne


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Special Tactics Air Traffic Control (STATC) Services Positions

Special Tactics Air Traffic Control (STATC) Services

                JOB DESCRIPTION:

                Provide ATC training and academic support to AFSOC units assigned with the STATC mission. ATC instructors will support Special Tactics training plans, provide instruction using the ATC simulator, provide scenario design and programming, software programming, software and hardware maintenance, and develop lessons representative of realistic operational situations.

                JOB LOCATIONS:

                - Pope Army Air Field, NC

                - McChord Air Force Base, WA

                - Hurlburt Field, FL


                - Advise and assist AFSOC with technical analysis of replacement training systems, or technology insertion for the purpose of improving ATC training and efficiencies.

                - Assist in developing instructional materials, provide administrative support to the squadrons with air traffic control training requirements.

                - Provide subject matter expertise support for analysis of alternatives and prototyping efforts and mission planning for the 720 STG.

                - Remain current with the tactics and procedures used by the Special Tactics war-fighters for conducting air traffic control in conventional and austere situations, including observing exercises.

                - Keep the Functional Commander / Functional Director and Contracting Officer’s Representative, and others as designated by the FAC, informed of task status and progress by regular correspondence or meetings.


                - Previous or current Air Force Specialty Codes: 1C1XX or 1C2XX, who have completed an Air Traffic Control Technical Course, with a minimum of 10 years Air Traffic Control experience to include Control Tower, Radar Approach Control and Air Traffic Control Instruction.

                - Shall be knowledgeable of AFI 13-204 Volumes 1, 2, and 3, AFI 13-217 and FAAH 7110.65, and have the ability to develop ATC lesson plans, scenarios, and training schedules used in classroom instruction, practical labs, and simulator operations.

                - Must be able to provide instruction in all phases of VMC, IMC, VFR, IFR tower operations, VFR/IFR radar approach control operations and conventional approach control operations.

                - Must have the ability to operate a simulator system to include: simulator power up, initialization of scenarios, conduct training sessions, simulator power down, generate and modify scenarios.

                - Must be able to troubleshoot, diagnose and replace simulator system board level computer components.

                - Shall be knowledgeable in all aspects of air traffic control, and the simulation systems located at the 720th STG locations.

                - Shall be familiar with the Special Tactics’ mission and purpose.

                - Shall have the technical background and communication skills to develop instructional materials, provide administrative support to the squadrons with air traffic control training matters, provide subject matter expertise support for analysis of alternatives, prototyping efforts, and mission planning in support of the 720 STG.

           DESIRED QUALS:

                - Preferred Education: Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, or four-year degree in aviation studies, or a minimum four-year experience in teaching or advising for Combat Controllers or Technical Instructor Course graduate is preferred.

                - Other relevant education or instructional experiences can be considered for meeting this requirement.

                - It is desirable for instructors to have experience with computer operating systems and program language such as Windows NT, DOS, UNIX or LINUX and must be able to back-up and install software on multiple networked computers.





               Company Leave
               Paid holidays
                Investment options
                Health Plan options
                AND more…..


                Email your resume and salary requirements to   

                Please reference this job title and your name in the subject line.  DCAPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)




Thursday, July 7, 2016

Joint Fires Simulator Operator Position

Click on link below for more info:
Nova Technologies

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

2016 CCA Reunion Info

2016 CCA Reunion Draft Plan:

Holiday Inn Resort

 1299 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548


(850) 301-9000


Currently working on the reunion registration page

 19 October--Set up

 20 October--Portrait Presentation/ST Monument Dedication/Col Johnson Retirement/CCA

21 October--Golf/Poker

22 October--Banquet

MW Sends

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

24 SOW Golf Tourney 22 July 2016

24th Special Operations Wing

Golf Tournament

Hidden Creek Golf Course

22 July, 0900, Shotgun Start


4 Person Teams

Entry Fee: $60.00 Per Payer

Mulligans/Strings Available upon registration

Call or Email Team info to, 850-884-0733

Or Cell: 850-621-6611

Entry fee includes lunch!


üFirst, Second and Third Place Teams

üClosest to the Pin

üLongest Drive

üWORST Team Score

Raffle: $5.00 Per Ticket
5 for $20.00

Our organization is volunteering their off-duty time for this event that is completely unrelated to any official business of the United States Air Force or Hurlburt Field.  This event is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Air Force.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

CMSgt. Sean Gleffe Retirement Info

Colonel Thaddeus P. Allen
Chief, Operations Division, Air Force Special Operations Command
requests the pleasure of your company
at a Retirement Ceremony
in honor of

Chief Master Sergeant Sean T. Gleffe

on Friday, the fifteenth of July
at nine o'clock
Special Tactics Training Squadron
Covered Physical Training Area
Hurlburt Field, Florida
Retiring Official
Colonel Michael J. Flatten


R.s.v.p. by 12 July 2016
POC: Ms. Cynthia Turzak
(850) 884-2320
       Military: Uniform of the Day     
      Civilian: Business Casual  

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

CCT Positions opening up


Combat Controller’s


Provide Training and Instruction on enhanced digital situational awareness, survey, and associated communications systems throughout the ST community and provide ST JTAC simulator support on advanced technology programs. 

