On 5 November 2019, Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff of Hurlburt Field went missing in the Gulf of Mexico during a static-line parachute jump. Condiff was a Special Tactics combat controller with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron and part of the 24th Special Operations Wing. The U.S. Coast Guard air and boat crews searched for Condiff for 17 days across more than 4,000 square-nautical miles between Fort Walton Beach and Pensacola. Staff Sgt. Condiff left behind his wife and two young daughters.
The Combat Control Foundation & Association, with assistance from local businesses and an amazing group of volunteers, completed a one-year project tremendously helping Rachael Condiff and her two young daughters, Charley and Quinn. CCA members rallied together and donated $33,000 and local businesses donated an additional $25,000 in materials and labor to this important cause. Rachael and her family's home gained a new roof, exterior renovations and play set for the girls.
These wonderful volunteers dedicated themselves to countless hours towards repairs and landscaping. A variety of people reached out including active duty, retired, community members, neighbours, and friends.
A majority of these people did not know the Condiff family personally, but they all gave what they could of their valuable time. What amazing people with big hearts!