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  • 6 Feb 2023 3:53 PM | Admin - Web Team (Administrator)

    Americans are obligated to provide all the assistance we can to our combat veterans and their families. All who serve in our military deserve our gratitude and appreciation. We owe a special debt to the members of our Special Operations teams, who go above and beyond the normal risks associated with war.

    Chief Master Sgt. Michael West

    Those individuals with the drive and commitment who volunteer for the hardships and augmented risks of Special Operations are what differentiates the American military. Their enhanced training and intense qualification process result in highly trained, driven and team-focused warriors.

    I am beyond honored and privileged to be a
    Board Member of the Combat Control Foundation, which is the fund-raising vehicle that supports the ongoing mission of the Combat Control Association, dedicated to helping those veterans and their families, whatever the need may be. The Board contains a mix of civilian volunteers and CCT veterans like Mike West, who took time out of his schedule to visit the MessyTimes Studios.

    Join us for a discussion about the value of service to our nation, and the myriad ways in which all Americans can help foundations like ours to execute our mission, which is to serve those who have sacrificed so much for us all in their military service.

    Click logo above to view the
    Air Force Combat Controller Mike West on a
    Lifetime of Service on YouTube

    Click logo above to view the
    Air Force Combat Controller Mike West on a
    Lifetime of Service on Spotify

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  • 12 Jan 2023 7:39 AM | Admin - Web Team (Administrator)

    Vegas Baby!

    Happy New Year everyone. This year is the 70th Anniversary of Combat Control and to celebrate we invite you to the 12th Annual CCT Vegas Reunion. The CCT Vegas board has been hard at work to make this year’s event extra special to celebrate seven decades of CCT.

    Over the past 70 years CCT has transformed its missions, beret, uniforms, squadrons, detachments, and training. What hasn’t changed is the awesome people that have been part of this journey. We have fought in multiple wars and have performed heroically in combat. You are all legends in your own right, come to Vegas and tell your stories, reconnect with old teammates, and have one hell of a time.

    Who: All are invited
    What: CCT Vegas 12th “Midnight” Reunion
    When: 27-30 April 2023
    Where: South Point Casino, Las Vegas, NV
    How: Register at

    Events Planned:
    • Nightly Socials with Open Bar
    • Motorcycle Rides
    • Poker Tournament
    • Golf Tournament
    • Pool Party
    • Spa Discounts
    • Banquet Dinner
    • CCA meeting

    We encourage you all to visit the CCT Reunion Las Vegas Facebook page to

    reach out to your fellow teammates.

    It is a great place to:

    • Ask questions
    • Offer up extra hotel bed or split cost of room
    • Post suggestions
    • Coordinate extra Vegas activities outside of reunion with friends (shows, concerts, events)
    • Etc...

    We hope to see you there!!!

    Your CCT Las Vegas Reunion Board

  • 7 Jan 2023 12:00 PM | Admin - Web Team (Administrator)

    We are pleased to announce Mrs. Andrea Dellinger’s selection as the Executive Director of the Combat Control Foundation. Heavily influenced by her father’s and grandfather’s service, Andrea served eight years in the Air Force. She then transitioned to the public sector and finally found her calling working in the non-profit space where her leadership has been felt for 13-years. Her wealth of experience and passion to serve others will no doubt help launch the Combat Control Foundation to new heights.


  • 7 Jan 2023 11:56 AM | Admin - Web Team (Administrator)

    During the 4th quarter, 1967 Air Force Academy graduate, retired Brigadier General Dale E. Stovall was awarded this year's Master Sergeant John A. Chapman, Service Before Self award. This award is dedicated in the memory of Chapman who was awarded the Medal of Honor, for his extraordinary heroism as an Air Force Special Tactics Combat Controller, who made the ultimate sacrifice for his fellow man.

    In 1972 Captain Stovall, flying a HH-53C helicopter, rescued 12 downed U.S. airmen from North Vietnam and Loas. His first pick-up was Captain Roger Locher, an F-4 Weapons Systems Operator, who was in the jungle for 23 days (Oyster 01B). Captain Stovall’s first attempt was thwarted by numerous hostile aircraft and missiles. Determined to save this airman, he returned to this high threat area, braving intense fire and recovered Capt. Roger Locher in the deepest known North Vietnam rescue. Because of his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship, and aggressiveness in the face of hostile forces, Captain Stovall was awarded the Air Force Cross, an honor bravery second only to the MOH. General Stovall combat decorations include two Silver Stars, two Distinguished Flying Crosses and six Air Medals.

    The Presentation group, amid freezing temperatures presented Brigadier General Stovall the Master Sergeant John A. Chapman award, which represents the highest level of commitment to the United States Air Force core value of, "Service Before Self". 

    (Left to Right)

    • Executive Director and Former AF Staff Sergeant, Andrea Dellinger,
    • President and Retired AF Chief Master Sergeant Mike Lamonica,
    • Kevin Chapman MSgt John Chapman’s brother,
    • Retired Brigadier General Dale Stovall, this year’s recipient of the Master Sergeant John A. Chapman “Service Before Self” award,
    • Nathan Pine Air Force Academy athletic director,

  • 7 Jan 2023 11:50 AM | Admin - Web Team (Administrator)

    An inspiring speech was delivered to the Air Force Academy’s Fighting Falcons Football team on Wednesday, December 21st by retired AF Combat Controller, Chief Master Sergeant Michael West who emphasized that “Service Before Self” is proudly tied to the United States Air Force’s heritage and warrior spirit. His speech centered around then Technical Sergeant John A. Chapman, who on the frozen mountainside of Takur Ghar Afghanistan, fearlessly fought under heavy fire to defend the lives of his teammates. Despite severe, mortal wounds, he continued to fight relentlessly, sustaining a violent engagement with multiple enemy personnel before making the ultimate sacrifice. His heroic actions earned Master Sergeant John A. Chapman the Medal of Honor; the highest award bestowed upon an individual serving the Armed Forces.

    On the following day, with a fierce, frigid north wind gusting over 30 mile per hour and wind chill factor seven below zero the Falcons took the field, wearing the symbol for the Air Forces Combat Control Teams on their helmets in tribute to the selfless acts of Medal of Honor recipient, Master Sergeant John A. Chapman. This 20th Anniversary of the Battle of Takur and "Service Before Self" resonated with perseverance on the field, as the unstoppable Air Force Falcons snatched the souls from Baylor's frozen bodies for a 30 -15 win in one of the coldest bowl games ever!

  • 23 Dec 2022 10:47 AM | Admin - Web Team (Administrator)

    The Combat Control Foundation is proud to honor Retired Brig. Gen. Dale E. Stovall with the John Chapman, "Service Before Self" award at the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl in Ft. Worth, TX


  • 23 Dec 2022 10:44 AM | Admin - Web Team (Administrator)

    A great time was had by all at this fun event. A raffle, and an appearance by CCF Ambassador, Cole Hauser from Yellowstone series.

  • 23 Dec 2022 10:29 AM | Admin - Web Team (Administrator)

    Interviews were conducted during several CCF events where CCTs communicated their stories and involvement with the Combat Control community. Take a look and please support the foundation by making a donation today

  • 23 Dec 2022 10:26 AM | Admin - Web Team (Administrator)

    Be sure to check out our CCF Media Kit page

    CCF Media Kit

  • 18 Nov 2022 7:44 AM | Admin - Web Team (Administrator)


    Join us in recognizing our CCTs on Veteran's Day. It's a day of reflection for every Veteran and we'd like to pay homage to those who have served this nation. Thank you!

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