Hurlburt Fld (720th OSS). Includes travel subordinate STS’s and or TDY/Exercise locations attended by members of said units to perform key training and instruction on ST kit and perform evaluation of kit for future enhancement programs. 

shall possess knowledge in all duties related to JTAC and Joint fires skills to include current/past qualification as JTAC with at least 6 years of experience. Experience as a JTAC Instructor or JTAC SEE is preferred. Candidates shall also possess knowledge in all duties related to Airfield Survey/Instructor with certification in Landing Zone Safety Officer/Instructor and assault zone reconnaissance qualifications. 

Company Leave
Paid holidays
Investment options
Health Plan options
AND more…..

Email your resume and salary requirements to 
Please reference this job title and your name in the subject line.  DCAPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)






-- Daniel Cleek

Friday, April 15, 2016

Chief Master Sergeant Bruce W. Dixon Retirement Invite

Colonel Wolfe Davidson
Commander, 24th Special Operations Wing
 requests the pleasure of your company at a ceremony honoring
 Chief Master Sergeant Bruce W. Dixon
 on the occasion of his retirement
after more than thirty years of distinguished service
to the United States Air Force
 on Friday, the thirteenth of May
at nine o'clock in the morning
 Special Tactics Training Squadron
Hurlburt Field, Florida
 Roast following ceremony
at four o’clock in the afternoon
Helen Back Again, Navarre
R.s.v.p. by 6 May 2016
POC: SSgt Kat Easton
(850) 884-8090
Military: Uniform of the Day
Civilian: Business Attire

Monday, April 4, 2016

Terminal Controller Position

Req ID   348936BR
Industry Job Title             Terminal Controller
Job Code/Title   E2494: Military Oprtns Analyst Stf

Job Description                 Selected candidate will be the Terminal Controller subject matter expert for execution of Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center’s Readiness Training Center (RTC) flight and ground simulators in Distributed Mission Operations exercises, Mission Rehearsals, and virtual Calls-For-Fire Training. Successful candidate will work with our military customer, site functional areas, and personnel from other distributed locations in filling the role of Terminal Controller and/or ground force commander during SOF simulator events/training. Occasional travel will be required to participate in planning/training events. This position reports to the DMO IPT Lead. Candidate will create weekly status reports and keep the DMO IPT Lead and Team informed of operational requirements and scheduling impacts. Additionally, candidate will display aptitude necessary to learn technical details of modeling and simulation in order to develop and implement the integration of new/emerging DMO systems, as necessary.Candidate will utilize Microsoft Office, PFPS Falconview, computer generated forces, AFSOC JTAC System (AJS), Joint Semi-Automated Forces (JSAF), Excite and other software tools as required.

Basic Qualifications          Formerly qualified terminal controller (JTAC, TACP, FO, ANGLICO, etc.) with recent combat experience. Excellent written and verbal communication. Secret security clearance with capability of upgrading to Top Secret/SCI.

Desired skills      Digitally aided CAS (BAO)experience. Previous JTACI (instructor) experience. Recent deployment experience with a working knowledge of the Joint Pub 3-09 series publications, C2 processes in support of CAS, and familiarity with Battlefield Airman Operations (BAO) equipment and TTPs. Creative thinker who can adapt to a rapidly changing technical environment, desired.

Security Clearance           TS/SCI
LMCareers Business Unit              ESS6500 MST

Business Area    Mission Systems and Training
Department       SN17:Offsite Atars Pmo Fb
Job Class              Systems Engineering: Models and Simulations
Job Category      Experienced Professional
City        Hurlburt Field
State     Florida
Zip          32544

If anyone interested, they can go to the LM careers website and apply.  Job site can be a bear to navigate, so if they apply, please have them send us an email, and we can have the recruiter to a search.   If they need help, or have any questions, they can call:
   Fank Pettebone :850-581-0045
  Or they can contact me as well.  Let me know you received this or the other notification. 
     Michael Damron
    ATARS II Hurlburt Field Site Manager
   Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training
    W (850) 581-5709
   C   (850) 240-0375

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Run to Honor

I wanted to let you know that there will be an event on 25 May to honor our fallen and their families.


Who: All AFSOC members and family members of the fallen

What: 5/10k Run/Walk, 5k Ruck

When: 25 May 0630 kick-off and 0700 start

Where: Route is being determined but hope to start at Air Park and finish at Aderholt

Why: Honor the fallen and their family members


There will also be a Gold Star Family Plaque Dedication ceremony following the Run to Honor. If you need any more information, please don't hesitate to call or email me.


Hope you having a wonderful day! :)



Thank you,



Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Positions in Tampa

ISP just announced 2 more openings. Just thought I would pass along if you

knew anyone that separated/retired that is looking for GOV work. One is a

GG-10 and the other is a GG-12. Please pass along as both are on USA Jobs

and on (Careers/search vacancies). Cheers


GG-10 Job ID - 107254

GG-12 Job ID - 107275

Type these Job ID Numbers into the USA Jobs search and read more about them.

Friday, March 25, 2016

ST Mentor/Trainers Needed

Looking for some more mentors/trainers for the recruiting squadrons.  Same position that SSgt Ramos filled.  Oxon Hill MD, San Antonio, Scott AFB, Milaukee WI and maybe a Pacific guy for Hawaii, Guam, etc.  I have a new phone #  850 396-3981 and email   This is a great gig for anyone interested. They can contact me - or Glenn Palmer at 703 772-7304

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Nashville Reunion – 12 thru 15 May 2016

Information for the Nashville Reunion – 12 thru 15 May 2016
  Location: Towne Place Suites – Marriot, 7153 South Springs Dr. Franklin, TN 37067,
 1-615-861-1111. Room rate is $125 per night plus tax. Be sure to mention Combat
Control when making your reservation for this rate.
Arrive Thursday 12 May 2016. 
Friday 13 May. Golf in the a.m., location TBD.  Informal gathering for evening meal and drinks.
Saturday 14 May. Golf in the a.m., location TBD.  6 p.m. Dinner at Famous Dave’s BBQ.
Sunday 15 May 2016, breakfast, goodbyes, depart for home.
Contacts are Billie Slayton at, home phone 931-468-2836, cell
931-309-8245, J D Burch at, cell 919-801-4610, or me (Tim McCann) at, home 618-624-0908, cell 618-791-2330.

Please notify us at the earliest if you plan to attend and also if you will be playing golf.
Hope to see you there.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Jimmy Viernes has Passed

Albert “Jim” Viernes, 57 years old has been a resident of the Henderson area for the past 18 years. Jim passed away on February 1st, 2016 at his home with his family after a brave fight with Pancreatic cancer for almost 9 years.
He was born August 18th, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois to Albert and Ramona Viernes. His first marriage was to Eleanor Abad Santos and they had 3 daughters, Minette, Lyssa and Nikki. His second marriage is when he found his soul mate and partner for life, Rosanna and stepdaughter, Janelle.
Albert was a retired U.S. Air Force Tech Sergeant, Parachutist, Combat Control Craftsman and in Special Ops. He was a Peacetime and Gulf War Vet. He has been an Air Traffic Control Specialist for most of his military life that spanned for almost 21 years. He trained in the United States and abroad and received several awards. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force with Honorable Discharge, he wanted to venture out more so he worked briefly as a flight attendant with the Scenic Eagle Airlines in Las Vegas, Nevada. He soon became a tour guide with Papillion Helicopter and then a Casino Pit Clerk at Treasure Island. He soon went back to his first love as an Air Traffic Controller at McCarran Airport for 3 years and decided to venture into a new field in the medical industry and graduated from PIMA as a Radiology Technologist. He worked as a Radiology Tech at Steinberg Diagnostics for 5 years. Jim finally decided to retire for the second time and decided to become the event planner and tour guide for his own family and friends from that point on.
Jim was known as a “joker” to everyone he associated with but also had an excellent work ethic. Jim would often give good advice to family and friends and was a mentor to others. He loved traveling with his family and friends and being adventurous. Jim was very personable and showed compassion and understanding to anyone that crossed his path. He was well versed and knowledgeable with current events and history. Family time was an utmost important value that he demonstrated in his life. Jim was a loving husband, father, brother and loyal friend with a positive outlook on life and will be greatly missed!
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at Palm Eastern
Viewing from 2:00 – 6:00pm
Memorial Service immediately following from 6:00 – 7:00pm
Full Military Honors

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Bernard "BT" Santos has passed

CCA Member Bernard "BT" Santos (A-90047) died from an apparent heart attack on Dec 7, 2015.


Member Les Hall LM-743 passed on the following information:


I just learned that a guy who served in Combat Control in the '50's or early '60's has passed away.  Bernard (BT) Santos.  I believe he was also a pararescueman.  Some old timers may remember him.  Not sure if he was a member of the CCA.


I found out from a posting on a Facebook site for retired Los Angeles ARTC Center folks.  Santos was a computer tech or operator and also a lawyer for the FAA.  Here's the post.


Some of you old timers might remember a former ZLA employee for AF and a friend of mine for the last 40 years. Bernard "BT" Santos passed away of an apparent heart attack on December 7th 2015. He lived in Carson City NV. BT was retired AF Special Services and worked ZLA as a Computer Operator on the HOST floor. He went to law school, got a law degree and took a position in the Alaska Region as one of their Regional Counsel in ~1977. He retired about 20 years ago.

Employment Opportunities with DCAPS:

DCAPS Air Operations Specialist (1C2X1)
                Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, conducting detailed air/ground/maritime operations analysis, planning, coordinating, scheduling, and activity reporting for deployed/employed ST forces. Manage external taskings through STTAS, forecast and recommend missions, develop policies and procedures, maintain C2 communications, identify and mitigate risks, resolve potential critical mission problems, coordinate personnel/equipment to support mission or training, interpret HHQ policies and implement corresponding actions, coordinate/submit requests for JA/ATT support, and coordinate range, ARFF, and other support as directed.
                Cannon AFB, NM
                Includes but not limited to: Knowledge of analytical and evaluation techniques related to current ST operational planning, scheduling, and reporting. Knowledge of mission and scheduling terminology to coordinate with other operations activities is required. Knowledge of coordinating techniques to obtain information and coordinate mission requirements. Knowledge of ST peculiarities for operational scheduling. Knowledge of military organizational structures with specific knowledge of ST, to include command relationships. Possess computer skills to generate manage information and reporting. Possess skills in using specific scheduling systems such as STTAS and JA/ATT. Possess effective oral and written communication skills.
DCAPS Aircrew Flight Equipment Specialist (1P051)
                Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, performing fabrication work, training personnel on proper parachute packing procedures, performing preventative maintenance on equipment, as well as inspection, repair, packing, maintenance and documentation of parachute assemblies.
                Pope, NC
                Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
                Hurlburt AFB, FL
                Includes but not limited to: Knowledge of common, experimental, and newly developed fibers, blends, and fabrics; sequencing procedures for packing various parachute assemblies; hazardous and non-hazardous materials; standard shop mathematics; and knowledge of safely regulation and procedures. Skills in applying parachute packing and examination procedures. Ability to safely operate a variety of material handling equipment and operate testing devices.
DCAPS Heavy Vehicle and Equipment Specialist (2T350)
                Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, being the subject matter expert for motorized equipment and accessories, including maintenance, troubleshooting, inspecting, testing, and management of various motorized equipment. Provide inventory, equipment mishap, cost breakdown, and maintenance reports to the customer.
                Pope AAF, NC
                Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
                Hurlburt Field, FL
                Includes but not limited to: Ability to solve complex problems. Posses Knowledge of engine repairs and detailed operating characteristics, as well as safety regulations and procedures. Experience pertaining to Special Tactics motorized equipment. Work experience managing mechanical equipment used for Rigging Alternate Method Zodiac/Quad (RAM-Z/Q). Military or civilian small engine repair/vehicle maintenance background is highly desirable. Personnel shall receive additional specific small engine repair training and forklift driving certification at the expense of the unit.
DCAPS Search and Rescue Barn (1P071)
                Serve as the PR Equipment Manager. Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, assisting with issuing, servicing, and maintaining all assigned PR programs and equipment, including equipment development and CONOPs to facilitate PR TTP evolution. Assist with maintaining unit PR simulator training program, unit and HHQ exercises, specialized training, periodic maintenance inspections, and RDT&E of PR equipment. Assist evaluating and inspecting students during training, administer written and performance evaluations, identify academic and performance deficiencies, and provide briefings and training on PR equipment unit personnel. Assist with procurement requirements and quality assurance.
                Hurlburt Field, FL
                Includes but not limited to: Comprehensive and extensive knowledge of PR special equipment. Knowledge of ST and SOF procedures, TTPs, and equipment. Knowledge of ST employment methods. Knowledge of the Program Objective Memoranda (POM) program. Knowledge of training aids and devices. Ability to plan, develop, and conduct training; as well as understand/maintain test equipment. Possess skills in using Microsoft Office and applicable ST information systems.
                Medical, dental,
                Four Weeks of Paid Time Off
                10 paid holidays
                401(k) Retirement Plan
                United Health Plan
                Business Banking Membership
                AND more….
                CONTACT: Email resume and salary requirements to . Please reference your name and this job title in the subject line. DCAPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
                -- Daniel Cleek
                Address: DCAPS Inc., 51 3rd Street, Building 6, Shalimar, Florida 32579
                Contact: Web:   | Email: | IM,iChat,Skype: daniel.cleek |
                Office: +1.888.521.8773 Ext.101 | US Mobile: +1.850.499.9524 | Fax: +1.888.440.7628 | UAE Mobile: +971 056 6640875